We chose this cruise with friends, as they wanted to see the British Isles. Scheduled ports in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales. This particular itinerary included Liverpool, which interested us as we are big Beatles fans.
They give you the embarkation berth number, but not the GATE at Southampton. Our driver had to ask around and take 20 extra minutes or more to get us to the ship.
Embarkation was fairly easy.
Immediately disappointed by the SIZE of the cabin. Paid extra for Concierge Level suite. Ha Ha, it is exactly the same as less expensive cabins on other decks, it's just on deck 7. What advantage does that give you??? NONE! No concierge service, no great perks, just a tiny cabin with a tiny bathroom that costs a lot of money.
The food that they rave about as being BEST of any cruise line did not prove to be outstanding. Most dinners were good, a couple were POOR----tough meat, or extreme lack of seasoning. We liked Toscana much better than Polo Grill.
Entertainment was pretty good. The singers had great voices.
Service: hit and miss. Some good, some average, some poor.
Shore Excursions: two good ones, two POOR ones, all expensive. One cancelled because we lost two ports due to bad weather!
We had been on Oceania before. But we are not sure we will go with them again. Not a good value for the money.
Clean and has all the basics. Yes, it was clean. But what makes it a Conceirge Level Veranda Suite??? Nothing that we could tell. There is no private concierge lounge or any benefits. It's the same cabin as on lower decks, just on deck 7. Not a good value
Small shower, tiny bathroom with little storage. decent size closet space, but not enough decent drawer space. No hooks to hang anything.
We never got to see Newcastle!! The bus blew through the city briefly, the guide rushed and repeated herself. No bathroom stops on a 4 hour tour. Took us out to see the Angel of the North ?!? Then into another city across the river from Newcastle. Even though we reported a BAD tour, no apologies or compensation from the cruise lineView All 4 City Tour Reviews