This was our first Oceania cruise. We have been On about 80 cruises so can make a comparison. We went because we wanted the "culinary" experience. We were mostly pleased. On the buffet one could find, on different nights, crab claws, or crab legs, which I haven't seen in awhile on a ship. Our ship went north to Boston, bar harbour and Halifax, so maybe that had something to do with the number of lobster onboard (there had to have been more lobster than people, cause I ate a lot!!!!!) and they were delicious. Loved being able to go to the 4 specialty restaurants for no extra cost, all of which were great and different. We actually only went to the main dining room 1 night, between the specialty and the fabulous buffet! We took a culinary class, "Rock the Wok" which cost extra but was well worth it. Great chef and food. Basically was our dinner that night. They had happy hour from 5 to 6 pm and later but we were in bed by then, and that saved some money. Our penthouse stateroom could not have been better. Beautifully decored, with a walk in closet, and in bath, a tub and a separate shower stall. Big sink area. What surprised me the most was that the regular balcony cabins had a shower with separate tub, it was just smaller than ours. The entertainment was at 9:30 pm each night, which was late for us so missed a lot. Forced myself to the Vegas style shows and they were very good, excellent singers. The speakers were so so my husband said (that is his big thing). In 14 days, many at sea, they only showed movies maybe 2 days, and one of those were were in port. More movies would have been appreciated. To sum up, the food and restaurants, and service were terrific, the sea day activities not so great. Would we go again? Already signed up!!!!!

Our first Oceania

Marina Cruise Review by Fsulaw1

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2016
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite
This was our first Oceania cruise. We have been On about 80 cruises so can make a comparison. We went because we wanted the "culinary" experience. We were mostly pleased. On the buffet one could find, on different nights, crab claws, or crab legs, which I haven't seen in awhile on a ship. Our ship went north to Boston, bar harbour and Halifax, so maybe that had something to do with the number of lobster onboard (there had to have been more lobster than people, cause I ate a lot!!!!!) and they were delicious. Loved being able to go to the 4 specialty restaurants for no extra cost, all of which were great and different. We actually only went to the main dining room 1 night, between the specialty and the fabulous buffet! We took a culinary class, "Rock the Wok" which cost extra but was well worth it. Great chef and food. Basically was our dinner that night. They had happy hour from 5 to 6 pm and later but we were in bed by then, and that saved some money. Our penthouse stateroom could not have been better. Beautifully decored, with a walk in closet, and in bath, a tub and a separate shower stall. Big sink area. What surprised me the most was that the regular balcony cabins had a shower with separate tub, it was just smaller than ours.

The entertainment was at 9:30 pm each night, which was late for us so missed a lot. Forced myself to the Vegas style shows and they were very good, excellent singers. The speakers were so so my husband said (that is his big thing). In 14 days, many at sea, they only showed movies maybe 2 days, and one of those were were in port. More movies would have been appreciated.

To sum up, the food and restaurants, and service were terrific, the sea day activities not so great. Would we go again? Already signed up!!!!!
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Penthouse Suite
Cabin PH2 11070
One deck up to buffet, down hall from executive lounge, close to back stairs. Good location. Room fabulous. See review
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