As the saying goes, how many chances do you have to make a first impression? We have traveled on several cruise lines including Disney, Princess and some smaller ones. Oceania was the most non-caring in their treatment of the entire cruise experience. The one I enjoyed the least. Boarding was a bad start: 45 minute wait standing in a "snake line" to register. This, after an all night flight and significant jet lag. You can't sit down when you're in a "snake line." Luggage delivery to stateroom: Incredibly poor. finally get on board, would like to unpack and decompress. No luggage. Luggage arrived much later than we did. Disembarking: Not bad. Travel arrangements: Awful. We disembark around 9 AM and Oceania books a 5PM flight home. Hours of waiting for our flight at the airport watching earlier flights leave that Oceania could have, but did not, book for us. And of course, their policies do not allow passengers to change travel arrangements. When we tried, the airline told us that arrangements were made through a "third party" and could not be changed. Dining was excellent...but the poorly thought out inconveniences spoiled it for us.

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As the saying goes, how many chances do you have to make a first impression?

We have traveled on several cruise lines including Disney, Princess and some smaller ones. Oceania was the most non-caring in their treatment of the entire cruise experience. The one I enjoyed the least.

Boarding was a bad start: 45 minute wait standing in a "snake line" to register. This, after an all night flight and significant jet lag. You can't sit down when you're in a "snake line."

Luggage delivery to stateroom: Incredibly poor. finally get on board, would like to unpack and decompress. No luggage. Luggage arrived much later than we did.

Disembarking: Not bad.

Travel arrangements: Awful. We disembark around 9 AM and Oceania books a 5PM flight home. Hours of waiting for our flight at the airport watching earlier flights leave that Oceania could have, but did not, book for us. And of course, their policies do not allow passengers to change travel arrangements. When we tried, the airline told us that arrangements were made through a "third party" and could not be changed.

Dining was excellent...but the poorly thought out inconveniences spoiled it for us.
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Cabin D
Clean...a bit small...but adequate. Good service.
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