Oceana – family-friendly, mid-size ship
Your holiday begins the minute you step into Oceana’s bustling atrium. On board you’ll enjoy a welcoming informal atmosphere with plenty to keep kids entertained. Adults can indulge in the spa, hedge bets in the casino or relax with a cocktail on the terrace.
Oceana venues at a glance
- 5 places to dine including two main restaurants
- Footlights theatre & Starlights show lounge
- 9 bars or lounges to socialise in including 3 deck bars
- Plenty of places to relax and unwind including a spa and 5 whirlpool spas
Perfect for families
Oceana is great for families. With age-specific kids’ clubs, a night nursery for under 4s, and dedicated family restaurants with early eating times, you’ll be able to enjoy quality time together as well as time separately.
What to expect
- Free age-specific children’s clubs ranging from 2-17 years and night nursery for under 4s
- Family-friendly swimming pools
- Dedicated family restaurants and early eating times for children
- Shore excursions designed for families
Great for adults
Enjoy delicious dining, dazzling entertainment, cocktails on the terrace, the casino, and celebrations in the Champagne bar. There’s also plenty of places to relax and unwind including a luxury spa and salon.
What to expect
- Evening entertainment such as theatre shows, bands, comedy, and cabaret performances
- 4 pools and 5 whirlpool spas
- A chance to dress up with black tie evenings on board
- A theatre and show lounge
Travel in ultimate style and luxury with our butler-service Suites.
Fully air-conditioned suites enjoy a separate bedroom with two lower beds convertible to king-size bed. Bathrooms boast a whirlpool bath, shower and WC plus luxurious premier pamper pack, bathrobe & slippers. Additionally there is a useful dressing area with iron & ironing board, trouser press and a hairdryer.
The lounge has a sofa plus table and chairs, a mini stereo and TV, plus radio and telephone, writing desk, refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities. There is also a safe. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors lead to your balcony with steamers, chairs and table.
Our spacious Mini-Suites come with all the little luxuries you could want from your home from home.
Fully air-conditioned Mini-suites enjoy two lower beds convertible to king-size bed. Bathrooms boast a whirlpool bath, shower, dual sink vanity unit and WC plus luxurious premier pamper pack, bathrobe & slippers. Additionally there is an iron & ironing board, trouser press and a hairdryer.
There is a sofa, chair and table, TV and DVD player, plus radio and telephone, writing desk, refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities. There is also a safe. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors lead to your balcony with chairs and table.
There’s nothing quite like opening the doors onto your own private balcony.
Fully air-conditioned balcony cabins enjoy two lower beds convertible to king-size bed. The bathrooms has a shower, sink and WC.
There is a chair and table, TV, plus radio and telephone, writing desk, refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer. There is also a safe for your valuables. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors lead to your balcony with reclining chairs and table.
These spacious cabins are perfect if you want a more economical way to travel.
Air-conditioned outside cabins have two lower beds that are convertible to a king-size bed with wardrobe and drawer space. The bathroom has a shower and WC plus a hairdryer. There is a writing desk, TV, plus a radio, telephone, safe and tea and coffee making facilities. Outside cabins may have a window or porthole.
A beautifully designed space to rest your head.
Air-conditioned, mirrored, inside cabins have two lower beds that are convertible to a king-size bed with wardrobe and drawer space. The bathroom has a shower and WC plus a hairdryer. There is a writing desk, TV, plus a radio, telephone, safe and tea and coffee making facilities.
The ship features speciality restaurants, grand main dining rooms and a host of café’s and snack bars. From elegant fine dining to self-service buffets, there’s a wide choice of flexible, casual and club dining options to suit everyone.
Floor-to-ceiling windows provide sweeping ocean vistas and the best views from any restaurant on Oceana.
The Plaza has a relaxed atmosphere and boasts plenty of dining choices. Breakfast and lunch buffets are available throughout the day and a waiter-service bistro menu is available from early evening until late. The Plaza’s twinkling starlights and inviting dance floor also make it a popular place to congregate when the sun goes down and the music comes up.
With its etched glass, rich wood accents, and decorative lights, the Adriatic Restaurant creates a warm and welcoming mood.
Located on E Deck, with access from the atrium, is one of two of Oceana’s intimately styled top quality dining venues. Immaculately laid with fine white linen and sparkling tableware, every night here is a special occasion, and the relaxed ambience and sociable atmosphere will enhance your entire dining experience.
