OCEANIA CRUISES – Operate luxury cruises which constantly ask – what can they do better. They have smaller ships with a high crew to guest ratio, and they will not be the cheapest ship on the sea. This is style and luxury. The guest staff ratio on all the R class ships is 1 to 1.71. Amazing!

OCEANIA CRUISES FLEET

These are hugely popular and sought after ships. Eight were made, they are all very similar and all hold 684 guests. Known as Renaissance Class ships, because they were made for Renaissance Cruises. However they are actually R-Class ships, and they were called one to eight. For example R 3 is the Pacific Princess as we know her now. Renaissance was a company in Oslo, competing with Fred Olsen. Founded in 1989 it was family owned by Fearnley & Eger Rederi. These ships are all 181 meters long, have a GT of 30,277GT and travel at 18 knots.

  1. R One – Oceania Insignia (1998)
  2. R Two – Oceania Regatta (1998)
  3. R Three – Pacific Princess (1999)
  4. R Four – Oceania Sirena (1999)
  5. R Five – Oceania Nautica (2000)
  6. R Six – Azamara Journey (2000)
  7. R Seven – Azamara Quest (2000)
  8. R Eight – Azamara Pursuit (2001)

Halloween

Just wanted to say Happy Halloween.

Oceania Sirena – Small Ship Luxury

There are many who bemoan the passing of the Adonia from the P&O fleet, but, the ship is still around. Many small ships are still around with that old fashioned class and style that cruising is known for. In fact, the Adonia is a R-Class ship, or Renaissance Class ship that is now called the […]

Oceana Sirena – ship guide and plan with video over view

Is the difference worth it?

MARELLA INSURANCE DEAL

CRUISING insurance with TUI Marella.

Discovering a destination the way film scouts do it

There is a knack to finding the best bits of a location. Postcards!

Understanding prices and deals cruise – 3rd and 4th Person deals

Every place on a ship is different which makes it so interesting.

Lady gets £50,000 bill because of in-effective cruise insurance.

Joyce Kettle, 74, a great grandmother

Cruise Ship Kitchen – What is inside – Filmed Galley Tour

Have you ever wondered how the food is planned and where it is made on a cruise ship. Jean went behind those huge silver revolving doors for Doris Visits,

FRED OLSEN LATE DEALS + UPGRADES

Fred Olsen always has some kind of sale or deal.

P&O DRESS CODE on board ship

The dress code does catch guests out.

Money back if you don’t like the cruise – the offer appears again

This time the offer is from Fred Olsen in the form of an enjoyment promise. If you have been watching #TheCruise

Airport Parking Deals

Car Parking Options all sorted on one page.

MARELLA INSURANCE DEAL

CRUISING insurance with TUI Marella.

Lady gets £50,000 bill because of in-effective cruise insurance.

Joyce Kettle, 74, a great grandmother

Southampton by car or coach ?

Alternative Cruise Parking

The True Cost of Cruising – Tips & Tipping, Tours, Drinks, Fine Dining

You can go on a cruise and enjoy just what was in the ticket price,

FRED OLSEN LATE DEALS + UPGRADES

Fred Olsen always has some kind of sale or deal.

P&O DRESS CODE on board ship

The dress code does catch guests out.

A Cruise is an education. Language, History, Culture, Art and more. Russia is just amazing!

LIVE AND LET CRUISE as Paul McCartney and Wings

Cruises that explore can be hard on the feet. What to pack (2)?

Remember the disco song, ‘Dance yourself Dizzy’. Some cruises have you ‘walk til dizzy’.

Discovering a destination the way film scouts do it

There is a knack to finding the best bits of a location. Postcards!

Halloween

Just wanted to say Happy Halloween.

Oceania Regatta complete facelift and refit

Oceania cruises are a luxury brand of cruise, and one of their much loved ships, the Regatta

Is Birmingham is London’s best Airport – Fly-cruise is the future.

When you finish your transit flight, your bags

Taster Cruise – a great first cruise – we look at a cheap 80’s weekender deal

A taster cruise is often referred to as a party cruise,

Understanding prices and deals cruise – 3rd and 4th Person deals

Every place on a ship is different which makes it so interesting.

Marriage at sea, But huge disaster for same sex marriage at sea

  Disaster, read before you book your wedding, please read.

Getting VISA’s without being ripped off

Visas and passports can be a minefield. There are so many companies out there just trying to take your money. 

Doris Visits, the Cruise and Travel show is on-line

Watch Doris Visits is free on YouTube, or there is one in Olympia that is not free.

Oceana Class ships are 238 meters long, a small ship. Holding 1,252 guest and 780 crew the ships weigh 66,000GT and travel at 20 knots. They were built at at Fincantieri’s Sestri Ponente yards in Italy. They were then called mid size ships. Now they are most definitely small ships.

  1. Marina (2010)
  2. Riviera (2012)

P&O ship chat sites on Facebook

At Doris Visits chat sites we encourage everyone to share their positive cruise experiences

Hop On, Hop Off ! We have a discount code for you

Going away before the end of the year, if you are thinking of using the city sightseeing red bus,

Lady gets £50,000 bill because of in-effective cruise insurance.

Joyce Kettle, 74, a great grandmother

Taster Cruise – a great first cruise – we look at a cheap 80’s weekender deal

A taster cruise is often referred to as a party cruise,

Getting VISA’s without being ripped off

Visas and passports can be a minefield. There are so many companies out there just trying to take your money. 

Marriage at sea, But huge disaster for same sex marriage at sea

  Disaster, read before you book your wedding, please read.

Halloween

Just wanted to say Happy Halloween.

A Cruise is an education. Language, History, Culture, Art and more. Russia is just amazing!

LIVE AND LET CRUISE as Paul McCartney and Wings

TAKING YOUR OWN DRINKS ON BOARD – and prices on board

We often see passengers shock, anger and disappointment

Cruise Tip – Laundry, Ironing and the ship’s Tailor!

Whether you are on a long cruise

Lady gets £50,000 bill because of in-effective cruise insurance.

Joyce Kettle, 74, a great grandmother

CRUISING while Pregnant

Is dependent on three things 

Living permanently on a cruise ship

Say NO to the retirement home. There are people who live permanently

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