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Oceania Insignia Cruise Reviews

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Beautiful Ship, shame the food, service and entertainment don’t match
"After 45 cruises, the sale prices on Caribbean cruises due to the cancellation of Cuban cruises and the luxury, premier branding of Oceania convinced us to try the Insignia. The ship itself is truly a classic..."Read More
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Clholz

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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Pleasant escape from Winter, along Pacific coast of Central & South America

Review for Insignia to South America

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Overthewaves

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

Oceania cruises are great for couples (nothing interesting for children or singles) This cruise was from San Franciso to Santiago Chile, i.e. a 22-day section of a world cruise. In addition to embarkation and debarkation, we visited these ports: Santa Barbara and San Diego in USA; Cabo, Ixtapa, Acapulco and Puerto Chapas in Mexico; Puerto Quetzel in Gautemala, Acajutla in El Salvador; Manta ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom


The crew was great, but the food not so good!

Review for Insignia to Panama Canal & Central America

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OldBob22

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I am a veteran of cruising, and have been on Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Viking and Carnival numerous times. For the extra money paid for an Oceania cruise, I really expected more. I wanted the Panama Canal, full transit itinerary, and when we booked, Oceania was the only one going all the way through. I must say, the crew and service was fantastic. Because the gratuity was included, I did ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Small ship is the way to go

Review for Insignia to Caribbean - All

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stoshb

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

My TA had been suggesting that I try Oceania as I liked Celebrity. The stars aligned just right and my oldest son and his girl friend got the nod for this trip. So glad I did. Did not want to get off. Just love the smaller ship. We have had good service on other ships, but this was as good or better than any others. So nice to not have to pay for fancy coffee, or ice cream, or soft ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom


Great Small Ship Experience - Happy Holidays

Review for Insignia to Caribbean - All

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BrocktonCruiser

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We originally booked this cruise intending to spend the holidays visiting Cuba, but when those plans were disrupted we opted to stay on Insignia to visit the Caribbean. We are glad we did. Ports included St. Barths, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and San Juan, Puerto Rico. We booked private tours ashore and enjoyed the ports. It was our first time on Oceania, and on a cruise with so few ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite


Hard to find any negatives

Review for Insignia to South America

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ronaldlknight

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This year, we dumped Viking, after a decade, because of the recent cutbacks to their on-board experience. We were delighted to find none of those annoyances on Insignia. The food is outstanding. We enjoyed trying a lot of "luxury" foods that we don't have at home: oysters Rockefeller; caviar; lobster, escargot, filet mignon, etc. And we enjoyed the wide variety of fresh fruits, especially ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


A tale of two ships

Review for Insignia to Caribbean - All

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flobo

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

i actually did not choose this cruise. we were joining friends, who had chosen this cruise for its cuba itinerary. we were quite reluctant to sign on because oceania charges SO much for their cruises, and the price was very very high! when the itinerary was changed, and cuba was no longer included in the route, the price dropped significantly, and even though oceania would have given us a full ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


So disappointing!! Never again!!!

Review for Insignia to Caribbean - All

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eric33

10+ Cruises

Age 30s

First off we are loyal Holland America customers. On average spend about four months a year on Holland. But the food quality has been slipping so bad we thought let's try another cruise line. Oceania claims to be the best food at sea. So it seemed like an obvious choice! First off is the ship itself. Honestly, they have done an amazing job refurbishing the ship and it is truly gorgeous. The ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom


Elegant, quiet cruise.

Review for Insignia to Caribbean - Western

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Roccaforte

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Originally scheduled for Cuban ports, Insignia had to change its itinerary. We were offered a big discount to sail to the Western Caribbean. Cozumel, Roatan, Belize and Costa Maya were substituted. None of these ports was very interesting. Because of the change each port of call was mobbed with 3 or 4 mega ships already docked. In two ports we had to tender. We chose to stay onboard several ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite


Smallest ship we've been on

Review for Insignia to Caribbean - All

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Gumby152

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Heard about quality of this cruise line and price was right. The food was as good as promised. The specialty restaurant (free) Toscana was simply outstanding. The grand dinning room and the buffet were also above average. The ship was nicely appointed and the crew was very good. The small size (680 passangers) was both an advantage and disadvantage. More crew to passangers, but ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom


So disappointed in this cruise.

Review for Insignia to Caribbean - All

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HAZELF

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this as an add on cruise after going transatlantic on celebrity silhouette which was great. We had been on Crystal in February and had been highly recommended Oceania by friends so We thought Wed try it and compare. Embarkation didn’t go smoothly as neither the travel agent or the cruise company let us know where they were leaving from and we were asking all up and down the docks ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View (obstructed view)


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