This was our third Oceania Cruise, our previous two being on Regatta to Alaska. We chose Oceania this time due to an excellent experience on Regatta last July. I will be concise here as compared to my previous reviews.
Overall I would rank this cruise a B+ on the school grading scale.
1) The Ship/Cabin: We never sailed the Sirena when she was a Princess ship, but the $50 million dollar upgrade looks well spent. Hard to believe it was a 17 year old ship. She is beautiful: New and better furniture, marble public Bathrooms. computer screens in the elevators. Nearly a carbon copy of Regatta, but quite a bit newer feeling. Beds and linens brand new. Still need to get used to the small cabins on R-ships, but the public areas are immaculate.
Small cabin but well maintained. Cabin Service was excellent. Large Window, and the window sill can be used for extra storage. They need a light in the closet though.
Catalina can be done on your own. Lot's of local activities or just walk around. Many out of towners love this place. Could get crowded in the summertime, but it was pretty empty when we went (mid december on a weekday! )