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Oceania Marina Cruise Reviews for Luxury Cruises to the South Pacific

Oceania
Marina
South Pacific
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

26

Very Good

12

Average

5

Poor

6

Cruise type

Luxury Cruises

49

Romantic Cruises

13

Senior Cruises

11

Repositioning Cruises

3

Gay & Lesbian Cruises

2

49 Oceania Marina Cruise Reviews for Luxury Cruises to the South Pacific


Ericmalinee avatar

Ericmalinee

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Ripped off

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We travelled on 30 January for a 10 day Polynesian cruise on the ms marina and what should have been the trip I dreamed off turned completely bad due to incompetent staff. I like to warn future travelers to have a ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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davidspence

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great food, shore excursions and transfers overpriced

This cruise went from Papeete, Tahiti, to Lima, Peru, with stops at Bora Bora, Fakarava, Pitcairn Island and Easter Island. At Pitcairn the local inhabitants (descendants of the Bounty mutineers) come on board to ...
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Sail Date February 2019


slcdann avatar

slcdann

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

The most rewarding cruise experience

I have never been on Oceania before (only Princess, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Holland America and Regent) and after the experience I had, I am going to try and limit my cruise experiences to Oceania, if at all ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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mountainclimber1

6 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

Best cuisine at sea?

Yes, Oceania has the best cuisine at sea, unless you are health conscientious. Overweight and obese passengers were in pig heaven on Marina. We personally found the food way too salty, too heavy with too much butter ...
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Sail Date January 2019


drreena avatar

drreena

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

We are not new to cruising as this was our 15th cruise but the first with Oceania. We were attracted to Oceania because of the French Polynesia itinerary as well as its reputation for good service and food. We ...
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Sail Date February 2019


Flyingirl avatar

Flyingirl

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Fabulous

Honestly, our best cruise yet. We had a concierge level cabin and it was worth the splurge . The food was awesome in every restaurant and the main dining room. The ship was awesome as in being the right size and not ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Catitude2

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Absolutely the best cruise I've ever been on!

For the middle-aged and older crowd, this cruise was amazing! We arrived in Papeete a day early to insure we made the ship on time in case of any flight/weather issues. We stayed at the Intercontinental on Tahiti, ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Ned Gold Coast

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

After 9 cruises on Marina! Never Again !!

We flew from Brisbane to Papeete via Auckland with Qantas/Air Tahiti Nui to join Marina's 18 day Pacific Stars Cruise. Frankly, Air TN could teach Qantas a thing or two re "in flight" service. We flew home ex LA ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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njtravelcritic

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Oceania over the top in Tahiti and French Polynesia

We chose this cruise based on recommendations from others who used Oceania and its reputation as an upscale cruise line. The service was incredible. I think the fact that we were in a large suite may have helped, ...
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Sail Date March 2018


Henk1957 avatar

Henk1957

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Unprofessional management at Oceania/ Marina

It all starts from the very beginning embarkation in Lima; Since Oceania did not informed us that the embarkation in Lima would be very different than one would expect we did experienced a nightmare; Both our ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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booklover52

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Outstanding

Not a regular cruiser, I was lured in by a university alumni association brochure. Even though there were some negatives, This cruise ended up being the vacation of a lifetime. What my husband and I liked: ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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kobejamal

6 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Amazing

What more can I say but a Perfect Vacation! We did the B2B second cruise sailing on March 7th, itinerary was spectacular.....Let's start with embarkation, the smoothest we have ever had walked on got checked in and ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Acadien7

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Affordable luxury

We had cruise three time she fore on Celebrity Solstice class before (Caribbean and twice in Mediterranean). We have just discovered a whole new world with Oceania. Oceania is for you if : (1) You like luxury at ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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janecambridge

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Communication and handling of virus was a disaster.

I have to agree all that has been said regards the lack of communication on this ship during the gastric virus outbreak, Marina is a beautiful ship.The food very good and the staff we saw,work very hard and are ...
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Sail Date January 2018


Nyanza avatar

Nyanza

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

How not to treat your customers

Beautiful ship decor to match any 6 star hotel. How ever...... When faced with a gastric bug hitting crew and staff leaving Lima and continuing for the full length of our trip never being under control, we ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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cooltocruise

1 Review Written

17-Day Easter Island Oceania Cruise

The food was superb, especially the specialty restaurants. Most of the service was courteous and efficient. Only toward the end of the cruise did the food servicers' attention diminish. The cruise stated ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Budriley999

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Luxurious ship, shame about missing the best highlight of the itinerary

We flew to Tahiti - and after a very long journey getting there, arriving at 5 am, we were taken by bus to a hotel where we were left until we were picked up again and taken to our ship at noon. This meant we saw ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Booopedo

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

First cruise on Oceania; not sure we will do another.

We were booked on a 3 week cruise of the Tahitian Islands and missed our trip to Peru the year before and since this one ended in Lima, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to do both. Plus, it was less costly ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Neo Mariner

2 Reviews Written

114 Helpful Votes

Our Favourite Cruiseline

Great ship. No line up at embarkation, just walk up to the ship and register. Asian porridge for breakfast everyday and waffles on order. Lobsters, lamb chops and steak every dinner at terrace cafe besides a wide ...
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Sail Date July 2016


ABubbe avatar

ABubbe

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

First Class Cruise Experience

We chose Oceania because of the itinerary. We have never been to the South Pacific or Easter Island before. With only about 800 passengers aboard, embarkation was swift. We were early so we didn't have access ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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AZAdventurer

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Buyer Beware!!

We chose this cruise primarily because the itinerary included Easter Island, but also because of Oceania's reputation for upscale cruising and wonderful food. What a disappointment this turned out to be! Although ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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palmerar@shaw.ca

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great way to visit French Polynesia.

Our friends recommended we take this trip. We did the 10 day trip around the Tahitian Islands aboard the Marina. We upgraded to a Penthouse Room and we did fully enjoy the experience of our own butler and the ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Rotenmutts

13 Reviews Written

66 Helpful Votes

3rd Cruise on Marina, South Pacific

The ship is in excellent shape now that it has aged a bit. The cabins seem smaller than the 242 sq. feet advertised. Oceania is now being cheap with soap and shampoo--not exactly what you expect from a luxury ...
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Sail Date March 2016


Glenn22 avatar

Glenn22

1 Review Written

32 Helpful Votes

Good, but No Longer Great

We are in our mid 60's and have sailed 7 times in last 7 years. After 2 cruises on Celebrity Millenium ships we decided to go upscale and try Oceania Marina in 2011. One month prior to sailing, we were offered and ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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wally_bushy

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Marina, South Pacific

We flew from Brisbane and stayed overnight in Auckland NZ. From there it was only a 5 hour flight to Papeete where we stayed at the Intercontinental for 2 nights. It is a nice place but expensive like all French ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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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