Oceania Marina by Oceania Cruises
- Entertainment & Activities
The Marina is one of the newest ships in Oceania Cruises line of mid-sized ships. This ocean liner is a Oceania class ship, built in 2011, capable of accommodating up to 1,250 guests in 626 luxuriant staterooms. Many of the cabins have their own private balcony allowing guests to enjoy the ocean breeze, while taking in the view of the sunrise or sunset on board an Oceania discount cruise.
The Marina just underwent a major refurbishment in 2013 including new teak flooring installed in balconies of many of the cruise ships suites along with new furnishings and carpeting in the Marina’s public areas. Book your next cruise deal with Oceania Cruises, on either the Marina or its sister ship the Riviera, and enjoy Oceania promotions and special offers.
Awards for Marina by Oceania Cruises
- “Best Restaurants at Sea;” - Red Ginger - 2014 USA Today
- "Best Alternate Dining (Dinner)" - 2014 Ocean and Cruise News
- “Best Dining” - March 2013 - 2013 Condé Nast Travelers Readers Choice Awards
- “Best Dining” - March 2013 - 2013 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards
- “Best Public Rooms” - March 2013 - 2013 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards
- “Best Cabins” - March 2013 - 2013 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards
- “Top 20 Medium Cruise Ships” (#4) - February 2013 - 2013 Condé Nast Traveler’s 100 Best Cruise Ships in the World
Guests can choose from 4 stateroom options on the Marina including suites, verandas, ocean view or inside staterooms. All cabins on the Oceania Marina feature twice-daily maid service, Bulgari toiletries, luxurious 1,000 thread count linens, soft cotton robes and slippers, 110/220 volt outlets, refrigerated mini-bar stocked with water and soft drinks, 24-hour room service and Belgian chocolates with nightly turn down service.
Suites on board the Marina offer the ultimate cruise experience and range from 420 to 2,000 square feet. Equipped with either a queen-size or king-size bed, suites accommodate 2 to 3 guests. All suites include standard room features including security safe, mini-bar, satellite phone, flat-screen TV, DVD and more. Guests choosing this room option have private key-card access to the exclusive Concierge Lounge, 24-hour butler service and unlimited use of the Canyon Ranch SpaClub. Additional comforts include the use of a laptop computer, iPad, large private balconies, walk-in closets and large bathrooms with bathtub and shower. The larger suites have a 2nd bathroom for guests, a 2nd TV and whirlpool spas.
Veranda Staterooms have 282 sf of space, with room for 2 guests with 2 twin beds that may be set up as a queen size if you wish. Some rooms have extra bedding to accommodate up to 3 guests, and all cabins have floor-to-ceiling glass doors leading to your private balcony and outdoor lounge area. Veranda cabins come standard with a large closet, marble/granite baths with separate shower and tub areas, flat-screen TV, DVD, Wi-fi, writing desk, security safe, hair dryer and a seating area with a couch and breakfast table. Concierge level staterooms feature dedicated concierge service, cashmere lap blankets, laptop computer usage, welcome bottle of champagne and private access to the Concierge Lounge area of the ship.
Oceanview Staterooms, with floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, offer room for up to 3 guests in 242 square feet of space and have a queen-size Prestige Tranquility memory foam bed. The granite clad bathrooms have both a shower stall and separate full-size bathtub. Additional amenities include a seating area with couch and breakfast table, vanity desk, TV, DVD, phone, safe and hair dryer.
Inside Staterooms offer comfortable cruise ship traveling for 2 guests with 2 twin beds that can be converted to a queen-size bed. The marble and granite bathrooms feature either a shower or tub and all rooms have a small dining area with a table and chairs. Standard features include a vanity desk, satellite phone, security safe, flat-screen TV, DVD, hair dryer and access to Wi-fi internet.
Entertainment & Activities
Plan a trip to the Artist Loft if you are in a creative mood and want to enjoy painting, photography, drawing or other arts and crafts projects. The specialized artist retreat area offers hands-on instruction from one of Oceania’s talented artists-in-residence. Evening entertainment options aboard the Marina include River Rhapsody, one of the many musical shows by Gary Musick Productions.
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Guests can enjoy one of 9 dining options while on board the Marina, from casual pool-side service, to the impressive Red Ginger. Cooking enthusiasts will get a kick out of the Bon Appétit Culinary Center where they can book a gourmet cooking class covering topics like French Classics, Healthy Greek or Magical Morocco.
How would you like to enjoy your meal in your own private dining room with up to 10 of your closest friends and family members? Then reserve a seat at the ultra exclusive Privee and enjoy any items off the Polo Grill or Toscana menus in a bold red and white setting overlooking the ocean.
The editors at Wine Spectator magazine recommend a variety of wines to savor with your meal at La Reserve. The intimate restaurant requires reservations as there is seating for only 24 guests at a time. Diners have a choice of gourmet foods from 3 different 7-course menus ranging from $95 to $165 per guest.
The decor of the Grand Dining Room features a giant crystal chandelier overlooking the dark woods and sumptuous fabrics in tones of cream, gold and cocoa. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in this grand, formal dining room. You can choose menu items à la carte or select the Menu Degustation, a gourmet tasting menu from the Oceania’s executive chefs. While all restaurants on Oceania Cruise lines offer open seating, reservations are suggested for the formal dining options to make sure you get seated at your choice of time.
Jacques is inspired after Master French Chef Jacques Pepin, the executive culinary director for Oceania Cruises. Classic dishes include duck foie gras, salmon tartare, escargot with garlic butter sauce and herb-crusted chicken. The dessert menu has selections from the cheese trolley and decadent choices such as chocolate pot de crème and baba au rhum.
Red Ginger caters to guests looking for traditional Asian cuisine including edamame, spring rolls, vegetable tempura, lobster pad thai and sushi. Diners can start their meal with a selection from the tea menu such as orchid vanilla black tea or ginger lemongrass herbal tea. Travelers choosing Red Ginger for their evening meal should contact guest services to make a reservation in this formal restaurant.
Meat lovers should head on over to Polo Grill and enjoy a USDA Prime steak served with classic accompaniments such as the Idaho baked potato, crispy onion rings or sautéed mushrooms. The grill offers formal dining in an elegant setting, reservations are suggested as this is a popular dining option on the Marina.
Reservations are suggested when dining at the formal Toscana restaurant. Toscana features Italian cuisine from classic ravioli, to veal Marsala served with rosemary roasted potatoes. A variety of sides can be ordered with your meal including assorted grilled vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes. An extensive wine list and dessert menu are also available at this restaurant.
If you are looking for an informal, casual dining experience then check out the extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets at Terrace Cafe. The menu includes Mediterranean inspired selections including roasted tomatoes stuffed with orzo pasta, vegetables and parmesan cheese. A variety of sparkling, red and white wines can be ordered off the wine list to go with your lunch or dinner.
If you are hanging out by the pool, and feeling a bit hungry, stop by Waves bar and grill. Guests can enjoy dining in a no reservation necessary, casual environment at Waves. Menu selections include hamburgers, fries and milkshakes along with salads, sandwiches and ice cream novelties.