Insignia Review

Excellent... if you are 75+

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6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jul 2017
Cabin: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom

This was our fifth cruise with Oceania, second on Insignia.

We knew what to expect: good food and excellent service from friendly, enthusiastic and happy crew. We were again not impressed with the entertainment, Oceania's weakest point. The production cast, six young singers/dancers are high school level. There was only one guest entertainer who was really good, Jeri Sager, a broadway singer and actress. The comedian and female trumpettist were just OK.

This cruise had a number of sea days and the lack of entertainment or activities onboard Insignia for younger people like us, is a problem. When the weather is too cold, there is absolutely nothing interesting to do for us. Yes, there is Bridge, Mahyong, trivia, Bingo, and other activities we associate in general with those in a home for retirement. So unless you are well over 70, the ship is very boring. Less than 2% of the passengers fell in our age-range (40's) and that is now the main reason why we will look for another cruiseline for our next vacation.

Cabin Review

Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom

Cabin A2

We had a concierge level veranda and its size is what you can expect on a small ship. The ship shows its age on the balcony (worn out chairs) and the bathroom (very small, old and built with cheap materials (simple shower curtain, cracks in the tap, plastic sink...). That was a bit dissapointing, considering Insignia is marketed as a luxury cruise ship. The cabinets are worn and on one day a hinge fell off the stateroom door. I think the cabins need a refurbishment soon!

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