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Enjoyable, but not up to par with other cruises
Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2016
While enjoyable, our cruise definitely had problems along the way. The itinerary was changed three times. Once after we booked and twice as we boarded the ship. We knew the cabin would be smaller than the Marina, but didn't expect such a spartan bathroom. While the food was delicious, service in the Terrace Cafe was sub-par. The dance band needs to update their music. On the positive side: The nightly entertainment was excellent. Disembarking for excursions was organized and speedy. The staff was friendly and willing to accommodate special needs. So, I guess, we would recommend the ship, but not highly recommend it.
Travel Advisor: Michael Holbrook
Excellent Friendly Service
Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2016
The Oceania Sirena is an excellent cruise ship. It was newly renovated, clean, and comfortable. The staff was very attentive to our needs. The food and beverages served at all meals was of high quality. The Tuscan Steak and Red Ginger specialty restaurants were the highlight. The wine list selections were excellent and varied.
Reviewed on: 05 Sep 2016
Jan performed valuable services to support and contribute the success of our recent cruise. Richard B. Kaufman
Travel Advisor: Jan Halderman
Average cruise line
Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2016
Ship was clean. Staff very friendly and attentive. Food was very good. Evening entertainment was nominal. Reception desk employees made me feel like they were doing me a favor on every question I asked them. Internet advisor was not at appointed station twice when scheduled to be there. None of us in our group thought the cruise director, Corey, was a good choice. Water in my shower and on the bathroom floor the last two nights. Called housekeeping and they came and saw the clogged drains the first night it happened and nothing was done to correct the problem. Had to shower in my sister's cabin next to us. Housekeeping used our hallway as storage for their cleaning supplies, towel cart, and garbage bags about 80% of our stay. Not a nice sight to see as we came and went. Would we go on Oceania again? Probably not.
Athens and Sicily
Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016
I would recommend this cruise line. Have traveled on larger ships but definitely prefer the smaller cruise line. The food was excellent. The service really exceptional and our butler was superb.
Travel Advisor: Steven Glenn Gulko
Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2016
Have sailed on this R Class ship when it was Princess. Oceania has done a fine job of renovation. Specialty restaurants have been wonderfully redone. Still an old ship but it seems classical and really elegant.
Reviewed on: 05 Dec 2016
Good experience, lots of activities. Liked very much the inclusion of shore excursions, gratuities, internet, wine for lunch and dinner package, onboard credits.
Reviewed on: 05 Dec 2016
Very good service from all staff
A great travel agent
Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2016
As expected, Ms baker provided above expectations service. Her ability to share insite to the cruise and athe cruise line provides for a relaxing and worry free experience. She is an example of what a travel agent should be to clients.
Nice small ship
Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2016
Our first Oceania experience was on Marina and we loved it. We were a little afraid of being on a smaller ship, the bathroom in particular really scared me. We were very pleasantly surprised. The bathroom is smaller than the one on Marina but with all the wonderful storage space, there was plenty of room for everything. Our Marina room was 282 sq feet where our Sirena room was 216 sq feet. It was kind of tight walking by the bed, the veranda was smaller, but overall, with all the storage space in every spot possible, it worked great. We enjoyed our nights in the specialty restaurants but actually had the best time in the Grand Dining Room. Between the hostess, maître 'd, and our wonderful waiter Dragan, we were both entertained and well taken-care of. The fewer amount of passengers made it nice. We found it fun to always recognize people all over the ship and during our tours. My only disappointment was when Golfito was cancelled, I really wanted to see it.
Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2017
We have been long time travelers on Oceania. This trip was booked a year in advance when we were cruising on another Oceania ship. Our concerns began when several months later, San Diego was eliminated from the itinerary with a day at sea used as a substitution and continued once aboard. The penthouses are much smaller, the staff seems downsized with service less than normal. Often we had to wait for coffee and tea at the Terrace Grill for breakfast. The food was not up to Oceania's former glory and the beautiful New Year's day brunch was not to be seen. Previous cruises had an elegant pool deck New Year's Eve with a variety of foods. The year, New Year's celebrations were spread out in three locations. There seems to be a less staff to cruiser ration and the food selections not of the previous higher level. The steak restaurant can not compare to the larger ships. Those of us who have previously sailed on Oceania noticed the cheapening of the cruise.
Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2017
Good - Typical Oceania small ship cruise
Travel Advisor: Joe Lucero
Small Ship with an outstanding crew!
Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2017
We enjoyed our 12 days of the Sirena. The cabins are nicely decorated and the beds are very comfortable. However, the shower is WAY too small. The food, lounges, entertainment and crew were wonderful. Of all the cruises we have gone on this Sirena crew were by far the kindest, happiest, most helpful crew we have ever had the pleasure of cruising with.
Small Ship with a wonderful crew!
Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2017
We enjoyed our time on the Sirena especially the outstanding crew. They were always friendly, happy and ready to help. The cabins, food and entertainment were wonderful with the exception the of cabin shower being WAY to small. We wish the entertainment had started earlier then 9:30 PM as by that time of the evening we are ready to go to bed so we can be refreshed for the next mornings excursions.
Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2017
We like that Sirena has Red Gingers! But combining Polo and Toscana into one place meant leaving some things off the menu. And putting Jacques into the Grand Dining room for lunch seemed unnecessary. Donna want me to emphasize that we love Red Gingers!! We still like the smaller ships and will cruise on those whenever possible. And as always, we really like the International staff.....we enjoy meeting them, and staying in touch after the cruise is over. And for this trip, we really enjoyed having Julie as our Cruise Director ( our 6th cruise with her!).
A little disappointed
Reviewed on: 12 May 2017
The cruise itinerary was wonderful and we loved all the ports. The crew was outstanding as always but Sirena just wasn't as wonderful as all the other Oceania ships we have been on. The food the first few days was mediocre and while it certainly improved, it was never up to the caliber we are used to with Oceania. We talked to a lot of other guests who all felt something was "off" with this ship. I hope as they get more seasoned they will improve.
Not up to Oceana standards
Reviewed on: 07 May 2017
We chose this cruise because of the destination and our prior cruises with Oceana. While our cabin was good, our cabin attendant was usually no where to be found. The food was a disappointment, especially the 2 upscale restaurants. At the Tuscan Steak our steaks had to be sent back and at The Red Ginger fod was returned and service was lacking. It was a chore to get our wine bottles we had previously purchased. The entertainment was just so-so with mostly dancing and singing. The entertainers were talented but more thought should have been put into the staging. There was a comic we walked out on who was not even a little funny. Shore excursions were poor with only a couple worth the time. Way too much riding in a bus and little fun things to do. On one we rode 30+ minutes to a cheese maker who said we were cancelled and had nothing for us except we could walk around the store and purchase products. This cruise taught us not to us Oceana's shore excursions. WiFi was included in
Good ship that is too small for rough sea conditions
Reviewed on: 06 May 2017
My wife was seasick on a total of 8 days of a 14 day trip and she also got sick with a bad cold during the latter part of the trip. The rough seas made it hard for me to keep my balance on occasion. There was a nearly four day period when we crossed the Tasman Sea when my wife was unable to be up and about or to leave the cabin due to vertigo and nausea. The crew aboard the ship were excellent and they did all they could do to make the trip a success.
Worst of the Oceania ships we've sailed on
By: World Traveler
Reviewed on: 05 May 2017
Food was inferior in all dining areas except prime dining rooms (Toscana Steakhouse and Red Ginger). Staff was not as friendly universally as on Regatta and Nautica. Service was not as good as on other two, although far better than on Holland America. We had requested a Penthouse suite, but were wait listed for such a suite, never being able to upgrade because the cruise was badly oversold. Oceania was making offers to cruisers even in Sydney (port of departure), trying to get passengers to forego the cruise or to downgrade. Very poor management. We would never sail on Sirena again.
