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Marina Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Baltic and Norway: 23 days!!!

Review for Marina to Around the World
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Jlhalldc
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jul 2019
Cabin: Concierge Level

Loved itinerary especially grateful for several sea days, which is a bit unusual for port-intensive Oceania. Wanted to escape the heat of the Mid-Atlantic and try a longer cruise.

The service was stellar and loved having four specialty restaurants available -- all were excellent and Red Ginger was our favorite. And those views from Polo and Toscana were amazing, especially when traveling through the fjords and coastline because it didn't get dark until 11pm. The staff and Martinis knew our names and orders right away and we became happy hour regulars. The staff at the Terrace does a great job managing the crowds and helping people find tables, bringing coffee, etc. However, we felt the food there wasn't the best -- not many light options and just wasn't very appealing for the "Finest Cuisine at Sea." Speaking of that, we loved the food but didn't feel it was that much better than other cruise lines on which we've sailed. Oceania sets the bar high and we didn't feel it matched their promises and higher price. Very good, just not better.

We took 10 ship's excursions and were pleased -- the staff was excellent -- calm, organized and accommodating.

Cabin Review

Concierge Level

Cabin A3

Excellent placement mid-ship, but a bit of a hike to the elevators (exercise that food off!). We felt absolutely zero motion or vibration. Could hear banging drawers and slamming doors from next door but wasn't a problem. Having a shower and a tub is a nice luxury, but would prefer a larger shower since we never use the tub. Nice, well appointed room with enough storage. The sliding door closet is next to the bed and makes it inconvenient, especially for the person whose clothes are closest to the corner. Plenty of hangers. Spacious balcony with nice chairs and end table.

Port Reviews

Copenhagen

Wandered around beautiful Copenhagen.

Rostock (Warnemunde)

Walked around Rostock. Nice town. We didn't want to spend 6 hours on a bus to spend 3 hours in Berlin.

Gdansk (Warsaw)

Walked around Gdynia Poland. Easy to navigate but not much to do. Our friends took the train into Gdansk and loved it.

Tallinn

Walking tour of Tallinn and Old Town. Wonderful guide and this town is beautiful. Tallinn and Riga were our favorite ports in the Baltic.

Helsinki

Walked to see the Church in the Rock (amazing!) and other architectural highlights. Beautiful city easy to navigate.

Stockholm

Walked around city Old Town then took the HOHO boat to the Vasa Museum. Amazing and well worth the time and money.

Visby

A real surprise -- beautiful and amazing old town. High end resort town with medieval charm.

Skagen

Nice Danish port. Easy to navigate this beautiful high-end resort town. Excellent museum of local artists.

Flam

Excellent. A must-see event for any cruise to Norway.

Alesund

Long bus ride but the views over the twisting Troll Road were worth it.

Bergen

Our favorite city in Norway. Easy to navigate but wish we'd had more time there.

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