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47 South America Marina South America Cruise Reviews


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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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kjones121

5 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Great cruise - even with the impact of the Coronavirus

The biggest take-away from this cruise is to say that if you do take medications, take an extra seven days worth with you. We were lucky and did, which we have done on previous cruises. You never know what may ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Yazter

2 Reviews Written

25 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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Vazco

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

How disappointing

We have cruised on different cruise lines and are Princess platinum members. We are celebrating a special anniversary and based on the Oceania marketing decided to spend twice as much money as any other cruise ...
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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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Tsunami74

6 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

Another great cruise

This was our 4th time on either Marina or her sister ship. The cruise was 18 days from Miami to Lima with going through the Panama Canal. It made port in several interesting countries along the way. We were ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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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

19 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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Travel Takes You

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Around South America-Travel Agent View

We chose this cruise to see an excellent view of S. America aboard a high rated quality ship with a mid to high price point. We were not disappointed in the itinerary, food quality, service, ship command, and ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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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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Methusula

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Crossing the Andes from Valparaiso to Santiago was the trip of a lifetime.

We chose this cruise as we had been all over the word apart from South America. What better way to experience this continent but on the Oceania Marina. Unfortunately we arrived in to Buenos Aires to be greeted by ...
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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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brabie

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Lots of good things....not perfect

I chose this cruise for the itinerary and the rave reviews about the food, plus the total O Choices package made it irresistible. The food experience was uneven. Sometimes the food was very good and sometimes it ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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goldengatecruisers

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Oceania exceeded expectations for this seasoned cruiser

We chose this voyage based on timing and itinerary. It marked a return to Oceania after our first voyage on Riviera in 2012. We chose the same PH3 category as before and were very happy with our suite. On future ...
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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


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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