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Oceania Europe - Black Sea Cruise Reviews

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poor experience

Review for Sirena to Europe - Black Sea

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macrn
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Chose this cruise for the ports we were going to visit. Upon embarkation we were informed that two of the ports had been cancelled (egypt)-not happy! Then, the ship lost my passport! The most interesting thing is that when the ceo was contacted about our poor experince, his response was to send our email to a subordinate to respond. Her response was that the contract allowed them to change ...
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Sail Date: June 2016

Cabin Type: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom


Puzzling cruise

Review for Riviera to Europe - Black Sea

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levas
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Personal Background Information: I've been on the S. S. France in 1969 with roomates from University, crossing the Atlantic from New York to LeHavre; and subsequently the Norwegian Prince in the middle 1970's in the Caribbean with a group of 12 on a pre-wedding trip- Bermuda and Puerto Rico; and on the Crystal Symphony as a solo traveler in 2009 in Norwegian Arctic waters. The Riviera is the most ...
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Sail Date: September 2014

Cabin Type: Vista Suite


WHAT IS THERE NOT TO LIKE?

Review for Riviera to Europe - Black Sea

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Jay23
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

Our cruising days started in 1999, sailing with P & O and Princess. In the last three years we have hanged our allegiance to the luxury lines (Seabourn, Regent and Oceania to date), and are enjoying the difference!! We returned from our first Oceania cruise a couple of weeks ago. We went to the Black Sea starting from Istanbul, Turkey and ending in Athens,Greece. 22nd September to 2nd ...
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Sail Date: September 2014

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Istanbul to the Black Sea with a side trip to Transylvania

Review for Riviera to Europe - Black Sea

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irishuga
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

My wife and I sail on either Oceania or Azamara. We sailed on the Riviera last year. We noticed the staff made a concerted effort to be friendly this time. Embarkation was very easy. It would have been nice to have been welcomed on board by a crew member and a glass of champagne but that’s a minor point. A nice feature is there are no bothersome ship photographers on board. The food is ...
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Sail Date: July 2014


The Black Sea 19 July to 29 July

Review for Riviera to Europe - Black Sea

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milliemax
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We were two couples from Northern England seasoned cruises i must add, and chose this cruise because we had not been to the Black Sea before.Unfortunately some of the usual places they visit were changed on the itinerary because of the troubles in that area.Nevertheless we still enjoyed the cruise. Embarkation went smoothly although we did have to walk the full length of one ship before boarding ...
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Sail Date: July 2014

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite


No rating
LOVELY SHIP BUT NOTE WARNING: VIRUS

Review for Riviera to Europe - Black Sea

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VacationReviewUSA
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

The ship is lovely and the employees are wonderful - we are experienced cruisers and we thought most of the staff on board the ship rated five stars plus - maybe the best we have ever enjoyed on the seas. Very professional. We loved our experiences with the staff in most every area of the ship - truly extraordinary! Oceania seems to have a very old clientele - average age seemed around 70 - so ...
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Sail Date: July 2014


Fantastic cruise on Oceania Riviera

Review for Riviera to Europe - Black Sea

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desmacruise
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We are just back from a fantastic cruise on Oceania Riviera from Istanbul to Athens with stops in Nessebar (Bulgaria), Constanta (Romania) for 2 days, Batumi (Georgie), Trabzon (turkey), Sinop (Turkey), Kusadasi (Turkey). Everything was perfect from food to service by all employees. Everybody was smiling, try to help in anyway they can. Everyday was sunny and hot....perfect for visiting... The ...
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Sail Date: July 2014


They called it Black Sea Treasures, but many of the jewels were fakes

Review for Insignia to Europe - Black Sea

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dmacp
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We selected this cruise for two reasons; to celebrate our 25th anniversary and because of the originally scheduled itinerary. Unfortunately situations in Ukraine forced the cancellation of the ports of Yalta, Sevastapol and Odessa. I am not stupid. I know this is not the fault of Oceania and this is something they had to do. The big issue was their communications on the situation (and lack ...
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Sail Date: May 2014


Part of the Black Sea cruise!

Review for Insignia to Europe - Black Sea

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bailey59
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

This is the first time I cruised with Oceania. I picked the cruise because the itinerary is one I have wanted to do for a long time. Unfortunately, because of the situation in Ukraine we were unable to go to Sevastapol, Yalta or Odessa. This was not Oceania's fault but they were very sneaky in not informing us until it was too late to cancel. And worse was to come - we lost 3 ports and they didn't ...
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Sail Date: May 2014


Worst Ever!!

Review for Insignia to Europe - Black Sea

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eabaird@netzero.net
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Although the cancellation of 3 ports was unavoidable, the delayed timing was later than was needed to cancel without a large loss. The included air far gave us such bad connections that we had to pay $175/pp deviation & another $100/pp = $275/pp to get reasonable flights. Beware. They hold the cards. Although I was assure that our 40 minute transfer time in Munich was no problem, it was a disaster ...
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Sail Date: May 2014


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