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Sirena Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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IF YOU WANT A LUXURIOUS CRUISE DONT CHOSE OCEANIA!

Sirena Cruise Review by JenniferMD

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2017
  • Destination: the South Pacific
  • Cabin Type: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom

Chose this particular cruise for the destination ports of call - Hawaii and the French Polynesian Islands. Trip of a lifetime and a celebration of a big birthday for my husband.

* Poor entertainment considering so many days spent at sea

* Eye wateringly expensive on shore tours

* Really expensive drinks - $28 for two glasses of wine!

* Complicated and frustrating wifi system - if you can access it at all!

* No swimming pool - just a plunge pool

* Passengers literally fighting over sunbeds. Seriously! There just weren't enough.

* It took is 48 hours to travel home due to the appalling travel itinerary from Oceania -

It was all about the cost with no thought whatsoever to comfort of their clients.

We felt that the Sirena was too small a ship to sail the South Pacific. The weather was rough for several days, the ship tossed about quite a bit, resulting in many passengers suffering sea sickness.

On the plus side the staff were fantastic and the food was excellent. Neither of these however made up for the disappointment of the overall Oceania cruise experience. We were promised a 5* cruise and were badly let down.


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Cabin Review

Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom
Cabin A1 6060

Very small! The showers are TINY, with a shower curtain


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Los Angeles

Badly organised administration/check in by Oceania representative. No mention of inclusive breakfast and ended up paying $48 for 2 bowls of granola and 2 cups of tea.

Absolute shambles getting everyone to the ship by coach. Oceania donated $100 to everyone's onboard credit to compensate.

Kauai

Very interesting and informative local driver who took us to all the islands attractions. Fabulous!

Honolulu

Driver passionate about 'his' beautiful island and rightly so!

Maui

Fabulous day accompanied by a driver who's local knowledge was amazing!

Hilo

Taken to all tourist hot spots of Hawaiis largest island.

Bora Bora

Young man 'tour operator' with woman driving. Weather not too great the day we were there so had to make a stop at Bloody Mary's

Raiatea

Another local who knew his islands history and geography! Great day.


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