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I'm told not to judge Oceania by this cruise

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First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Nov 2015

I agree for the most part with Old Jazzer's review. This was my first cruise on Oceania. The cabin service was first rate. The social hostess Tammy was very good. The itinerary is why I took the cruise and it was more than I could have hoped for (except for the cancellation that left us in Sao Tome for 2 days - when it was my least favorite stop). I also could do without another Caribbean cruise but it was OK.

The bar staff at Martinis was the most professional staff of all. From the Captain on down, the people who staffed this cruise should be evaluated as unsatisfactory. It started with the aloof captain, the gossipy GM, the arrogant cruise director (or whatever he was - Andy) and progressed on down to the service. The Grand Dining room maitre de was particularly offensive to those traveling solo.

I can join Old Jazzer in that I was one of the few on this trip who did not get the "great deal". I paid full price (without discount for traveling solo) for a concierge level room. I did not get a big ship credit. Others on my floor had been upgraded with all its benefits from ocean view and inside cabin rooms for which they paid minimal amounts without any significant supplement.

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