Reviewed on: 09 May 2017
We enjoyed the Sirena very much. When we ate in the dining room for the first time, the service was not that great. We waited 20 minutes before a waiter or anyone else attended to us. It was as though the entire crew had changed at this port and they didn't quite know how to interact with each other. This was only true in the dining room, however, and only the first 2 days of a 14 day cruise. At the Patio Grill or in the specialty restaurants, service was exemplary. On the 3rd day, the dining room staff had its act together and after that, service was excellent. At all times, the quality of the food was outstanding! The crew was extremely friendly and attentive and always made us feel as though they were thrilled to have us on board. The ship was beautifully appointed and always clean. The only negative was that there were 30 alumni groups on board and when they held some socials, they took over the lounge, making it difficult to find a seat for cocktails. Otherwise, super!!
Travel Advisor: Marsha Dolbow
Sirena and the Tahitian Islands
Reviewed on: 01 Jun 2017
Sirena, one of Oceania's fleet of smaller ships was a lovely vessel with a great crew. The food was good although a lack of Tahiti's Hinano Beer was disappointing. There were a few tours that we took that weren't up to our usual expectations off an Oceania vessel, but that's Oceania's problem and they'll have to deal with it. If we hadn't chosen them we wouldn't have known. A sunset cruise on Bora Bora was a bust because the snacks sucked and there was crappy entertainment. Also an off-road adventure on Moorea didn't meet expectations when the driver was separated from the passengers and couldn't tell us what was around us as we drove. We also didn't have any entertainment by local dancers and musicians on the ship. It seems that was a very good opportunity which Oceania didn't take advantage of and because of previous experiences in Tahiti I'd say they messed up there. However, the food was great and the crew was too. We expected nothing less, but it could have been even better
Cruise ship review
Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2017
We enjoyed our cruise very much. All the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. the food at the various restaurants was very good. We really enjoyed the Tuscan Steak House and the Red Ginger. And the chocolate malts in the Waves cafe were excellent--real malt! Most of the shore excursions were worth the time and money. We did not think much of the sunset cruise or the first glass-bottom boat trip, but the others were interesting and informative.
Very nice smaller ship
Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2017
Albeit smaller than most ocean cruise ships, the Sirena delivers on all amenities and dining more than lives up to the Oceania reputation of being the best cuisine at sea.
Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2017
Beautiful ship. staff were the best. Great Butler services. Only disappointment was size is our Penthouse Suite. We have been spoiled by walkin closets on other ships
Need upgrading to compete with newer cruise ships such as the Viking Ocean cruises.
Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2017
.the service and food were excellent. Cruise staff was exceptional. Perfect itinerary. Cannot think of anything to complain about other than the size of the TV in our cabin.
Travel Advisor: Stuart Stone
Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2017
The ship was outstanding. Excellent accommodation. Superb staff. Food in Main Dining Room was OK. They try too hard . Could be more simple choices on the menu. Special restaurants were great.
SIRENA ROMEE TO VENICE
Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2017
GREAT TRIP. EXCELLENT SERVICE. STAFF WAS OUTSTANDING. ACCOMMODATIONS SUPERB. AGENDA WAS VERY GOOD, COULD HAVE ELIMINATED ALBANIA AND ADDED DUBROVNIK. THIS WAS ONE PORT EVERYONE ON BOARD WANTED TO SEE. MAIN DINING ROOM MENU WAS VERY GOURMET THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN SIMPLE CHOICES TO SELECT FOR EATERS LIKE MYSELF WHO PREFER MORE SIMPLE MENU. THE GINGER AND STEAK RESTAURANT WERE EXCELLENT.
Great trip around Italy
Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2017
Loved the small ship and met great people, one of the best out of 20+ trips. Food was best f any boat, and service was top notch too. Only issues was with shore excursion people, cancel one of the most important, to me, trips with no notice. They never said I'm sorry; just kept repeating "yeah it's canceled." Bathroom is stupid small, so just used spa
Travel Advisor: Jane Rosenkrantz
Iconic Coastlines Cruise
Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2017
We really enjoyed the relaxed pace and the small number of passengers. There really was never a wait or line for anything. Some of the crew were among the best of any of the many cruise lines we have tried previously. If you're the kinda person who likes days at sea and using all the ship facilities, this ship may not be for you. However, when you're in a port every day (some of which cannot be visited by bigger ships) this ship is the perfect choice. It has everything you would need.
