Oceania Cruises

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Oceania Cruises

Whatever corner of the globe beckons to you, Oceania Cruises takes you there in comfort and style. Relax aboard one of our six small and luxurious ships catering to no more than 1,210 guests and discover what OLife™ truly means. From the moment you step on board, you feel welcomed by our casually sophisticated atmosphere and dedicated staff. Savor exquisite cuisine renowned as the finest at sea and spend the days exactly as you wish. Perhaps attend an engaging guest lecture, sip a cocktail poolside or simply relax on your private veranda as you gaze out on ever-changing vistas. Enjoy every moment in your own way.

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Oceania Cruises' new Go Local excursions are immersive destination tours that invite you to embed yourself in the fabric of the local communities for engaging, one-of a kind experiences.

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Insignia features four unique, open-seating restaurants, the Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center, eight lounges and bars, a casino, and 342 lavish suites and luxurious staterooms, nearly 70% of which feature private verandas.

Marina features memorable food and wine experiences and the opportunity for private dining. From the sparkling Lalique Grand Staircase to the Owner's Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home, designer touches are everywhere, highlighting the finest residential design and furnishings.

Nautica offers every luxury you may expect on board one of our stylish ships. She features four unique, open-seating restaurants, the Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center, eight lounges and bars, a casino, and 342 lavish suites and luxurious staterooms, nearly 70% of which feature private verandas.

Regatta offers four unique, open-seating restaurants, the Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center, eight lounges and bars, a casino, and 342 lavish suites and sleekly redefined staterooms, nearly 70% of which feature private verandas.

Riviera features multiple gourmet restaurants and offers unforgettable food and wine pairings and the opportunity for private dining. From the Lalique Grand Staircase to the Owner's Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home, designer touches that create a casually elegant atmosphere are everywhere.

Sirena offers 2 additional unique, open-seating restaurants, the Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center, eight lounges and bars, a casino, and 342 lavish suites and luxurious staterooms, nearly 70% of which feature private verandas.

Vista's best-in-class culinary experiences, luxurious signature public spaces, and spacious suites and staterooms create a welcoming home away from home. Her 18 Inaugural Season voyages begin in April 2023 and will span more than 24 countries across four continents.

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By: Pete

Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2013

Had problems with Palace Hotel. They attempted to put 2 persons in a small double? bed when a twin was requested. Marina Culinary classes on Marina was excellent

Highly Recommend ( with qualifications)

By: Silverback

Reviewed on: 11 Dec 2013

Staff and food was top drawer. The ship was first class. However, for us we had selected a Concierge room and found it to be cramped and lacked closet space . We were on a 26 day cruise and found it to be claustrophobic. This was our issue and not necessarily that of other people.
Travel Advisor:  Jodi Fox

highly recommended

By: Albert

Reviewed on: 08 Dec 2013

We have travelled on most of Oceania ships and are now silver members. In general, we are very pleased with the line ...its service, cuisine and personnel. We are looking forward to back-to-back cruises in January 2014 on the Riviera and have no hesitation to recommend Oceania to our friends.
Travel Advisor:  Barbara Clements

highly recommend

By: Novem

Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2013

I've taken many cruises over the years with various big name cruise lines--this was the best All the crew were cheerful, professional, helpful and nice to work with. In particular the following THREE WERE SUPERIOR AND EXPERT in their respective duties and beyond the call of their duties: Mr. Cortes, Concierge Ms, Miceli, Club representative Mr. Wilson, Maître D. Please relay my deepest appreciation and commendations.


By: gaver2

Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2014

My travel friend and I enjoyed our 6th cruise with Oceania very much. The food and ambience aboard is without equal in cruising. The crew were unfailingly friendly, with few exceptions. Our particular cabin stewards were helpful, friendly, excellent with the care of our room, and responded to our requests immediately. There are so many interesting programs and activities offered aboard that no one can complain there is nothing to do, or you can do nothing if that is your choice.We also appreciate the fact that the emphasis is on adult passengers and the very few children seen were well supervised by parents.We also greatly appreciated the bottle of wine that was in our room on arrival from our travel agent.........a very nice idea!


Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2014

Karina knows us well, and was on the money recommending this trip for us.The food is the best you could hope for.  Excellent restaurants, with excellent service.  the crew and staff seem genuinely happy to have you there!  The staterooms were the best I have experienced (granite like finish in the bathrooms, and a bathtub, and everything worked well.  It is a very quiet criusing crowd, and that is what my wife especially liked.  However; I would have liked seeing some younger people as well.  We upgraded to Concierge A1, but I don't think it is necessary, the staterooms are no bigger, and we didn't take advantage of the semi-private deck or concierge lounge very often. Our flights were included, but I would have preffered direct flights, as we got delayed coming home, due to weather; however we made the best of it.  overall experience 8.5 out of 10
Travel Advisor:  Karina Fong

recommend the Marina or Riviera ships

By: e

Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2014

Food was excellent and service from ship personnel was of a high standard.  Would choose Marina or Riviera over the Insignia
Travel Advisor:  Marcie Kotler

Expert Service

By: Mike

Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2014

We have come to expect excellent service from Pat Wilcock at Hurley Travel and are never disappointed. Her comprehensive approach to all of our travel needs is a first class example for others to follow.
Travel Advisor:  Pat Wilcock

Sailed on her before

By: M&M's

Reviewed on: 17 Nov 2014

This was our fifth cruise on Insignia. It's like being a guest on a private yacht.
Travel Advisor:  Michael Kempinski


By: Stew

Reviewed on: 13 Dec 2014

Jackie did a great service for us and we will use her services again.
Travel Advisor:  Jackie Matthews

