The Marina is a beautiful new ship, if you've sailed on Oceania's other ships you feel at home right away. The Grand Dining room is very bright and the two new restaurants are a welcome addition. The Red Ginger food is fantatistic. Unfortunately, Pepins was nothing special. The library is a disaster - tiny disjointed alcoves along a hall with giant furniture. Impossible to open the cabinets without banging the furniture. Artists loft with artist and digital camera guru is another nice addition, as was the cooking school. Loved the walking area around the funnel of the ship. Bad thing is the number of children this cruise is attracting. For the second year is a row, Oceania has implemented a Junior Cruisers program = which is contradictory to their own publication stating they do NOT provide for children's entertainment or supervision. One of the activities was making and sailing paper airplanes through the lobby. Children were eating and drinking in the spas and pool. Running around throwing water and ice. Diapered babies were in the pool; e-coli anyone? They were running around during the evening entertainment -disrupting the show. No parents or cruise staff 'noticed'. If you are looking for the Oceania product that they advertise in their brochures, avoid the Miami to Miami Holiday sailing. This cruise is a family cruise with the children running the show - literally.

Oceania Marina Carribean Holiday sailing

Marina Cruise Review by betty boop 25

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2011
  • Destination: Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Concierge Level
The Marina is a beautiful new ship, if you've sailed on Oceania's other ships you feel at home right away. The Grand Dining room is very bright and the two new restaurants are a welcome addition. The Red Ginger food is fantatistic. Unfortunately, Pepins was nothing special. The library is a disaster - tiny disjointed alcoves along a hall with giant furniture. Impossible to open the cabinets without banging the furniture. Artists loft with artist and digital camera guru is another nice addition, as was the cooking school. Loved the walking area around the funnel of the ship.

Bad thing is the number of children this cruise is attracting. For the second year is a row, Oceania has implemented a Junior Cruisers program = which is contradictory to their own publication stating they do NOT provide for children's entertainment or supervision. One of the activities was making and sailing paper airplanes through the lobby.

Children were eating and drinking in the spas and pool. Running around throwing water and ice. Diapered babies were in the pool; e-coli anyone? They were running around during the evening entertainment -disrupting the show. No parents or cruise staff 'noticed'.

If you are looking for the Oceania product that they advertise in their brochures, avoid the Miami to Miami Holiday sailing. This cruise is a family cruise with the children running the show - literally.

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Concierge Level
Cabin A3
Bathroom shower extremely small. If you drop something there is no room to bend over to pick it up. Veranda was nice, except the separator to the next cabin rattled and was not repaired during the cruise.
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