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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..."Read More
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2-5 Cruises

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

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joggerbill1943

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 announced Peru had closed all its ports to cruise ships. Responding to this, our ship reversed direction and started sailing south with plans to return to the port of San Antonio, ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: San Francisco

Cabin Type: Concierge Level

Traveled with disabled person

8 Helpful Votes


Great cruise - even with the impact of the Coronavirus

Review for Marina to South America

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kjones121

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 happen. After you read the rest of this you'll understand. We chose this cruise for the itinerary. This was a Buenos Aires to Lima cruise around Cape Horn. We were also looking forward to ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: San Francisco

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite

23 Helpful Votes


South America 12/19 - 01/22 Fantastic!

Review for Marina to South America

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Rob the Cruiser

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 Roberts First impression: Marina is in outstanding condition. DW and I didn't observe any unsatisfactory issues as some have described. Excellent dining in GDR, Wave Grill and ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: San Francisco

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom

7 Helpful Votes


Another great cruise

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Tsunami74

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 again very pleased. The ship is in excellent condition and immaculate. It is continuously cleaned! Our cabin was a concierge on 9th floor. This is our favorite floor because we almost ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Concierge Level

42 Helpful Votes


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

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ROyallyFussy

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 cruises with Royal Carribean, Costa & Princess we were unsure what to expect. Answer - luxury, FABULOUS food, beautiful ship. We were in a penthouse suite with butler and were greeted with ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Departure Port: San Francisco

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite


Amazing Trip of a Lifetime!

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vburnett

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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 Director, Peter, was upbeat and hilarious! Every time we saw him, he was wearing a different, amazing suit. The entertainment was... ok.... but the effort was there. The food was ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Departure Port: San Francisco

Cabin Type: Concierge Level

1 Helpful Vote


Oceania exceeded expectations for this seasoned cruiser

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goldengatecruisers

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 cruises we will consider the Oceania Suite for additional space and comfort. To help readers with perspective we are seasoned cruisers who usually favor luxury lines such as Crystal ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Departure Port: San Francisco

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite

9 Helpful Votes


Great ports of call, well organized tours.

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PegfromSC

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 satisfying-and half the price. Many groups booked independent tours in advance. We were able to dine in the speciality restaurant s more than once by calling in each morning for that ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Departure Port: San Francisco

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Wonderful itinerary in an interesting part of the world

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dhmjdds

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 unlike some other holiday cruises we have done, it usually didn't seem packed, except in the Terrace Cafe for some breakfasts and lunches. It was often hard to figure out why it was so busy ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Departure Port: San Francisco

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite

1 Helpful Vote


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