This was our 9th cruise on Oceania. We prefer the smaller R ships to the Marina and Riviera.This voyage was booked on board our previous cruise over a year ago and we liked the itinerary. We have been cruising with Oceania since 2008. The Sirena was purchased from Princess and Oceania supposedly put a lot of money into her refurbishment. This was the inaugural cruise. Last minute hiccups were expected but since this wasn't a new build I felt confident that the ship would be ready and up to Oceania standards. We were in cabin 6075 which is B1 Veranda. The soft goods such as bedding and drapes were new. However, the door of the desk was hanging by one hinge. The kick plate of the closet was falling off. The wood of the furniture was marred and pieces of the veneer were off. Balcony furniture was cheap Home Depot chairs with no cushion. The updating in the bathroom consisted of recaulking. There was a raw sewage smell throughout the ship on and off in different areas. The main dining areas and public areas were all refinished and replicate the other ships. Food and service were excellent but senior management seemed non existent. The best part of the inaugural voyage was the free drinks. The WiFi seems much better on this ship then the others. We booked another short voyage with Oceania that dove tailed nicely with a river cruise we are taking in 2017 so it is apparent we still like the O product. However, this is not the same cruise line that we sailed in the earlier years. This is now a product of a large corporation and we felt the difference in many ways. The Sirena needed to stay in dry dock much longer and the refurbishment should have been much more extensive.

Sirena falls short.

Sirena Cruise Review by TERRIER1

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2016
  • Destination: Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom
This was our 9th cruise on Oceania. We prefer the smaller R ships to the Marina and Riviera.This voyage was booked on board our previous cruise over a year ago and we liked the itinerary. We have been cruising with Oceania since 2008.

The Sirena was purchased from Princess and Oceania supposedly put a lot of money into her refurbishment. This was the inaugural cruise. Last minute hiccups were expected but since this wasn't a new build I felt confident that the ship would be ready and up to Oceania standards.

We were in cabin 6075 which is B1 Veranda. The soft goods such as bedding and drapes were new. However, the door of the desk was hanging by one hinge. The kick plate of the closet was falling off. The wood of the furniture was marred and pieces of the veneer were off. Balcony furniture was cheap Home Depot chairs with no cushion. The updating in the bathroom consisted of recaulking. There was a raw sewage smell throughout the ship on and off in different areas.

The main dining areas and public areas were all refinished and replicate the other ships. Food and service were excellent but senior management seemed non existent. The best part of the inaugural voyage was the free drinks. The WiFi seems much better on this ship then the others.

We booked another short voyage with Oceania that dove tailed nicely with a river cruise we are taking in 2017 so it is apparent we still like the O product. However, this is not the same cruise line that we sailed in the earlier years. This is now a product of a large corporation and we felt the difference in many ways.

The Sirena needed to stay in dry dock much longer and the refurbishment should have been much more extensive.
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Veranda Stateroom
Cabin B1 6075
Needs updating on furniture
Deck 6 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

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