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Oceania Insignia

37 reviews
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Traveller (40)
Common Areas (28)
Dining and Bars (3)
Itineraries for this ship
18 Night Cruise to Transatlantic
Departure date
Monday, 24/06/24
Lisbon, Porto (Leixoes), La Coruna, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Gravdal (Lofoten Islands), Gravdal (Lofoten Islands), Paris, Southampton, Ponta Delgada, New York (Manhattan)
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Passengers: 684   |   Crew: 400
Passengers to crew: 1.71:1
Passengers to space: 44.2:1
Launched: 1998   


  • Deck 3
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 8
Additional decks
Deck 3 layout
  Ocean View (D)  


Cabin size: 216 - 216 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 14
Accessible rooms: 0
Maximum passengers: 4
Number of cabins: 170

Activities & entertainment

Activities (24)
  • Wine Tastings*
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Artist Loft
  • Canyon Ranch SpaClub*
  • Casino*
  • Coffee Chats
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Enrichment Lectures
  • Fitness Center
  • Fitness Track
  • Games and Activities
  • Golf Putting Greens
  • Hot Tubs (2)
  • Late Night Disco
  • Library
  • Oceania@Sea
  • Pools
  • Scotch and Spirits Tastings*
  • Shuffleboard
  • Spa Seminars
  • Spa Terrace*
  • Steam Room
  • Styling Salon*
  • Team Trivia
Entertainment (1)
  • Live Music
Dining (11)
  • Terrace Café - Casual
  • The Patio - Casual
  • Waves Grill - Casual
  • Lounge - Clubby Lounge*
  • Baristas / Grand Bar - Gourmet Coffee
  • Grand Dining Room - International
  • Toscana - italian
  • Martinis - Martini Bar*
  • Waves Bar - Pool Bar*
  • Horizons - Sophisticated Bar*
  • Polo Grill - Steakhouse
* May require additional fees

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Marcia B wrote a review May 2024
Bloomfield, Connecticut149 contributions75 helpful votes
This was my first cruise on Oceania. I went on this cruise with my husband. We chose this cruise mostly for the itinerary. We were also looking forward to the food based on comments we have heard from others and this cruise line statement that it has the best cuisine at sea. We did not feel that the food lived up to the hype. Maybe we had too much of a buildup anticipating good food. In the main dining room and specialty restaurants we had seafood and fish that was over cooked and under seasoned. The surf and turf in Wave was well-cooked and seasoned. When cruising we usually look forward to dinner we skipped dinner five times. Embarkation was seamless so was disembarkation at the end of our cruise. They, however, need to work on disembarking the ship at ports of call. Most of the time there was a backup at the gangway with everyone trying to leave the ship at the same time. We were booked in a concierge stateroom. The bathroom was small, storage was limited and there was no floor-length mirror. The staff in general was pleasant and helpful. Gricell and Camille our room stewardesses were attentive and helpful.
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Hugh B wrote a review Apr 2024
Milford, United States2 contributions2 helpful votes
I want to first start off by saying that this was an extraordinary trip well worth the investment and for the most part would say we were very pleased with the ship and it's crew! Having said that, here are the things I was not pleased with: 1) the shower is way too small 2) it seems the ship prefers to hug the coast line so much that we only had 1 night to enjoy the onboard casino within a 14 day cruise 3) we booked 8 excursions with the CruiseLine and had two unexpected cancellations which caused wasted time rebooking and disappointment! 4) In my opinion when there are excursions booked and the weather doesn't allow for any enjoyment, they should be cancelled because it's wasted money. 5) The on board buffet is extremely disorganized and chaotic at times as there are too many people trying to get their food and not enough tables. 6) Because of a cancelled Port entry the itinerary changed some but we still stayed in Shanghai 3 days (too long) only giving us the evening we got to Hong Kong which seemed unfortunate because we had to disembark early the next morning and had to be packed by 10pm (wow 5 hrs to pack and see Hong Kong) very disappointing! Lastly, my account was showing a credit of $160 which disappeared when we got our final statement (no way to get an explanation at that point) and they didn't put it back on my credit card which is pretty lousy of them to just keep it!
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KJ M wrote a review Jan 2024
Yeovil, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
We booked this Oceania USA/Caribbean cruise in Jan 2023 through ROL, provided all the information we were asked for and thoroughly read all communications that were sent. Our very first moment of coming into contact with this holiday package was talking to staff at the British Airways checkin desk at Heathrow’s Terminal 5. This was meant to be the start of our special holiday but the BA staff member casually informed us that we weren’t booked on the flight. We said there must be some mistake as we booked 10 months earlier but she simply replied that the flight had been oversold and that there were no seats booked for us. We were taken aback by this statement, to put it mildly, still insisting there must be some mistake and when the seriousness of her statement sunk in we felt physically sick. She said the only option was to go on standby and hope other passengers didn’t show up. This of course we accepted as there was no other choice. We were then sent through to airside departures and told to speak to the BA desk who told us we had to wait until the flight had closed and then find out if any seats were left untaken. We had an extremely anxious wait, instead of feeling elated and excited at the beginning of an adventure we were stressed out beyond belief and feeling sick in the stomach. We waited until the time we were given to go back to the BA desk, which was now about 40 minutes before takeoff and were told there were 2 seats available, not together but that was the least of our worries. So we got to Boston but again it wasn’t a jubilant feeling of what was to come, it was a feeling of gut-wrenching relief. We felt lucky to get on our holiday and it shouldn’t have been like that, we did everything we were asked and shouldn’t have been treated so badly. No specific information was ever given to us regarding checking in for the flights, though even if it had been provided this scenario should never happen. Seats should be guaranteed, especially as the majority of passengers on this flight were connecting with the same cruise as us. If it cost a little more then that’s a price worth paying as the alternative of being removed from the flight is beyond belief. First impressions count for a lot in all walks of life and our first impressions of ROL and Oceania are the worst they could possibly be due to this completely avoidable situation. I can’t tell you how disappointed we were, this should never be allowed to happen. We nearly missed our whole holiday due to the nefarious practice of airlines overselling seats, but this could have been negated by Oceania guaranteeing seats booked to connect with their cruise, which they could have easily done with the leverage they had relative to the number of seats they had booked on the flight. Instead, we were treated with total disregard.
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Mercedes C wrote a review Jan 2024
New Haven, Connecticut3 contributions1 helpful vote
If you only care for eating frozen lobster everyday and do not mind poor destinations this is for you. Overpriced spa and everything else, lack of onboard entertainment, change of venue without reason, ship in need of refurbishment. Lovely crew and personnel. Ugly staterooms.
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Laurie S wrote a review Jan 2024
Massachusetts12 contributions
This trip was not what we expected. We've traveled on Oceania 3 previous times but never on the Insignia. The room itself was adequate and had been redone. The bathroom was tiny with a shower so small that it was a challenge to use. Room maintenance staff was excellent as was most of the ship's staff with a few exceptions. We are not youngsters ourselves (over 70) but many of the passengers on this cruise were on average in their mid to late 80's. Good for them. Oceania seems to have a reputation for excellent food but we found the food to be good occasionally and poor at other times. The quality was not particularlly good either. The 2 specialty restaurants were very good. The passage through the Panama Canal was disappointing. We just cruised through with a loud speaker recitation of its history etc. It was just an ok cruise that had a few good points but never exceded that.
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