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Oceania Marina First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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14 Oceania Marina First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

lschmier avatar


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

jmdurner avatar


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

JimmiG avatar


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

Tsunami74 avatar


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


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

laboheme575 avatar


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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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

Lundboat avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Almost perfect.....

As this was our first cruise, we had no expectations other than what we read here on cruisecritic. We were offered an up-sell from a PH3 to an Oceania Suite, which I quickly took Oceania up on! VERY nice room ...
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Sail Date November 2012

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1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Marina / Baltics August 2012

We're just home from 10-day Baltic cruise on Marina. As experienced and seriously independent travellers this was our first cruise other than a Rhine River trip. Here are my thoughts based on a lot of questions I ...
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Sail Date August 2012

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1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful boat; spectacular suite

Mediterranean Tapestry from Athens to Barcelona - 10 days, departed on 5/2/12. We are 46 and 59 years old; the average age seemed to be a little older, maybe mid-60's. We are both extensively traveled, including ...
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Sail Date May 2012

dundeene avatar


1 Review Written

Port intensive, great service, wonderful food

We chose Oceania Marina for our first cruise to celebrate our 25th anniversary(we are in our 40s) Using Oceania air arrangements we flew to Atlanta then to Barcelona on Delta. We arrived in Barcelona on time and ...
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Sail Date April 2012

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1 Review Written

Legacies of Antiquities and Sands of Time Reviews

First of all, this cruise was a wonderful trip and I had hoped that previous comments given to us by others on the Marina were not so or at least the time had past for Oceania to rectify and change some situations. ...
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Sail Date October 2011

Drising avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Marina was made for foodies...

Just stepped off the Marina earlier today following 12 days of sheer gastronomic bliss and enough eye candy to fill a lifetime of photo albums. Without previous cruising experience, it was hard to imagine any cruise ...
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Sail Date August 2011

BerkCruiser avatar


3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Mediterranean Cruise on the Marina

As first-time cruisers, we chose a ship and line recommended by friends. The Marina is a new ship with penthouses that seemed to offer plenty of room, so we chose that. Our stateroom was large and very comfortable, ...
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Sail Date April 2011

Marina Ratings

Public Rooms5.04.5
Fitness Recreation4.04
Value For Money4.03.7
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