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Marina Review

4.5 / 5.0
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722 reviews
37 Awards

Good But Not Over the Top as Before

Review for Marina to the Panama Canal & Central America
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Mother Mucker
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Apr 2015
Cabin: Penthouse Suite

Our 3rd cruise aboard Marina. A beautifully decorated ship. Our penthouse suite 10039 was nicely appointed with more than enough storage (including walk in closet), large bathroom, writing desk and vanity. Thankfully I had my plug adapters with me so I could use both the North American and European style plug outlets (I travel with dual voltage curling irons, computers etc).

The cruise had a nice balance between ports of call and sea days.

Although the crew were hard working and provided good service it was my impression the crew:passenger ratio had decreased and each crew member was serving more people. As a result we often had to wait longer during meal service in the dining rooms and often we would return to our suite and it would not have been made up. Service was good but certainly not over the top as we have been accustomed to on our 7 previous cruises with Oceania. We pay a premium for this service on O and this time not certain if we got that value.

Cabin Review

Penthouse Suite

Cabin PH2

Nicely appointed with more than enough storage (including walk in closet), large bathroom, writing desk and vanity. Quiet with staterooms above and below. Fun to watch the Pilots board and get off ship.

Would have been nice if the curtain between sleeping and sitting areas could be drawn so as not to wake a sleeping partner and more plugs (or plug adapters provided)

Port Reviews


Rented private apartment in Barranco - loved the bohemian vibe of the neighbourhood, excellent restaurants, galleries , architecture. Private airport transfers, city tour and Nacza Lines tours through Lima Cabs which were excellent.


Enjoyed the vibe of the town and enjoyed just walking and getting off the beaten path. Grabbed a cab an went to a local beach resort for a couple of hours - not the best beach but service was great and enjoyed grabbing a few rays. Both cab drivers were fabulous.


Great town to walk walk & walk. Fabulous neighbourhoods which are immaculately maintained with so much history. Toured the historic Aiken-Rhett House. Took the quintessential horse drawn tour. Should take some form of tour to learn history of this fascinating town


Was raining and a large Carnival ship also in port - reaffirmed why we don't cruise Carnival. Just a large group of tourist traps and "beach" was so artificial designed to please the American cruisers not the tourist who wants to get a feel for the real country.

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