Our 4th time on Oceania

By: B&C

Reviewed on: 29 Nov 2014

We like the small ship atmosphere, the great foods in the 4 dining rooms and friendliness of all the staff. The only thing we didn't like is how they planned our air travel. We were not happy with that aspect so next time we'll make our own booking
Travel Advisor:  Tracy Lynch

First Timers

By: WeGe

Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2015

This past November, we cruised with Oceania (Insignia), our first with this cruise line. We can't say enough about the staff, food and accomodations ... Outstanding. We travelled throughout the Leeward Islands in the Carribean for 12 days and had a wonderful time thanks to the professional and friendly Insignia family. From the time we boarded the ship till we disembarked, we were treated to a relaxing and luxurious holiday. The food was delicious and the many dining venues provided a large variety of dishes, something for everyone. The staterooms were beautifully decorated and so very comfortable. We are looking forward to our next Oceania cruise this March on one of the Insignia's sister ships, the Regatta.
Travel Advisor:  Erika Gal

Interesting itinerary on a mid-sized ship

By: Jackiebaby

Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2015

On-ship preparation for ports could be more detailed: distance to transportation; maps; etc. Onboard activities predictable. Physical layout and state of repair of ship good. Frontline staff friendly and eager to assist. All communication with passengers done through the cruise director which was not always appropriate (rationale for cancelling ports, etc). The food was varied with a heavy emphasis on fish/seafood which would not be to everyone's taste. The Executive Chef was approachable and visible throughout the ship. Meal service in all venues was excellent. Guest lecturers/presenters were mixed. Artist's Loft excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Rose Coleman

family favourite

By: Lorrie

Reviewed on: 20 Jan 2016

well done!!!!! we will dream up our next holiday
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Superb Service and Food

By: monmon2266

Reviewed on: 19 Jan 2016

Love the intimate size of the Insignia. The relaxed ambiance, exceptional service and 5 star restaurant food keep us coming back!
Travel Advisor:  Rose Coleman

Fabulous trip

By: The M&M's

Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2016

Once again we had a fabulous trip on insignia. We sailed from Tahiti to Los Angeles. A great balance of land days and sea days. We have several upcoming trips booked on Oceania which says it all.
Travel Advisor:  Michael Kempinski

Great crew

By: Frankly

Reviewed on: 08 Aug 2016

Crew extremely friendly and accomadating .

Great crew

By: Frankly

Reviewed on: 08 Aug 2016

Wonderful voyage .

Great crew


Reviewed on: 06 Sep 2016

Crew was very professional - butler , cabin attendants , dining wait staff. Fellow passengers were a good mix from several countries. Ports of call were good.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Young
Not Recommended

Oceania Transatlantic Sept 12 2016

By: J & J

Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2016

Filled in response on board this may be last time with Oceania. First cruise since Oceania changed ownership. Ship seemed the same, but noticed small differences in comparison to previous. Not usual standards and it seemed full of folks way older who needed more care . Of course they are entitled to cruise but care of such passengers harder on staff. At 68 we felt young, yet living on floating seniors home some days especially being Transatlantic. Not for us so can't recommend. Informed once on board of Norovirus. Staff worked very hard to constantly sanitize, but it diminished the experience, which is no fault of the ship. Ports were nice, especially clean and historic were Palma de Mallorca & Cartagena, both in Spain, and Funchal. Diverted from Bermuda to Nassau due to hurricane, which we understood, but an overnight in Nassau was the last straw. Bit of a dump with palm trees, and there were other possible nicer spots I'm sure that were an alternative. Nassau cheaper?

Expert friendly service

By: Greta

Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2016

Couldn't have been better.

Great trip

By: nancyinne

Reviewed on: 15 Nov 2016

The care taken for my special food was fantastic! The trip was wonderful. My only complaint was when the excursion to see the penguins was cancelled we were not informed that there was an additional trip available. We were sooooooooooooo disappointed when we found out there was another excursion going and that it was too late to sign up for it. Then was even more upset when they told us we could not get on that excursion and then the lady behind me in line had the same complaint (I talked to 4 other people with the same complaint...why were we not told of the second excursion!) went to the general manager and she was allowed to take that second excursion! I fell that was totally unfair! Food was great, trip was great...only dealing with destination desk was difficult.
Travel Advisor:  Nathalie Liu

Lived up to their reputation

By: Sled

Reviewed on: 17 Nov 2016

A high quality cruise experience left us totally satisfied
Travel Advisor:  Betty Shukster

Very friendly crew

By: Bart

Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2016

We love Oceania and this cruise was no different. We did learn one new thing ... we like their bigger ships. We found the smaller Insignia to feel crowded. Everything was smaller, including the cabin. Still our favorite cruise line.
Not Recommended

Not the cruise I expected

By: RetiredTraveller

Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2017

The cruise was listed as 22 days with 10 sea days from Miami to Honolulu. Day 3 - Grand Cayman Island - cancelled by the captain due to weather. It was a bit nasty and he claimed the port was closed; add an extra sea day. Avoided an 8 hour stop over,slowed the ship to take advantage of the extra travel time to our next stop. Day 11 - Acapulco, Mexico - We went on the `this used to be...` tour of the city. It makes one believe that investment and tourism stopped here 20 to 30 years ago. The city was a military encampment with soldiers, checkpoints every 5 minutes. Day 13 - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - Captain cancels the visit, arguing weather, as we sailed by the port on a 20C sunny morning. Again slowing to 13kts to take advantage of the extra time. All the appearances of a money-saving cancellation. Day 16-17 At Sea out of San Diego - Stormy seas, but the captain was plowed through them at 17 knots. Day 18-22 - Listeria or Salmonella - the big debate of those falling ill.

