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Oceania Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

Oceania
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Panama Canal & Central America
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72 Oceania Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews


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ksolliday

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

FABULOUS Winter Cruise - some more attention to detail would be great!

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I chose this cruise as the dates coincided with my Winter break from school (I am a teacher). I live in the Midwest, so the warm weather itinerary was appealing, and the Panama Canal was on my bucket list. I was ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Doubt It

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Oceania & Regatta Delivered Poor Product

There are many reviews of this poor cruise already posted. I support the information and analysis and conclusions reached by the reviewers as well as information and analysis in the current thread on the ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Katie VM

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cancelled Ports=Disappointing Cruise

After much research, we chose this sailing because of the nine ports of call included in the itinerary, which means fewer days at sea of course. We boarded the ship in San Francisco on Mon. Oct 8 with a 6 pm ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Cruising TBD

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Oceania Failed To Deliver

This was our first, and last, Oceania cruise. As other reviews on this voyage have noted, Oceania failed to deliver a premium cruise and their arrogance towards the guests was visible and disgusting. The one ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Quamma

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Another long expensive boat ride

We chose this cruise because of the great intinerary, half of which we never got to see. Before we even left San Francisco it was announced that we would be skipping three of the ports and we got to Costa Rica too ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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ABoatNerd

3 Reviews Written

59 Helpful Votes

Oceania Fail on Product, Sailing and Treatment of Guests

Oceania Regatta – Panama Canal – From San Francisco to Miami – 18 Days – October 8 to 26, 2018 This voyage was a significant disappointment to me, my spouse and members of our group. It is doubtful if ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Traveller4774

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Three and A Half Ports Deleted - Why?

We selected this cruise for it's itinerary - San Francisco to Miami with stops in Catallina, Cabo San Lucas, Acapulco, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Columbia and Havana. On day one an announcement ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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ppandgg

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Oceania failure

I have been on 2 previous Oceania cruises and chose this one because it left from San Francisco to many ports I hadn't visited and through the Panama Canal. Unfortunately, we changed itinerary for 8 days due to a ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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graham taylor

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Don't believe the ad hype

WE chose this cruise to transit the Panama Canal Sirena Cruise (Oceania Cruises) We wanted to go through the Panama Canal so we got our agent to book a cruise that would do that and that would allow us to join ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Off Shore

14 Reviews Written

52 Helpful Votes

Outstanding food and service; small cabins

This was our fourth cruise on Oceania, and second on the Insignia. Check-in in Los Angeles was a breeze, and I had no trouble bringing on board 6 bottles of good quality wine, for which I payed the high corkage fee ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Vangie6

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Ship is not for us

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary (Panama Canal). We’ve heard great things about the R ships because of the size and we thought we’d do a comparison with the O ships as we have sailed with the ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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shaggybone

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Port of calls cancelled and shortened, very poor customer relations service.

We chose this cruise line and ship due to its small size (approx 650 passengers) and having gone on an extended and enjoyable cruise last year with them to New Zealand and Australia. This year's cruise from Honolulu ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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ccpuff04

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Sort of disappointing . . . 25% of ports cancelled . . .

Just an OK cruise with a few disappointments . . . we have sailed on Oceania before, this cruise one of our least favorite. Panama Canal from Miami to San Francisco. We did get to Cuba which was fascinating to say ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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kahuna05

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Mostly excellent with a few glitches

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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weejit3

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Panama transit was fabulous

This was our first cruise on Oceania. The itinerary hit several of our bucket list locations and we had always wanted to sail on a small ship, so booking was kind of a no-brainer. The prior cruise had been hit ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Judyumcer@aol.com

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great staff; poor itinerary

We like leaving from the port of San Francisco. Wanted to see the Panama Canal. It was a long cruise, 17 days. The ship is nice, but we were disappointed with what they called a penthouse. It is very small, nice ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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jes95135

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

First time on Sirena

Primarily chose this cruise because we wanted the Panama Canal crossing. Food was overall good. Disappointed that French Onion soup was never served. The main dining room is also Jacques as there is ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Drjgums

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A Great Time

It is our favorite line and this cruise with the great cruise director and her fabulous husband enhanced the experience. Sirena's crew were great the dining venues superb and the cabin attendants were wonderful. The ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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beardielover

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal with Friends

We chose Oceania Regatta because we had sailed on the Insignia last year to Australia, New Zealand, and French Polynesia. The Regatta is the sister ship. This time we introduced our friends to Oceania! This was ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Tudorwood

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal

Chose this cruise line because if it's sister company Regent who we have been with before and loved. Decided to have a change but it was a mistake. No less expensive taking everything into account that we spent ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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FEAndrews

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Another Excellent Oceania Cruise (LA to Miami)

We had always wanted to experience the Panama Canal, and had been very satisfied with our previous cruise on the Oceania Marina. The Regatta is the smallest ship we've ever cruised, and we had an Aft Cabin (8069), ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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HHHawkeye

6 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

After poor embarkation, the rest of the cruise was fun!

Chose this cruise for itinerary + the Iowa State Alumni group. We arrived at the Los Angeles Port at 6:30 pm after a cross country flight and 1 hour 15 min transfer. It was rather dark, one man met the shuttle ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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tamino1778

1 Review Written

25 Helpful Votes

Be sure you know what you want & what you're getting...

We disembarked 10 days early from a 17 day cruise. There were many reasons, including an expected infirmity. That limited my ability to partake in shore excursions, which meant that the ship's amenities became ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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SD Traveler

1 Review Written

Another wonderful Oceania cruise

The port stops were somewhat boring--not a lot of infrastructure for visitors in Central America. However, the ship experience was outstanding. The food was truly amazing and the service was wonderful. This was ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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elmster

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

This was our 23rd cruise and we wanted to try a higher end cruise line. Our agent talked us into this cruise on the Insignia in a penthouse suite. We would never cruise on this ship again. Would only go on this ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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