Portsmouth (England) to France Cruise Reviews

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3 missed ports and all 3 were the reason to sail. Very very disappointing

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on Marina

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Collandjanm
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We sailed on the Marina in September doing back to back cruises Portsmouth to Portsmouth. Portsmouth to Barcelona! First cruise was acceptable but the Marina is a worn out ship. We have sailed on her before and her condition was excellent but now she needs a full refurb. Drawers broken, wardrobe unable to slide open, water stains in the bathroom. Food was okay, certainly not the best food at ...
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Sail Date: September 2023

Cabin Type: Concierge Level


I wish I had read the reviews about Oceanian.

Review for a Europe - British Isles & Western Cruise on Marina

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ShelbyW
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We are experienced cruisers and book cruises for the ports of call, not the food and not for the entertainment. We booked the Marina -Oceanian for this recent September 2023 cruise as it's ports of call included Saint Malo, France, Portugal and most importantly, Morrocco. The Cruise by pasted all three of them do to "weather". When we finally made our 1st port, Bordeaux we docked overlooking a ...
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Sail Date: September 2023

Cabin Type: Oceania Suite


Marina - weather affected cruise

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on Marina

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VanV
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

The weather played havoc with our cruise and while I understand that no-one can control that, I'm not sure that the best decisions were always made. We missed a day in Bordeaux and Tangier - both highlights of the cruise. We had 4 sea days instead of one, although we were compensated with a future cruise credit. Embarkation during a storm was a disaster. We had to drop untagged luggage at one ...
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Sail Date: September 2023

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite


VERY DISAPPOINTED with Oceania.

Review for a Europe - British Isles & Western Cruise on Marina

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BABW
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was our 5th cruise with Oceania Cruise Lines since 2016 and sadly it will be our last because of our recent experience. Our first 3 cruises with Oceania, two to the Mediterranean, Adriatic & Greek Isles and one to the Southern Caribbean from 2016 - 2017 were exceptional. Our 4th cruise with Oceania was during a lull in the COVID pandemic in 12/2020. Strict protocols were in place to ...
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Sail Date: September 2023

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Extremely disappointmenting

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on Marina

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Capt Joe
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We choice this cruise for 2 reasons. Number one was the itinerary and number two was the fact that we have previouslsly sailed with Oceania on the Marina, and were quite satisfied. The overall cruise was fair at best. The ship was clean although there were some areas of deterioration. The greatest asset was the staff with the exception of the senior officers. The most significant ...
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Sail Date: September 2023

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite


Overcrowded, understaffed and poorly managed

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on Marina

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sistersbrothers
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We've sailed 11 times on Oceania over the past 14 years. This is the first time we actually felt ready to disembark the ship and move on. We always felt Oceania was something special over the years, but they've cut a few too many corners this time. The ship felt overcrowded and understaffed. Speciality restaurants are still good, but the main dining room is totally cut back in service and in food ...
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Sail Date: September 2023

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Stay away from Oceania. Horrible customer service

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george91206
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

Cruised on Oceania a few yeas ago and decided to book with them again. This was a mistake. We had a penthouse suite, it was okey. The mattress was well past its prime. It's a beautiful ship and the service was first rate. The line advertises the best cuisine at sea. I was not impressed. There are four speciality restaurants: the only one that was outstanding was the Italian restaurant. The ...
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Sail Date: September 2023

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite


Eventful

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on Spirit Of Discovery

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Crooser65
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This was our first cruise with Saga. Door to door service was excellent, the driver telephoned the day before our outward journey to confirm pick up time, he arrived on time and with a short service station stop we soon arrived at Portsmouth. Check in was quick and efficient, short ride on shuttle bus to ship, slight blip with gangway and tide but we soon boarded. We were shown to cabin ...
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Sail Date: August 2023


Deeply disappointed

Review for a Mediterranean Cruise on Sirena

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tarzanldy
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We selected this cruise based on the ports and were told this was a top cruise line. We upgraded to the Concierge Level Veranda but it was so small compared to other cruise lines (Viking is the best). We could not move in the bathroom, there was only a few inches from the end of the bed to the wall. The smoking on the ship was an issue. The ship design did not offer cozy areas to read or ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom


OK For old folks and not what we want.

Review for a Mediterranean Cruise on Sirena

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JFBrunelle
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

First off the ages of the passengers average mid-70s. I'm 67 and I feel like I'm on a cruise with my parents! The entertainment targets this geriatric crowd. As a whole the passengers are not the most friendly. The crew is very good. The food is very good, but the availability is quite limited during the day. The excursions need improvement. They are more expensive than other cruise ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom


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