Smooth Sailing

By: Art

Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2017

This was an almost perfect cruise. Food fabulous, entertainment great, staff of all types friendly courteous and over the top. Two areas where improvement is required: internet access, despite being offered as a feature, was totally inadequate. (Better not to offer if you can't deliver.) Excursion offerings could be tightened with less variety and more intensity.

Small can be Better,but not Always

By: Jerry

Reviewed on: 21 Apr 2017

Our room was a Penthouse 2. Everything that was promised was delivered. In a few instances the crew could have been more customer positive. Even when the customer is wrong he/she should be made to feel they were right. That always did not happen. Crew should NOT argue with passenger!!! Complaints were brushed of with the common excuse. "You have to take it up with management." Who were seldom available. Ended up with need for medical help. Was SHOCKED when I received my bill. A sign said "Medical Services would have a charge." The ship's medical staff made no effort to inform me or a number of other passengers needing help abut costs. In fact I was told that if I did not pre-sign for my service, I would be put off the ship. I was confined to my room and was not allowed to cancel my wife's and my tours. I certainly believe this situation only benefitted the ship and not my rights.
Travel Advisor:  Henya Lish-Gebeloff

Cruise trip

By: SusieQ

Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2018

Fantastic. The food and service were outstanding- they really went out of their way to make every aspect of our trip memorable.
Travel Advisor:  Stephanie Petros

Travel with value

By: Livvy

Reviewed on: 25 Apr 2017

Our accommodation was good. The amenities on board are very nice. The Terrace Cafe, Waves, Polo Grill, and Toscana, offer good food. We were a bit disappointed with The Grand Dining Room, however. The food there was often disappointing. We've been on the Insignia two other times, and I don't recall being disappointed in the Grand Dining Room. All service people on board were kind and helpful. We felt the maitre d' and folks at reception were a bit snotty at times. We did enjoy the destinations. Oceania is good value and we will travel with them again.
Travel Advisor:  Henya Lish-Gebeloff

Nice small ship

By: Bev

Reviewed on: 08 May 2017

Although the cabins are a bit on the small side we still love the small ships...They are a little more intimate and we seem to meet such nice people....most of us are repeat customers so that has to tell you something....The excellent food and good service make up for the fact that the entertainment is not exceptional.....We already have 2 more trips planned..

Med Cruise

By: Mike

Reviewed on: 28 May 2017

Fantastic Owner's Suite - superb service by the concierge Miroslav - great food!!
Travel Advisor:  Alyse Cori

Lovely small ship

By: Jack

Reviewed on: 30 May 2017

The shore excursions were excellent as was the port information. The food overall was quite good. Our cabin was the smallest one we have had since we started cruising. The ship layout was excellent and we loved the library. The staff did an excellent job We would have preferred More educational lectures. The entertainment was no more than average with the exception of the string quartet which we thoroughly enjoyed
Not Recommended

Very tired and old ship

By: B

Reviewed on: 31 May 2017

The itinerary was fabulous and the service and food excellent however apart from the soft furnishings that were updated the ship needs a full face lift. Tiles in pool falling by out Closets etc in bedroom old Very limited tv or movies on demand in room Bathroom in concierge is a cupboard!! Moved to penthouse Barroom. Enter but old plumbing and grouting Only the itinerary is worth the journey

Great Small ship

By: Crash Gerry

Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2017

Ship and crew were excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Lesley Buck

2017 world cruise

By: 2017 world cruise

Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2017

nice. Good and timely service.


By: Seg

Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2017

Great ship. The finest staff at sea.
Not Recommended

Bad baths

By: macky

Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2017

The bathrooms were so inconvenient that it ruined all the wonderful things about the ship. My husband has mobility issues and could not get his leg over the tub to take a shower. He had to use the fitness center to shower which was very annoying. The rest of the ship was fine, great crew - food not as good as we were told - did like our penthouse suite, but the bathroom took away a lot of the pleasure, Never have had a bathroom so small that two persons could not use it together , Never before have I seen only one sink.. Would possibly try another Oceana ship but never the Insignia.

North to Iceland

By: Jan

Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2017

We've done Insignia and other Oceania ships in to past, all was as expected.

from cold to hot, small to large

By: wendy

Reviewed on: 16 Aug 2017

nice ship-fabulous service-excellent food-good cruise director
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Andersen

The Best

By: Cruiser

Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2017

Oceania is my favorite cruise line.

Oceania Insignia

By: P&G

Reviewed on: 17 Aug 2017

What most impressed us about this ship was the level of training and expertise among the crew and staff. Everyone was knowledgeable, accommodating, and exceelent in their respective roles. We also liked the interesting itinerary and use of the ship as a 'hotel' at both ends of the trip in New York and Reykjavik.
Travel Advisor:  Lilian Mills

Super Ship and Cruise Operation

By: N/A

Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2019

In over 90 cruises, this was probably the best ever !

At sea again

By: m&m

Reviewed on: 16 Aug 2017

This was our tenth cruise with Oceania and we have three more booked in the future. The food as always was fabulous. It was a nice mix of ports and days at sea.
Travel Advisor:  Michael Kempinski
Not Recommended


By: shalom

Reviewed on: 09 Sep 2017

Food compares to Holland America. Entertainment & social activities less varied than Holland America. Excursions compare to Holland America. Comparable rooms with balcony smaller than Holland America. Staff more friendly than Holland America. Pricing more expensive than Holland America. Library & exercise area smaller than Holland America.


