This was our third Oceania cruise, and although we rated this “very good”, we did pass along to Oceania several criticisms, which we hope will be considered “constructive”.
The good – Sirena is nicely restored, well maintained and the staff is very good. There were some instances of poor service, but these are rare. The not good - bathrooms in cabins below penthouse level are too small.
Dining - Grand Dining Room was most consistent (selections & preparations) and service was excellent. But the Terrace restaurant was just mediocre; okay for breakfast but other meals were inconsistent. It is too informal; cafeteria style for dinner. Compared to the outstanding dining on Marina last year, Sirena’s is a bit short on preparation and diversity.
We have sailed on two other ships of this class, and our comments are always the same, but those are a function of design and not the fault of Oceania. For example, the size of rooms smaller than the penthouse category are okay, and the veranda is adequate, but the bathrooms are simply too small. If we were to sail in this class ship again, we would have to upgrade the room to a penthouse.
Sibenik was okay, but the Roca Farm visit and lunch were highlights, not to be missed.
This was a private tour with "Mont Travelers" Only a small group of six people, our guide was Dimitrije. He is a young entrepreneur who started offering tours of beautiful Montenegro several years ago. He is a professional in every way and very knowledgeable of the history and culture of his country. Our four-hour tour of Kotor included the village of Perast, Old Town Kotor, Budva and several scenic overlooks of the entire bay. His tour was only a fraction of the cost that our cruise ship would have charged. We highly recommend Mont Travelers, and specifically Dimitrije for a personalized tour of Montenegro.
We took our own self-guided tour of the Oceanographic Museum and Royal Palace. We even got our passports stamped!
Hiked to La Fosca Beach. Water was beautiful. Very enjoyable and relaxing day.
Toured on our own. Roman Theater.
Paradise Island beach was good. Nassau is filthy.