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Marina Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Review for Marina to the Baltic Sea
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bullseye19
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Sep 2017
Cabin: Verandah Stateroom

This was my first cruise with Oceania. It did not start well. I made the reservation and was told all kinds of stuff like how they would coordinate with me on Airline reservations (more in a minute), insurance, and freebees.

They never called about the airline reservations. They booked me out of a gateway 5 hours away on a day I didn't want to travel. They had me arriving in Stockholm about 4 hours before sailing. That by itself is really stupid. You never get over the jet lag as we were in port 9 of the 10 days.

They finally rebooked my flight for 1 day earlier, not 2 that I wanted, from my home airport for only a $500.00 extra charge. I had gotten a very good hotel rate for 2 nights. And when I tried to change it to 1 night, they were going to charge me more than the 2 night rate. So I cancelled the hotel and went somewhere else. It was still more than my 2 night rate.

Cabin Review

Verandah Stateroom

Smallish by all standards. But there was plenty of storage space. Having a full size tub and separate shower was very nice. None of the bathroom was prefab. It was all nice grey tile. Very classy.

Port Reviews

Klaipeda

Not much here. Seemed like a throw away port.

Helsinki

Had a good day wandering around Helsinki. Some nice architecture.

Riga

An ok city.

Tallinn

We walked around town for a few hours and had a good time. Met a bike tour guide and spent some time talking to him. Very interesting young man.

Stockholm

Had I arrived 2 days early, touring would have been possible.

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