Review of Oceania's Sirena Cruise Ship
Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2017
Sirena is a smaller older cruise ship holding about 650 passengers. Oceania's focus is o service and food which they excel at the . The ship accommodations are average to good including cabin and different rooms and decks. The entertainment is so-so doesn't match up to some of the other cruise line standards, the fitness and spa area limited and pool deck very average. Their excursions and staff are very good and offer variety so if you are in to service, food and the excursions great line and ship. If you like a lot of choices of things to do on board, nice and more spacious cabin then you might want to look at another ship and cruise line!
Travel Advisor: Oscar Henrriquez
Sirena did not meet Oceania standards
Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2017
Our cruise was from Venice to Miami--repositioning. The first leg from Venice to Barcelona was excellent serviced only adequate food quality. However, from Barcelona to Miami, the service was well below Oceania standards primarily due a reduction in number of crew members likely due to only 450 passengers. Quality of food (steak) in Tuscan Steak was unacceptable. Red Ginger was very good.
Very Good but not Excellent
Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2017
The good – Sirena is nicely restored, well maintained & staff is very good. Some instances of poor service, but rare. The not good - bathrooms in cabins below penthouse level are too small. Dining - Grand Dining Room was most consistent (selections & preparations) & service was excellent. But the Terrace was just mediocre; okay for breakfast but other meals were inconsistent. Too informal, cafeteria style for dinner. Compared to the outstanding dining on Marina last year, Sirena’s is a bit short on preparation & diversity. Primary dissatisfaction - severe overcharges for excursions & alcohol. A reasonable price would generate more sales & profit & send customers a better message. Ex: Alhambra & Granada private tour (16 people) ran $110 pp; the ship’s tour was $319 pp. Spending lots of personal time to research & book private tours is a great inconvenience. For alcohol, 2 martinis cost $26+ with an incl. 18% service charge.
Travel Advisor: Jonathan Phillips
Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2017
Our first time with Oceania. An orientation would have been nice when we boarded however we discovered where everything was on our own. Excursions were good but a little expensive. Food and service was excellent. Room was clean and comfortable. Wine package was limited to restaurant hours. We found this unfair and restrictive. After 16 days food selections were becoming repetitive. Activities onboard didn't have much interest to us. Lectures were good. Entertainment was not that great and it started too late. Laundry service was good. Cabin crew were fantastic, so polite. Please remove us from your mailing list. We are getting your brochures almost daily and do not want all this paper mailed to us, PLEASE !
Travel Advisor: Tracy Fiala
Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2017
Perfect. Best food on the ocean. Crew that's was wonderful from Captain to galley workers. Cruise director was terrific
By: piet v
Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2017
Very comfortable with superb food
Travel Advisor: Donna Hall
Miami to Amazon to Rio
Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2017
we had an excellent time aboard the Sirena, the crew was very helpful and went out of their way to accommodate all on board. We really enjoyed the ship building competition -oh what a lot of fun, with 5 other couples, gathering and putting together a ship that floats in the pool and will hold a cargo of minimum of 6 pop cans. The food was excellent and the entertainment and lectures were very good.
Travel Advisor: Rebecca Bliefernich
Did not the configuration. Lack of public areas
Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2017
We felt we had to stay in our stardom most of time due to lack of public area. The room for show and lecture is way too small. They do not allow passengers to self at buffet. Made feel like baggers.. The severs don't speak much English. Frustrating. We like our stateroom, Butler and maids, without reservation. Some of the speciality restaurant staffs were not trained.
Reviewed on: 29 Nov 2017
An excellent trip
South America Cruise
Reviewed on: 10 Dec 2017
Excellent; both cabin and food.
Sirena Pacific Tapestry
Reviewed on: 23 Dec 2017
We loved the Sirena. It was a smaller ship than our previous Marina experience with Oceania but it maintains most of the amenities despite its reduced size. The food was as usual incredible at every meal. The presentation and variety of choices is staggering. The staff throughout the ship are so friendly, engaging and well-trained. The choice of shore excursions was extensive and we enjoyed our time off the ship We really enjoyed our days at sea though, with the beautiful pool and outdoor decks. The staterooms are smaller in square footage than the Marina but nicely decorated with a good size closet and lots of small drawers. The bathroom in our Concierge suite was unbelievably small but obviously nothing that can be changed. Just be prepared. The decor of this ship is quite "clubby" and doesn't have the same wow factor that the newer Oceania Marina gives you. It is however tasteful and well-maintained. We would travel on this ship again to access routes but prefer Marina.
