We sailed on the Oceana to the Caribbean and America on a 35 night cruise and really had a wonderful time. Our first impressions of the Oceana was of a tired, older ship in need of a facelift, but if you weigh up the positives against the negatives it really is a lovely ship. We have sailed with Royal Caribbean, N C L ,Thomson and a few other P&O ships but must say this is the best for genuine staff interaction. The entertainment staff are second to none, they are so friendly and fun to be with. The visiting entertainment acts were mostly brilliant and varied, from singers to jugglers to ventriloquists, and although I did not attend the afternoon varied talks (well the sun was out), my husband thought they were great. Music quizes in the afternoons around the sunny pool were most enjoyable. The bar staff and waiters were lovely and I think because it was a fairly long cruise they enjoyed the interaction with the passengers. Our inside cabin was nice,, not huge, but big enough, We had great company in the dining room but we did not enjoy the food as much as with other cruise lines, so we often visited the cafeteria or had room service which was delicious and prompt. No problem. The alcohol prices were not overly expensive and there was a good variety. Most of the ports of call we loved, 3 days in New Orleans was the highlight for us, we did not like Montego Bay but that was our personal opinion. We went on a trip on the Everglades which was awful and we did complain about it to the excursion staff but did not find them helpful. A different trip to Cape Canaveral was fabulous and well worth the money. All in all I must say the cruise was such good value for money and a great experience.

Such a fabulous cruise

Oceana Cruise Review by ANTLES

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2017
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Inside Twin with Shower
We sailed on the Oceana to the Caribbean and America on a 35 night cruise and really had a wonderful time.

Our first impressions of the Oceana was of a tired, older ship in need of a facelift, but if you weigh up the positives against the negatives it really is a lovely ship.

We have sailed with Royal Caribbean, N C L ,Thomson and a few other P&O ships but must say this is the best for genuine staff interaction. The entertainment staff are second to none, they are so friendly and fun to be with. The visiting entertainment acts were mostly brilliant and varied, from singers to jugglers to ventriloquists, and although I did not attend the afternoon varied talks (well the sun was out), my husband thought they were great. Music quizes in the afternoons around the sunny pool were most enjoyable. The bar staff and waiters were lovely and I think because it was a fairly long cruise they enjoyed the interaction with the passengers.

Our inside cabin was nice,, not huge, but big enough,

We had great company in the dining room but we did not enjoy the food as much as with other cruise lines, so we often visited the cafeteria or had room service which was delicious and prompt. No problem.

The alcohol prices were not overly expensive and there was a good variety.

Most of the ports of call we loved, 3 days in New Orleans was the highlight for us, we did not like Montego Bay but that was our personal opinion.

We went on a trip on the Everglades which was awful and we did complain about it to the excursion staff but did not find them helpful.

A different trip to Cape Canaveral was fabulous and well worth the money.

All in all I must say the cruise was such good value for money and a great experience.
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Cabin Review

Inside Twin with Shower
Cabin OD D333
Very good, clean with tea making facilities. Comfortable beds and nicely decorated but a little tired. More than adequate.
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