The ship was going into dry dock to be refurbished after this cruise. There were issues with the ship that I believe made this necessary. The staff was wonderful. The food was excellent. The one issue was in the room where shows were presented was that the viewing was not tiered. If you weren't on the first row, you didn't see everything. This isn't being corrected in the refurbishment. Personally, I wouldn't book another cruise on this ship.
Wonderful cruise experience!
This was our first real "ocean" cruise; and Oceania was superb. For most travel experiences, we prefer River Cruising or Land Tours; and we are not interested in long, open ocean cruises with many days just at sea, especially with very large passenger counts. This cruise had about 550 passengers and, for the venue (Alaska/BC), the size was about right. Food was good, service was impeccable and the suites were VERY nice. Tours were good, but we were held to FOUR excursions (7 day cruise) due to travel between ports and very limited time (1/2 day only) in each port. IF we decide to cruise in smaller ocean areas (Baltic, Adriatic, etc.) we would definitely consider Oceania as our cruise line.
Oceania is a wonderful cruise line. We had a great time. The staff is friendly, and knowledgeable. The food is exceptional. Loved it.
Absolutely great experience, loved the owner's suite for our family (with nearby suite for our adult children). Stunning scenery/itinerary. Amazing food and wide range of excursions. Liked the size of the ship too; not too big.
Oceania is outstanding and has become our preferred cruise line.
Dollar for dollar there is nothing to compare with Oceania the mass market 2000 to 5000 pax ships all charge an absurd premium, as much as $150 pp/pd for their small ships which are fix seating, extra everything and 800 pax. Its like paying for the pres suite at motel 6..... there is no value in the mass market's small ships..... nothing at all.
I would not book another trip with Oceania (the Operator) only because I've decided that cruising is not for me. I prefer land tours. However, for those wanting a cruise, Oceania met the majority of my expectations. The company needs to provide better excursions but otherwise the trip was fine.