Marina Cruise Review by go everywhere
- Sail Date: October 2017
- Destination: Mediterranean
- Cabin Type: Concierge Level
We were in cabin 9002, which is all the way forward on the port side. Because it backs up to a suite, it has an unusually large wrap-around veranda, which was wonderful. We had unrestricted views fore and aft.
The main dining room is one story, no vast overhanging gallery, very cozy with windows on three sides. The food was excellent in the dining room, and we always found something we wanted to try. Portions are reasonably sized; there were only a couple of times when we were served gigantic plates that we couldn't finish. The Polo Grill was excellent and innovative, as was Jacques. Toscana was typically Italian and nothing special. We didn't try Red Ginger. My husband thought the food generally was over-salted, but it didn't bother me.
We didn't buy a beverage package, figuring there was only so much we could drink in a day, and that was fine. We never felt like we skimped on beer and wine. The service in all dining rooms was truly fine. Even on a 10-day cruise, servers remembered us and what we like to drink, etc. A nice mix of nationalities; we truly enjoyed talking to the staff.
We had a $700 shipboard credit, but found (of course) that it could not be applied to excursions we had booked before the cruise. So instead my husband had two massages (wonderful) and I had a nice manicure. Good spa facility.
The Oceania shore excursions are overpriced and nothing to go crazy for.
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