Sirena Review

Editor Rating:  4.5
Call our partner agents at 866-501-2339 to book your cruise.

Sirena Ratings

  • Category
    Member
    Editor
  • Dining
    4.2
    5.0
  • Public Rooms
    4.1
    5.0
  • Cabins
    3.6
    4.0
  • Entertainment
    3.3
    3.5
  • Spa & Fitness
    3.8
    4.0
  • Family & Children
    0.7
    1.0
  • Shore Excursions
    3.1
    4.0
  • Enrichment
    3.3
    2.0
  • Service
    4.4
    4.5
  • Value-for-Money
    3.5
    4.0
Editor Rating
4.5
Member Rating
Why Choose Sirena?
  • Pro: Cozy, small ship with excellent cuisine
  • Con: Standard cabins are small; weak enrichment program
  • Bottom Line: Port-intensive itineraries in an upmarket setting

Sirena Overview

By Carolyn Spencer Brown, Editor in Chief

Sirena, which debuted in April 2016, is the fourth of defunct Renaissance Cruises' R-class vessels to join the Oceania Cruises fleet. (The others are Regatta, Insignia and Nautica.) In many ways, it's identical to its siblings, with key attributes being its small size and ability to offer itineraries in both marquee and out-of-the-way ports.

After acquiring the ship from Princess Cruises (where it had sailed as Ocean Princess), Oceania gave the ship a major refurbishment, and the 1990s-built vessel now feels almost brand new. Special attention was paid to revamping all cabins with new soft goods and upholstery, upgrading restaurant galleys and modernizing decor, and completely re-outfitting the beautiful teak-lined pool deck.

Sirena got some extra modifications as well. Suites were completely redecorated and in some cases, as with its top-of-the-line owners' accommodations, were reconstructed to offer an airier feel. In light of the popularity of the Red Ginger Asian-fusion restaurant on larger siblings Marina and Riviera, Sirena is the first R-class vessel to get its own dedicated version. (This was done by combining two popular eateries, the Italian Toscana and meat-lovers Polo Grill into one, now called the Tuscan Steakhouse, and adding Red Ginger in the now-vacant spot.)

In other culinary news, Sirena is the first Oceania ship to try out a new concept at lunch. Jacques Bistro, hosted in the Grand Restaurant every day but embarkation day, offers French fare via menus that rotate every 14 days.

Oceania's Sirena is a great ship if small size matters and if you want a cozy and elegant yet unpretentious home base while you spend long days exploring ports of call.

Sirena Fellow Passengers

Oceania markets mainly to English-speaking travelers from the United States, Canada, the U.K. and Australia. Passengers typically are seasoned travelers in the 50-plus demographic.

Sirena Dress Code

Plan for country club casual, and you'll be fine. Casual tropical wear is the norm during the days onboard. Pack pretty, flowing skirt/pants outfits for women, and jackets and maybe one tie for men for evening attire. There are no formal nights, though many passengers do dress for the welcome dinner.

Sirena Inclusions

Gratuities are not included in the cruise fare. Passengers in standard category cabins pay $16 per person, per day. Those in suites, all of which have butler service, pay $23 per person, per day.

Dining at all restaurants onboard Oceania Sirena is included in fares; there are no service fees levied. While alcohol costs extra, soft drinks, bottled water and coffee drinks are complimentary.

Oceania has evolved into a more inclusive cruise experience with its OLife Choice promotion. Passengers can choose an inclusion from a list that includes a beverage package, shipboard credit or shore excursions.

Next:  Sirena Cabins

By Carolyn Spencer Brown, Editor in Chief

104 Sirena Reviews from our Cruise Critic Community

Start your review of Sirena
Click to rate
neilrr
Member Since 2005
21 reviews
2,248 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My partner and I had travelled once before with Oceania on the Regatta and were underwhelmed by our first trip with them. We are seasoned cruisers with this being my 34th cruise and my partner’s 35th. We saw this late Transatlantic ... Read more
seadiamond
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
56 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
I had sailed on Oceania 3 times on the Marina & Riviera the disappointment was not about the size of the ship it was the decline of Oceania in general. Embarkation: Process went well, fast and easy. Walked aboard, instead of a ... Read more
Joytalotta
Member Since 2017
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
My brother and brother in law are frequent Oceania cruiser and convinced my husband and I to join them. What a wonderful experience, from exceptional food, staff and comfort. The majority of the entertainment was exceptional. A string ... Read more
Cruise Deals

Oceania Cruises Fleet

Close ×
See Deals on Sirena up to 82% off
Close ×
See Deals on Sirena up to 82% off