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Oceania Insignia

20 reviews
Traveller (38)
Common Areas (28)
Dining and Bars (3)
Itineraries for this ship
15 Night Cruise to the Mediterranean
Departure date
Tuesday, 18/05/21
Istanbul, Istanbul, Kavala, Mykonos, Athens (Piraeus), Dubrovnik, Venice, Venice, Taormina (Messina), Sorrento, Rome (Civitavecchia), Florence (Livorno), Saint-Tropez, Barcelona
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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
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Gordon B wrote a review Apr 2020
Portland, Oregon154 contributions60 helpful votes
Been on Oceania a number of times and always liked and supported it. Looked forward to the refurbishment. Booked a 36 day cruise from Buenos Aires to Capetown. Room was very nice and so were the other refurbished touches. However, the coffee in the dinning rooms and suites was vial. An example of lowest price and getting what you pay for. Really bad. Our routine has always been to have a couple of drinks in Martinis and listen to the piano music before going to dinner. This time the Piano music in Martinis ran us out. He knew how to play, but he didn’t get it that this was a lounge and understand appropriate music. Not a hall to bang as hard and loud as he could with boogie woogie. Terrible. Food is still good, but not like it used to be. Some menu choices have been removed. The sad trend happening in cruising is the lack of passengers displaying any class by the way they dress for the fine dining in the evening. It’s getting worse with every cruise. The staff is frustrated by it as well, but the passengers don’t care. Really sad. The string quartet was the best ever. Both in style and selections. Great. Staff? Fantastic is an understatement. They were so great in every way. Just can’t say enough wonderful things about them! Excursions were uninteresting and over priced. Heard that from many passengers. The speaker lineup was mediocre. I must add that the entire crew worked very hard to make sure the ship was clean and as sanitary as they could make it. Clean as a hospital. They took extraordinary steps to protect both passengers and crew. Sadly we all had to disembark early because of the virus. It was the right thing to do and the staff did all they could to assist every passenger. I doubt the people at Oceania ever read or pay any attention to TA reviews. But, they should. They are still a good cruise line. But good is the enemy of great. Once you settle for good you will never be great.
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Aco2030 wrote a review Feb 2020
89 contributions10 helpful votes
This was our first time traveling in Oceania and in particularly we wanted to try the Insignia, since we were considering the 180 days world cruise in that same ship. We were on board for ~3 weeks during Xmas and New Years 2019 to 2020. We were 3 adults in a single outside cabin 3001. Our experience was a complete nightmare; from serving a cockroach in the salad to such a small cabin that it was not fit for 3 adults. Beware the 3 persons cabin are the same side as the 2 persons outside cabin. It was so terribly small that it became a hazard for my elderly mother to go to the bathroom at night and may her way without tripping. We ended up with multiple bruises since it was hard to move without hitting yourself in such small cabin and bathroom. The incident with the cockroach on the salad was taken very lightly by the crew, and no special measure were taken. They continue to serve the same salad in the Terrace Cafe buffet even after we showed the waiters and chef the cockroach. We made an official report of the cockroach incident and to this date Oceania is not complying with our request to return the cost of the ticket fare. My sister that ingested part of the roach got terribly sick and we missed several ports because of it. The officer we spoked about the incident were not train in good customer service protocol and were quite rude. I would NOT recomend you traveling in Oceania. They have a lot to learn for maintaining health food standards and good customer service. I would give them a minus 0 rating if available. The only kind people in the crew were the waiters in the restaurants and buffet. All the officers need to be reminded they are in the customer service business and not in the navy. .
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lrwAtlanta wrote a review Jan 2020
Atlanta, Georgia9 contributions11 helpful votes
Our first Oceania cruise. Destination was Panama Canal with stops in Columbia,Costa Rica,Nicaragua,Mexico , Los Angeles and ending in San Francisco. The food and service was as expected”wonderful “. The one important part of this cruise was the off shore experiences which except for Costa Rica were cause for us to let readers know they should not book excursions through Oceania for this cruise.Forty people for one guide,poor English speaking guides,no amplification to hear the guide,a guide that forgot to take us to a museum and only realized it when the driver told him,and three hour bus rides. These excursions are not cheap and if one uses Trip Adisor they can probably find private guides for a little more money. When destination services on the ship was informed of our displeasure the response was they had little control of the guides. Please know that the ship offers great food and service. No complaints except For excursions. Plan your own!
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Susan S wrote a review Jan 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania967 contributions229 helpful votes
We departed in Miami and will sail through the canal and up thePacific coast back to California. Oceania has made 2 obvious changes since we last cruised with them 2 years ago: they have eliminated single use plastic and added menu items that are healthier and more plant-based. Hurray for them. Ship is well appointed with plenty of public areas so it never feels crowded. Food good. entertainment good. Staff is attentive and very pleasant.
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2 Helpful votes
Billfish777 wrote a review Dec 2019
Pompano Beach, FLorida8 contributions3 helpful votes
Our first experience with Oceania and not at all bad overall. The cabins are smallish, but very nicely appointed. Bathrooms and showers are tiny. The ship overall is very nice and well taken care of by the staff. Our biggest disappointment was in the food. Had always heard of Oceania as the "foodie" line. Don't get me wrong, the food was excellent and very well presented, but uninspired. Main dining room had a somewhat pedestrian menu for the most part. Polo Grill, the specialty steakhouse was really excellent as expected. The buffet restaurant was again, good but not great. Ship entertainment was non-existent with a not well thought out lineup of mediocrity. What was spectacular was the service and the staff. Well trained, friendly and very good at their jobs. I even got over the lunch lady at the buffet line yelling at me for picking up my own food. They do insist on serving you. Overall a very enjoyable cruise, but not great.
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1 Helpful vote

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15 Night Cruise to the Mediterranean
Departure date
Tuesday, 18/05/21
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