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Marina Review

4.5 / 5.0
755 reviews

Better than most

Review for the Baltic Sea Cruise on Marina
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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


Not much here. Seemed like a throw away port.


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


An ok city.


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.


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

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