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)

Oceana Sirena – ship guide and plan with video over view

Is the difference worth it?

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 […]

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

Whether you are on a long cruise

TAKING YOUR OWN DRINKS ON BOARD – and prices on board

We often see passengers shock, anger and disappointment

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,

Living permanently on a cruise ship

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

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,

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

LIVE AND LET CRUISE as Paul McCartney and Wings

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

When you finish your transit flight, your bags

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.

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.

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,

What is on board Spend? A good Question

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

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

LIVE AND LET CRUISE as Paul McCartney and Wings

What is on board Spend? A good Question

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

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’.

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,

Deck Quoits explained

The Rules to Deck Quoits

TAKING YOUR OWN DRINKS ON BOARD – and prices on board

We often see passengers shock, anger and disappointment

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

Oceania Regatta complete facelift and refit

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

Halloween

Just wanted to say Happy Halloween.

Wheelchairs, access and mobility at sea; is it all changing? Will you be looked after by Robots?

Robots are now working on two cruise lines, and may soon be caring for those who need help.

TAKING YOUR OWN DRINKS ON BOARD – and prices on board

We often see passengers shock, anger and disappointment

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,

P&O DRESS CODE on board ship

The dress code does catch guests out.

SAGA PROMISES

As we have just focussed on the Fred Olsen version of this money back offer

Galapagos, what to pack

There are many choices for seeing the Galapagos,

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)

What is on board Spend? A good Question

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

Discovering a destination the way film scouts do it

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

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

Whether you are on a long cruise

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

Keeping your hands subtle

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 for airlift because of in-effective insurance. And renew your EHIcard if out of date.

Joyce Kettle, 74, a great grandmother

Halloween

Just wanted to say Happy Halloween.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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