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FEBRUARY 26, 2011

I was fortunate enough to have been invited to tour the cruise ship Marina, the brand new ship in the Oceania Cruises fleet on her inaurgural season through San Francisco.  

Oceania Cruises is considered a Premium-Luxury Line with currently four ships in their fleet  The Nautica, Regatta and Insignia are smaller than the Marina, carrying approximately 700 passengers; whereas, their new sister Marina can carry up to 1250 guests. 

Marina Stats:

65,000 Gross Tonnage, 774 feet Long, 105 feet beam, Cruising Speed 20 knots, 16 decks total with 11 of those being guest decks.  Staff Size 800, Guest Capacity 1250 (based on double occupancy).

Decks 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 are strictly passenger cabin decks.

Decks 5,6 are dining/entertainment decks

Deck 12 has the pool area, Terrace Cafe, Artist Loft, Culinary Center, La Reserve and the Oceania Suites.

Decks 14, 15, 16 are all passenger facilities:  spa, fitness, library, additional dining options, putting green and activities court.

I was extremely impressed by the beauty of this ship.  "Understated Elegance" best describes the decor around the ship.  Each and every color scheme that was decided upon really speaks "relaxation".  Oceania is all about "country club casual" and making sure guests are comfortable, you get that feeling the minute you walk on board the ship.  You can tell that the staff is the best of the best and never once did I encounter a staff member who didn't have perfect English speaking skills.

I took a lot of pictures on this inspection and we were able to see quite a few cabins/suites- so you can get a feel for what each category cabin feels like.

Pictures of Oceania Marina

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