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Oceania Marina Cruise Reviews for Luxury Cruises to South America

Oceania
Marina
South America
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

9

Very Good

8

Average

6

Poor

3

Cruise type

Luxury Cruises

26

Romantic Cruises

5

Senior Cruises

5

Family Cruises

3

Repositioning Cruises

3

26 Oceania Marina Cruise Reviews for Luxury Cruises to South America


joggerbill1943 avatar

joggerbill1943

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

An Unexpected Adventure on the High Seas. Never Got to Lima or Machu Picchu

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Wow! The Coronavirus caused us to have quite the unexpected journey. Fortunately no one on the ship was infected with the virus. We were sailing to Pisco, Peru on day 18 of our planned 20 day cruise when the captain ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Yazter

2 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Oceania Marina - a fabulous experience

Prior to boarding the Marina for our January jaunt up the western coast of South America and through the Panama Canal, I read many reviews here that had me slightly concerned. People complained that the portions ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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DMRochen

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cruise from Santiago, Chile to Miami January 2020

I was very disappointed with this cruise after having a wonderful experience on the Nautica last January on a cruise from South Africa. I found the entertainment average, although the staff entertainment was very ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Rob the Cruiser

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

South America 12/19 - 01/22 Fantastic!

Short attention span version - Fabulous! The itinerary was Buenos Aires - Miami 34-day "Grand Voyage", AKA B2B. Captain - Luci Manzi General Manager - Dominique Nicolle Cruise Director - Peter ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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GYPSEA2010

3 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Stellar Cape Horn/Patagonia highlights on beautiful ship with fantastic service

We chose this trip for a few reasons: 1) the itinerary - to sail around Cape Horn/southern ocean 2) Timing - wanted a trip over the holidays (this one was from Dec 19-Jan 4) 3) Friends had sailed on the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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ROyallyFussy

1 Review Written

FABULOUS!! So glad we "crashed" our neighbours birthday cruise.

When our neighbours told us they were going on this cruise and suggested we join them we thought why not, it's almost our silver wedding......so GLAD WE DID!!! Our first time with Oceania after several family ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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khlancaster

4 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Pro's and Con's

We wanted to try Oceania instead of our usual Princess or HAL. My review is very mixed because some things were better and others were not. For example, embarkation was great, we walked right on and there were ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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mightytraveler

3 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable Throughout

Wanted to go through Panama Canal and wanted a longer cruise. We've been working up in the length of time as we move toward retirement. Heard good things about Ocean and it fit the other criteria so we booked. ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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rgstoneinsc

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

The good and the not so good and the average

We chose this itinerary and line because of our prior experience and because of the Panama Canal crossing and an opportunity to see the Mayan Ruins in Mexico. The ship itself is beautiful and very well ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Scottie Mac

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

A Real Suprise

My wife and I wanted to experience cruising on Oceania as we had heard much about their ships and the dining reputation. This was our first Oceania cruise but our 10th overall on various other cruise lines. We ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Salthawk

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Mixed Review for Marina

We chose to sail on the Marina because we always enjoy cruising during the Christmas Holidays. This was our first time with Oceania and we were very impressed with the service in our Concierge Veranda Stateroom and ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Spudsmack

9 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Not The Same Marina

Had sailed on Marina Spring 2015, this trip around South America just wasn't the same. We enjoyed ourselves immensely on our 2015 trip and chose the same ship and same cabin (Conciege Veranda) for this holiday ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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vburnett

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing Trip of a Lifetime!

This is our 2nd time aboard the Marina. In 2015 we traveled the Baltics for 10 days. Because of that experience, Oceania was chosen again. What an amazing trip! Overall, service was exceptional. The Cruise ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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PegfromSC

1 Review Written

Great ports of call, well organized tours.

Our cruise started with tours in Buenos Aries and the Tigre Delta. All excursions with the ship were well organized with good guides. In two ports we got tours with local operators we saw at the pier and they were ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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call-of-the-sea

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

I love it - of course there is no such thing as perfection :)

This is my second cruise on Oceania, the first one was on Riveira, in the Med. Marina is almost the same as Riveira,with very small differences. On both cruises we booked Penthouse 1 (PH1) cabin and have been very ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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chipper1234

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Christmas time cruise to South America is a very unique experience.

We had some unusual circumstances occur in our family which ended up with Mom and Dad being able to finally take that long-awaited cruise to the Patagonia Region of South America. It was the first time we were solo ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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dhmjdds

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful itinerary in an interesting part of the world

We had a good-to-very-good cruise experience, but the itinerary was great so all in all it gets an excellent rating. This cruise was over the holidays, Buenos Aires to Valparaiso, Chile. The ship was full, but ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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theromer

1 Review Written

Great cruiseline; wish the ports of call had more to see.

We had never been to South America so we decided on this cruise. Rio De Janeiro and Buenos Aires were places on our bucket list. Our final decision for this trip was that the price of this cruise seemed to be ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Cruiser Penny

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Oceania, not the same?

We had been to the Galápagos and Peru and wanted to go home by ship. We had been on the Nautica the previous year for a back to back that took us away from home for 2 months. My opinion is that even though the ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Redheadbill

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

A Beautiful Ship, a great crew, but get ready to spend more than you plan on!!

I purposely waited 5 days to write this review because I felt I could write a better review after I rested up from the long trip back. Unfortunately, that has not happened, so here goes! First, the ship is ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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hatkinso

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent Staff, Beautiful Ship, a Few Bone Head Mistakes

The Good: Attention to detail. I could not any dust, anywhere, period! The Staff all seemed very happy and consequently provided excellent service. Free bottled water provided every day as you departed the ship. ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Mgolub73

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

It has gone downhill

My husband and I have had our third Oceana cruise in 5 years, -and each one has been progressively worse in several major respects. While the specialty restaurants provide interesting Culinary choices, you only get ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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haskinskj

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

First Time on Oceania--Very Good Experience

Our first trip on Oceania was on the Marina--South American Holiday. We boarded in Rio de Janeiro on December 8 with departure on December 9, traveled around the Cape eventually to Valparaiso and disembarked in ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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OzAbroad

3 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

South America and the South Pacific on Marina - Wonderful

My wife and I recently (from Dec 10 until Jan 16) sailed on our longest cruise ever with Oceania (or anyone for that matter) with our teenage children. The cruise was a 37 day back to back cruise on Marina sailing ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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SWFLCpl

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

We expected more

We chose this particular cruise because the itinerary and dates matched what we wanted so we were excited to try Oceania, having heard great things. We stayed in cabin 10015, which was the lowest Penthouse Suite ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Marina Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.54.5
Dining4.54.4
Entertainment3.03.1
Public Rooms5.04.5
Fitness Recreation4.04
Family1.01
Enrichment5.03.6
Service4.04.4
Value For Money4.03.7
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