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Oceania First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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First-Time Cruisers

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40 Oceania First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


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dojies

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Spoilt; the bar has been set high for other cruises.

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The Riviera cruise (Oceania) was very satisfying on a number of levels, because of what they call ‘enrichment experiences’. On a culinary level, there is a choice between speciality restaurants serving some ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Airspeed

6 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

An Exercise in Elegance

We went on a seven night cruise aboard the Riviera stopping in Key West, Trujillo (Honduras), Belize City (Belize), and Cozumel (Mexico). This was our first cruise ever (as a child I had once done an Atlantic ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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no1superteach

1 Review Written

27 Helpful Votes

Attention To Detail

CRUISE ON THE OCEANIA RIVERIA DEPARING FEB 22, 2016. CABIN 7122 I have waited some time to reflect on this cruise, calm down and get over my disappointment and disgust. This was to be my first luxury cruise. As ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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keithval

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

NOT UP TO USUAL OCEANIA STANDARD

We were quite disappointed with this cruise, as we have cruised Oceania a few times in the past and have always loved our stay on board. We joined the ship in Buenos Aires and sailed to Rio de Janeiro . To be ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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lapsnyc

1 Review Written

32 Helpful Votes

OUR WORLD OUR WAY!!!

Have to say. OCEANIA, honestly made our holiday " the holiday from hell..." Understand the NORO outbreak & the measures taken to help. At any time did they do try to make our life more comfortable or help. ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Mocco

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

wonderful cruise

Smooth embarkation at Singapore. Rooms compact but comfortable and very clean. Bathroom on the small size but adequate. Worth booking concierge or above for the extra perks ie free WIFI of 500 minutes and extra ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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lschmier

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

What a way to launch the year of our golden jubilees.

To put it in a nutshell before our cruise on Oceania's Marina in the South Pacific, I was vehemently "anti-cruise." No more. At least not a relatively small ship such as the Marina. I'd sail on the Marina again ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Sailboaters2

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Wonderful!

This was our first commercial cruise. We have cruised extensively on our 43' sailboat, so we are used to boats. We are so delighted we chose Oceania and PH stateroom. The ship was lovely, the cabin spacious with a ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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gianluigiquentin@aol.com

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Odyssey

My recent cruising of the Insignia, a vessel belonging to Oceania Cruises, was quite disappointing after having enjoyed several cruising trips on various vessels belonging to their sister company, Regent Seven Seas ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Sandyliret

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Blown Away!

Our first experience and we could not be more pleased! The ship was spectacular, the service was outstanding and the amenities were the top of the line. The food was more than expected, and we are from New ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Kate1608

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Hard To Do Any Better

The Riviera is truly a magnificent ship, no expense spared in the furnishings and fittings. Everywhere on the ship is excellent, with staterooms beautifully furnished with the most comfortable beds, best quality ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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jmdurner

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Buyer Beware

My wife and I just completed a 12-night Baltic cruise on the Marina. Our previous cruise was a 12-night Med cruise in the summer several years ago on the Celebrity Solstice. I honestly have to say that the ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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VCrago

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Ancient Empires

This was our first cruise, so we had nothing to compare. However, we did our research and chose Oceania because of the great ratings. The Riviera is certainly a beautiful new ship, and our amenities were excellent ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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MKS2015

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Loved our Regatta Alaskan Cruise

This was our first real cruise (did the Disney 3-day cruise in 2001 with small children - fun but mayhem in the common areas of the ship). We were able to upgrade at the last minute to an Owner's Suite and it was ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Carol 721

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

1st Time Cruisers back from Oceania's Riviera!

My husband and I sailed on Oceania's 1,200 passenger ship, The Riviera, from Barcelona to Rome for 10 days in late May 2015. It was our first cruise ever and it was utterly grand in every way. In retrospect we ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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RMLRINTY

1 Review Written

Riviera Our Favourite Oceania Ship

Even before we got on board the pre cruise service was great. We had a problem with our booking which was fixed immediately. Riviera looked pristine as we got on board. The welcome was as we have come to expect. ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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JimmiG

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Oceania Marina

This was our first cruise ever. We subsequently went on four additional cruises in 2014. One with Celebrity, two with Viking (never again under any circumstance) and a final cruise on the Marina in the ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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alanccrx

5 Reviews Written

61 Helpful Votes

What happened to a once excellent cruise line?

Last year my wife and I experienced a fine 10 day cruise with another couple. We appreciated the service and especially enjoyed our meals. Accordingly, we returned to the same ship and expected another excellent ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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Tsunami74

6 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

Retirement Cruise

We booked this cruise almost a year in advance to celebrate our both being retired and now able to travel The cruise itself was, for the most part, wonderful. However, the travel service left us down. The ship ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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Will S

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointed

This was our first cruise. We travelled for more than 30 hours to reach Sydney and then were told that we could not board the ship for 5 more hours. We were exhausted and just wanted to get to our cabin and crash, ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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sue_sd

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellent choice for a first time cruiser

For a first time cruiser, I think this was an excellent ship to sail away on. For a vegetarian, maybe a culinary cruise, not so much. More on that later. I shared a PH suite with a friend, and we thoroughly ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Mivawebb

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Looking for Ricks Cafe in Casablanca

Our cruise went Barcelona to Lisbon via Casablanca. The Spain section consisted of daily drop-ins to several Spanish Holiday islands followed by a day in Gibraltar. Then it was off to North Africa and Morocco. The ...
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Sail Date August 2013


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laboheme575

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Marina Baltic Odyssey 9/3/13-9/13/13 - Great weather, ports, company

Had sailed on Riviera, Marina's sister ship, last September in the Mediterranean. This cruise, which began in Copenhagen and visited Warnemunde, Germany (Berlin); Gdansk, Poland; Tallinn,Estonia; St. Petersburg, ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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Roccoforte

1 Review Written

Riviera is a new and beautiful ship

We were very excited to sail on the Riviera. Check- in for our Concierge Class cabin was a breeze followed by a leisurely lunch at the Terrace Cafe. Cabins are small, as expected, but the bathroom is much more ...
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Sail Date January 2013


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DawgVoyager

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A senior couple taking first-ever cruise

We are a senior couple who have done quite a bit of traveling, both domestic and international, but have largely traveled independently and had never taken a cruise. However, we were interested in seeing a bit of ...
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Sail Date July 2012


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