Marina was launched in 2011 and is the newest vessel in the Oceania Cruises fleet. It underwent refurbishing projects in 2016. This cruise ship is recommended for mature cruisers who enjoy good food and service, plenty of space and a casual country club ambiance. The 66,084 tonne Marina has 11 passenger decks and can carry 1,250 passengers and 800 crew.
Marina has 629 staterooms in 17 different categories, the majority with private balconies. The largest accommodation on board are the Owner’s Suites, which are more than 2,000 square feet and have a large living room, king-size bed, two walk-in closets, indoor and outdoor whirlpool spas. Standard rooms have Queen-size bed with 1,000-thread-count linens, refrigerated mini-bar with free and unlimited soft drinks and bottled water, Belgian chocolates with nightly turndown service, flat-screen television with live satellite news and programming, DVD player, Wi-Fi, safe, hairdryer, robes and slippers.
The main dining venue on Marina is The Grand Dining Room, which has open seating for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves European-style food. Casual meals are available at the Terrace Café (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and Waves (lunch). There are also specialty restaurants that serve dinner by reservation only. The most notable is French restaurant Jacques, created by Oceania’s culinary director Jacques Pepin. Red Ginger offers pan-Asian cuisine, while Polo Grill specialises in steaks and Toscana offers Tuscan (Italian) dishes.
The onboard Canyon Ranch SpaClub has a spa terrace, steam rooms, styling salon, treatment rooms and a whirlpool. It offers service such as skincare, acupuncture, body wraps, Ayurveda and exotic treatments. The fitness centre has the latest exercise equipment and classes in indoor cycling, aerobics, Pilates and yoga. There is also a fitness track for guests to take a morning walk or jog and a large heated pool.
Marina does not have programs or facilities specifically for children.
– Cruise Passenger
We chose this cruise because of the amazing deal- we ended up with internet, cabin credit, free gratuities, and a drink package, as well as free shore excursions for a very reasonable price. On Celebrity, we always upgrade our beverage package to the premium one, but were really glad that we did not on this cruise. Generally, we mainly drink wine with our dinner, and don’t drink a lot that isn’t around meal times. The basic beverage package covers all wines and beer with meals- with no price limit by the glass. This differs from Celebrity in that the better wines are only available on the premium package. Probably different if you wanted to drink several cocktails in the evenings. -Victoria Darcy
– Cruise Critic
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