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Insignia Review

4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
200 reviews
19 Awards

Outstanding food and service; small cabins

Review for Insignia to the Panama Canal & Central America
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Off Shore
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jun 2018
Cabin: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom

This was our fourth cruise on Oceania, and second on the Insignia. Check-in in Los Angeles was a breeze, and I had no trouble bringing on board 6 bottles of good quality wine, for which I payed the high corkage fee of $25 per bottle; yet I would do this again considering the very high prices they charge for wine. Food in all the restaurants and buffet was outstanding, and service was excellent, except for my cabin attendant who had to be reminded to do things. I really like the size of the old 'R ships', but the cabins, although in good repair, are way too small. While the ship had no dance or zumba lessons, the five piece band was outstanding, and there were usually five or six couples dancing each evening. Another high point was the wonderful bridge lessons taught by Harold; a very gifted teacher, and there was almost bridge play at several levels each afternoon. The internet was far-faster than any other ship we were on. There were never any lines for the restaurants or the tendering.

There were some negatives besides the tiny concierge cabin. This was the last stage of the around the world cruise; avoid booking any segment of an around-the world- cruise; you'll be a second class citizen. Some of the staff seemed 'burned out' and exhausted. While the Panama Canal is excellent, the other ports are quite bad.

Cabin Review

Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom

Cabin A2

Small but well-maintained.

Port Reviews


Dangerous place...

Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)


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