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Marina Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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An Excellent Cruise

Marina Cruise Review by Travels4 Fun

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2016
  • Destination: the British Isles & Western Europe
  • Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom

We had not cruised with Oceania before and were pleasantly surprised. The size of the ship was perfect- not too big, easy to get around and never a line anytime or anywhere. Not even on an elevator.The service from everyone was stellar. The bedding was luxurious which provided a good nights sleep. A regular cabin with a veranda was spacious with abundant storage, large tub and a small shower. Even on this size ship they made sure to include many lovely common areas and niches for cozy conversation. Arrival and departure were a breeze. Free shuttles at certain ports were an additional bonus and very appreciated.

The fine dining ambiance was exceptional and the food excellent but the space is extremely limited. You can make a few reservations prior to sailing but dining in these restaurants after that is almost impossible. The buffet is transformed into a lovely dining area with a grill station which includes fish, chicken and meat but unfortunately they repeat the actual buffet recipes. We did not dine in the main dining room nor did many others. The excursions were over priced and we opted not to take any thru the cruise. The evening entertainment was not very enjoyable although we went hoping it would improve- it did not. It was obvious that this was not a priority for the cruise line. The drink package was very overpriced.

I hope corporate reads this and changes their policy.

We were fortunate to get a very good price for the cruise and that made this an extremley good value. We would go again and are willing to pay even more to sail on Oceania


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Cabin Review

Verandah Stateroom
Cabin B3 8137

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

London On Your Own

we would not recommend this. It's just another castle.

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Paris

we hired a tour guide to take us to Giverny- Monets home and the city Joan of Arc was held captive and then the site she was burnt at the stake

Brugge (Bruges)

we took a train to Bruges -very easy and joined the free tours by locals and enjoyed this. We had time to explore.

Antwerp

We walked around the city and enjoyed the sites.

Amsterdam

We have been here before and stayed a few days. Last time we saw the Van Gogh Museum which was our favorite museum so this time we visited the Rijks museum to see the collection of Rembrandt and were awed. We also had time to go to Anne Franks house. We pre-purchased the tickets for each. There are wonderful free walking tours available that we took last time and a Jewish walking tour. The red light district is a must see too.

Hamburg

Really nothing much to see. They don't even offer free walking tours. You could do a HOHO bus.

Kristiansand

A small little town to easily walk around. Quaint.

Oslo

We had fun. We took a free walking tour and purchased a metro/train ticket. We wanted to experience the 90 meter ski jump and see the scenic view. We ziplined down the ski jump!

What a fun day

Gothenburg

Not much to see. We walked around after the free walking tour.

Copenhagen

all the free tours were interesting and I would recommend them to others. We explored on our own. We bought a metro pass. We went to Christiana, took a boat ride down the canal and had a good day.


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