This was our 4th time on either Marina or her sister ship. The cruise was 18 days from Miami to Lima with going through the Panama Canal. It made port in several interesting countries along the way.
We were again very pleased. The ship is in excellent condition and immaculate. It is continuously cleaned!
Our cabin was a concierge on 9th floor. This is our favorite floor because we almost always take the stairs, and it is centrally located to the action on floors 5/6 and 12/14. Ninth floor also has a laundry accessible from both sides and concierge lounge.
Our cabin was large enough with plenty of storage.
Yes, dining has a lot to do with our coming back to Oceania. Again, it was excellent. Service in the specialty restaurants is impeccable, and along with the wonderful food, it is a memorable experience. Actually, our dining in Grand Dining Room was excellent at lunch and in all but one evening.
Service through out the ship was friendly, prompt and efficient. It just gives one a good feeling to be warmly greeted every where you go.
As others have commented, we appreciate the lack of announcements, lack of someone always stopping you to take your picture or to sell you something. We also appreciate the relative lack of small children, and all of the kids on board seemed to be well behaved.
The entertainment is fairly minimal and TV choices poor, but slightly improved over our previous voyages.
My Comcast e-mails would not open on board ship. G-mail account was fine.
My husband also appreciates the sanctioned duplicate bridge games provided on sea days.
Oceania shore excursions are fair. Traveling with a bus load of people is not the best way to see the ports. We generally do a combination of private and ship tours, and the private tours are always better and considerably cheaper. So why do ship tours? Well, it is easier and can be an O-life free choice.