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First time cruising with Oceania, having cruised with Azamara for last 5 years. The good- food in main restaurant is excellent but felt choice in buffet limited. Crew are very friendly but mismanaged. I felt there was an element of undermanning as often had to chase up on service. (walked out of one of the specialty restaurants as service was so poor). Very disappointed in lack of interaction of senior crew with either passengers or other crew. There was not the same feeling of being valued as we have had on Azamara. Entertainment a bit old-fashioned. Only did 2 of Oceana excursions - not good value for money (even at lowest of the package prices)and the organisation of the tenders for one of them was dreadful. Itinerary was great - Cadiz a particular highlight

Not As Good As It Should Be

Insignia Cruise Review by Ginnylu

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2015
  • Destination: Europe
  • Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom
First time cruising with Oceania, having cruised with Azamara for last 5 years. The good- food in main restaurant is excellent but felt choice in buffet limited. Crew are very friendly but mismanaged.

I felt there was an element of undermanning as often had to chase up on service. (walked out of one of the specialty restaurants as service was so poor).

Very disappointed in lack of interaction of senior crew with either passengers or other crew. There was not the same feeling of being valued as we have had on Azamara.

Entertainment a bit old-fashioned.

Only did 2 of Oceana excursions - not good value for money (even at lowest of the package prices)and the organisation of the tenders for one of them was dreadful.

Itinerary was great - Cadiz a particular highlight
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Cabin Review

Veranda Stateroom
Cabin B2 619
As expected. Attendants very good
Deck 6 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

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