Travel Advisor: Shelley Fremont
Reviewed on: 17 Feb 2018
The service was outstanding as was, for the most part, the food. Tuscan and Red Ginger are very good restaurants. It's nice that they are not an extra expense. I think the evening entertainment, though very good, started too late in the evening for us. The excursions we experienced were quite good in part because there were fewer people to manage on Oceania. Really liked the ports of call - lots of different things to experience. Nothing substantial to complain about with Oceania. I'm glad that we opted for O-Life pricing and chose the free drink package which we augmented with the add on drink package. Otherwise, the drinks would be very expensive. I would recommend choosing that option with O-Life.
Travel Advisor: Sharon Johnson
By: Newly Senior
Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2018
Smaller ship; you do not feel lost in the crowd
Travel Advisor: Lorrie Dirksen
Beautiful and just the right size!
Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2018
Having taken two cruises on Oceania Sirena we continue to enjoy the smaller size ship, well appointed cabins, excellent food and outstanding staff. We are confident that Sirena will always be top-notch when it comes to maintaining a high standard of service.
Fun, comfortable & delicious!
Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2018
Sirena offers a long list of fun activities that you can choose to be involved in. The staff makes sure they treat everyone with a cheerful attitude and a willingness to help when needed. We enjoyed the amazing meals in the dining room as well as their specialty restaurants. The Waves Grill and Terrace restaurant worked out well when we needed to grab a quick meal. Our cabin was comfortable and always kept clean my our amazing cabin steward Marina. We like the smaller ship size as it offers much more opportunity to meet more people on the cruise.
Cruising Around "the Horn"
Reviewed on: 04 Apr 2018
Sirena is an excellent choice. The staff is very well trained and attentive. Our cabin attendant and the dining room staff, especially, were just super. Food is up to advertised standards and reputation. On-board amenities--gym, library, computer room--were well-equipped and accessible. Excursions were mixed bag but, generally, better than average, although fairly costly.
Travel Advisor: Laura Morrissette Clark
21 day cruise to the Amazon
Reviewed on: 07 May 2018
The trip was populated by the over 60 crowd so it is no surprise that there were health issues that forced us to by-pass one of the trip's highlights rather than just shortening the time in the remainder of the ports. Big disappointment. We had a concierge level room and I could barely fit in the shower. There is no concierge service. Requested one thing and the concierge never got back to us. Slightly larger ships with on-floor concierges work better. The rest was standard cruise fare. The food was good but not as good as some of the other Ocenia Ships we've been on The service was up to standards also, although the policy of freeing up deck chairs if the person does not appear in 30 min was never enforced making it difficult to get a deck cair sometimes. The Amazon was OK but nothing spectacular. Conclusion: a good cruise but not over the top with the above anoyances.
Travel Advisor: Ilona Kupec
Amazon Adventure on Sirena
Reviewed on: 07 May 2018
This was my 6th Oceania cruise and 1st time on Sirena. I understand that the Sirena was the only option for the cruise down the Amazon because of the need for a small ship. The ship itself is a bit worn, rooms smaller and some areas in need of a bit of TLC. The crew is outstanding and well trained. The food is consistently well prepared and presented. The specialty restaurants are a real treat. The Sommeliers need a little training. It seems the Somms in the Grand Dining Room are young , inexperienced for the most part, and interested in speed of service rather than quality. I fussed and received the service I expected. As for entertainment, the cast and guest entertainers were good and made the best use of the small venue. All things considered, the Sirena cruise was enjoyable and the itinerary amazing. Everyone should venture down the Amazon once in their lifetime!
Travel Advisor: Laura Epstein
Reviewed on: 13 Jun 2018
Oceania the only cruise line to sail on, excellent on every aspect. keep cruising
Reviewed on: 13 Jun 2018
Life onboard Sirena was as wonderful as on her sister ships. Food was delightful, and plentiful. The wait staff, some of whom were familiar to us, were very accommodating.
