Chose for the itinerary.
Pluses: Easy embarkation and debarkation at all ports.
Cruise Ship Personnel Service Excellent
Cruise Director & Entertainment Staff Excellent
Specialty restaurants very good at no extra charge. Polo Grill better than Toscanini.
Can obtain extra reservation day of if not totally booked
No issue bringing on your own alcohol
Food at Waves Restaurant Sandwiches good for lunch
Back of ship dining buffet good for bfast, lunch and dinner. Very casual. Grilled shrimp and lobster as requested-mmmmmm good
Only had to tender at 1 port Bora- Bora
Skipped Samoa Apia due to measles outbreak ( was a Sunday and nothing was open so did not miss much)
Highlights: Bora-Bora, Vanuatu, Noumea, New Caledonia & Brisbane. Went to Moore on our own prior to boarding ship in Papeete.
Tons of activities to earn on board ship points “OPoints” for redemption of Oceania logo items
Staff very conscious of remembering guests names
Happy Hours at 5-6 & 10:30-11:30 for BOGO of the same drink
Easy access to elevators or stairs. Never crowded.
Nice size ship with only 650 max people
Games like trivia, majority rules, bingo all great fun
Ship excursions too pricey, book on your own
Spa prices way too expensive
Main Dining Room food is marginal
Smoking areas should be delegated to the top deck and not so close to the pools.
Promotions to book another cruise on board are not as attractive as one can get on their own
Accessible Cabin: Nice large bathroom. Good size room, no extra seating. Recently updated. Close to elevator and main reception.
Beware: room is located just below casino and Martini’s bar. Casino is fully carpeted, however bar area is not. Starting at about 4pm and going strong until Midnight you can hear chairs moving non-stop overhead. Not much of a bother at 4-6PM, but once back in room around 10:30pm after dinner and show it is certainly disturbing through till midnight, especially if you are trying to sleep.