Oceana

Oceana Review and Specifications

Specifications of Oceana

Year built2000  /  Age : 18
Flag state Bermuda
BuilderFincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
ClassSun
Building costUSD 300 million
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorP&O Cruises UK
Speed21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph
Length (LOA)261 m / 856 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage77499 gt
Passengers2016 - 2419
Crew870
Passengers-to-space ratio32
Decks14
Cabins1008
Decks with cabins7
Last Refurbishment2017
Former namesOcean Princess
Christened byHRH Princess Anne, Princess Royal

Current itinerary of Oceana

Oceana current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Croatia and Italy. Prices start from USD 1099 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 20 Sep, 2018 and ends on 27 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
20 Sep      Departing from Valletta, Malta   
22 Sep     Split, Croatia   
23 Sep     Venice, Italy   
24 Sep     Zadar, Croatia   
25 Sep     Dubrovnik, Croatia   
27 Sep      Arriving in Valletta, Malta   

Review of Oceana

Launched in 2000, Oceana is one of the oldest P and O ships. This is also one of the Sun-class cruise ships of Princess Cruises, together with Sea Princess. PO Oceana was formerly sailing as Ocean Princess (when she was in the fleet of Princess).

History - construction and ownership

P&O Cruises is a subsidiary company and two brands owned by Carnival Corporation - P&O UK and P&O Australia. In 2000, P&O Cruises became subsidiary of P&O Princess Cruises, which in 2003 merged with Carnival Corporation. PandO is the world's oldest cruise company, starting passenger shipping operations in 1822 on the routes connecting England with Iberia.

PO Oceana cruise ship

The 77,499-ton, 2,016-passenger cruise ship Oceana is not the largest or most luxurious vessel in British giant P&O Cruises' fleet, but its modern vibe is attractive to both the new-to-cruising younger set as well as veteran travelers. Lots of bars, dining venues, stores, show lounges and a nightclub secure options for distraction. The Oceana ship was transferred to P&O Cruises in 2002 and officially christened by HRH the Princess Royal (daughter of HM Elizabeth II) in May 2003. The ceremony was the first double christening ceremony in the history. The second christened cruise ship was Oceana's sister Adonia (Azamara Pursuit since 2018).

Cruise itinerary program

Oceana itinerary program is based on cruises from Southampton (UK), including roudtrips to the Caribbean (Transatlantic crossings), Canary Islands and Iberia (Portugal and Spain), as well as "mini cruises" from UK to Belgium and Holland, and Mediterranean fly-cruises from UK.

Cabins

Most Oceana staterooms are 140-sq.foot Insides rooms (405). There are a total of 1008 staterooms in 25 categories. The largest aboard Oceana are the Penthouse Suites (585 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

The Oceana cruise ship offers a high-quality cruise, especially in dining, for a very good price. Inclusive fare in the major dining venue is consistently solid, and Cafe Jardin, a for-fee bistro which is created by celebrity chef Marco Pierre White, is a standout. On the board of Oceana cruise liner prices are good, too. There isn't service charge added to drink prices, that are already very competitive - at least in the original currency (British pounds). Beers (British, American and European) are from £1.40; soft drinks start from £1, and cocktails cost from £2.50. Wines cost from £9.25, with a decent Burgundy just £12.

Follows the complete list of Oceana restaurants and food bars.

  • Ligurian Restaurant (aft Dining Room, features Your Time Dining 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.)
  • Adriatic Restaurant (aft Dining Room; open seating breakfast 7:30 - 9:00 a.m., Lunch 12:00 - 1:45 p.m., Afternoon Tea 4:00 - 4:45 p.m., and club dining with two fixed Dinner seatings at 6:30 or 8:30 p.m.; complimentary)
  • Cafe Jardin (24-hour specialty restaurant by Marco Pierre White; serves complimentary breakfast and lunch, dinner at surcharge)
  • Horizon Grill (specialty dinner steakhouse/seafood restaurant, at surcharge; serves complimentary fast food)
  • The Plaza (buffet restaurant, complimentary; themed dinner 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.)
  • Sundaes (Ice Cream Bar; surcharge).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

There are two show lounges on Oceana - Starlights and Footlights Theatre. Footlights is a 530-seat, superb theatre-style show lounge, for theatre events and production shows; movies can also be shown there. Starlights is a smaller cabaret-style lounge with a bar. There is a big emphasis on decent quality of entertainment. The resident group of singers, dancers and actors provide theatre-style presentations like cut-down versions of famous musicals. In addition, the cruise ship offers an array of cabaret acts. Classical concerts are also often scheduled.