Travel Advisor: Carolyn O'Meara
Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2018
This was our first time sailing with Oceania and we were very happy with our experience. They accommodated our very special and personal requests. While we are not the usual clientele of Oceania (<30) we still enjoyed the entertainment and amenities on board. The food was good, but wasn’t “the best cuisine at sea” or we amazing as Oceania hypes their food up to be. Beds were comfortable, ports were interesting, and the overnight abilities with the smaller ship was a big plus. I will be sailing with them again in the future.
Travel Advisor: Kris Matela
Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2018
great room good itinerary good food and drink
Travel Advisor: Jennifer Hicks
Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2018
Very caring staff with excellent attention to detail and a wonderful variety of destinations
A fun cruise on Sirena
Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2018
As the newest of the small ship group at Oceania, Sirena was a bit different in configuration within several public spaces. The ship looked fresh and was clean throughout. Since we prefer these smaller ships, we truly enjoyed our time on Sirena. The crew was exceptional from the captain to the service personnel. We particularly enjoyed the service provided in the main dining room.
Absolutely wonderful time
Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2018
Absolutely wonderful time aboard the Sirena. This was our first cruise, and it could not have been better! The food was excellent, and all service staff from the butler to house keeping including the wait staff, were a pleasure to engage with even on a personal level. Fellow passengers were extremely friendly and we met several with whom long-lasting friendships are anticipated. This was truly an experience we will never forget!
Travel Advisor: Jan Lagasse
Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2018
The ship was great except for the super small bathroom and the fact there is minimal drawer space. We had sailed on Marina before and the smaller ship was a little letdown. I found the Concierge Level amenities and privileges few to non existent. The food was excellent and the staff friendly and helpful.
Travel Advisor: Georgann Swearingen
Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2018
We were on board Sirena, good food, good service, wish their Wi-Fi service was better, but maybe it had something to do the fact we were in Cuba.
Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2018
Everything was great except the food was disappointing (except for the specialty restaurants) Lecturer was excellent. She know everything about Cuba
Travel Advisor: Kym Harrell
Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2018
We love the size of this ship, small enough to feel intimate and yet large enough to offer anything most people would want. Crew is multicultural, which is big plus, friendly, helpful and professional in their dealings with passengers.
Travel Advisor: Sharon Whiting
Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2018
Great, food, music cabin were very good.
Travel Advisor: Ronni Winik
negative for Cuba
Reviewed on: 05 Nov 2018
Communism does not sell well. There are other islands as pretty and less stifling. The shipboard experience was good and so was the snorkel in Stirrup Cay; the latter I consider the highlight of the excursion. I would not recommend Cuba to anyone until the government is less oppressive.
Travel Advisor: Tessie Young
Reviewed on: 18 Dec 2018
all about eating
Reviewed on: 18 Dec 2018
Great cruise to Cuba. The small ship can get into the smaller ports. Cuba is a trip back in time. Nice ship, good amenities and really nice stewards. The concierge level was a nice touch - relax at the front of the ship at the canyon spa terrace.
Travel Advisor: Connie Frenzel
Thumbs down for Sirena
Reviewed on: 22 Dec 2018
The ship is in dire need of being refurbished. Aside from the 2 specialty restaurants, the dining room cuisine lacked creativity and variety. The staff; however, were very good and the ship is clean in every way.
By: David Robin
Reviewed on: 31 Dec 2018
Outstanding experience ,service food and facilities.We have traveled Oceania many times and it's our only choice for Cruise lines. The Cuba Cruise excursions and experience was excellent highly recommended
Travel Advisor: Julie Boulanger Taylor
By: retired in Florida
Reviewed on: 23 Dec 2018
I had a concierge level cabin and never saw the concierge. Never knew who he was, he never introduced himself or left a card in my cabin. I had few concerns that needed to be addressed and was left to my own devises.
Just Our Size Ship
By: Jack and Gayle
Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2018
Service is great. Food is outstanding.
Reviewed on: 02 Jan 2019
6 previous cruises were all 10. This one an eight or nine. Food not as good.
Travel Advisor: Shelley Greenan
By: Doctor C.
