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Onboard Oceania Cruises

Feeling at Home Comes Quite Naturally.

How comforting it is to feel completely at ease aboard our mid-sized ships. While the atmosphere is certainly elegant, it’s never pretentiously so. The ambiance is refreshingly casual and friendly, much like that of a country club. Intimacy and warmth are the hallmarks, encouraging you to simply be yourself, while enjoying the company of others who genuinely share your enthusiasm.

Meet over cocktails in Martinis and recount your adventures ashore. Strike up a conversation poolside, while lying back in a commodious teak double chaise lounge. Making new friends is effortless, as is finding quiet, more private areas to relax, when you’re feeling less gregarious. In such an inviting atmosphere, where every wish is attended to with exemplary service, it’s so easy to fee right at home.

In essence, it’s the ideal size of our ships that elevates our onboard experience into the sublime. Being mid-sized allows for a certain warmth, intimacy and elegance that is largely devoid on other vessels. The differences are pronounced, especially with regard to the defining points of ambiance, attitude and service.

Returning guests are greeted as cherished friends. First-time guests soon develop their own rapport with the staff, and the relationship only deepens with time. It’s a matter of great pride and devotion that out staff sincerely addresses you by name and always remembers your preferences. Personal care this indulgent is no coincidence. It’s the direct result of our ship’s enviable size.

That warm, caring attitude precedes the ship, promoting an extraordinary comfortable atmosphere. Guests instinctively introduce themselves to each other, easily finding common ground. While intimate, public areas are alive with laughter and engaging conversation.

Entertainment for the Spirit and Mind.

It’s only natural that your idea of entertainment changes day to day, so our ships provide for an abundance of diversions. Some days, you may wish to do nothing more than while away the hours reading, comfortable ensconced in a private cabana on the Sun Deck. Other days, if you’re feeling ambitious, you might power-walk around the oval track in the fresh sea air, take a refreshing dip in the pool, or work out with a personal trainer.

Or maybe you would rather play a rousing round of Team Trivia, participate in an art auction, or try out for Oceania Idol, where our guests can sing their way to onboard stardom. So many activities are available to be enjoyed at your pace, according to your timetable.

Fine Dining.

It may seem like an audacious statement to hail our cuisine as “the finest at sea” but not when the legendary master chef Jaques Pepin serves as our Executive Culinary Director. With his genious for inspiration and his culinary wizardry for guidance, our immensely talented chefs masterfully create cuisine that earns rave reviews from our guests, course after delectable course.

All natural ingredients for magnificence are present, in particular, the intimate nature of our ships, which enables our chefs to carefully and thoughtfully prepare each dish la minute. Nothing need be ever rushed or produced en masse. Menus artfully reflect the regions where our ships sail, enhancing the experience, adding authenticity and ensuring tremendous variety.

