Review of Oceania Marina deck 5 (Lobby-Shops-Restaurants)
“Marina Lounge” is the ship’s main show lounge/theater. It has a stage and large dance floor for live evening entertainment and dancing. The Lounge hosts daily trivia games, guest lectures, social events and a stylish night entertainment program with comedy acts, magician shows, classic and jazz ensemble performances.
The Atrium Lobby is an open-floor area for the guest services desks: Reception (24-hour assistance, dining reservations, cashier), Concierge Desk and Destination Services (Oceania Cruises shore excursions booking, planning and information).
3 Boutiques sell duty-free goods – jewelry, watches, perfumes, Oceania-logo merchandise, gifts and souvenirs, fashion clothes, convenience goods.
“Red Ginger” (portside) is a feng shui-inspired Asia specialty restaurant (Thai-Japanese-Vietnamese cuisine) with a 5-course “tasting” and a la carte menu. The decor features bronze, fine ebony woods, Asian artworks (including 3 Buddha heads).
The starboard “Jacques” dinner restaurant is a 124-seats complimentary fine dining venue (reservations-only) with French cuisine (by chef Pepin) and an extensive wine list. The 5-course menu includes freshly baked French baguettes, hors d’oeuvres, soups and salads, main courses (also seafood), desserts and a board with a selection of French cheeses.