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Marina Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Food so - so, crew seemed new to ship

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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Sep 2019
Cabin: Verandah Stateroom

While we still like Oceania there were a number of areas that fell short of our expectations on this past cruise.

Food – Over all we found the food on this trip was not as good as our prior two trips on Marina and Riviera. The Bouillabaisse in Jacques was not good at all.. No mussels, no clams, no fennel (I don’t think) and no broth. It was pasty, more like a sauce that I would expect in a cioppino. They later brought a sole that was very good, and my wife ate some as well as she didn’t care much for her Lobster (sort of an au gratin in the tail shell) definitely prepared, frozen and reheated. Also the “steamed“ lobster in one of the other restaurants was poor. Also appeared reheated. I should have thought (they don’t have fresh lobster on board) so don’t order. However, I should not have to think though how they provision food. I am kind of a do it right or don't do it type guy.

Caesar salad at Jacques – Really very disappointing. They should skip the table side preparation and have someone in kitchen that knows how to make Caesar. What a waste of arm waving.

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Verandah Stateroom

The cabin is great with the shower and tub combo and plenty of drawers and room to hang clothes. No issue there but the housekeeping was not on par with our previous experience. Very hit and miss. Very personable but too many things over looked

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