Q: Do you have room service?
A: For your convenience, complimentary room service is available 24 hours a day from our extensive room service menu.
Q: Do you have valet and laundry facilities?
A: Dry cleaning and laundry services are offered onboard. Both regular and express services are available at an additional fee.
Q: Can I smoke onboard?
A: For the safety and security of all guests and staff onboard, Designated Smoking Areas are available on Deck 9, the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck, and Deck 10, in the aft, port corner of Horizons. These areas are comfortably furnished and conveniently located near food and beverage areas. Smoking is expressly forbidden in all Staterooms and Suites, on verandas, or in any areas of the ship other than officially Designated Smoking Areas. Smoking in a stateroom or suite represents a serious fire and safety hazard to all guests and staff. Guests chosing to disregard this policy will be disembarked at the next port of call and may also be subject to additional fees that will be imposed to cover the costs associated with any damage to and the required cleaning of furnishings, verandas and surrounding deck or accomodation areas. All areas other than those specified as Designated Smoking Areas will remain smoke-free. This includes all guest suites and staterooms,verandas, restaurants, public areas, the Casino and all other areas of the ship. Cigar and Pipe smoking is only permitted on the forward starboard corner of the Pool Deck.
Q: Do you have medical services onboard?
A: Each of the ships is equipped with limited medical facilities and staffed by international medical personnel. Customary Emergency Room fees and charges do apply for medical services and are dictated by the services performed by the ship's medical staff.
Q: What entertainment is offered onboard?
A: A wide variety of entertainment is offered onboard. Please visit the Lifestyle and Entertainment section for additional details.
Q: Where are our doctors from?
A: Our doctors are international and meet American College of Emergency Physicians and ICCL (International Council of Cruise Lines) guidelines, including: Current physician licensure, Three years of post-graduate / post-registration clinical practice in general and emergency medicine or Board certification in: Emergency Medicine, Family Practive or Internal Medicine or Competent skill level in advanced life support and cardiac care.
Q: What is your medical backup?
A: Oceania Cruises has established contacts throughout the world with several different ER / Hosipitals, where Ships Doctors can refer patients for medical care.
Q: What is the procedure to have medical equipment delivered to the ship?
A: Having medical equipment brought onboard is handled on a case by case basis. Oceania Cruises must receive a fit-to-travel letter, the full dimensions, description of the equipment, name of the delivery company, and all other pertinent information.
Q: What are the hours of operation for the Casino?
A: The Casino offers Blackjack, Poker and Roulette. The hours of operation may vary from day to day, depending on the itinerary and other activities. The casino is closed while in port. The slots are generally available from 10:30 AM to closing and tables are open from 2 till 5:30 PM and from 8:30 PM until closing.
Q: Can I purchase bottles of wine at ports of call and bring them onboard?
A: Guests wishing to purchase wine in a port of call and bring it onboard with them may do so, limited to three (3) bottles per stateroom. Guests are welcome to enjoy their wine in the comfort and privacy of their stateroom or suite, or, if they prefer, may enjoy their wine in one of the ship's dining rooms. Any wine consumed in the dining room or a public area will be subject to a corkage fee of $20.00 per bottle.
Q: What are the Casino policies?
A: Guests must be 18 or older to enter or gamble in the Casions on our ships. US dollars are used. A 5% fee will be charged to your account if receive a cash advance against your shipboard account. There is a $1,000 maximum per guest per day for these cash advances.
Q: Can I exchange my money for local currency?
A: For European voyages, Euros may be purchased from Reception. For destinations in Europe that do not utlize the Euro, along with Far East and China, South America and the Caribbean, we will endeavor to provide currency exchange services onboard or provide the guest with information on currency exchange services available ashore. All foreign currency exchange transactions will be charged to the guest's onboard account and a 5% transaction fee will be applied by Oceania Cruises.
Q: Can I use my credit card to get a cash advance on the ship?
A: Cash advances are available at the Reception Desk. A daily limit of $500 per registered card can be billed to the guest's shipboard account. A 5% transaction fee will be applied to your account.
Q: Can I cash a Travelers check or Personal Check on the ship?
A: Travelers Checks are cashed onboard our ships. We do not charge a service fee for cashing the checks into US currency. A 5% transaction fee will be added to your onboard account if require foreign currency. Personal checks are not accepted.
Q: What are the ships' policies regarding guests going ashore?
A: When the ships arrive in a port of call, guests are requested to wait in the public areas or in their stateroom until an announcement is made with instructions for safe disembarkation. In certain ports, guests will be brought ashore in tendor boats. When tendering is required, you will be instructed where and when to board the tenders. Sailing times for each port of call are listed in Oceania Currents and clearly displayed at the gangway. Guest should take note of the scheduled sailing time and return to the ship at least 30 minutes prior to sailing. If the guests return late and miss the ship, they will be solely responsible for rejoining the ship and all associated costs. When going ashore, guests should carry their Oceania WorldCard stateroom key with them at all times. The Oceania WorldCard serves as the guest's boarding card and must be swiped for security purposes at the gangway each time you disembark and embark the ship.
Q: How is luggage handled at embarkation and debarkation?
A: On embarkation day, your luggage will be delivered directly to your stateroom. If the luggage has not arrived one hour prior to sailing, guests should contact Reception from their stateroom telephone. On the last night of the cruise guests should pack their luggage and leave it outside their stateroom door before retiring for the evening. You should not pack personal items such as medecine and toiletries that you will require the next morning. Staff members will collect the luggage during the night and deliver it to the cruise terminal. All luggage being disembarked from the vessel and weigh no more than 70 pounds per piece.
Q: What is your alcohol policy?
A: The sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages will be limited to guests aged 21 years or older. Oceania Cruises will refuse and prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages to guests under the age of 21 years. Guests are kindly reminded to consume alcohol in moderation. Oceania Cruises reserves the right to prohibit and retain all alcohol bought ashore for consumption onboard the vessel.
Q: What kind of currency is used on the ship?
A: Oceania Cruises uses a cashless system based on the U.S. dollar. All onboard purchases and services, other than the Casino, will be billed to an onboard account. You will be required to register an American Express, Mastercard or Visa card during the embarkation process.
Q: Is wireless internet connectivity (WI FI)available on the ship?
A: Wireless internet service is available throughout all ships.
Q: What computer facilities are offered on the ship?
A: There are 16 computers available in the Internet Cafe. Two additional computers are available in the Library. Wireless internet service is available throughout all ships.