This was my 6th cruise with Oceania and my 2nd on a R class ship
First the ship is a classic in design and style like a upscale British country hotel, Fine art, cherry paneling, fine carpets wrought iron and brass... class and ambiance. at 30,000 tons she is very seaworthy and easy to get around on 500 feet not like the 1000ft + monster ships. With only 520 passengers it was a delight rather than the mobs of 3000 4000, 5000, 6000 of other ships. This is a ship for people who appreciate the romance of being at sea and travel by ship. It is NOT for fans of roller derby, rock climbing, aspiring ice skaters and circus performers. No water slides drive in movie theaters or performing clowns, dogs, mice or ducks to be found.
The cabins, I have had in the past an Inside and this time we had an outside veranda about 200 sq ft. It sounded small and compact but in truth it was just fine, with 3 suit cases ( 26" rollies) we had storage space to spare, Great flat screed TV with 29 channels, a CD and VCR player, free CD's to choose from some 560 ! 6 first run movies shown daily 3 times . Great rfer whic was stocked daily with your choice of soft drinks. Large ltr bottels of water Ice, bar set up.... AND the most comfortable bed you have ever slept on ever...with 1000 thread count linen.. and 4 huge fluffy pillows. master controls for all lights on both side of the headboard... and a clock !!! A huge floor to celing slifing glass door and window to the balcony which was also quite large and comfy. ... we only used it 4 to 5 hours out of 17 days. The bathroom was efficient and the shower while not huge was more than adequate for me 6 ft 200 lbs Out cabin wa cleaned and made up 2 times per day... we wanted for NOTHING. We sent out all our laundry and for 17 days it ran us about $150 total... or $50 per week and you spenf more than that doing it your self. On deck 6 totally quiet but I understand deck 7 is the best. being an older ship the room showed a slight bit of age but everything looked and worked very well...no problems ever
great location to go anywhere, lovely ocean sounds, no problems whats to complain about ... did not use balcony much... in that sense a inside would have been just as good as the insides are just as large as the verandas...