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Sirena Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Sirena. All at Sea or Repositioning?

Review for Sirena to the Mediterranean
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jul 2016
Cabin: Deluxe Ocean View


The newly refurbished Sirena with a very interesting 'must do" itinerary from Athens to Rome including Cairo, Alexandria and Jerusalem.

So imagine our surprise and disappointment when on checking in at the cruise terminal in Athens we are handed a sheet of paper which informs us that (for "geopolitical situation reasons" and out of an "abundance of caution" Cairo and Alexandria have been cancelled. Now we fully understand the potential reasons, however no warnings were being highlighted by either the British Foreign Office or the USA Homeland Security. Additionally a new schedule had been organised with tours, excursions all printed and ready for distribution. This along with all the other services, new ports, catering, waste management etc that need to be arranged means that Oceania had the means to contact their customers /clients at least a fortnight before the ship sailed. As a significant percentage of cruisers are destination driven the fact they (Oceania) operated a "fait accompli" approach which is morally unfair, not businesslike and with other elements of the cruise outlined below will make us seriously consider Oceania again before sailing with them again.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean View

Cabin C1

The positives, good position on the ship, quiet and with a picture window with an non obscured view, however on tender days the tenders do move momentarily to lower, but no issues there for us.

Storage, well planned with (for us), but beware the coat hangers in the half wardrobe are wider than the width of the wardrobe?! So you angle your hangers so that the door closes. Plenty of power points.

However, the cabin was the worst prepared that we have ever experienced as outlined in our review and for a Premium line we do not expect a shower the size that it is with a wrap around shower curtain, but the saving grace plenty of bathroom storage.

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