Follows the complete list of Oceana lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Oceana Atrium (4-decks central open floor area and social hub)
  • Explorers Bar (specialty coffees); Magnums Bar (Champagne Bar); Winners’ Bar (sports bar); Terrace Bar; Pennant Bar
  • Regent Street (brand fashion, gifts, souvenirs, handbags); Bond Street (boutique; fashion, brand perfumes, jewelry, watches)
  • Starlights (cabaret-style entertainment venue with glass walls)Tiffany’s Lounge and Coffee Bar (complimentary specialty coffees and Belgian chocolates, nightly entertainment, live piano music)
  • Yacht & Compass Pub and Lounge
  • Footlights Theatre (530-seat, nightly West End style productions)
  • Monte Carlo Club Casino
  • Photo Gallery and Shop; Art Gallery; The Library; Explorers (Internet computers room); Card Room
  • Terrace Pool; Crystal Pool; Riviera Pool (served by Riviera Bar); Splash Pool (for kids)
  • Oasis Spa complex (Saunas, Steam Rooms, Beauty Salon)
  • Gymnasium (complimentary equipment, Fitness classes; Yoga and Pilates at surcharge)
  • The Buzz Zone (teen only area); The Hideout (kids club area); Night Nursery (for kids 6 months to 5 yo); Treasure Chest (kids lounge)
  • The Crow’s Nest Lounge (dance floor, stage for live music; with floor-ceiling windows for panoramic views; hosts art classes, quiz games, cooking demos during the day)
  • Jogging Track; Traditional deck games area (Deck Chess, Deck Quoits, Shufflleboard); Table Tennis; Golf Net.

Oceana wiki

  • Cabin grades number: 18
  • Total number of cabins: 1008 (of which 38 Suite, 372 Balcony, 405 Inside rooms)
  • Dining Rooms: Ligurian Restaurant, Adriatic Restaurant
  • Restaurants and food bars: Plaza (buffet & pizza), Cafe Jardin (specialty, by M. Pierre-White), Horizon Grill (specialty /seafood & steakhouse)
  • Lounges & Bars: Footlights (theater), Starlights, Le Club (nightclub), Crow’s Nest (observation), Winners (sports), Tiffany’s (patisserie), Yacht & Compass (pub).
  • Amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Room-Service, Internet/WiFi access, supervised kids programme, laundry/self-serve laundromats, nursery.
  • Entertainment - Oasis Spa & Fitness, 3 pools with poolside bars (Terrace /adults only, Crystal, Riviera), 6 jacuzzis, Library, duty-free shops, deck games, two Golf Net cages, teen and kids lounges (Buzz Zone /arcade, Hideout, Treasure Chest, Nursery).
  • ms Oceana P&O cruise ship started service under the name "Ocean Princess" in February 2000. The vessel was a P&O order for the Princess Cruises fleet. As Ocean Princess, she offered Caribbean and Alaskan voyages, with relocation through Panama Canal. Two years after the launch, she entered the P&O fleet as "mv Oceana". She was named together with Adonia (Azamara Pursuit since 2018) on a double christening ceremony - the first one for the P&O line.
  • This vessel is named after the P&O liner "SS Oceana" (1888-1912) which operated cargo and passenger shipping services between UK and Australia and India leaving from London, England.
  • MV Oceana belongs to the Sun-class series with sister vessels Adonia (formerly Sea Princess), Dawn Princess (now Pacific Explorer) and Sun Princess. Oceana cruise ship was transferred to P&O UK in 2002. It was officially christened in May 2003 by HRH the Princess Royal (daughter of HM Elizabeth II). It was the first double christening ceremony in the cruising industry's history. The second christened ship was MS Adonia. The ship went to a 2-week drydock refurbishment in spring 2008. The refit was part of P&O's elevation program.
  • The list of other P and O cruise ships named by British Royals includes Oriana (April 6, 1995, by HM The Queen), Aurora (April 27, 2000, by HRH The Princess Royal) and Britannia (March 10, 2015, by HM The Queen).
  • In 2005, mv Oceana's registry was changed - from UK (London) to Bermuda (Hamilton), as the Bermuda flagstate allows onboard weddings.
  • In 2017, the ship was based in Malta and operated with fly-cruise deals from UK and round-trip departures from port Valletta.
  • During the ship's 2017 drydock refurbishment, the US company General Electric (GE) via its subsidiary Marine Solutions provided new generation power electronics controller for the vessel.  The ship's old controller was replaced with new digital propulsion controller for the ship's 4 propulsion units.

