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)

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 […]

Halloween

Just wanted to say Happy Halloween.

Oceana Sirena – ship guide and plan with video over view

Is the difference worth it?

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,

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

When you finish your transit flight, your bags

What is on board Spend? A good Question

On-board Spend – Is a sum of money you have in credit

Choosing your Cabin on a cruise ship

Ships are travelling at sea and can be both noisy and bumpy. There is a logic to apply.

Discovering a destination the way film scouts do it

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

P&O ship chat sites on Facebook

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

Don’t over spend on your cruise, especially if it is your first

Why not splash out? Well, you might just get addicted and want to book the next one,

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

P&O ship chat sites on Facebook

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

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

Whether you are on a long cruise

CRUISING while Pregnant

Is dependent on three things 

Norovirus – the facts – carry your own soap and water hand sanitiser

There are facts, there is gossip, and there is scaremongering. We could be referring to the news, but we are giving the run down on Norovirus.

Don’t over spend on your cruise, especially if it is your first

Why not splash out? Well, you might just get addicted and want to book the next one,

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

Whether you are on a long cruise

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

LIVE AND LET CRUISE as Paul McCartney and Wings

Norovirus – the facts – carry your own soap and water hand sanitiser

There are facts, there is gossip, and there is scaremongering. We could be referring to the news, but we are giving the run down on Norovirus.

FRED OLSEN LATE DEALS + UPGRADES

Fred Olsen always has some kind of sale or deal.

An Ideal Present for a cruiser – a useful toy – the squeezable Globe Ball

Keeping your hands subtle

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

Choosing your Cabin on a cruise ship

Ships are travelling at sea and can be both noisy and bumpy. There is a logic to apply.

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’.

CRUISING while Pregnant

Is dependent on three things 

Norovirus – the facts – carry your own soap and water hand sanitiser

There are facts, there is gossip, and there is scaremongering. We could be referring to the news, but we are giving the run down on Norovirus.

Lady gets £50,000 bill for airlift because of in-effective insurance. And renew your EHIcard if out of date.

Joyce Kettle, 74, a great grandmother

P&O DRESS CODE on board ship

The dress code does catch guests out.

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)

Choosing your Cabin on a cruise ship

Ships are travelling at sea and can be both noisy and bumpy. There is a logic to apply.

Discovering a destination the way film scouts do it

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

Airport Parking Deals

Car Parking Options all sorted on one page.

Galapagos, what to pack

There are many choices for seeing the Galapagos,

Southampton by car or coach ?

Alternative Cruise Parking

Cruise Chat, Cruise Chat sites are a knowledge base -here is where to find them

Doris Visits has about 50 chat sites, Scroll down to find your favourite ship or cruise line

Halloween

Just wanted to say Happy Halloween.

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

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

CRUISING while Pregnant

Is dependent on three things 

SPORTING EVENTS ON BOARD

If you like sports or if there is a big event on like the world cup, the ship will show the event somewhere. If the event is big enough, everywhere.

Galapagos, what to pack

There are many choices for seeing the Galapagos,

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

LIVE AND LET CRUISE as Paul McCartney and Wings

Worst places for Pick Pockets

I am pretty streetwise but I have been pick pocketed twice.

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