I had chosen Oceania because of their highly rated cuisine. This cruise did not disappoint. We are first time cruisers with this line and this itinerary. From start to finish...the room, the wait staff, the cuisine, the excursions, the overall atmosphere of understated elegance. So many places to sit and enjoy the cruise life and even dealing with the nitty gritty (laundrettes on each floor were very popular). We dined in each specialty restaurant...Red Ginger, Polo Grill, Toscana and Jacques. Each offered interesting choices and were true to the cuisine of the culture. And as always, you felt like royalty. A sweet bonus (and veddy proper) was tea at 4pm. Choices of teas, sandwiches and scrumptious desserts kept you sated until dinner. The show was very entertaining combining actual entertainers and on screen clips of Broadway shows and stars. I even noticed the artwork on each floor was beautifully done. Excursions were just the right length of time, with great tour guides. The longest day was Florence and Pisa and you do need more time to cover those areas. Embarkation and Disembarking was efficient and quick.It was wonderful and I am looking forward to another Oceania cruise.
Cabin size was very good (262 sq ft.). Kept very clean with a large bathroom including shower and tub. Great closet space. Room staff very attentive and friendly.
Unfortunately we did not see Barcelona because our original flight was cancelled and we were brought by bus directly to the ship.
Pretty area. Beautiful church. We enjoyed it.
In Monte Carlo it was very clean and safe. My husband and I went to Prince Rainier"s Auto Collection and it was beautiful. We also went to Princess Grace's Rose Garden, had lunch and looked at the yachts in the harbor. Easy town to navigate.