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Oceana Itineraries

The below listed Oceana cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest P&O Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 May 24 14 days, round-trip France, Italy and Croatia Valletta$1629
2018 Jun 14 14 days, round-trip Croatia, Italy and Greece Valletta
2018 Jun 21 14 days, round-trip Greece, Croatia and Italy Valletta
2018 Jun 21 7 days, round-trip Greece Valletta
2018 Jul 19 14 days, round-trip Greece, Italy and Croatia Valletta
2018 Jul 19 7 days, round-trip Greece Valletta
2018 Aug 09 14 days, round-trip Croatia, Greece and Italy Valletta
2018 Aug 16 7 days, round-trip Greece Valletta
2018 Aug 23 7 days, round-trip Greece, Croatia and Italy Valletta
2018 Aug 30 7 days, round-trip Greece Valletta$1099
2018 Sep 06 14 days, round-trip Croatia, Italy and Greece Valletta$2429
2018 Sep 06 7 days, round-trip Croatia and Italy Valletta$1199
2018 Sep 13 7 days, round-trip Greece Valletta$1329
2018 Sep 20 7 days, round-trip Croatia and Italy Valletta$1099
2018 Sep 27 7 days, round-trip Greece Valletta$977
2018 Oct 04 24 days, one-way from Valletta to Southampton Valletta$2639
2018 Oct 04 7 days, round-trip Italy and France Valletta$949
2018 Oct 11 7 days, round-trip Croatia and Italy Valletta$1049
2018 Oct 18 10 days, one-way from Valletta to Southampton Valletta$908
2018 Oct 28 12 days, round-trip Spain and Portugal Southampton$769
2018 Nov 09 12 days, round-trip Canary Islands Southampton$815
2018 Nov 21 10 days, round-trip Spain and Portugal Southampton$629
2018 Dec 01 2 days, round-trip Belgium Southampton$299
2018 Dec 03 12 days, round-trip Canary Islands Southampton$779
2018 Dec 15 2 days, round-trip Belgium Southampton$319
2018 Dec 17 12 days, round-trip Canary Islands Southampton$1239
2018 Dec 29 5 days, round-trip Germany and Belgium Southampton$810
2019 Jan 03 7 days, round-trip The Netherlands, Belgium and France Southampton$449
2019 Jan 10 29 days, one-way from Southampton to Dubai Southampton$3019
2019 Jan 10 19 days, one-way from Southampton to Dubai Southampton$3107
2019 Jan 10 19 days, one-way from Southampton to Dubai Southampton$1239
2019 Jan 30 9 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$916
2019 Jan 31 8 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$917
2019 Feb 09 9 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$908
2019 Feb 10 8 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$908
2019 Feb 19 9 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$899
2019 Feb 20 8 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$969
2019 Mar 01 9 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$908
2019 Mar 02 8 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$899
2019 Mar 11 9 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$949
2019 Mar 12 8 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$999
2019 Mar 21 21 days, one-way from Dubai to Valletta Dubai$2749
2019 Mar 21 14 days, one-way from Dubai to Valletta Dubai$999
2019 Mar 22 13 days, one-way from Dubai to Valletta Dubai$979
2019 Apr 04 14 days, round-trip Croatia, Malta and Greece Valletta$1349
2019 Apr 04 7 days, round-trip Croatia and Italy Valletta$749
2019 Apr 11 14 days, round-trip Greece, Malta and Italy Valletta$1199
2019 Apr 11 7 days, round-trip Greece Valletta$749
2019 Apr 18 14 days, round-trip Italy and Croatia Valletta$1299
2019 Apr 18 7 days, round-trip Italy and Corsica Valletta$749
2019 Apr 25 14 days, round-trip Croatia, Italy and Greece Valletta$1499
2019 Apr 25 7 days, round-trip Croatia and Italy Valletta$699
2019 May 02 14 days, round-trip Greece, Italy and Monaco Valletta$1399
2019 May 02 7 days, round-trip Greece Valletta$799
2019 May 09 14 days, round-trip Italy, Monaco and Croatia Valletta$1399
2019 May 09 7 days, round-trip Italy, Monaco and Corsica Valletta$749
2019 May 16 14 days, round-trip Croatia, Italy and Montenegro Valletta$1362
2019 May 16 7 days, round-trip Croatia, Italy and Montenegro Valletta$799
2019 May 23 14 days, round-trip France, Italy and Greece Valletta$1312
2019 May 23 7 days, round-trip Corsica, France and Italy Valletta$779
2019 May 30 14 days, round-trip Greece, Croatia and Italy Valletta$1549
2019 May 30 7 days, round-trip Greece Valletta$779
2019 Jun 06 14 days, round-trip Croatia, Montenegro and Italy Valletta$1549
2019 Jun 06 7 days, round-trip Croatia, Italy and Montenegro Valletta$849
2019 Jun 13 14 days, round-trip Italy, Corsica and Greece Valletta$1549
2019 Jun 13 7 days, round-trip Italy and Corsica Valletta$899
2019 Jun 20 14 days, round-trip Greece, Croatia and Italy Valletta$1699
2019 Jun 20 7 days, round-trip Greece and Albania Valletta$849
2019 Jun 27 14 days, round-trip Croatia, Italy and France Valletta$1549
2019 Jun 27 7 days, round-trip Croatia and Italy Valletta$899
2019 Jul 04 14 days, round-trip Italy, France and Greece Valletta$1549
2019 Jul 04 7 days, round-trip Italy and France Valletta$849
2019 Jul 11 14 days, round-trip Greece, Croatia and Italy Valletta$1649
2019 Jul 11 7 days, round-trip Greece and Albania Valletta$899
