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Review for the Eastern Caribbean Cruise on Insignia
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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Dec 2023
Cabin: Veranda Stateroom

4 1/2 stars. We were a couple with a B2 balcony on the E Caribbean cruise and had sailed on sister ship Regatta in Fr Polynesia roughly a year earlier (recommended). I think the 'overview' description of both ships as being smaller and therefore 'quieter' with fewer activities is really useful for first-timers to understand. It's true that the passenger profile skews older but we met (and met again!) some really lovely people that would be more challenging to do on bigger ships. We bought the basic drinks package and went on several good excursions (and one dud) and supplemented Oceania's with a few booked directly with Viator. The main appeal of this particular cruise was the itinerary with 10 islands (plus starting in Barbados) in 12 days. We added 3 days at the front end. Food was generally up to Oceania's higher standard but all the cruise lines are cutting back. The steak house and Italian specialty restaurants are excellent. If you want to avoid the buffet crush, go a little earlier. Staff were excellent throughout. The small entertainment team and house band were excellent. OK, we missed the St Barts stop due to sea conditions (this happens) but the only real 'nightmare' was the arrival in Miami late due to the port closing overnight and the airport transfers were a shambles. The shower is diabolically small- at least it's hard to fall down! Overall, Recommended.

Cabin Review

Veranda Stateroom

Cabins are roughly in line with industry average size. Like many designs, the clothes storage area is opposite the bathroom which creates bottlenecks. The shower is unquestionably one of the smallest we have ever seen.

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