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Your holiday begins the minute you step into Oceana’s bustling atrium with its Caribbean-vibe palm trees and brass, glass-fronted lifts. On board you’ll enjoy a welcoming informal atmosphere with plenty to keep kids entertained. Adults can indulge in the spa, hedge bets in the casino or rela x with a cocktail on the terrace.

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New year cruise
By Susan Ingersoll on 11 January 2019
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This was our 5th New year cruise with friends and family. Previous ones have been exceptional so we were all looking forward to it. However, although the ship was beautifully decorated there was very little festive atmosphere. The waiters at the table never smiled, service was very slow, they seemed to have far too many tables to serve. Service in the bars was also slow. The biggest disappointment was New Year’s Eve. At 11.30 dancing...


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New Year short cruise
By Mrs S Saunders on 11 January 2019
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An experiment for us to cruise over New Year. Oceana looked lovely – really pretty. Went back to fixed dining for a change – the service was very slow indeed. We were too late to get seats in the Theatre on several of the five evenings and only managed once by missing out coffee. The wine waiter was also appallingly slow. Wine, when you have finished your main course, is just not on. The entertainment...


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Christmas 2018
By Brenda Bateman on 07 January 2019
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Once again the Oceana was beautifully decorated and the food very good. Disappointed with entertainment this cruise, felt that apart from the Headliners, other evening entertainment was poor. On an excursion in Lisbon, we had two stops of one hour which was not adequate time to see anything, it was a waste of our time and money. On a more cheerful note, the dance teachers, Stuart & Jane, were extremely friendly and provided a very...


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Festive cruise
By Trevor Holmes on 02 January 2019
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On Oceana from 3rd to 15 the Dec 2018. Madeira, The Canaries and Lisbon. Overall a wonderful experience. From embarkation to disembarkation the service, food, entertainment was in my opinion second to none. Will certainly be back.


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Disappointing return to P&O
By Terrence Jane on 02 January 2019
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We last cruised with P&O in 2007 when we cruised in the Oceana around the West Indies. Sailing on Dec 3, 2018, we returned to Oceana for my father’s 90th birthday celebration together with a total of 11 members of our family. The ship has recently been refurbished so was clean and tidy though the decor is not stunning. Last time we had a balcony cabin, this time we had an inside cabin configured with...


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Cruise 9.11.18 to 21.11.18
By Susan Barlow on 29 November 2018
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Excellent cruise in every way superb entertainment, band the Waves brilliant. Food and staff great. Enjoyed the tours out. Captain gave regular bulletins on weather, which was reassuring when the sea was rough and gave us a thought for today.


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Friendly Cruise
By Mildred Turner on 16 November 2018
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Very enjoyable cruise, Oceana looked good refurbished cabin very clean very comfortable beds. This cruise was Iberian Coast and into the Med lovely ports and good berths in most ports. Thoroughly enjoyable. Cabin B523 superb.


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Mixed blessings
By Brian Singleton on 22 October 2018
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The Ship, Food, Staff and Entertainment were all excellent. Cruising is never cheap, so the small niggling costs and petty rules were very irritating – no free coffee on the Tui flight – no alcohol brought onto ship(mine was confiscated!) – on black tie nights some bars wouldn’t serve you due to ‘dress code’ – Wi-Fi was appallingly slow and cost £60 for 7 days! – I have never had to pay anywhere for internet...


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Rough seas
By Sandra price on 19 October 2018
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Weather not the kindest on this cruise. Skirted hurricane first day out resulting in half ship suffering seasickness. Storm second week and ship hit by lightning. Itinerary changed cancelling Mykonos and Gythion. None of this however stopped us having a great time. Ship is lovely. Staff so friendly and attentive. Food and entertainment very good. Booked another cruise already


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Greek Islands
By Grace Slater on 12 October 2018
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Great holiday especially visiting the Acropolis in Athens. P & O had to avoid a tropical storm but still enabled the passengers to see wonderful places. Staff & food all excellent.