By: Mary Ann

Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2017

We liked the Insignia very much. The size of the ship was perfect for us -- 650 passengers. We never even had to wait for an elevator more than a couple of minutes. The public spaces felt open and beautifully decorated. Everything looked fresh. Our stateroom (veranda, deck 7) was small, of course. But we could store all our stuff, and I loved the veranda. The ship's crew was so friendly and helpful. My husband needed to keep an ice pack in the medical unit freezer for use every evening. The staff was very accommodating. The entire staff was great. The hostess in the Grand Dining Room (Mercy) remembered our name from the beginning, and she even remembered our friends from a previous cruise! The wait staff was just about perfect. And the food was Delicious, Abundant, and Exotic (when we wanted it to be). I would give it a 9.5 out of 10. The entertainment was excellent. This was a pleasant surprise since the Insignia is not a huge ship. Destinations -- great.
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor


By: bennett

Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2017

Great! Great! Great! Great!
Travel Advisor:  Julie Boulanger Taylor

Good Cruising

By: Oldest Lion

Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2017

The Best! Accommodations, service, food, ,etc., the best we've on a price/value basis. We will always use the if they cruise where we want to go.
Travel Advisor:  Leah Bergner

M/S Insignia review

By: Delores

Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2017

Superior service in all aspects associated with the ship. Third trip with Oceania indicates a great deal of satisfaction.

New England Cruise

By: Virt_Satisfied_Customer

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2017

The ship and crew were in excellent condition and provided a great cruise.

Oceania Cruise ships

By: Sandy

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2017

Insignia is a smaller ship that is high on great service and excellent food and presentation. We recently sailed on Insignia for a 10 day trip through New England and Novia Scotia. Due to hurricane Jose we were delayed in port in New York and missed several stops we were looking forward to, but we're thankful Jose didn't upset the whole trip. We loved the size of the ship, the variety of dining options, the entertainment and general atmosphere. The only negative we would have is we thought the staterooms were small. This doesn't matter if you are constantly on the go, but we were also looking for some private relaxation and the veranda and stateroom size was smaller than expected. This was doable for a 10 day cruise, but would have been a problem on a longer cruise. Overall except for the accomidations I give it a rating of an A.


By: Bernie

Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2017

Lots of fun with good food! Helpful staff except for one lady on front desk but don't have her name. Entertainment pretty good and tours had excellent guides

Oceania is Good

By: Noper

Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2018

Always pleasant.
Travel Advisor:  Jay Johnson


By: JeanC

Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2017

Excellent accommodations, service!!!, food!!!!, entertainment!!
Travel Advisor:  Debra Stern
Not Recommended


By: JK

Reviewed on: 05 Nov 2017

We felt very confined. The stateroom was very small and the bathroom was a"walk in and back out". I'm a small person and it was difficult to turn around in the shower. The lighting was very bad and the closet was very dark and difficult to find items. It was cold and the verandah in the breakfast buffet was often closed and therefore it was very congested in the unside area. We will not take another cruise on the smaller ships.
Not Recommended

Oceania Cruise - Canadian Maritimes

By: Jim

Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2017

It was okay. The staterooms are comfortable, and the staff very helpful except for their IT guy, who was rude and condescending to those of us needing help with the internet. The entertainment was great (we especially enjoyed the string quartet), and the shore excursions that we were able to do (2 were cancelled because of weather) were fine and handled very efficiently. I was not overwhelmed by the food - especially in comparison to Windstar. We had to get off the boat two days early in Boston because of the weather, and they were very helpful in facilitating our early departure.


By: Loren

Reviewed on: 12 Dec 2017

smaller group very pleasant

Aboard 10/30 to 11/14

By: M&M

Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2017

This was our 11th time on Oceania. Our second on Insignia this year. The staff, food, and service are superb. The boutiques have a wide range of items. The tours were good. Only major complaint was that we were not notified of the need for Yellow Fever vaccine until it was too late to change our booking with financial penalties. Our physician recommended against it and so we stayed aboard ship when in port in Columbia. Your brochures should indicate the need for vaccines, visas, and malaria pills.
Travel Advisor:  Michael Kempinski

Boarding the ship

By: Bonnie

Reviewed on: 30 Nov 2017

It was great only negative thing was boarding ship we stood in lineup for 2 and half hours which was ridiculous. 80 percent of passengers stood in line up while penthouse and up walked basically right on - need more help for the 80 percent of passengers
Travel Advisor:  Julie Boulanger Taylor

Oceania Insignia 11/14/17 Caribbean/Cuba Cruise

By: Carol

Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2018

We chose the ship primarily because of her itinerary (5 days in Cuba, including 2 each in Havana and Santiago de Cuba and 1 in Cienfuegos/Trinidad) and also because she was an R7 ship, The size of the vessel was ideal, although the bathroom in our concierge level balcony stateroom was much too small. Although our cabin was well maintained, we oddly had virtually no contact with our cabin stewardess. While the food was very good, it was hardly "The best cuisine at sea" as they tout it. We ate especially well in the specialty restaurants Toscana and Polo Grille, in each of which we were entitled to two dinners. The size and layout of the ship are ideal, and the library is exquisite. There were, unfortunately, no unobstructed views over the bow, and the evening entertainment was okay but nothing outstanding. There was considerable confusion re the excursions, possibly because it was the ship's first visit to Cuba, but presumably that is not usually the case. Overall it was a good cruise.

Our trip to Cuba

By: greeneyes

Reviewed on: 30 Nov 2017

This is our third time on the Insignia, it felt like coming home. Actually, three crew members remembered us from a cruise (on the Insignia), we were on two years before. The ship is lovely, clean and welcoming, it is furnished with class, and the crew is great. The shows were entertaining, and the dining was superb.

