Oceania Cruises reviews

About Oceania Cruises

Sophisticated travelers who like a casually elegant atmosphere flock to Oceania. In addition to three 15-year-old former Renaissance ships — the Nautica, Regatta, and Insignia — Oceania has two new builds: the Riviera and Marina. The new ships may be the “foodiest” at sea, with the eponymous Jacques Pepin bistro and an authentic Pan-Asian restaurant, Red Ginger. Take time to explore the impressive art collections, which include pieces by Pablo Picasso and Damien Hirst.

Top 5 Oceania Cruises Destinations:

Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

(121 cruises)

Europe - Mediterranean

(119 cruises)


(64 cruises)


(60 cruises)

Europe - Northern Europe

(49 cruises)

Top 5 Oceania Cruises Departure Ports:

Miami, Florida

(106 cruises)

Barcelona, Spain

(48 cruises)

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

(41 cruises)

Venice, Italy

(30 cruises)

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

(30 cruises)

Oceania Cruises rankings

Cruiseline.com awards

2021 winner

Best Luxury/River Cruise Line

Expert review of Oceania Cruises

Best For

Sophisticated couples or friends who like great food, wine, design, art, and service.

Not For

Families, since the line just launched its first kids’ club program on a limited basis. 

We Love

  • Foodies will be stunned by the offerings on Riviera and Marina.
  • The wine-pairing restaurant on the two new builds — La Reserve — is elegant and beautiful, and serves modernist cuisine using techniques like sous vide. 
  • Oceania's art collections include pieces by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, and Damien Hirst.
  • The Ralph Lauren suites on the newer ships are as elegant as boutique hotel suites on land, which is not a statement we make often
  • The new ship’s cooking school offers market tours, visiting chefs, and do-it-yourself, hands-on classes.
  • The Artist Loft offers classes on sea days by a rotating list of artists in residence.

We Could Live Without

  • The three older ships in Oceania's fleet lack some of the bells and whistles of the newer ones.

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What cruisers say

  • MysticWhaler says ...

    The staff are friendly, plentiful and well-trained. I felt as if I merely had to think of something I needed and it appeared before me. Read full review
  • dalewilcox says ...

    Loved the size of the ship and it was very, very clean. Read full review
  • bbross says ...

    Grand Dining Room is almost as large as the ones on Marina and Riviera. Ask waiter about portions and add a side dish if you think the portion of the entree may be small for you. Read full review

7 Oceania Cruises ships


Price: $$$
Ship size: S

Designed with the cruise line's signature style and elegance, Oceania’s Insignia offers a multitude...

Sails to:

Bermuda Canada, New England, New York Caribbean Europe - Northern Europe Europe - Western Mediterranean

Sails from:

Auckland, New Zealand Barcelona, Spain Benoa, Bali, Indonesia Boston, Massachusetts Bridgetown, Barbados Cape Town, South Africa Copenhagen, Denmark Dubai, U.A.E. Fremantle (Perth), Australia Hong Kong Keelung (Taipei), Taiwan Miami, Florida Montreal, Quebec New York, New York Oranjestad, Aruba Papeete, Tahiti Reykjavik, Iceland Rio De Janeiro, Brazil San Antonio, Chile San Diego, California San Francisco, California San Pedro (Los Angeles), California Singapore Southampton (London), England Sydney, Australia Tilbury (London), England Tokyo, Japan More


Price: $$$
Ship size: M

Small Ship Luxury. Marina blends sophistication with a contemporary flair to create a casually eleg...

Sails to:

Caribbean Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Europe - Mediterranean Europe - Northern Europe Europe - Western Europe

Sails from:

Amsterdam, Netherlands Barcelona, Spain Buenos Aires, Argentina Callao (Lima), Peru Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy Copenhagen, Denmark Hamburg, Germany Istanbul, Turkey Lisbon, Portugal Miami, Florida Oslo, Norway Piraeus (Athens), Greece Portsmouth, England Reykjavik, Iceland Rio De Janeiro, Brazil San Antonio, Chile Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Canary Islands Southampton (London), England Stockholm, Sweden TRIESTE (VENICE), ITALY Tromso, Norway Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina Valletta, Malta Venice, Italy More


Price: $$$
Ship size: S

The luxurious mid-size Nautica combines casual elegance, personalized service, and warm conviviality...

Sails to:

Bermuda Canada, New England, New York Caribbean Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Europe - Mediterranean

Sails from:

Amsterdam, Netherlands Auckland, New Zealand Bangkok, Thailand Barcelona, Spain Boston, Massachusetts Cape Town, South Africa Cartagena, Colombia Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy Dubai, U.A.E. Dublin, Ireland Edinburgh, Scotland HAIFA (JERUSALEM), ISRAEL Hong Kong Istanbul, Turkey Le Havre (Paris), France Lisbon, Portugal Miami, Florida Montreal, Quebec Mumbai (Bombay), India Papeete, Tahiti Piraeus (Athens), Greece San Pedro (Los Angeles), California Singapore Stockholm, Sweden Sydney, Australia Valletta, Malta Venice, Italy Yokohama (Tokyo), Japan More

Ship size:

  • XL: 4,000 + passengers
  • L: 2,000 to 4,000 passengers
  • M: 500 to 2,000 passengers
  • S: Less than 500 passengers


  • $$$$: $1500 and up
  • $$$: Up to $1500
  • $$: Up to $1000
  • $: Up to $500

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