It had been four years since we've cruised O and this is our fifth O cruise. Chose this because for years we've wanted to return to both Tahiti and Oceania for some time. Flying into Papeete and seeing Sirena for the first time and we knew we'd made the right decision. The ship is lovely. So many have commented on refurbishment not having been completed but after 18 days on her could not see a speck where that might be true. We were lucky enough to snag an aft concierge cabin and opening that cabin door the first time was a big woo-whee! We used the big veranda almost daily as well as the pool deck, and housekeeping kindly gave us lounge chairs which fit nicely. Dining was out of this world in every way and we enjoyed the main dining room as much as Tuscan Grill and Red Ginger. Ate breakfast and lunch almost every meal in the Terrace Cafe and a few dinners- love the ability to taste a variety of dishes. Service was absolutely superb. We aren't night show people and only attended twice, but both were much more than we expected. Gym and spa facilities were top notch. Wine menu was better than expected- sommelier service good but they were running. We are water sports people, and either arranged our own tours or rented a car in each port. Did not hear many good words about O's excursions and would be reluctant to use them in future except for some location like Easter Island. Love the ability to use a laundry and never experienced a wait using 3 times onboard. Talking to our fellow passengers it seemed about 95% had no complaints and talked about enjoying themselves as much as we were. I'd heard that a transpacific crossing would mean the age range would be much higher than usual. We are mid-late 60's and I'd guess the average age is about 70. A cruise that includes booth Tahiti and Hawaii is a huge draw for us but experiencing it on a lovely home base like Sirena made it perfection. We rebooked it for next year while onboard.

Best cruise we've ever taken

Sirena Cruise Review by Petoonya

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2017
  • Destination: South Pacific
  • Cabin Type: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom
It had been four years since we've cruised O and this is our fifth O cruise. Chose this because for years we've wanted to return to both Tahiti and Oceania for some time. Flying into Papeete and seeing Sirena for the first time and we knew we'd made the right decision. The ship is lovely. So many have commented on refurbishment not having been completed but after 18 days on her could not see a speck where that might be true. We were lucky enough to snag an aft concierge cabin and opening that cabin door the first time was a big woo-whee! We used the big veranda almost daily as well as the pool deck, and housekeeping kindly gave us lounge chairs which fit nicely. Dining was out of this world in every way and we enjoyed the main dining room as much as Tuscan Grill and Red Ginger. Ate breakfast and lunch almost every meal in the Terrace Cafe and a few dinners- love the ability to taste a variety of dishes. Service was absolutely superb.

We aren't night show people and only attended twice, but both were much more than we expected. Gym and spa facilities were top notch. Wine menu was better than expected- sommelier service good but they were running. We are water sports people, and either arranged our own tours or rented a car in each port. Did not hear many good words about O's excursions and would be reluctant to use them in future except for some location like Easter Island. Love the ability to use a laundry and never experienced a wait using 3 times onboard.

Talking to our fellow passengers it seemed about 95% had no complaints and talked about enjoying themselves as much as we were. I'd heard that a transpacific crossing would mean the age range would be much higher than usual. We are mid-late 60's and I'd guess the average age is about 70. A cruise that includes booth Tahiti and Hawaii is a huge draw for us but experiencing it on a lovely home base like Sirena made it perfection. We rebooked it for next year while onboard.
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