Oceana was launched in 2000 and is one of the oldest vessels in the P&O Cruises fleet. The very British ship appeals to cruisers of all ages, including families with children who enjoy the range of activities and facilities for kids. The 77,499 tonne ship has 10 passenger decks and can carry 2,016 passengers and 890 crew.
There are 1,008 staterooms in 25 different categories, from 137 square feet inside cabins to 753 square feet suites. Many have balconies and all feature Egyptian cotton sheets, tea and coffee making facilities, refrigerator, hairdryer, safe, television and good sized en-suite bathrooms with toiletries pack.
There are two main dining rooms on board Oceana, Ligurian and Adriatic, offering a choice of Club Dining (same table at the same time each evening) or Freedom Dining (no fixed seating or times). There are also several casual dining venues including The Plaza buffet. Café Jardin is a specialty restaurant with a contemporary Italian-inspired menu created by Marco Pierre White.
The Oasis Spa Complex has beauty salon, saunas and steam rooms. Treatments include massages, facials, acupuncture, manicures and pedicures. There is a unisex salon and a gym with a range of fitness classes such as indoor cycling, Pilates, yoga, body sculpt boot camp and push ‘n’ lift. Enjoy football, short tennis (rackets can be provided), golf nets and table tennis in the sports court.
There is a free on-board program for two to 17 year olds called The Reef, which is split into four age groups with age-specific activities overseen by qualified staff. Younger kids are divided into Splashers (2-4 year olds), Surfers (5-8 year olds) and Scubas (9-12 year olds). Teenagers (13-17 years) have their own room to chill out, watch movies, play games or participate in coaching sessions, talent shows and parties).
– Cruise Passenger
Staff were friendly and helpful. Cabin was spotlessly clean and the cabin steward was very helpful and efficient I was apprehensive too about sailing on Oceana having read negative reports on cruise critic but I loved it and when you here people moaning about petty things around the ship it makes you realise you can’t please everyone. Good mix of ages and different nationalities on board I loved the atrium and listening to the pianist. . – socharlib
– Cruise Critic
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