Cuba - November 2017

By: John

Reviewed on: 08 Dec 2017

Extremely pleasant. First rate experience in every way. This was our thirteenth cruise on Oceania and we have never been disappointed.

Another great trip

By: Bev

Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2017

As usual we experienced another nice time with Oceania.. Food, Service, and Pleasant Crew Members did not let us down ...Still our favorite Cruise Line....The small intimate ship is more personal...and we loved it....

Ocean Cuba trip

By: traveler

Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2018

on board the food and service were excellent. Pre boarding documentation and shore excursions were a disaster. Ruined the whole trip.
Travel Advisor:  Marilyn Bennett


By: Tom & Tami

Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2017

Been on Insignia several times, and always enjoy the cruise. Victor is a Great GM!

Quick, easy and totally delightful

By: Sienagirl

Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2018

There are many lines that make this Caribbean run during the winter months. We have been sailing with Oceania for the past 3 years and continue to be delighted. The staff, accommodations, food, O Life program make not only the ports but the days at sea a pleasure. The Havana tour was excellent- We tend to enjoy the meals in the Grand Dining Room - this run is in warm weather and eating at the Terrace Cafe outside was wonderful. Looking forward to a crossing in November 2018.

January 2018

By: Walter

Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2018

Our third cruise with Oceania. Excellent food, staff and service as usual.
Travel Advisor:  Janet Krebs


By: Ava

Reviewed on: 21 Apr 2018

Love the size of the ship. The staff was great from the cabin stewarts to the dining room and specialty restaurants staff to the bar staff and entertainment staff were all fantastic. They have patience of saints dealing with some of the 180 day round the world people. However the ship is looking tired but it is being refurbished in October 2018.
Not Recommended

bucket list trip

By: macthedog

Reviewed on: 15 Apr 2018

Very good--but we rate Insignia last of the Oceania fleet. BIG disappointment missing Shanghai ? due to fog but we met people in Beijing who got into Shanghai on a Princess ship about the same time. Also slow to Halong Bay where some were upset about missing the Junk cruise. Food overall was disappointing--1st time I've said that on an Oceania cruise. Note---overuse of salt and little things like lukewarm tea. Recommendation--Ask the Captain and the Head Chef to come in for a talk.


By: J&B

Reviewed on: 04 Jun 2018

Travel Advisor:  Ellen Cohen
Not Recommended


By: Joe

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2018

It is old ship even though refurbished recently and better to choose the latest ship.


By: Butch

Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2018

There were some issues on this cruise that were addressed and answered. I will not travel again on any Oceania cruise that includes The around the world cruise portion. I feel the ship was not as consider of the rest of the passagners as they were of the 180's as they are called. Just remember only a few people ever say anything. Most just go on about their lives and never use that product again. That said, overal it was a good cruise. The was food was very good and the entertainment was excelant. We missed a port of call and had some bad weather but this was not the fault of either the ship or cruise line. I will sail on Oceania as long as there are no 180's aboard.
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

cruise assessment

By: kobe

Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2018

efficient and enjoyable

Oceania Insignia

By: Bob

Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2018

Food and service were outstanding Only regret, no Live sport channel, especially during World Cup and Wimbledon. I’ve addressed this directly with Oceania on exit survey.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Brye

Impeccable service

By: Montesamomma

Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2018

The entire staff and crew are always ready to meet your needs


By: Betty

Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2018

The trip was wonderful, except I felt that we spent too much time at sea. since it was a small ship, the food choices were limited. Not the fault of the ship. Staff was great, food was delicious.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Buck

a great escape and change of pace from torrid Texas!

By: Yankee Girl

Reviewed on: 08 Aug 2018

The ship was just the right size and easy to navigate. Our cabin was small but adequate and very quiet at night. The bathroom, however was way too small! I enjoyed the great variety of food in the various dining rooms. All the staff and crew were most courteous.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Buck

Great small ship

By: Chris

Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2018

This was a great small ship and easy for my mother to navigate.

More hits than Misses

By: Neil

Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2018

Food was exceptional (better than Royal), the ship was beautiful, and the suite more than adequate. The ship was was quiet and subdued, which we liked. No concierge lounge, but plenty of venues to hide away in. Baristas, their coffee shop, offered brewed espresso and other specialty coffees that were covered in the cruise price, including the croissants and danish. Our favorite event was 4:00 Tea time. Food in the GDR was exceptional, although a couple dishes didn’t measure up. The Polo Grill was superb. Toscana, not so much. Terrace Grill was our overall favorite. Our Penthouse Suite was very nice, but the bathroom had an odd shower configuration and limited space. Overall, there were more hits than misses, but if I factor in the cost, we felt that the whole was less than the sum of its parts. As much as we enjoyed Oceania, we think Celebrity is a better value (hard to beat Go!Best).
Travel Advisor:  Effie Patrianakos
Not Recommended


By: Patty

Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2018

Great Butler Ship very dated The hull was scary with many steel plate patches. Housekeeping staff thorough and competent Could not arrange a private tour of Bermuda which should have been a “no brainer” We prefer ships that provide alcoholic beverages as we believe they did not give appropriate wine selection at a fair price.


