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Sirena Review

4.5 / 5.0
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A Luxurious Way to Visit Cuba

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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jan 2019
Cabin: Veranda Stateroom
Sirena anchored at Cienfuegos, Cuba

I’m an avid cruise enthusiast and a longtime reader of Cruise Travel Magazine. In planning our travels, I do a considerable amount of online research. This was our first trip with Oceania. Our cruise on the Sirena from Miami to Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Nassau was truly one of our better cruise experiences.

Oceania’s four small sister ships, originally built for defunct Renaissance Cruises, do not earn high marks for their tiny bathrooms, so-so entertainment, and a very limited variety of shipboard activities while at sea. But as described in the company’s colorful and prolific advertising, these ships are intimate and luxurious. Their guests (us included) are typically seasoned travelers enjoying their Golden Years. Anyone seeking budget prices, a party atmosphere, Las Vegas-style entertainment, and/or children and teen activities will surely be happier on a different cruise line.

For the Missus and me, the promise of an immersive itinerary and a high standard of service are what brought us to Oceania. Our itinerary featured FOUR days including one overnight in Cuba. At-sea days were nicely interspersed with port days; the former were a welcome opportunity to relax and savor onboard life. Not a fan of shuffleboard, Mahjong, etc., between ports I was content to sit on deck, keep up-to-date with email, and eat myself silly.

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Veranda Stateroom

Cabin B2

Our stateroom on Deck 6 was compact but comfortable, quiet, and immaculate. The mattresses and pillows were so comfy that we slept very well. Apart from having to sit on the john sideways, our only quibbles were inadequate 115 VAC electrical outlets to charge our various devices and a TV remote control with a mind of its own.

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