Cruise line is great
Oceania Cruises is consistently outstanding.
Oceania Sirena is remodeled and looks fantastic. All updates were a pleasant surprise as we liked the old style too.
This was a great cruise. Wine cruise. Special wine events and a wine tasting that was excellent. We will book this cruise again sometime.
It was a wonderful holiday cruise...enjoyed every minute!
We have used Affordable tours for several trips in the past and will continue to check with them first when we are looking to travel.
This is our third Oceania cruise and we have found that of all the cruise lines we have traveled they have the best cuisine and service.
Time in port wasd often too short, and some of the port selections were ok at best. To be fair, the weather was pretty bad which was a downer as well.
Great trip!! Nadia is wonderful!! Thank you!!
It wasn't easy finding a cruise line with extensive and well-balanced vegan fare but we found it (for my husband) in Oceania Cruise Lines. And the rest of the food selection (for me) definitely lived up to its high reputation. Happily, the cruise was also wonderful in other ways: quiet, comfortable interior stateroom; outstanding entertainment including Broadway-quality performers and a lovely (daily) string quartet and pianist; exceptional staff service and care that went way beyond the call of duty - and much more. When traveling with my husband, we will likely always book with Oceania.
Jody was Fabulous! He always kept us up to date and answered all my questions promptly. Very knowledgeable and professional.
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.
We always book our cruises with you. The personnel have changed but the service and value remain good.
Wonderful cruise experience!
Oceania is a great cruise line in almost all respects.
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.
Susan was accessible, courteous and always helpful. I intend to call her soon for future bookings.
Oceania is a deluxe cruise line. We loved our cabin and the amenities were all superior. Staff were outstanding and food was all delicious. It was a great vacation!
I will continue to recommend Oceania to friends and family. Based on our age demographic, I cannot imagine a cruise line that can exceed the hospitality, professionalism and politeness of the Oceania organization. The food is superb; matching fine restaurants worldwide.
Robert was terrific!
The primary destination for me on this cruise was Easter Island. It was a huge disappointment that we were not able to go ashore there because of large waves and swells. This was a crushing blow, and the operator did not warn of the possibility beforehand.
Jody provided excellant service and followup. Looking forward to continued relationship with Affordabletours.
We love Oceania Cruise Line. Once you've experienced the top notch service and the food, it's very hard to consider anything else. On this trans-Atlantic crossing, the captain had to skip the 2 stops in the Canary Islands because of a monster storm producing super high waves and he wasn't able to substitute any other places for those ports. Consequently we had several more sea days than originally expected; however, this can happen on any cruise.
Oceania's food, service and amenities were excellent once again.
The trip was with Oceania Cruise Line. This was our 4th trip with this cruise line, so we are very familiar with the services offered, etc. However, it appears one thing has changed which we did not care for. Specifically, the tours on our previous 3 cruises were much better -- we were taken to the places described in the description and we actually got a tour of that particular place inside and out This time, despite picking tours/excursions of the same caliber per the description in the catalog, we were taken to the location, shown the outside and given a brief explanation and were then given "free time" (20-40 minutes only) to use the toilets and shop for cheap souvenirs. This was VERY disappointing, especially since some of these locations really had a lot to see/offer on the inside. Of particular disappointment was the fact that we did NOT get to go inside La Sacrada Familia Church in Barcelona. Moreover, even if we had wanted to go inside, we only had about 40 minutes of free time before leaving that spot, so we could not have waited in line and toured the inside of the church. This "format" of the tours was consistent throughout the cruise, and was not something we enjoyed, nor did we feel we got our money's worth since the tours run $150-$250 per person.
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.
Steve has always been gracious, extremely helpful and gives us ideas on the best ways to travel in the USA!!! I have already booked a cruises with Steve for 2019!! He's the best.
Oceania's air department leaves a lot to be desired. I understand they try to book flights at the lowest cost to them using prevailing industry standards. However, the routing can be quite an experience in itself. If one needs a better routing after the computer spits out the "world flight" itineary, then the passenger is left calling Oceania to pay a $175 change fee + any applicable cost increases the flight changes may require. In our case they had us flying west to east on the outbound leg. I was able to convince Oceania to make a more acceptable air change without any costs to me. We loved having a three night stay in port at St. Petersburg, Russia. Even so, we couldn't possibly do all the touring required to cover that city! Gotta go back someday! This was our sixth Oceania cruise. Their consistency in service, safety, food, excursion management and selection, like minded passenger load, ports of call, small ship size are all first class and second to none at their price point.
