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Oceania Marina Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to the Panama Canal & Central America
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Great Ship, Good Voyage; Terrible Customer Service from Oceania
"We booked this cruise based on a recommendation from friends who had travelled the previous year. We successfully booked through our travel agent & then contacted Oceania Australia (OA) directly in regard to the La..."Read More
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DandJCruisers

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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Mostly excellent with a few glitches

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kahuna05

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Positives: Beautiful, functional ship, and gorgeous suite. Outstanding dining options--6 restaurants to rotate among for dinner. Meals, with a couple notable exceptions, were excellent. Beautiful dining rooms, and very fine service from dining room staff, room stewards, butler. Wonderful guest lecturer gave 8 afternoon talks (mostly on days at sea) all related to our ports and destinations. A ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite

7 Helpful Votes


Great Ship, Good Voyage; Terrible Customer Service from Oceania

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DandJCruisers

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We booked this cruise based on a recommendation from friends who had travelled the previous year. We successfully booked through our travel agent & then contacted Oceania Australia (OA) directly in regard to the La Reserve dinners & beverage package - this was when the problems started. We asked OA to make reservations for the La Reserve dinners. Even though the menus & cost of the dinners ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Departure Port: Quebec City

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite

21 Helpful Votes


Lovely Ship but Not All it is Cracked Up to Be

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RobertaV

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We have sailed with Oceania once before which was great, but it was 3 years ago and on Regatta before they were taken over by NCCL and what a difference. Marina is a beautiful ship, the cabins10062 was fine, bathroom excellent. Originally we were in cabin 9012 . On arrival the toilet was full of sewage which we flushed and didn't think too much about. However for the next four days we had sewage ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Departure Port: Quebec City

Cabin Type: Concierge Level

5 Helpful Votes


Known for their Food? Tell me another.

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Camilla32

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We'd heard great things about the food on Oceania. Of course we'd also heard there was nothing to do on the ship(quite true). But let's get back to the selling point -- the food. Well maybe it would have been better if they hadn't gotten to the Noro Virus, or as they preferred to describe it, a gastro-intestional virus stiking more than 2% of the passengers. Because once they got the sickness ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Departure Port: Quebec City

Cabin Type: Concierge Level

11 Helpful Votes


Exceeded expectations!

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japon27

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

My wife and I sailed with the 1200 passenger Oceania Marina on their 16 day cruise from Lima, Peru to New York. We have typically traveled on smaller ships, including Sea Dream, Silversea and Seabourn, and I have to admit to having reservations about the ability of the ship to meet the service and food standards of ships half their size or less - especially since Oceania originally had only ...
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Sail Date: May 2014

Departure Port: Quebec City

8 Helpful Votes


Oceania Marina - not what we expected

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Spunkydo

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Let me start by saying that we did enjoy our vacation. That said, we have cruised at least once a year for the past 22 years on several different lines. Because of the price point, we were definitely expecting a higher-end cruise experience. Unfortunately, several factors left us wondering why we spent the extra money for Oceania. Our cabin, a category B3, was nice, but no better than a Concierge ...
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Sail Date: December 2011

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Marina's Inaugural Cruise 2011

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lovetocruise16

10+ Cruises

Oceania MARINA Inaugural Cruise Feb. 8 -26, 2011 Miami to San FranciscoOften the anticipation of a trip is a good part the enjoyment. In our case, we did extensive "homework" on MARINA, and can report back that the cruise far outweighed any anticipation of it. Our Marina adventure was an excellent experience.On February 8th, after meeting several interesting and friendly cruise mates in the ...
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Sail Date: February 2011

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite

8 Helpful Votes


Oceania Marina, SF to Miami, was outstanding

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travelsmart

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

When we checked in at the San Francisco ship terminal for 18 nights on our first Oceania cruise, we had high expectations - and we weren't disappointed. We liked almost everything about the Marina: the furnishings, art work, fittings, attentive and friendly service, and, of course, the food. Oh, there were some small shortcomings, like the small shower and the small bathtub (we thought that ...
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Sail Date: February 2011

Departure Port: Elba

Cabin Type: Concierge Level


Marina San Fran to Miami

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Lymebdr

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

The Marina is a wonderful ship - attention to detail is amazing along with the craftsmanship. The food, as usual for Oceania is first class - and the staff in the restaurants are so nice. The trip through the Panama Canal is something that everyone should do once in a lifetime - it was worth it, even though the previous ports in Mexico were not outstanding for us.The cabin staff, again as usual, ...
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Sail Date: February 2011

Departure Port: Elba

Cabin Type: Concierge Level


Oceania Marina

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Lymebdr

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

First off - it is a beautiful boat - the public areas are gorgeous - as usual the cabin staff and wait staff are exceptional. The food is amazing, - even though we are not foodies. The four special restaurants are top class - we enjoyed the main dining room which is a lovely room - big and light and airy. We enjoyed the dining in the terrace - especially outside. The waitstaff there are so ...
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Sail Date: February 2011

Departure Port: Elba

Cabin Type: Concierge Level


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