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.
|A very disappointing experience|
December 2014 NJWatts
It was a shame as we had upgraded to a Mini-Suite and we were expecting a better standard than we experienced.
The food was disappointing and nowhere nearer others that we have experienced on other lines.
The entertainment ...continue
December 2014 candgholiday
Having sailed on many cruises before (all Caribbean cruises with NCL) we were a little apprehensive after reading some of the reviews on here about our 5 days / 4 nights cruise to Bruges & Amsterdam.
Well............ we had a great ...continue
|Still a great ship|
December 2014 jaypo63
Having read (yet again) some bad reviews on this ship,we really are having a problem understanding who these people are.
This is our third cruise on Oceana and we thought,this time,we are going to keep our eyes peeled for all these dirty ...continue
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