Updated by Adam Coulter, U.K. Editor (4.0)
For adults, plenty of bars, restaurants, shops, lounges and a nightclub provide options for distraction. And Oceana does offer a high-quality cruise -- particularly in food and wine -- for a reasonable price. Inclusive fare in the main dining room is consistently solid, and Cafe Jardin, a for-fee bistro created by celebrity chef Marco Pierre White, is a standout. Wine critic Olly Smith advises P&O on all things wine, and he has come up with an exceptional wine list -- 86 in all, including a blend made especially for P&O, Porta Palo. The wine list also features English wines -- both sparkling and still.
Families, in particular, will appreciate Oceana's informal atmosphere and kid-friendly vibe (at least during school holidays). Oceana has four pools (two in the middle and one at either end), all open to the elements, and six whirlpools. A small sports court occupies the funnel, with a couple of golf driving ranges and basketball hoops.
Launched in 2000, the ship went into dry dock in December 2012 for a £1 million ($1.5) refurbishment. The main changes are:
Le Club, Oceana's nightclub and bar area, has been given a total redesign and refit
the spa and salon have been refreshed
most of the public area carpet was replaced
the Horizon Grill has had new upholstery
an aerobics studio has replaced the golf simulator near the spa
selected cabins have been spruced up.
A major bonus for passengers is that there is no automatic 15 percent service charge added to drinks or wine bills, and cash tips are not expected by bar staff.
|First and Last Cruise|
January 2014 amoaraj
Embarkation was efficient and quick both at registration and transportation to the cabin with use of ‘mobility support’. Good start we thought.
The Captain we had for the first part of the cruise made excessive use of the word ...continue
|Oceana to Caribbean - perfect way to escape winter|
January 2014 Host Sharon
Oceana to Caribbean, January 2014
Thursday 2 Jan
SW Force 3
What a difference a day makes – after yesterday’s floods and rain the day dawned bright and clear and I woke in time to watch Oceana ...continue
|Fantastic cruise E330 19/12/2013|
December 2013 jaypo63
We felt we should write a small review in response to some of the negative reviews we have read re this cruise and ship.
Although we do sympathise with the couple who`s cabin flooded due to a faulty toilet but I`m sure this is an isolated ...continue
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