Following a ship visit in Dover I would like to share my experience.
I was incredibly impressed with the ship and its facilities, it doesn’t offer the all singing all dancing option so a great option if you prefer smaller ships, fabulous food and a more sedate style of cruising. Their 5 mid-size elegant ships cater for just 684 to 1250 guests a Country-club casual ambience with no tuxedos or evening gowns.
85% of accommodations feature private balconies, and in every category of outside stateroom upwards there is a bath with a separate shower a real find on board cruise ships! With a staff-to-guest ratio of 1 to 1.6 you are ensured the finest personal service from the award winning staff.
Oceania pride themselves on their cuisine, in fact 25% of the crew are based in the food departments! With open seating in a choice of distinctive restaurants with no extra charges allowing you to dine when you are ready and with whomever you choose.
The fabulous private dining option” Privee” is excellent for groups of up to 10 for a special celebration offering a choice of menus from two of the speciality restaurants, there is a room reservation charge but it is around £250 for the night.
The “Bon Appetit culinary center” is the only cooking school at sea to offer hands-on instruction, a really popular activity with Masterchefs from around the world guiding you through the preparation of a variety of exquisite dishes.
This is premium class cruising, offering itineraries that visit smaller boutique ports of call that are off limits to larger vessels. Oceania is exceptionally good value.