Thanks to Jason everything was in place and the trip went very, very smoothly.
Oceania kept all their promises. I needed special attention for severe food allergies and they went above and beyond what I expected. This makes travel possible for me in the future. Great company! The ship was beautiful and clean - the service above and beyond expectation.
Can't go wrong with Oceania.
Dawn, once again you booked us a winning vacation. All arrangements were perfect.
Oceania Riviera is very good, almost flawless, highly recommended
Everything was Ok, but internet service on Nautica was a little bit slow. Signal was poor and even WIFI calling was not available because of poor signal
I have booked many tours and cruises through Affordabletours.com and have not experienced any problems. The staff I dealt with were courteous and on the ball eventhough I am located on the other side of the planet. The prices quoted were very reasonable, often with additional perks attached. I have always recommended my friends to use their services.
we had an amazing cruise with Oceania as always no complains
Cannot begin to express our gratitude and wouldn't hesitate to not only refer you but also travel again with Affordable and Oceania. Thank you very much for the onboard credit.
Staff on MV Sirena were first class and service could not be falted. However the ship is showing its age and is looking a little tired. Too many niggling mechanical issues. The operator filed to mention that ships in Brazilian waters and sailing between Brazilian port incur a 25% Government duty on all onboard purchases, including drinks. This is a big hit and did not go down well with passengers
Our cruise with Oceania on the Riviera was amazing and everything we were promised. We were celebrating our 25th Wedding anniversary and it was perfect for us. The ship, cabin, dining and service were 5 star. We loved our cabin - a good size, with plenty of storage and a wonderful bathroom. I recommend spending the money for concierge level. We enjoyed the Canyon Ranch Spa and workout areas. The show entertainment in the theatre was just okay, but the piano bar and string quartet were very enjoyable. We only went on one Oceania excursion and it was good, but the excursions are expensive and ours was rushed...hard to get through everything in a day. With that said, we did many excursions with local companies and on our own and that worked for us. We really enjoyed the cooking class we took on the ship and dinner and La Reserve was a great experience. All of the dinner dining options were top notch...breakfast was just okay - we liked it best in the grand dining room. Internet access was not great, but it worked well enough to get us by. We are looking forward to our next cruise with Oceania.
We were given incredible service by Mandy at Affordable Tours. Ms. Mandy not only found us an amazing tour package on a top of the line cruise line, but also helped us navigate the ins and outs of international travel, travel insurance and excursion tours. She was consistently helpful and went the extra mile to make our tour a series of precious memories we will long treasure. Thanks Mandy, and thanks Affordable Tours!
Oceania is outstanding and has become our preferred cruise line.
Trip was well-run but suited to over 70s. Not ideal if you are much younger as the on board ship activities are designed for older people.
Staff was exceptional. ALWAYS courteous and smiling. There was an excellent wine package selection. Tours were okay. Good itinerary.
Best price I could find for this specific cruise!
We had booked a cruise with a travel agent at AffordableTours.com and had such a good experience we decided to book another tour through the company. Unfortunately, our regular agent was not available (on leave) and we got transferred to another agent. This agent was nothing short of AMAZING. She called us back right away (time was an issue because we wanted to take advantage of a promotion that was ending soon). She booked our trip, got us a GREAT room, an amazing upgrade to our room, and even gave us a substantial amount of shipboard credit! Any time there was action requested and/or a change to our cruise itinerary, she notified us right away. She also made sure to follow-up with me personally for each and every question I had. I would definitely recommend AffordableTours.com to anyone interested when booking their next vacation!
This is the 3rd time that we have traveled on Oceania's Marina and we have always been more than satisfied. Food choices and quality are consistently rated among the best, and the quality of service is beyond excellent. Cabin size is among the largest and there are plenty of shelves, drawers, enough closet space, etc. to put everything away. Bathrooms have marble fixtures and both a bathtub and separate shower. Public spaces are beautifully furnished. This cruise line caters to the over 55 age range and there is really nothing for children to do on this ship.
Oceania was a wonderful cruise line...Staff and food were awesome! We would definitely book with them again. Loved the smaller ship size ..very relaxing ship with lots of attentive staff. Awesome line!!