By: Sinbad

Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2018

We love Oceana...and are happy that they are going to refurbish their ships. Although still wonderful...we noticed “things” in our “Owner’s Suite” that are beginning to show “wear”...
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Yale


By: Rebecca

Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2018

Oceania Insignia is a lovely ship. Everything runs smoothly and it is not too big. Met great people. Nice to be so totally pampered.
Travel Advisor:  Shawn Kilner

Nice smaller ship

By: EdH

Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2018

The Insignia was nice, though much smaller than the Riviera that we previously sailed on - seemed like a mini-version of the Riviera in layout, but with smaller rooms, especially the bathroom. The food, service and amenities provided were great, and the entire cruise was very enjoyable.
Travel Advisor:  Myrna Arroyo



Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2018

PH2 accommodations were great, buttler was efficient, laundry service and pressing service very good. Had great ping pong games and onboard entertainment perfect



Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2018

Insignia was a comfortable and well managed ship. Our cruise was pleasant and the crew and staff were very accommodating. We expect that the ship will be even better once is has undergone the upcoming remodeling.
Travel Advisor:  Ilona Kupec
Not Recommended

Not our best cruise

By: Sherri

Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2018

The ship itself was just okay! I didn't like the fact that their first evening meal in any venue wasn't until 6:30! We like to dine earlier than that! Also, the show didn't start until 9:30, and we never stay up that late! The food was not as good as on other cruises we've taken!
Not Recommended


By: Jal

Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2018

Grumpy crew , cut corners on quality


By: HC

Reviewed on: 05 Nov 2018

Oceania totally spoiled this traveler - I could never sail with any lesser cruise line again.


By: Bob

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2019

Lovely - a lovely ship, a lovely time and our docking locations were great. Service, food, and general staff were all perfect, a great time.


By: Mario

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2019

lots of fun with members of world ship society PONY branch

October of 2018

By: Kathy

Reviewed on: 05 Nov 2018

Fabulous. Loved the size of the ship, love the nature of the people aboard the ship, the food was beyond terrific, loved all of the conversation rooms where we could talk academics to so many. The excurions were fabulous but many were cancelled because of weather and perhaps this trip should be condsidered for an earlier date by a week or two. . Did not like the size of the bedrooms or the main speaker on the ship from Scotland...these academics would say to yank him...people left his presentations in droves..including us. We know that we could do a presentation a million times better. Loved the music on the ship. loved the library, the high tea. I /we loved everything about the Insignia.
Travel Advisor:  Corinne Levine


By: Rami

Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2018

Everything about this company is admirable. The staff from the captain down are all professional and polite. The food is superb! Monsieur Pepin has done well.
Travel Advisor:  Angela Walker

Ship Insignia

By: NH

Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2018

Basically our trip was pleasant. However, there were challenges because of the weather.


By: p

Reviewed on: 02 Dec 2018

I really did expect a "notch above" experience from Oceania. Some aspects of our cruise were such but others were no better than other cruise lines we have used. We generally eat in the dining rooms but we found the food options better in the buffet on this ship and the quality was just as good or better than in the dining room. Overall, I'd rate the food rather good but not necessarily better than Holland America, for example, which is usually our cruise line of choice. We did not like the late dining times and late entertainment schedules. In addition, the entertainment was subpar to what we are used to. The staff were generally quite attentive and pleasant. We found the excursion options to be rather limited and a bit over-priced. I would not discount the possibility of cruising with Oceania again should the right value and suitable itinerary strike our fancy. Perhaps my expectations were too high and while this cruise was an enjoyable experience, I was looking for more.

Cuba insignia

By: Irish

Reviewed on: 19 Jan 2019

Insignia. The stop at the Bahamas can be skipped or better plan to avoid been there with 6 other ships.
Travel Advisor:  Julie Boulanger Taylor


By: Nsmib

Reviewed on: 26 Jan 2019

This ship was wonderful to sail with. The crew was very attentive to every need. They also made sure the food was perfect.


By: Rosie

Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2019

Loved our suite. Ship felt a bit tired, but the staff was great. Our butler was helpful, but other than coffee in the morning I didn't feel we needed him. Wished the pool had not been so deep. Would have been nice to stand up and talk instead of hanging on the side. Food was good, nice and served well, but not super. Lobster with red pasta sauce was a disappointed.
Travel Advisor:  Katie McCormack Krinkie

Great ship'

By: Missed the boat

Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2019

Love the small ship adventure.
Travel Advisor:  Lesley Buck

Mar-Apr Cruises

By: Otto

Reviewed on: 09 May 2019

Although Insignia just had a major upgrade, Oceania missed a few things...such as the balconies. And some of the common area furniture could have been upgraded too (Insignia lounge).
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

Good ship, but....

By: Sally

Reviewed on: 03 Jul 2019

We enjoyed our time on the Insignia, but were upset that several of the tours we had chosen were cancelled at the last moment.


By: Em

Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2019

Good, but ship obviously tired. Also felt Terrace Restaurant was not as good as on other trips.

Insignia cruise ship

By: Cecee

Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2019

Excellent service, food, room and amenities. Bathrooms m too small.

What a Ship

By: Cruiser 1731

Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2019

What a Ship. The gourmet food, the intimate atmosphere, the service and the friendliness of staff and crew made our cruise very special. Can’t wait to sail on Insignia again.

Great ship; ATW is too long.

By: Yola

Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2019

We had a fantastic time, but found that six months was too long for us. The ship is the "right size", the food was great, there were lots of activities and lectures. I learned needlepoint, as did my spouse, and I spent a lot of time in the Artist's Loft. We chose this trip for the itinerary and weren't disappointed. We were able to visit many places we'd otherwise never go. Because it was the Around the World cruise we were offered many "free" amenities, such as laundry, ship's physician, tours, and off-ship parties. Our only complaint related to how entitled some passengers acted. For example, skipping the safety briefings repeatedly (this is a major safety issue, I don't care how many cruises they've been on), griping if they didn't get the seats they wanted at an event, being rude to staff. Speaking of staff, they are the GREATEST - I don't know how Insignia managed to recruit such a first-class staff and crew. Kudos and thanks.