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Disability toilets
By Lynda Richards on 04 October 2018
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We went on the Oceana 13th September. The cruise was brilliant and the weather lovely. Even though she is getting a bit dated the Oceana is a great ship. The staff are so friendly. We had freedom dining which worked well. The only thing that annoyed us was that the disability toilets were in the main toilets. As I am a wheelchair user my husband had to take me into the ladies which he found...


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Tired and dated ship
By Jon Beal on 04 October 2018
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We got to our cabin and found an old sock in a drawer and a used toothbrush in the bathroom. The furniture was rickety and falling apart which set the tone for the rest of the ship. Corridors with dirty walls and drab carpet. Entertainment was 3rd rate. The whole ship needs a refit. The food was nice enough but I couldn’t believe the fruit juice dispenser was water only after breakfast. I won’t cruise...


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Wonderful family holiday on Oceana
By Fran Puddick on 01 October 2018
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My family (two adults and 5yo) had a lovely time on Oceana last week, sailing between Croatia and Italy. From start to finish we were looked after wonderfully by the team at P&O Cruises. The Reef Rangers at the onboard kids club were particularly good – we struggled to get our little girl to spend time with us she was enjoying herself so much and she came away with not just a folder full of...


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Fantastic!!
By S Bennett on 01 October 2018
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Wow! What an amazing cruise! Loved every minute. Excellent customer service, wonderful meals, fantastic destinations…..what’s not to like. Oh and brilliant weather (though , this cannot be guaranteed)! First time with P & O ….will not be the last!!


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Croatia / Greece cruise
By Andrew Eric Stockham on 28 September 2018
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The ship is smaller than some of the P and O fleet but has a nice feel to it, entertainment was good, plenty of activities throughout the day, the ports of call on this cruise were very good. I had freedom dining but had to wait 45 mins every night for a table which was a little annoying. The drinks are not overly expensive at the bar, and we had no trouble finding a sunbed...


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More!!
By Clive Rippin on 27 September 2018
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This was my first cruise with P&O and it won’t be my last. Can’t fault the waiting staff, friendly and efficient. The ship was very clean and tidy (Oceana). I am looking forward to going on my next trip in the new year.


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14 night fly cruise Eastern med
By John Naylor on 21 September 2018
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The cruise visited Athens, Santorini, Rhodes, Crete, back to Malta then on to Dubrovnik, Hvar, Venice, Split and back to Malta. An excellent itinerary and of course on this trip excellent weather. We flew East Midlands at (0610) to Malta. 3 hours flight, Jet 2 comfortable aircraft for a budget carrier, plenty of leg room but would not like to fly more than this on this type of aircraft. 1 hour after landing we were...


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Good standard of service but needs to catch up with newer ships
By Carole Nelson on 21 September 2018
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Booked cruise for locations on offer rather than for the ship itself (no problem with the places we visited). Have been on newer P&O ships and you can certainly tell the difference. Cabin small and dated and the balcony tiny and compares badly with balcony cabins on the newer ships. Biggest bugbear was the ‘freedom dining’ option – a total misnomer unless you are prepared to eat on tables for 8 when requiring to eat...


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Trip 16th August two weeks
By Christine Francis on 11 September 2018
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Enjoyed ship but a few hidden costs on trips no WIFI only if you pay, I think in this day and age it should come with the price of the holiday if you were staying in a 5 Star hotel it would be free. Hairdryer in room so old fashion. Have to pay now for room service which used to be free during the day timing of shows if you are 8-30 sittings. Not good...


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First time cruise
By Denise & Gordon Kirkwood on 07 September 2018
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Excited about our first cruise, our flight was from Manchester to Malta, we had 14 days on the Oceana and what a fabulous 14 days it was, the food was superb with plenty of choices, the service was excellent staff very friendly and helpful and the ship was beautiful. We had 9 ports of call and thoroughly enjoyed every one of them, what a way to see the world, would highly recommend going on a...


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