Oceania Cruises are refined and sophisticated, offering a luxury experience across her fleet of intimate, mid-size ships.

Join members of our Sales and Customer Relations teams, Hannah Riding and Sharon Briney, as they enjoy a trip on-board Oceania Marina, exploring the decks and enjoying her facilities.

Initial impressions

Atrium - Oceania Marina

The embarkation process was very smooth, with the whole process taking about 45 minutes from arriving to departing. Upon arrival, we received welcome drinks and pastries in the main lounge.

The decor of the ship is traditional and classic, with a subtle touch of elegance and plenty of modern art pieces. You could certainly tell that the ship had been refurbished in 2016.

Life on-board


We visited a Balcony stateroom and a Suite. They were both spacious and clean, with a separate shower and bath.

Balcony Stateroom - Oceania Marina

Balcony Stateroom

The Suite had a walk-in wardrobe which was a nice touch, with a little more room in the bathroom when compared to the Balcony – perfect for getting ready!

Balcony Stateroom, Bathroom - Oceania Marina

Balcony Stateroom – Bathroom

Both accommodations have glass-fronted balconies with sun-loungers and chairs, great for relaxing in privacy. The decor in the rooms is outstanding, with the bathrooms finished to a high standard and beds made up of fine bedding.

Entertainment and activities

Oceania Marina’s on-board entertainment isn’t aimed at families or children, though it will accept children from the age of six months. All entertainment options are more aimed at adults, including performances of The Great American Song Factory and I Love Being Here With You: The Music of Peggy Lee. There’s also a casino and plenty of bars and lounges, with the entertainment style being classic and varied.

Dining and drinks

On-board Oceania Marina there is the main dining room, as well as six other dining venues. Most are formal, but not over the top, with the food presented to an excellent standard and all speciality restaurants included in the price, which is a great feature. The only chargeable dining venue is Privée, which is a private party for up to 10 guests.

We dined in the main restaurant, which is a gorgeous venue with grand chandeliers and waiting staff always on hand. We ate lobster and pasta to start, followed by finest beef, a vegetarian main and a chocolate lava pudding. Yum! The meal was outstanding and the food came very quickly. The staff were fantastic and made us feel very special throughout.

When you’re on-board, all dining is included though you may need to make reservations for certain venues. If you’re looking for the wine experience or room reservation then a surcharge does apply. You can also enjoy free unlimited soft drinks, bottles of water, cappuccino, espresso, teas and coffees.


The service on-board Oceania Marina was exceptional, with every crew member happy to greet us and welcome us on-board. They were all attentive when serving food and drinks, and very polite and happy. Staff come from generations of experts in their fields, especially in wine and culinary aspects. The service did not disappoint!

Grand Dining Room - Oceania Marina

We would both pay to visit this cruise ship, as its relaxed atmosphere, food, destinations and service all made us feel that we would enjoy a lovely holiday on-board. We felt it catered more to a middle-aged demographic, with no children, as everything on-board caters to adults.

Anyone who enjoys fine wine and good service would enjoy this ship!

Final verdict

Pool deck - Oceania Marina

The ship was nice, elegant and beautifully understated, with furnishings to the highest standard. The speciality restaurants were all equally gorgeous, with Red Ginger sticking out as a dining venue we would love to try. There is maximum space on-board for all guests, with plenty plenty of room to enjoy.

The main lobby included £3million worth of crystal, making it a stunning feature. The art throughout the ship equates to £30million pounds, with works from Damien Hirst and Picasso.

Chocolate lava pudding - Oceania Marina

The atmosphere on-board is relaxed and serene, with the service second-to-none and plenty of space.

If you’re keen to experience Oceania Marina for yourself, browse our latest deals on-board this stunning ship at SixStarCruises.co.uk.

Call our Cruise Concierge team on 0808 202 6105 for award-winning customer service and advice with your booking.

Emma Smith
Emma has more than six years' experience as a writer and has been in the travel industry for over two years. She loves learning of new places and cruise ships coming to market, as well as discovering fun and exciting activities to do while you sail. She has cruised with Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises and is looking to get something in diary for 2021! Her favourite things to see on a ship include excellent entertainment, a delicious cocktail menu and extraordinary dining venues.

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