but am a bit concerned that by 10;m, the ship "goes to sleep". Can anyone tell me if there is a nightlife and entertainment onboard? Are there at least a lounge or two where live music is played for listening and dancing?
If you prefer large ships with lots of action and nightlife, I really think you should pass on Oceania.
Oceania offers a 685 passenger, 4-5 star food, open seating dining w/4 restaurants, country club casual attire, no children/teen activities, few on board activities other than 3-4 bars, a very small casino (with 2-3 Black Jack Tables and 20-30 slot machines-6 $1 slots), nightly entertainment consisting of a solo singer or comedian or ship staff or piano player, nightly lounge dancing w/no disco type music, wonderful spa/pool/cabins w/balconies and totally port intensive which includes one-two days beginning and end at sea and daily from 8 am to 5 pm port stops. For those of us adults who like to do port activities, come back to a fabulous/casual leisurely dinner followed by a drink/gambling or relaxing entertainment, it is perfection!!
For those of you looking for a bustling ship w/lots of kids/teenagers running around, loads of on board activities and entertainment, lots of passengers and assigned seating and formal nights plus disco dancing into the wee hours, I believe you will be very unhappy w/any of the Oceania ships.
Hope this helps.