We, too, were on the Sirena inaugural cruise. This was, obviously, a shake-down cruise and while most of the cosmetic changes had been made, a lot of work remained to be done. Still, our Penthouse Suite was fully furnished upon arrival, and Oceania went all-out of make it a special event, with Jacques Pepin and his family on board for part of the trip to smooze with the guests. A welcome improvement to our stateroom was the installation of walk-in showers in place of baths.
We found the new specialty restaurant arrangement a mixed success. The Tuscan Steak (Italian and steak house) had both superb food and service. But the Red Ginger was such a grave disappointment that we cancelled our second night there. If you want Asian while on the Sirena, we suggest the wok cooked-to-order in the Terrace Café; we found it high-superior to Red Ginger.
Entertainment in the Sirena Lounge is more professional. But this isn't a Disney boat and makes no pretense of being one. It is, by and large, a ship that caters to those 55+ who want a comfortable, relaxed voyage without hassle, and for these purposes Oceania's Sirena delivers as well if not better than any ship we've been on.
Cabin was identical to the one we had on the Nautica last fall. Well appointed and lots of room. Walk-in showers in the PH suites are very welcome addition. We especially liked the veranda for coffee-and-or breakfast in the morning and watching the ship arrive in ports.