End of world tour

By: Ranie

Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2019

It was good! Food not as good as previous trips but all services outstanding!
Travel Advisor:  Donna Hall
Not Recommended

Review Your Cruise Ship

By: Mary

Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2019

Our time aboard the Insignia was boring for the most part. The entertainment in the Insignia Lounge was mostly singing, opera, etc. The shows were at 9:30pm and only. One show per night. Once we were finished eating there was nothing to do that interested us. Their itineraries were great and we enjoyed the ports.

ATW in 180 Days

By: Dsrtgrl

Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2019

This was the trip of a lifetime for me but I learned that for many aboard the Insignia this ATW cruise is an annual event! The genuine friendships between guests and crew was the highlight of the experience for me.
Travel Advisor:  Bitsy Clayton

Sailing with Oceania

By: Traveling seniors

Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2019

We have been privileged to take many cruises on Oceania ships, on 3 of the small ships and one of the big ships. We have sailed in all parts of the world. We love Oceania because of it luxurious but casual atmosphere and home-like feel. And we love the dining experiences, especially outdoors in the Buffet. Some people own second homes....but we consider all the small ships like Insignia as our second home. The eating areas, the state rooms, the entertainment in the big lounge for the evening show, all draw us back to whatever ship takes us to the next destination. Who would have thought in the year 2000 traveling on these great ships would become part of our lives. Now we are looking forward to next April in Tahiti and another beautiful cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Julie Boulanger Taylor

Good small ship cruise

By: Sue C

Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2019

Nice itinerary- although disappointed we couldn’t stop in Havana. Good variety of days at sea and different islands. Ship is decorated nicely although cabins are small - especially the bathroom - small shower. Crew was great! Had fun with the activities. Specialty restaurants are great.
Travel Advisor:  Sally Shekane

Bill and Ronnie

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2019

Great, second time on this ship. Nice remodeling job.


By: Rich

Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2019

Great trip to a great destination

Small can be better

By: Bobby

Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2019

The attention from the staff, especially in Horizon, was admirable. They noticed, because of some ship rocking, that passengers might need help and carried their plates to their tables. Some foods were made to order, like eggs and pastas, there were no trays so it seemed less like a cafeteria. One problem was being told to board the ship at 1:00 and then find our room wouldn't be ready til 3:00. Bad for a ship of any size, not a great way to start a cruise. The individual look and theme of both Polo and Toscana was appreciated. Would have liked to be able to book a table for two in advance, not have that anxiety at the last minute. Naomie did come through in the Grand Diningroom.

Elegant Decor

By: David

Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2019

Very enjoyable. The ship is small by today's standards, but has ample room for the passenger capacity. The Grand Dining Room is elegant, with a modern take on traditional Edwardian decor. The library is first rate, with plenty of comfortable arm chairs, and features a stained-glass ceiling and a fireplace. Horizons, located above the bridge, is a nice lounge for drinks and afternoon tea. The Polo Grill and Toscana, alternative restaurants, are worth giving a try, even though the food in the Grand Dining Room is excellent.

Insignia Review

By: Bermuda Bound

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2019

Wonderful food choices - specialty restaurants without extra cost a real plus.

Ship Wonderful. Air/Hotel Program Poor

By: Mariner13

Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2019

Experienced cruiser. First time with Oceania. Shipboard experience wonderful in all respects. Very pleased & impressed. Trying to make Air/Hotel arrangements thru Oceania a completely different story. Flying from Norfolk, VA to join the INSIGNIA in New York, NY for a late August sailing (height of hurricane season). I could have lived with the airfare (although a surcharge for not flying on day of sailing seems ridiculous in today's business climate and is the whole reason for arriving a day early)? What almost became a deal breaker, was the "only" hotel option being quoted as the "New York Palace" at $1,000 per night! I repeat $1,000 per night? I was actually insulted and thought it must be a mistake? Calling Oceania, being put on hold multiple times, and being transferred thru three different departments/representatives, each giving the same "party line" of basically "take it or leave it", I gave up in disgust. Obviously, I made my own arrangements. VERY DISAPPOINTING!

Insignia= rest and relaxation

By: Irene

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2019

Quiet and uneventful. Not alit to do
Travel Advisor:  Alan Abelson


By: Julie

Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2019

This was our third Oceania cruise, first time on Insignia. The ship was lovely - we really liked the updated, bright, fresh decor.

Awe of America

By: Cruisers39

Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2019

We love to travel Oceania and have been on Insignia before. Seems like a small ship yet has everything we want.
Not Recommended

Oceania cruise Montreal to Miami

By: GJ

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2019

It was restful. While the ship can hardly be held accountable for the weather (we dodged hurricanes) , the frequent change in itinerary, they are accountable for the lack of activities on ship - the exorbitant cost of tours. The few activities, such as Trivia, were frequently scheduled during other activities were such as Bridge, Tea, Happy Hour. Music was always too loud, so it was difficult to relax and enjoy a conversation at Tea or Happy Hr. Breakfast in the room service was dry cereal, yogurt, fruit, bread! Disappointing given the star rating of Oceania. Food was OK, limited choice at dinner, service continental and slow, servers often didnt speak or understand English well. The fish however, was amazingly well prepared. Singers were excellent but dancers didnt to perform often. Comedian was entertaining. Library was excellently well stocked. Social director sponsored few activities. Even the police officer who gave me a ride to the ship commented on lack of shuttle

cruising with Oceania

By: Claremont traveler

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2019

Wonderful! Every excursion was a pleasure to experience. Our rooms were beautiful, and the ship was designed to feel serene and elegant. The restaurants, Toscana and The Polo Grill had menus that satisfied and delighted our whole family.
Travel Advisor:  Karen Reynolds

Insignia Caribbean Cruise

By: HiltonHeadfoodie

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2020

The cruise was excellent. The food, service, excursions and entertainment exceeded our expectations.

