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Oceania Santiago (Valparaiso) Cruise Reviews

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Cruiser Rating
3.7
Average
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1-10 of 14 Oceania Santiago (Valparaiso) Cruise Reviews


Enjoyable Throughout

Review for Marina to South America

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mightytraveler

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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. Food is their claim to fame and it does not disappoint. Specialty restaurants really are special both in terms of food and even more so in terms of service. We especially enjoyed ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Concierge Level


Pro's and Con's

Review for Marina to South America

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khlancaster

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 some little kiosks with nice items for sale before you boarded, including wine which you could take onboard. Disembarkation was horrible. They told us to be on one floor, then changed ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View


The good and the not so good and the average

Review for Marina to South America

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rgstoneinsc

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 maintained, but as a overall "luxury cruise" experience lacked service and reasonable ports. Most of the ports were very much off the beaten path and had very little to offer, for the most ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Valparaiso to Tahiti World Cruise Segment

Review for Marina to World Cruise

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jes95135

10+ Cruises

Age 100s

The marina is a very comfortable ship and we and our 4 friends had a great time. Staff is very courteous and helpful; entertainment was excellent; the 4 speciality restaurants were superior - my favorite was toscana (italian). The main dining room was a disappoint. service was slow and uneven and i generally did not care for the menu offerings. we tried it 3 times for dinner. the sunday ...
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Sail Date: January 2016

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Not Our Cup of Tea

Review for Marina to South Pacific

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paladin99

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

We cruised Oceania for the first time on Marian on Jan 7, 2016 from Valparaiso to Papeete. This was our 40 something cruise. We cruised previously with Seabourne, Crystal, Azamara, HAL, Princess and RCC, but first time with Oceania. We are mostly itinerary driven so we picked Oceania because she is scheduled to stop at Easter Island for two days. As it turned out, we were there only one day ...
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Sail Date: January 2016

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Oceania Pacific Serenade, Valparaiso to Papeete

Review for Marina to Transpacific

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EdmBoomer

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

This was our first cruise with Oceania and I have to admit to being a little disappointed with the company. The Itinerary was great, although you have to be prepared for a lot of sea days (10) for the opportunity to visit Easter Island. Oceania's strong points are service and dining. The Marina itself is beautiful, well fitted and decorated, food is good and staff are absolutely ...
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Sail Date: January 2016

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Food a major disappointment, which reduces rating by two stars.

Review for Marina to South Pacific

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Tucsonbillnange

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

First time on Oceania but about 25 cruises under our belt ranging from Azamara, Celebrity, Princess, etc. We had really looked forward to this cruise based on the itinerary (Tahiti) and the Oceania's reputation for excellent food. Unfortunately we found the menus to be repetitive, not too extensive and in many cases just plain mediocre. Indeed, we have experienced better food and choices on ...
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Sail Date: January 2016

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Oceania is OK, but some pretty big issues.

Review for Marina to Transpacific

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rockycat181

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We sailed from Valparaiso to Tahiti in January 2016. This was our first Oceania cruise. I doubt we would sail with Oceania again. First thing was their loss leader concept on their brochures. Advertise a low fare and when you try to book that fare, it's long gone. I just don't appreciate that in a company. We picked this cruise specifically because of the itinerary. Mainly Easter Island ...
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Sail Date: January 2016

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Great Cruise with Most Unique Itinerary

Review for Marina to Transpacific

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Flatbush Flyer

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Note: we only did the 18 day portion of this longer voyage, i.e., Valparaiso to Papeete. After a many years hiatus from cruising (due to professional responsibilities), retirement found us back in the cruise world. Fortunately, several well-respected cruise specialist TAs steered us to Oceania. With multiple O cruises now under our belts, the first observation I'll make is that O's consistency ...
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Sail Date: January 2016

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


South Seas Paradise Lost (B+): 17 Dec 2014 to 4 Jan 2015

Review for Marina to South Pacific

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flyingdutchman6989

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We're seasoned cruisers (33 total - going all the way back to Grace Lines "Santa Rosa" in 1957), and this marked our first time aboard Oceania. We sailed on Marina from Valparaiso on 17 Dec & disembarked in Tahiti on 4 Jan 2015. We'd booked our air through Oceania as well, and were quite concerned from the start that Oceania had cut the time to catch our connecting AA international flight from ...
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Sail Date: December 2014

Cabin Type: Concierge Level


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