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Insignia Review

4.5 / 5.0
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207 reviews
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Stockholm - Lisbon - New York

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kjones121
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: May 2022
Cabin: Penthouse Suite

This was not a Mediterranean Cruise as the lead-in shows. This was the last two segments (39 days) of an Around the World Cruise that started in January. We were on the first segment at the beginning and there were a significant number of changes and cancellations on that cruise along with serious COVID restrictions. We were booked on the original last two segments, Cape Town to New York. Since COVID wiped out most of the Around the World, by the time they ported in Stockholm, we heard there were only about 220 passengers on board. Some of the restrictions and testing had changed. Only about an additional 20 embarked there. With those numbers it was no wonder that there would be some changes. First, though the cabin crew and butler, were very good and met all expectations. Because of the light passenger load, there were quite a few changes. A number of tours were cancelled, by either Oceania or tour operators. Destination Services was very helpful with the changes that impacted us. Some of the dining venues were closed on different evenings. We were only impacted one evening during the entire cruise. There were quite a few itinerary changes due to either weather or the tides. We also heard there were also some impacts to service since new crew members had to quarantine when they got on board. However, there were many individual positive standouts. One thing that is worth noting is that it appeared to us the quality and availability of some of the food has slipped some, especially since Oceania is now under Norwegian. We did notice this on prior Oceania cruises also. We didn't travel with family and usually don't participate in the evening entertainment so those can't be reviewed. We do have a cruise scheduled in September, so we'll see if things run a bit smoother.

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Penthouse Suite

One thing is that the larger shower is quite nice. Even though the cabins were updated there were signs that minor things were overlooked. The cabin crew as very good.

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