We choose this for the itinerary not the ship as we have been on it 3 times before. Flights with Virgin we're acceptable and embarkation not as slick as before but we put this mainly down to UAE customs regulations. Cabin was ready by 12 so that was good, cabin steward was polite and friendly. The ship is unchanged really still old , tired but functional, can't say anything was ever out of action but as others state its seriously showing age related wear, in the whole thought kept clean and tidy i thought. Food is also the same, buffet is small and old school and seems to suffer curry as ever most days but on the whole the food tastes fine and is restocked quickly. Drinks service as ever is very slow in the buffet and invariably arrives after you've eaten ! MDR is a pleasant space, menus varied and again on the occasions we used it food was hot and tasty with a good choice. Entertainment is a bit hit and miss, poorer this time we thought but we still enjoyed some good shows, a/c in Starlight's is fierce ! and the tub chairs too close for comfort. We used predominately organised tours due to never having been to these countries, as expected overpriced but delivered as advertised. On the whole for the price and itinerary a good solid cruise but dont expect any frills or glamour , budget cruise for a budget price, shame about the cabin noise.

A budget cruise and ship in all respects

Oceana Cruise Review by wazza99

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2019
  • Destination: Middle East
  • Cabin Type: Inside Twin with Shower
We choose this for the itinerary not the ship as we have been on it 3 times before. Flights with Virgin we're acceptable and embarkation not as slick as before but we put this mainly down to UAE customs regulations.

Cabin was ready by 12 so that was good, cabin steward was polite and friendly. The ship is unchanged really still old , tired but functional, can't say anything was ever out of action but as others state its seriously showing age related wear, in the whole thought kept clean and tidy i thought.

Food is also the same, buffet is small and old school and seems to suffer curry as ever most days but on the whole the food tastes fine and is restocked quickly. Drinks service as ever is very slow in the buffet and invariably arrives after you've eaten !

MDR is a pleasant space, menus varied and again on the occasions we used it food was hot and tasty with a good choice.

Entertainment is a bit hit and miss, poorer this time we thought but we still enjoyed some good shows, a/c in Starlight's is fierce ! and the tub chairs too close for comfort.

We used predominately organised tours due to never having been to these countries, as expected overpriced but delivered as advertised.

On the whole for the price and itinerary a good solid cruise but dont expect any frills or glamour , budget cruise for a budget price, shame about the cabin noise.
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Inside Twin with Shower
Cabin OB c324
Plenty of space but on arrival a/c wouldn't change from cold to warm, sorted quickly. Cabins in general are very tired now, lots of sticky drawers, stains on carpets, chips on furniture etc. Toilet as ever on Oceana is always black ! Beds and pillows super comfy.

C324 suffers terribly from noise from the crew area, 3am 2nd night we we're dressed sat up waiting for the hotel manager due to all the crashing and banging, subsided somewhat after that but tbh never really stopped. OFC P+O said no one has ever complained before !
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