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Sirena Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Old Ship - Very Small Penthouses - Crazy Bathrooms - No Space for Clothes

Sirena Cruise Review by Atlanta World Cruiser

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jul 2016
  • Destination: the British Isles & Western Europe
  • Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite

This was our second cruise on Oceania. We received a lot of press on the new Sirena. We booked a Penthouse SG2 with no specific stateroom. This was a first for us not having a Stateroom; one of their promotions. We were going to be in Europe so all seemed good; bad decision.

We did not realize nor did our travel agent, that Oceania advises you of your stateroom the day before sailing. Thus you options to select another stateroom or cancel was not an option. My recommendation would be never to book a cruise without you knowing where you will be.

As to the ship, the Sirena is a 17 year old ship and it still looks like it. Other than make all the staterooms smaller to gain more revenue, it is a mystery as to where the money went.

The biggest shock was the size of the Penthouse. It had no closets and very limited space to put your clothes. Any cruise over 12 days would be an issue. The bathroom is a joke. You can almost take a shower, go to the toilet, and shave without moving. The width of the bathroom is so small it is hard to describe it. The shower is approx. 3’X 4’

I feel sorry for the passengers that did not have penthouses.

On the positive side, the food was great.

The ports we visited were great. The disappointment was their decision to stop in a great port on Sunday when 90% of the sights were closed. They stayed there the full day loading ship supplies.

Making things worse, is the ship hit an underground cable due to a Pilot error. We had to stay another day in port and miss a great port that was on the itinerary. They offered everyone a $200.00 shipboard credit on a future cruise; they can keep it.

I strongly recommend you stay from this ship if you want to experience a great cruise; there competitors offer such better choices


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Cabin Review

Penthouse Suite
Cabin PH2 8044

The biggest shock was the size of the Penthouse. It had no closets and very limited space to put your clothes. Any cruise over 12 days would be an issue. The bathroom is a joke. You can almost take a shower, go to the toilet, and shave without moving. The width of the bathroom is so small it is hard to describe it. The shower is approx. 3’X 4’

I feel sorry for the passengers that did not have penthouses.

I strongly recommend you stay from this ship if you want to experience a great cruise; there competitors offer such better choices


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Lisbon

The cost of their excursions are double what we found ashore

La Coruna

The cost of their excursions are double what we found ashore

Bilbao

The cost of their excursions are double what we found ashore

Porto (Leixoes)

The cost of their excursions are double what we found ashore

Bordeaux

The cost of their excursions are double what we found ashore

Paris

The cost of their excursions are double what we found ashore


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