I have cruised on Oceania numerous times and never had an experience quite like this cruise. The captain has a reputation on the ship of only going to ports he wants to go to and not what is on the schedule and what is best for the guests, under the auspice of weather or other conditions as an excuse. We ended up with 10 days at sea because of this. Over all the cruise was good (not great) and I still like Oceania.
What I do like about Oceania are the speciality restaurants - Polo Lounge, Tuscano, Red Ginger and Jacques. These restaurants are really great especially Tuscano and Jacques!!!
I also like the fact that room service is available 24/7, bottled water is provided and the in room refrigerator is available to guest without additional charges. Also that coffee, cookies, ice cream and soft drinks are available without additional charges - so many other cruises nickel and dime you once you are on the ship with upscales.
Cabin was clean and efficient. Needs to be updated as it is worn and outdated.
Loved Papeete - wish I had spent another day or two prior to the cruise. We only spent one day and went over to Moorea for a few days, which was lovely!!!
I plan and book my own excursions when I travel on a cruise. While in Raiatea, we took a boat to another private island and learned a lot about the island. Then we took a private boat to Taha with a private driver who took us all around the island with a stop at a vanilla bean farm.