Reviewed on: 01 Jan 2019
Excellent food, main dining experience and housekeeping. Ship is small and older but partly renovated. Entertainment staff tries very hard and educational program and library are very good.
Oceania cruise December 17-27, 2018
Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2019
I enjoyed my time on the ship. The staff was helpful in my effort to use an electric skooter to move from my stateroom to other parts of the ship. They intructed me in the recharging process. I used my veranda to take in the scenery and read a book. The main dining room on deck 5 was a pleasant experience. I enoyed the nightly entertainment.
Ship is showing age
Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2019
Service was slow, it seems like the ship is under staffed. The furnishings in our suite seem dated. An old 19” TV in our suite reminds me of something from the last century. Food preparation seemed like they need Chef Pepin to come on board to do some retraining. Both specialty restaurants were disappointing. Cabin stewards provide the best customer service.
Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2019
The Sirena was a lovely ship. I particularly enjoyed the alternative restaurants. The staff was friendly. Our stateroom was nicely appointed. Staff handled disembarkation for shore excursions in a very orderly manner.
Travel Advisor: Lisa Lewis
Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2019
The Sirena is a lovely midsize ship, but needs renovation. I believe that it is planned for April 2019. The decor reminded me of a Mississippi River steamboat. The size of the ship to very good for cruising to Cuba. We were able to dock in Cienfuegos whereas larger ships would have to tender. The food is great. We missed the variety of entertainment that we get on the larger ships
Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2019
We enjoyed our cruise on Oceania, which we had not been in previously. It was nice, but not as nice as Viking. More items are included on Viking, which is a factor to be considered. Our ship, Sirena, was older, the stateroom/bathroom smaller than on Viking. We do understand this ship was going for remodeling after our cruise. We would try Oceania again.
Travel Advisor: Judy Miron
Sirena is a delightful ship and crew
Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2019
Had a very good vacation aboard Oceania’s ship, Sirena.
Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2019
The time aboard Sirena was filled with many enjoyable experiences.
Travel Advisor: Noemie Cornelius
Not really luxury
By: Curious traveller
Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2019
There wasn’t anything really luxury. Old ship with old style ship bathroom. Public spaces were crowded on sea days especially Terrace Cafe when Waves andback deck not available. Up selling was common. Wine prices ridiculous Sea day activities were consistent and boring. Thank goodness for the bridge lessons. Entertainment was usually good in the evening but not many options past 10:30. Only one band to support entertainers and to also provide dance options for guests. Good size dance floor in Horizons and Sirena lounges. Under utilized. Some food excellent but not consistently so.
Around the Horn
Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2019
We very much enjoyed our time aboard Sirena. Initially we were somewhat concerned at this was a smaller ship compared to Marina and Riviera which we had previously cruised on but when aboard we found the facilities very good. The bathroom is a bit small but it works quite well and we were impressed with the amount of general storage available in the room. The staff was very friendly and the food was very good, particularly in Red Ginger.
By: South America
Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2019
The ship was very nice. It was very easy to find our way around. The dining room staff seemed like they were in training though. We often waited for one meal while the other person had received their meal already which is probably the first thing you learn as a server.....Should only serve the food when both meals are prepared and ready. The entertainment was ok. We've sailed on other cruise lines that have outstanding entertainment, so we found the Sirena lacking in that area. Afternoon tea was lovely. All the Sirena staff were very helpful and friendly. Shore Excursions were very well orchestrated and of very high quality.
Oceana Trip Around the Cape
Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2019
The quality of food and service on the ship was outstanding. As well, the tours we took through Oceana involved many guides, and they were impressively consistent in their approach, lack of repetition and content that was consistent with the "port talks" that occurred on board prior to arrival at the various ports. The ship is small (600 passengers) so there are a limited number of things to do on full days at sea, and the seas were very rough at times, which we expected and the staff responded well during those times.
Reviewed on: 15 Apr 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise. The staff of Sirena went out of their way to make us comfortable, especially the cabin crew. The land tours were well organized, had great busses and excellent guides.
