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96 Oceania South Pacific Cruise Reviews
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Petoonya
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
1,162 forum post
6 helpful votes
It had been four years since we've cruised O and this is our fifth O cruise. Chose this because for years we've wanted to return to both Tahiti and Oceania for some time. Flying into Papeete and seeing Sirena for the first time and we knew ... Read more
elroble62
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
178 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Excellent cruise, super food, great bridge instructor and games, superior service by cabin attendants (Mia and Liane), and a great opportunity to meet like-minded travelers. The size of the ship (~600 guests) makes for pleasant ... Read more
mk960072
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
22 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Days at sea were restful and wonderful. Food was bland and had little flavor. I found food on Riviera to be delicious last June. For example, the steak at Tuscan steakhouse was flavorful, like it was dry aged and came with gorngonzola ... Read more
Cruiser Suze
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Positive: - Food: if you’re a foodie, this is the cruise line for you. The ‘cafeteria’ type food served in the Terrace was average at best, and breakfasts are nothing special. Dinners, however, are first rate. ... Read more
u7mg0
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
7 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We arranged a group of 10 of us to celebrate some birthdays in Tahiti for a 10 day cruise on the Sirena. We chose Sirena due to its itinerary as it went from Papeete to other Leeward islands. We are Diamond Plus on Royal Caribbean, and ... Read more
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FrankA
Member Since 2016
5 reviews
We chose this cruise because of price, destinations and timing. We have over 50 cruises mostly on Celebrity, Royal Caribbean and Princess. This was our first on Oceania. We stayed a week in Tahiti at the Intercontinental in an over water ... Read more
Newwestguy
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My wife and I choose this cruise as we both wanted to visit French Polynesia. We did explore other Cruise Lines but based on the itinerary we choose Oceana Cruise Lines. We had never sailed on Oceana before and were not sure what to expect ... Read more
gdlamberth
Member Since 2002
1 review
1,187 forum post
6 helpful votes
We were a group of 9 family and friends traveling together. My DH and I had been to French Polynesia before but the others had not. We chose this itinerary because we're avid snorkelers and family members like to get out of Wyoming ... Read more
Capt. Nanji
Member Since 2005
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
We wanted to see the Tahitian islands and felt this cruise, sponsored by Go Next for universityu alumni, fit our needs. After a long airplane trip from Boston, we were put up for 2 nights at the Intercontinental Hotel in Papeete, and we ... Read more
pklaguna
Member Since 2010
1 review
30 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
We left LA on January 4th. I was somewhat concerned about the Sirena as many reviews were not very positive in one way or another. The ship was beautifully appointed, as was our Penthouse room. Granted smaller than the PH3 on the ... Read more
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jipzangel
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
We sailed from Los Angeles on 2 cruises back to back to Hawaii and to the French Polynesia. This was our first cruise on Oceania and it will be the only cruise line that we will be sailing on in the future. The ship was an older ship ... Read more
JenniferMD
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
Chose this particular cruise for the destination ports of call - Hawaii and the French Polynesian Islands. Trip of a lifetime and a celebration of a big birthday for my husband. * Poor entertainment considering so many days spent at ... Read more
Polyanna17
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We travelled the pacific visiting Hawaiian & Polynesian Islands in January 2017. The communal areas of the ship are of excellent standard, most are very grand & opulent. We had a veranda cabin which was comfortable but very dark in ... Read more
Neo Mariner
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
Great ship. No line up at embarkation, just walk up to the ship and register. Asian porridge for breakfast everyday and waffles on order. Lobsters, lamb chops and steak every dinner at terrace cafe besides a wide variety of roasts for ... Read more
bepeAustralia
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
45 helpful votes
We are regular cruisers but not with Oceania, we usually cruise with Celebrity but thought we'd try a smaller ship for a change. We decided to treat ourselves to this cruise as we had been told that Oceania was superb, the service was ... Read more
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Lynnathin
Member Since 2014
1 review
I have sailed this ship with Oceania before and am scheduled again in Sept. However, after I came onboard in April, I saw the ship was not in great shape. Casino had broken down machines and other areas needed repairs. I found out ... Read more
Budriley999
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We flew to Tahiti - and after a very long journey getting there, arriving at 5 am, we were taken by bus to a hotel where we were left until we were picked up again and taken to our ship at noon. This meant we saw nothing of Tahiti ... Read more
Booopedo
Member Since 2013
1 review
67 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We were booked on a 3 week cruise of the Tahitian Islands and missed our trip to Peru the year before and since this one ended in Lima, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to do both. Plus, it was less costly than Celebrity's cruise ... Read more
Ollieboy
Member Since 2016
1 review
23 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
17 night cruise started in Papeete. Easter Island was on the itinerary for this 17 night voyage. It was the only reason I chose this particular cruise. We were due to have two days on the island. Having arrived on time the Captain ... Read more
ABubbe
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
32 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We chose Oceania because of the itinerary. We have never been to the South Pacific or Easter Island before. With only about 800 passengers aboard, embarkation was swift. We were early so we didn't have access to our cabin but there ... Read more
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AZAdventurer
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We chose this cruise primarily because the itinerary included Easter Island, but also because of Oceania's reputation for upscale cruising and wonderful food. What a disappointment this turned out to be! Although the food more than lived ... Read more
Eddie01Edster02
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
I chose this cruise lines because I thought they were above average and I was greatly disappointed. I paid a much higher price on this cruise line than others and it WAS NOT worth it. The food was average. The entertainment was not ... Read more
savvytraveler2
Member Since 2015
1 review
24 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Our sailing from Papeete to Lima was our 5th cruise with Oceania but our 1st on a larger O class ship. The ship was beautiful and as usual Oceania met our top three criteria with their wonderful crew, excellent cuisine and a super ... Read more
palmerar@shaw.ca
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Our friends recommended we take this trip. We did the 10 day trip around the Tahitian Islands aboard the Marina. We upgraded to a Penthouse Room and we did fully enjoy the experience of our own butler and the executive lounge. The ... Read more
Rotenmutts
Member Since 2010
12 reviews
71 forum posts
8 helpful votes
The ship is in excellent shape now that it has aged a bit. The cabins seem smaller than the 242 sq. feet advertised. Oceania is now being cheap with soap and shampoo--not exactly what you expect from a luxury cruise. Other than that, ... Read more
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