We chose this cruise because Oceania has smaller ships and their food is excellent.
This was a South America cruise going from Lima Peru to Buenos Aires Argentina. Being the month of March in the Southern Hemisphere, we expected and received September type temperatures like the Northern Hemisphere.
Sirena is very well kept still clean and attractive though it will be renovated soon. I like all the colors and schemes she has now but that will disappear with the addition of gray interior decor.
My only issue with the ship was the aggressiveness and interruptions of the wine stewards and waiters in the main dining room. Those personnel need to be trained to present themselves and be recognized. So many times they would interrupt the table guests which to me is rude.
On the last bus tour in BA, there was a passenger that was coughing incessantly. I caught his cold and am still suffering from it. I wrote a separate letter to Oceania suggesting that their ship chaperon(s) on the tours provide disposable masks on those busses for the "coughers" and on the vessel too. There are sick people who come on the ship even though they are given a questionnaire prior to boarding. Passengers do not have to divulge that they have a cold.
Anyhow, I would recommend the Sirena and Oceania.
This cabin is on deck 4 which is the same as reception. Nancy gets sea sick so a lower level cabin that is midship(s) works for her.
Since this deck has all windows, the ship needs to make sure they stay clean. I did have to ask them once to clean the outside window which they promptly did.
The cabin is smaller but it was adequate for us.
We did do a 3 or 4 day pre-cruise to Machu Picchu. It was terrific and the weather perfect. Oceania put us in a fantastic hotel in Lima called the Country Club. The food at the hotel was wonderful. The train to Cusco was also superb. Then the hotel is Cusco could not have finer. It was converted from a monastery and was outstanding with a wonderful breakfast.View All 30 City Tour Reviews
It was just an ok place. We walked near the port and through a covered market with lots of freshly caught fish.
Had a view of the town from a hill. Saw several museums one of which was more of an outdoor exhibit....old machinery.
The ride was fun and quite picturesque. We rode through several streams and on the beach. If you are an a equestrian, don't miss it.
A well organized tour and the highlight was seeing the Penguins. It was molting season so the birds were not as pretty as envisioned.
On a bus tour of the town. Saw a wonderful museum that should not be missed. They had a traveling Chagall exhibit there and beautiful paintings.
The winery tour was disappointing and the train ride was over in a flash.