Happy cruising

By: Scotty

Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2019

Being on board this ship was excellent. We like small ship cruising and this fitted the bill perfectly. The cabin was very good. The girls did a great job every day cleaning and making it up. If I had any complaint at all it was the size of the bathroom. The shower in particular was very small and cramped. The quality and choices of food was excellent, and all staff were polite and very helpful. We also enjoyed lounging around on deck and using the pool.


By: Eric

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2019

Fabulous!! We loved everythhing about it!!
Travel Advisor:  September Holstad

Great food

By: Charlotte

Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2019

A well maintained ship, friendly staff and great food.
Travel Advisor:  Ruth Turpin


By: Micky

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2019

Smallest of line They need at least one more lecturer. The bathrooms are the smallest I have ever seen on more than 110 cruises and in over40 years of cruising. Food was excellent. Service was excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Yonker

Best Food At Sea

By: Rursery

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2019

The food on Insignia is beyond fantastic. All dining venues are superb. Best steaks in my memory in the Polo Lounge. TV sports availabity is a drawback. There was no way to see American football on our 11 day cruise causing us to miss two weekends of important games. I would sail with her again but never during football season.
Travel Advisor:  Liz Nixon
Not Recommended


By: Kit

Reviewed on: 18 Nov 2019

If you are a handicapped traveler the bathrooms on this ship has no grab bars anywhere in the bathroom or in the cabin. Bath is so small you can’t even turn around in it. I had a bad fall.

50th Cruise

By: Cas

Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2019

This was our fourth trip on Insignia and always it is wonderful. The ship has been fully refurbished and is beautiful. My only complaint was that the elevators seemed smaller, I don't know how that could be; other than maybe my memory is now what it used to be or that the last ship that we were on was the Marina. My other concern is that the end of trip review was very not user friendly. Both my wife and I tried at least 7 or 8 times and I am not sure either of us every were successful. Finally our ship's Captain was outstanding in every way. We have sailed with him twice before and once with his father and such he is so very professional as well as a great leader. He and his crew were superb.
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

Not rated

By: Jimlee

Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2020

We can not rate this trip due to a emergency cancellation, however we had friends that were able to make this cruise. Their report was excellent from pre boarding, food, ships condition, and most of all the crews professional attitude.
Travel Advisor:  Kim Schneider

Small ship and Great Service

By: Cruiser

Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2020

We chose the Insignia for our cruise to the Caribbean over the Christmas holidays because we didn't have to fly to a destination as it left from Miami. We live in Florida and were able to drive to a hotel the night before the cruise and then taxi to the Miami port. In May 2019 we took a cruise on the Riviera to Europe and just loved the fact that even though the ship was large, there were a limited number of passengers. In this way, we were treated wonderfully. So, naturally when we decided to do another cruise, we chose another smaller ship, the Insignia. Great trip, wonderful weather, terrific service.


By: m&m

Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2020

We had originally booked for Cuba, When Trump decided that it was not permitted and Oceania offered us a full refund, we felt that we owed but Mike Kempinski and Oceania so we took the offered cruise even though we had already been to all of the ports. We had some difficulties with the renovations to our cabin e.g. the handle to the cabinet next to the bed broke in half. While it was fixed it broke again before we left. We had dinner with Victor and were pleasantly surprised.
Travel Advisor:  Michael Kempinski


By: Rigby

Reviewed on: 15 Jan 2020

Excellent service and food plus reasonable amenities considering the relatively small size of the ship. (e.g. suites have only showers instead of tubs plus showers as on Riviera and their are 2 specialty restaurants instead of the four on Riviera). Not a complaint just a factual comparison!
Travel Advisor:  Bonnie Niemi

Butler service was amazing!

By: Angie R

Reviewed on: 17 Jan 2020

Our Butler was always right there when we needed him and anticipated when we would need ice, breakfast, and other things. He was wonderful. The ship had some other issues that were a little wonky, but overall, I would recommend Oceania.
Travel Advisor:  Jane Forrester

Carribean cruise

By: George

Reviewed on: 15 Jan 2020

Very relaxing, great food.

Insignia Panama Cruise

By: Ken

Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2020

Insignia is a smaller ship (about 600 passengers) but has the amenities of a larger ship. All there dining options are superb, with open seating always available in the Grand Dining Room and two wonderful specialty restaurants. The fitness center has top-of-the line equipment (used by us daily). The evening entertainment is fabulous, as is the string quartet, Insignia Show Band, and cocktail pianist. While at sea, there is always plenty of activities offered. We really got use to being pampered.
Travel Advisor:  Jessica Griscavage

Shower small

By: Sid

Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2020

Great except for tiny shower food great
Travel Advisor:  Alan Abelson

Ship of dreams

By: Rhoda

Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2020

The ship is alluring and comfortable. The staff is caring and attentive. There are as many activities as you wish to participate in or just chill
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Yale


By: dr

Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2020

fabulous. In room refurbishments great. Public areas are a little worn
Travel Advisor:  Janet Krebs

Cruising Patagonia

By: Jan

Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2020

We had a wonderful time. Our bed was comfortable, the room was kept clean and staff is so very friendly. The food was delicious, and I love that they take great care in accommodating for special diets.
Travel Advisor:  Sue Bethke

Top shelf.

By: Larry

Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2022

What a great cruise line. These folk know how to make a cruise most enjoyable. The food is top notch and the staff treats you like royalty.
Travel Advisor:  Effie Patrianakos

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