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Marina Review

4.5 / 5.0
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The best food at sea... I don't think so

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10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Nov 2019
Cabin: Concierge Level

This is our second cruise with Oceania on the Marina this year, but unfortunately we won't be actively checking out Oceania cruises for our next trips - we really wanted to like them!

The ship is nice, a good size, public areas and spaces are very well appointed and maintained. They also have some nice itineraries, and being a smaller/mid-sized ship can get into most places

We travelled as a party of 4 and pretty much all felt the same post trip. I think the main disappointment, after all the hype, was food quality and unfortunately some aspects of service. The food was ok, not spectacular and pretty much what you see on most cruises. Our biggest issue was that they just cannot cook a 'well done' steak! I know most chefs cringe at the well done brigade, but when you even have a guide outside of each restaurant quite clearly showing what the different steaks should look like - we were hopeful. There were times when we had to have 3 attempts to get a steak that didn't have pink inside, surely this shouldn't be such an issue. This even happened in the Marco Polo steak restaurant! We eventually just stopped ordering steak, which we really shouldn't have to do

Cabin Review

Concierge Level

The cabins are a decent size, and well appointed. Beds, with a topper on are comfortable.

Bathroom is decent size, but as mentioned in the review, the annoying thing is the fixed glass screen that takes up nearly half of the bath. Its really hard for some guests to get in / out with the screen there. And as there is a full sized shower in each cabin...why!!!!

TV choices are pretty poor

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