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Sirena Review

2018 Best for Dining
2018 Best for Fitness & Recreation
2018 Best for Service
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4.5 / 5.0
230 reviews

Cozy, small ship with excellent cuisine
Standard cabins are small; weak enrichment program
Bottom Line
Port-intensive itineraries in an upmarket setting




Passenger to Crew


Shore Excursions
Sails To
Asia, Mediterranean, Baltic Sea, Caribbean, Panama Canal & Central America
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Carolyn Spencer Brown
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Sirena Overview

Sirena, which debuted in April 2016, is the fourth of defunct Renaissance Cruises' R-class vessels to join the Oceania Cruises fleet. (The others are Regatta, Insignia and Nautica.) In many ways, it's identical to its siblings, with key attributes being its small size and ability to offer itineraries in both marquee and out-of-the-way ports.

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After acquiring the ship from Princess Cruises (where it had sailed as Ocean Princess), Oceania gave the ship a major refurbishment, and the 1990s-built vessel now feels almost brand new. Special attention was paid to revamping all cabins with new soft goods and upholstery, upgrading restaurant galleys and modernizing decor, and completely re-outfitting the beautiful teak-lined pool deck.

Sirena got some extra modifications as well. Suites were completely redecorated and in some cases, as with its top-of-the-line owners' accommodations, were reconstructed to offer an airier feel. In light of the popularity of the Red Ginger Asian-fusion restaurant on larger siblings Marina and Riviera, Sirena is the first R-class vessel to get its own dedicated version. (This was done by combining two popular eateries, the Italian Toscana and meat-lovers Polo Grill into one, now called the Tuscan Steakhouse, and adding Red Ginger in the now-vacant spot.)

In other culinary news, Sirena is the first Oceania ship to try out a new concept at lunch. Jacques Bistro, hosted in the Grand Restaurant every day but embarkation day, offers French fare via menus that rotate every 14 days.

Oceania's Sirena is a great ship if small size matters and if you want a cozy and elegant yet unpretentious home base while you spend long days exploring ports of call.

Top Sirena Itineraries

10 night europe - northern cruise

Southampton, Paris, Saint-Malo, La Rochelle-La Pallice, Bordeaux, Bordeaux, Bilbao, Southampton

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Fellow Passengers

Oceania markets mainly to English-speaking travelers from the United States, Canada, the U.K. and Australia. Passengers typically are seasoned travelers in the 50-plus demographic.

Oceania Sirena Dress Code

Plan for country club casual, and you'll be fine. Casual tropical wear is the norm during the days onboard. Pack pretty, flowing skirt/pants outfits for women, and jackets and maybe one tie for men for evening attire. There are no formal nights, though many passengers do dress for the welcome dinner.

Sirena Inclusions

Gratuities are not included in the cruise fare. Passengers in standard category cabins pay $16 per person, per day. Those in suites, all of which have butler service, pay $23 per person, per day.

Dining at all restaurants onboard Oceania Sirena is included in fares; there are no service fees levied. While alcohol costs extra, soft drinks, bottled water and coffee drinks are complimentary.

Oceania has evolved into a more inclusive cruise experience with its OLife Choice promotion. Passengers can choose an inclusion from a list that includes a beverage package, shipboard credit or shore excursions.

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Sirena Ratings

Public Rooms5.04.1
Fitness Recreation4.03.6
Value For Money4.03.4

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Oceania Sirena cruises to Southampton, Invergordon (Inverness), Greenock (Glasgow), Liverpool, Dublin, Cobh (Cork), Saint-Malo, Plymouth, St. John's (Newfoundland), Corner Brook, Quebec City, Montreal, Monaco (Monte Carlo), Florence (Livorno), Rome (Civitavecchia), Positano (Amalfi), Corfu, Kotor, Dubrovnik, Venice, Bari, Argostoli (Kefalonia), Taormina (Messina), Portofino, Marseille, Barcelona, Cartagena (Spain), Gibraltar, Casablanca, Seville, Lisbon, Porto (Leixoes), Ferrol, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Baie-Comeau, Sydney (Australia), Halifax, Bar Harbor, Boston, New York (Manhattan), Charleston, Miami, Havana, Cienfuegos, Santiago de Cuba, Isla de La Juventud, La Coruna, Key West, Great Stirrup Cay, St. Barts, St. Lucia, Barbados, Dominica, Antigua, San Juan, Nassau, Freeport, Madeira (Funchal), La Palma, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Agadir, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Mangalore, Mumbai (Bombay), Paris, Phuket, Yangon (Rangoon), Penang, Langkawi, Kelang (Kuala Lumpur), Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Haifa (Tel Aviv), Jerusalem (Ashdod), Bodrum, Athens (Piraeus), Kusadasi, Istanbul, Salalah, Safaga, Aqaba (Petra), Limassol, Antalya, Rhodes, Sorrento, Split, Khasab, Doha, Sir Bani Yas Island, Ancona, Palma de Mallorca (Majorca), Corsica (Ajaccio), La Spezia (Cinque Terre), Newcastle (England), Waterford, La Rochelle-La Pallice, Mykonos, Santorini, Kirkwall, Stockholm, Visby, Copenhagen, Alesund, Murmansk, Molde, Amsterdam, Brugge (Bruges), Belfast, Reykjavik, Isafjord, Akureyri, Alicante, St. Peter Port (Guernsey), Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga, Valencia, Sardinia, Malta (Valletta), Gdansk (Warsaw), Crete (Heraklion), Naples, Falmouth, Holyhead, Lerwick (Shetland Islands), Edinburgh (South Queensferry), Bergen, Stavanger, Oslo, Gothenburg, Travemunde (Lubeck), Koh Samui, Grand Cayman (Georgetown), Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, Grenada, St. Vincent, Iles des Saintes, Martinique, Port of Spain (Trinidad), St. Maarten, St. Kitts (Port Zante), Costa Maya, Harvest Caye, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Roatan, Puerto Limon, Guadeloupe, Saint-Tropez and Cozumel

How much does it cost to go on Oceania Sirena?

Cruises on Oceania Sirena start from £1,085 per person.

Is Oceania Sirena a good ship to cruise on?

Oceania Sirena won 8 awards over the years.

Awards and Recognition

Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice

  • 2018 Best for Dining
  • 2018 Best for Fitness & Recreation
  • 2018 Best for Service
  • 2018 Best for Value
  • 2017 Best for Dining
  • 2017 Best for Embarkation
  • 2017 Best for Fitness & Recreation
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Oceania Sirena Member Reviews

eden rose
Sail Date: Jan 2020
Decoration: The sirena is beautifully appointed, and had just be refurbished. We found the ship small, luxurious and easy to find everything you needed.... Read More
Sail Date: Feb 2020
For the Restaurant/Food/Service we compared the meals hours between Princess (similar ship) and Sirena and even if they were less on Sirena we did not have any issues with the food.... Read More
Sail Date: Jan 2020
We just got back from 7 days on the Sirena and had a great time. It was our first time cruising with Oceania so didn't know what to expect.... Read More
Sail Date: Oct 2019
We selected the Oceania Sirena because of timing for our 4 back to back European cruises. Over on the QM2, then Viking, then Oceania.... Read More

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Oceania's Sirena, which debuted in April 2016, is a great ship if small size, and a cozy and elegant setting, is what matters.

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