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Santiago (Valparaiso) to the South Pacific Cruise Reviews

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No more Crystal for us

Review for Crystal Symphony to South Pacific

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rumcow
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

We have been sailing Crystal since 2001, on the Harmony, Symphony, and Serenity. Usually we do back-to-back cruises (our last was 35 days from Valparaiso to Auckland on the Symphony in a PH cabin). It will be our last on any Crystal ship. Now that Crystal has chopped up its cruises into mini 5-day segments, and "relaxed" its dress code, it has become a down-scale cruise line. We have always ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Penthouse with Verandah


Better and better each time

Review for Crystal Symphony to South Pacific

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mskatiemae
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I have now taken 4 voyages on Crystal Symphony, and 11 total on Crystal (including one river cruise) and on this cruise had the best combination of sea days and (to me) new interesting ports to visit. I felt the service was better than ever. The staff were happy and did seem more relaxed and content, which helps me feel more relaxed during my vacation. Ambassador hosts were charming and good ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window


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


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


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


Wonderful itinerary on a rather tired ship

Review for Crystal Symphony to South Pacific

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travelberlin
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

This was our first cruise with Crystal. We have cruised more than 30 times before with several cruise lines including Azamara, Oceania, Silversea and Celebrity. Our experience on board the Crystal Symphony was Ok but not really from an exceptional quality, as many loyals to Crystal emphasize. First impression Our first impression was very good. Embarcation was smooth and cabins were ready. Our ...
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Sail Date: January 2014


South Seas and Easter Island

Review for Marina to South Pacific

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carld
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was our first experience traveling with Oceania. We usually choose our cruise based on the itinerary. We had always wanted to see Easter Island and Pitcairn Island so we booked the trip. Oceania was offering free air as well as free internet and prepaid gratuities. They also offered $500 in onboard credit and our travel agent also gave us $500 in onboard credit. Even with inflated wine and ...
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Sail Date: December 2013


Easter Island and French Polynesia

Review for Marina to South Pacific

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carld
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was our first experience traveling with Oceania. We usually choose our cruise based on the itinerary. We had always wanted to see Easter Island and Pitcairn Island so we booked the trip. Oceania was offering free air as well as free internet and prepaid gratuities. They also offered $500 in onboard credit and our travel agent also gave us $500 in onboard credit. Even with inflated wine and ...
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Sail Date: December 2013


A Wonderful Cruise!

Review for Marina to South Pacific

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cassandra44
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We had been trying to get to the South Pacific for some time and had always been thwarted in our efforts. Then we noticed the Oceania cruise from Valparaiso. A bit of a tight squeeze getting there after Christmas but the flight arrangements Toronto-Miami-Santiago worked out just fine. We took the transfer from Santiago to the port of Valparaiso - a very busy port and it was interesting to watch ...
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Sail Date: December 2013


Uneven Experience with Oceania

Review for Marina to South Pacific

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trevaann
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The Marina is a beautiful ship with large open areas. Even when the ship is completely full, as it was for us, you do not feel crowded anywhere. On the top of the ship is a running track and below it and above the pool another walking area. Unfortunately, both are without cover and provide the only options for walking outside since there is no promenade deck on this ship. Also, on the top deck you ...
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Sail Date: December 2013


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