2019 Jul 18 14 days, round-trip Croatia, Italy and Malta Valletta$1649
2019 Jul 18 7 days, round-trip Croatia and Italy Valletta$899
2019 Jul 25 14 days, round-trip Italy, Malta and Greece Valletta$1749
2019 Jul 25 7 days, round-trip France and Italy Valletta$899
2019 Aug 01 14 days, round-trip Greece, Croatia and Italy Valletta$1849
2019 Aug 01 7 days, round-trip Greece and Albania Valletta$1049
2019 Aug 08 14 days, round-trip Croatia, France and Italy Valletta$1849
2019 Aug 08 7 days, round-trip Croatia and Italy Valletta$1049
2019 Aug 15 14 days, round-trip France, Italy and Greece Valletta$1699
2019 Aug 15 7 days, round-trip France and Italy Valletta$899
2019 Aug 22 14 days, round-trip Greece, Croatia and Italy Valletta$1599
2019 Aug 22 7 days, round-trip Greece and Albania Valletta$899
2019 Aug 29 14 days, round-trip Croatia, Italy and Montenegro Valletta$1549
2019 Aug 29 7 days, round-trip Croatia, Italy and Montenegro Valletta$899
2019 Sep 05 14 days, round-trip Italy, France and Greece Valletta$1349
2019 Sep 05 7 days, round-trip Italy and France Valletta$899
2019 Sep 12 14 days, round-trip Greece, Croatia and Italy Valletta$1699
2019 Sep 12 7 days, round-trip Greece and Albania Valletta$819
2019 Sep 19 14 days, round-trip Croatia, Italy and Corsica Valletta$1599
2019 Sep 19 7 days, round-trip Croatia and Italy Valletta$949
2019 Sep 26 14 days, round-trip Italy, Corsica and Greece Valletta$1499
2019 Sep 26 7 days, round-trip Italy and Corsica Valletta$849
2019 Oct 03 14 days, round-trip Greece, Croatia and Italy Valletta$1499
2019 Oct 03 7 days, round-trip Greece Valletta$799
2019 Oct 10 7 days, round-trip Croatia and Italy Valletta$899
2019 Oct 17 13 days, one-way from Valletta to Dubai Valletta$999
2019 Oct 17 13 days, one-way from Valletta to Dubai Valletta$1199
2019 Oct 31 9 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$1099
2019 Nov 01 8 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$999
2019 Nov 10 7 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$899
2019 Nov 11 6 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$899
2019 Nov 17 23 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf and India Dubai$1999
2019 Nov 17 9 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$999
2019 Nov 18 22 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf and India Dubai$1999
2019 Nov 18 8 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$999
2019 Nov 27 23 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf and India Dubai$1999
2019 Nov 27 13 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf and India Dubai$1399
2019 Nov 28 22 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf and India Dubai$2099
2019 Nov 28 12 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf and India Dubai$1399
2019 Dec 11 21 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$2649
2019 Dec 11 9 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$999
2019 Dec 12 20 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$2649
2019 Dec 12 8 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$999
2019 Dec 21 21 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$2649
2019 Dec 21 11 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$1799
2019 Dec 22 20 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$2649
2019 Dec 22 10 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$1799
2020 Jan 02 23 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf and India Dubai$2099
2020 Jan 02 9 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$1149
2020 Jan 03 22 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf and India Dubai$2199
2020 Jan 03 8 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$999
2020 Jan 12 23 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf and India Dubai$2099
2020 Jan 12 13 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf and India Dubai$1449
2020 Jan 13 22 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf and India Dubai$2099
2020 Jan 13 12 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf and India Dubai$1449
2020 Jan 26 9 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$999
2020 Jan 27 8 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$999
2020 Feb 05 9 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$999
2020 Feb 06 8 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$999
2020 Feb 15 7 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$999
2020 Feb 16 6 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$999
2020 Feb 22 40 days, one-way from Dubai to Valletta Dubai$3669
2020 Feb 22 9 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$999
2020 Feb 23 8 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf Dubai$999
2020 Mar 03 30 days, one-way from Dubai to Valletta Dubai$2699
2020 Mar 03 14 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf and India Dubai$1549
2020 Mar 04 13 days, round-trip Dubai & Arabian Gulf and India Dubai$1549
2020 Mar 17 16 days, one-way from Dubai to Valletta Dubai$1299
2020 Mar 18 15 days, one-way from Dubai to Valletta Dubai$1499