Length: 785 ft
Registry: Marshall Islands
One of the best cruise ships in the world - fantastic food and lovely comfortable staterooms, a valueBest For People Who Want
A casual experience on a medium-sized ship cruise; a port-intensive itinerary; a focus on fine cuisine; open seating dining; no additional charge alternative restaurants; a strict smoking policyShould Be Avoided By People Who Prefer
Mainstream cruise lines with singing waitersOnboard Experience
A definite step up from the original Oceania Ships which essentially maintained the original REnaissance decor - marina is a remarkably beautiful ship with stunning furniture and appropriately tasteful finishings throughout.Public Rooms
Well heeled people who are down to earth and know smart buyers when they meet them
As previous Oceania cruisers, my wife and I looked forward to our 10 day, Barcelona to Rome cruise on the new Marina. We can confirm the glowing reports that have been circulating about the vessel. However two negative comments need to be made. The designers of the ship (and their publicity folks) stress the benefits of each stateroom having a tub and a separate shower. To make room for that tub, the triangular shower is very small. A normal person cannot comfortably turn around without bumping into the walls, much less bend over to retrieve an errant piece of soap. What a poor design. Not one of the passengers that I spoke with even considered using the tub. A major design mistake. Secondly, when the wifi is used in the cabins, the reception is very bad. There are frequent drops. The on-board computer guru admitted that only the computer lab offers decent connectivity. Not designing the proper wifi connectivity on a brand new ship is extremely poor planning. While the dining venues on the Marina are very good, everything should be top rated for a cruise of this price.