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Marina Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Don't waste your Money!!

Marina Cruise Review by lcwillo

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Nov 2019
  • Destination: the Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Concierge Level

We took this cruise believing the marketing hype from Oceania that they were a Premium cruise line. I can assure you it is definitely NOT!

Of the 8 cruises we have done other lines like RCL, Celebrity, Princess etc this was the worst cruise of them all. It was more like a 7 night stay in a funeral parlour. The cruise director was useless, there was no shipboard activities, no sail-away parties, no themed events, The "entertainment' was sub standard & the ship was totally devoid of any sense of fun or adventure whatsoever.

The Captain only spoke once in the entire voyage to inform us that the visit to Monaco was cancelled due to high winds. The entire crew & service staff appeared to be bored, they hardly ever smiled & many of them were just not skilled in the jobs they were doing.

Oceania claim they have Premium restaurants & Superior food service. That is another false claim. Whilst the specialty restaurants had good food, they were no better than any of the specialty restaurants on other cruise lines. The main Dining room food was frankly not as good as most other lines with minimal options & quite bland choices. The 'Afternoon tea' was served during a very short 1 hour time window & the tea was always only lukewarm.

The shore excursions were pathetic & way too expensive.

The general cleanliness & maintenance on the ship was very poor with dirt & food stains, areas needing a coat of paint etc.

Don't waste your money on an Oceania cruise, it was obvious that their product was nothing like what they promise to deliver.


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Cabin Review

Concierge Level

OK, Nice bathroom, musty dirty carpets, pathetic TV options


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Just a dirty italian seaside town with nothing interesting to see in this port

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Barcelona

old town precinct, good markets, very crowded, las ramblas just a tourist trap


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