Oceania Marina Cruises 2014 - 2015

Dubbed as one of the most elegant and sophisticated ships to come in the past 50 years, the Oceania Marina has designer touches all over the ship. Great examples of these are the magnificent Grand Staircase and the Owner’s Suites that have been furnished in Ralph Lauren Home. Oceania Marina and her sister ship Oceania Riviera were both designed with the same comfortableness and warmth of other Oceania Cruises ships in mind along with added options in rooms and dining and more amenities. With six open-seating restaurants always available, a cooking school at sea, and much more on board, Oceania Marina is an amazing way to spend a vacation.

Ship Facts

· Passenger Capacity: 1,250

· Ratio of Guests to Staff: 1.57 to 1

· Maiden Voyage: 2011

· Tonnage: 66,084

· Average Cruising Velocity: 20 knots

Dining

Grand Dining Room

With a design quite similar to that of European 5-star restaurants, the Grand Dining Room of Oceania Marina has the look, feel, and taste of an incredible restaurant. The menus change daily for lunch and dinner and the wine list couldn’t be much longer than it is! Even the tables are inviting with their European china, sparkling crystal, gleaming silverware, and soft cotton linens.


Jacques

Entering Jacques provides passengers with pleasures for almost every sense: lovely décor that is soft on the eyes, the scents of poultry and meats in rotisserie, and the awaiting taste of the foods that will satisfy even the most critical palates. With a French atmosphere that everyone can enjoy and food that melts in your mouth, Jacques is a great choice for shipboard dining.

Red Ginger

Adding to the international dining available on Oceania Marina, Red Ginger is a restaurant consisting of contemporarily Asian artworks and menu items. The art includes colorful glass Buddha heads, hand blown glass lighting and modern Asian artwork along the walls. The menu’s options are all renditions of old Asian recipes, but with new feels and tastes.

Polo Grill

While other restaurants aboard the ship have Eastern Hemisphere influenced designs and menus, the Polo Grill has the feel of a traditional classic steakhouse; this is the same steakhouse that has been around for years and seems to have a timeless existence. Examples of the cuisine are lobster, steak, shrimp cocktails, and surf n turf.

Terrace Café

The Terrace Café allows passengers a buffet style eating with both inside eating (with floor-to-ceiling windows) and outside eating with shade on teak tables. The menu options consist of Mediterranean flair, rotisserie meats, pizza, and even some lobster and made-to-order grill dishes.

Other Dining Options

Other dining options consist of Waves, Privee, La Reserve, plenty of lounges and bars, and more!

Living Onboard

Suites

There are four types of suites aboard Oceania Marina: Owner’s Suite, Vista Suite, Oceania Suite and Penthouse Suite.

Owner's Suites

The Owner’s Suites* aren’t actually for the ship’s owners, but the size of them accompanied by the amenities and services included sure make one feel like they own the ship. On top of the 2,000 square foot area inside and the veranda outdoors, there are also whirlpool spas inside and outside, a 3dtv inside with movies, in-suite gourmet dining from onboard restaurants served by a butler, and so much more.

Vista Suites

The Vista Suites* may not be quite as large as the Owner’s Suites, but they have about as many great amenities and services, including a butler. With a walk in closet, second bathroom, private fitness room, teak veranda, and 1200 square feet of space inside, the Vista Suite is an amazing place to sleep and perhaps relax for a bit.

Oceania Suites

Oceania Suites* are the newest addition of stateroom/suite type to the Oceania Cruises fleet and allows for relaxation and enjoyment on a much needed vacation. At the size of 1000 square feet with an expansive veranda, king size bed, second bathroom, separate media room, and Jacuzzi tub overlooking the ocean, the new Oceania Suites on the new Oceania Marina are just what vacationers need.

Penthouse Suites

The final suite type, the Penthouse Suite*, is one that rivals even the most elegant high-class hotel rooms in the categories of comfort, relaxation, space, and more. This also suite, like the others, features a walk-in closet, oversized bathroom, en-suite gourmet dining from the restaurants onboard provided by the personal butler, a huge veranda and plenty more.

*Each suite has certain amenities and privileges that include the following: Priority check-in service, early embarkation service, access to the private Executive Lounge, 24-hour butler service, Champagne, priority restaurant reservations, a laptop, an iPad for onboard use, full-size bathtub, complimentary shoe shine service, unlimited access to the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, customized entertainment system and media library (not in Penthouse Suite), and much more.

There are also amenities such as a Tranquility Bed, complimentary refrigerated mini-bar that has drinks that are replenished daily, a spacious shower, oversized bathroom, complimentary room service, cotton slippers and robes, Flat-Screen LCD TV, premium shower head, and a safe that are all featured in the suites as well as staterooms.

Veranda Staterooms

Both Veranda Stateroom types, Concierge Level and Veranda, provide passengers with spacious and luxurious ways to spend a vacation while aboard Oceania Marina. Concierge Level amenities* include priority check-in and early embarkation, complimentary champagne, priority special restaurant reservations, laptops, discounts for internet usage, an iPad for onboard use, a VERANDA, and much more. Veranda amenities include a veranda and all of the normal stateroom amenities*.

*Accompanying the veranda are amenities such as a Tranquility Bed, complimentary refrigerated mini-bar that has drinks that are replenished daily, a spacious shower, oversized bathroom, complimentary room service, cotton slippers and robes, Flat-Screen LCD TV, premium shower head, and a safe.

Ocean View Staterooms

One of the less common cabin types aboard Oceania Marina is the Ocean View stateroom which provides guests with a beautiful view of the ocean through their floor-to-ceiling windows that allow for ocean-gazing from the comfortableness of their rooms. Amenities* involve those of normal staterooms.

*Along with the floor-to-ceiling windows are amenities such as a Tranquility Bed, complimentary refrigerated mini-bar that has drinks that are replenished daily, a spacious shower, oversized bathroom, complimentary room service, cotton slippers and robes, Flat-Screen LCD TV, premium shower head, and a safe.

Inside Staterooms

The simple, yet elegant, Inside Staterooms on the ship allow guests to have an escape from their escape. The beautiful design of the room and wonderful furnishings allow for a serene feel that might make guests want to get out of bed later than planned. Amenities Include a Tranquility Bed, complimentary refrigerated mini-bar that has drinks that are replenished daily, a spacious shower, oversized bathroom, complimentary room service, cotton slippers and robes, Flat-Screen LCD TV, premium shower head, and a safe.

Shipboard Features

Bon Appetit Culinary Center

A hands-on studio for culinary arts at sea, the Bon Appetit Culinary Center provides passengers with Master Chefs who will host classes in a professional kitchen to teach many different kinds of recipes and secrets.

Spa Environment

Aboard Oceania Marina is a plethora of spa features such as the spas themselves that resemble those at health resorts and wellness communities, acupuncture treatments, body treatments, extensive massages, body scrubs, steam rooms, hot tubs, and more. Oceania Cruises is very famous for the legendary spa experiences available aboard its ships and with all that is available to passengers, it is obvious why.

Oceania Marina Entertainment

On the ship, there is always something to do! Whether it be the Casino that Lady Luck always seems to grace, listening to the “finest orchestra at sea” at a concert under the stars, watching the numerous comedians, magicians, and other performers, or dancing to the musical groups and karaoke, Entertainment aboard the ship is never ending and always enjoyable.

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Taranwanderer 20 months ago

Now this is one of the cruise ship cabins worth trying. I've read some suspect things about Holland america, but Oceania looks to be worth the while. Great work - voted up!

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