Originally Posted by paljoeysmom
I am booked on the Marina for the March sailing to the Caribbean. Like you I have been on the Regatta (which was lovely!) and am now looking forward to this sailing.
Which resturant did you enjoy the most? Also, did you take any courses at the Culinary Center? I have been looking for menu's for each of the speciality resturants & even checked the Oceania Website under already booked to see the menu's but they aren't there.
What did you enjoy most about the ship? BTW, we are booked into a B4 balcony as well, so let us know how the service and the room were.
The ship is lovely ..large (IMO) compared to the R-ships but still very spacious
Did not care for the library ...R-ships much better
We only went to Red Ginger ..it was OK but then food is subjective
The NEW Terrace Cafe is very nice with the grill to order station
Tables were a little closer together than on the R-ships also in the GDR
We did not take any culinary classes so cannot comment
Sample Menus are located @
Oceania Cruises - Explore Ships - Marina - Dining - Restaurants
The cabin B4 with larger balcony was a bit larger than the R-ships but we found the storage slightly smaller
Did not care for the tub in bathroom & the shower was no improvement except it has a door instead of the friendly curtain
some photos at
Travel the world through Webshots photos!
We had met several of the past crew members so it was fun to see them again
There was a GI bug going around the ship on our cruise so we did not do many things ..tried to stick to ourselves
I was disappointed that Oceania did not post a notice that the bug was on the previous cruise & by mid cruise they closed off the handling of any utensils in the buffet (not that there is many anyway as the crew do the serving)
The cruise following our I heard were notified & had hand sanitizers left in the cabins
No special Afternoon tea that they usually have on longer sailings I suspect because of the bug
All in all it was a good cruise, service was good since we were on the 3 rd cruise there were some very new crew members still finding their way
entertainment ..well We found most of it not as good as the R-ships but that is subjective ..others enjoyed the productions shows
Hope that helps