Travel Advisor: Karyn Ewald
A small ship engenders lots of friends
Reviewed on: 25 Apr 2019
We had a great time on the Sirena on our cruise from Buenos Aires to Rio. As always, the Oceania crew were gracious and welcoming and always willing to help out. The food was outstanding, and the 'Brazilian night' really fun and informative. I appreciate the fact that there is an emphasis on keeping sanitized all handrails, door knob, elevator buttons and all the places where people touch. I don't see that much vigilance on other cruise lines. With the exception of ports at the large cities, The cruise ports were somewhat lowkey - but that might have been because we were at the end of the fall season. But that meant we were not competing with the big ships for attention by the local vendors....It was all very nice
Travel Advisor: Debbie Crockett
Around South America
Reviewed on: 25 Apr 2019
Great five week cruise visiting numerous ports in South America.
Small enough to be cozy
Reviewed on: 26 Apr 2019
We enjoyed the opportunity of meeting, and making friends with so many other guests. As the ship was not very big it was possible to re-acquaint with others on several o occasions . Being able to meet for dinner, or get together for trivia or on trips ashore.
Travel Advisor: Rose Coleman
Crossing South Atlantic SERENA
Reviewed on: 12 May 2019
Excellent trip. Food as expected. Happy on board. Booking of a PH not worth. Ship was in need of refurbishing and this is being done in May 2019.
Travel Advisor: Kathy Wilton
Wonderful staff, facilities, food, and an amazing way to vacation
Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2019
We loved our suite, the service was incredible, the restaurants were amazing! I used the gym one day and that was also great- quite a view from a treadmill. The excursions were excellent- One place they could improve would be to educate passengers how to cough into their arms. There were maybe 6? people with serious sounding coughs who did not cover correctly. Tenders and tour busses are too small for the flying bacteria.
Venice, Greek Islands to Italy
Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2019
The cruise was great. The Sirena was fantastic. Would recommend this ship to anyone!
Greek & Italian Gems
By: Biggy Z
Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2019
Fabulous. Food was great. Staff is top notch.
Reviewed on: 16 Jun 2019
Great ship. Great service. Great food. We are very pleased.
Travel Advisor: Cyndi Bugbee
Greek & Italian Gems May/June 2019
Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2019
This was our third cruise on Oceania Cruises and our first on Sirena and we were not disappointed. The size of the ship is ideal for us (680 passengers) and as usual all the crew made us welcome. The refit of the ship is very positive and our Concierge Cabin was, as we have come to expect, very comfortable and our cabin crew looked after us very well. The food is always exceptional and this cruise was no exception, especially the two "specialty restaurants". I would recommend travelling on Oceania to anyone.
Yes and no
Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2019
Overall the cruise ship was terrific. did not like the alcohol packages going back and forth with my cruise card. Seems like the staff were always trying to “up sale “ us on higher packages, and pricier wines etc. Felt hustled. Crystal Cruise was a flat cost with liquor included and no hassles. Food was excellent. Staff was very helpful and enthusiastic. The excursions were not worth it except the Horses of Cartagena. Our first excursion was a four hour walking tour of historical highlights and the tour guide announced there were no restrooms available for four hours. Not great planning. And the one excursion that we had as an exclusive was cancelled a few days before. Very disappointing. I will not use Oceania’s excursions and hire a private tour guide going forward.
Monte Carlo to Barcelona - 10 days
By: Andy and Esther
Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2019
It was incredible! We enjoyed the ship and the passengers and crew and especially the food! The kosher protein option was a delightful added bonus!
Travel Advisor: Judy Kotkin
Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2019
I want to go again. Ship is "small" and the crew that we had were great. You get spoiled with the attention and service that is ever present. Cleanliness was the key word throughout the ship and hand sanitizers were always a couple of steps away. The decor was rich and pleasing to the eye. The food was hot, tasty and nicely presented although we spent most of our meals in the buffet - my favorite with the variety of food, the smiling faces and cheerful service. The three tours that we took, I found for me, were a bit disappointing as they were a quick trip and then most of the time was spent at a church, castle or other singular place. No real complaint. Boarding was a snap and our room with veranda was great because we could sit outside and enjoy the fresh air and listen to the sea pass by. Two hot tubs and a soaking pool (it was too small to actually swim in) with a drink or hamburger was really living the good life. So far, best cruise ever.
Travel Advisor: Coleen Noble