The Ligurian Restaurant, one of Oceana’s two intimately styled top quality restaurants, is located on F Deck, just aft of the atrium.
Guests can dine in luxurious surroundings with etched glass, rich wood accents, granite borders and decorative light features, creating a warm and welcoming mood. In the Ligurian Restaurant guests can linger over their meal and make an event of their evening dining experience.
Protected by an awning, the grill is on the open deck and affords fantastic views across the Riviera and Crystal Pool areas.
Offering alfresco dining with a broad selection of burgers, hot dogs and jacket potatoes by day, The Horizon Grill provides a menu of tempting and tasty options including steaks and seafood by night.
This very light and airy, informal eatery offers fantastic views of the spectacular four-deck atrium while guests dine.
Wrapping around the top of the atrium on D Deck is the delightful Cafe Jardin. You can enjoy delicious light snacks, baguettes and pizza in Cafe Jardin’s casual atmosphere, twenty-four hours a day.
There's never a dull moment...
P&O Cruises offers the very best in cruise entertainment. Days can be filled with as much or as little as you want, whilst evenings are no doubt the social highlight. When the sun goes down your ship begins to come alive with the hum of conversation and music, and you can be sure of a memorable night.
When Tiffany's baby grand piano begins to play, guests will find the enticing dance floor hard to resist.
Overlooking Oceana's stunning atrium, this classy meeting point boasts a stained-glass, art nouveau ceiling, beautiful hand-painted murals on the walls and bay windows with amazing sea views. The speciality coffees served here throughout the day are scrumptious and the Belgian chocolates are divine!
Adjoining the Explorers tour desk, this is a great meeting point for activities throughout the day and into the night.
At the base of the atrium on the port side of F Deck, opposite the Reception Desk, is Explorers Bar. The bar serves a selection of speciality coffees, as well as a full range of drinks, and there are also several PCs with internet access for guest's convenience.
A full-service, outdoor bar with a roof covering, it's an excellent place to cool off with a refreshing cocktail while sunbathing.
The Riviera Bar is at the forward end of the Riviera Pool, on Lido Deck. With a bandstand close by, it's also a great place to sit and relax to live music throughout the day and into the night.
Located at the stern end of Sun Deck is Oceana's best place to chill out - the Terrace Bar.
Crowned by a space-age dome and with its own bubbling jacuzzi, it over looks the spa pool and jacuzzis on Lido Deck below. With easy links to the Spa, it's great for a refreshing post-treatment or post-workout drink. It's also a good venue to be at for sail away parties and for sipping cocktails at any time of the day. But it is 'the' place to be to watch the setting sun, as Oceana sails on to new shores.
Situated midships on D Deck, and adjoining the Monte Carlo Club, is Winners', Oceana's aptly named sports bar.
This brightly coloured bar has a casual yet buzzing atmosphere and is the perfect place to count your winnings from the Monte Carlo Club casino. Winners' full-service bar is bound to serve your favourite tipple or help you discover a new one and its large comfortable chairs offer a welcoming break from the gaming tables.
Magnums champagne and caviar bar is located midships on the starboard side of the Promenade Deck, adjacent to Le Club.
Soft lighting, comfortable furnishings and rich wood tones create an intimate ambiance and a very elegant club feel. It's the perfect place to meet for a glass of bubbly and some sparkling conversation. And if you are feeling a flutter of luck, wander up the sweeping marble stairs into the heart of the Monte Carlo Club.
The Monte Carlo Casino it a great place to continue a fun night out after post dinner drinks or a show. It is adorned with purple leather chairs around felt gaming tables, giving the casino a sumptuous, glamorous feel. In addition to the two roulette tables and three blackjack tables, passengers will find over 50 slot machines.
Le Club is located midship port side of Deck 7, adjacent to Magnums. Spinning the latest tunes on the latest sound equipment, Le Club is the ships nightclub. The dramatic design of the room, with its amazing lighting system and fibre-optic inlaid dance floor, provides the ideal atmosphere to dance the night away.
The 530-seat Footlights Theatre is located on the Promenade Deck (7), in the forward part of the ship, next to the Yacht & Compass. Featuring high-tech audio, video and lighting equipment, the Footlights Theatre offers West End style performances with a different musical spectacular almost every night.
Occupying the entire stern end of the Deck 7, from the aft lifts, is Starlights. This lounge offers ocean views through floor-to-ceiling windows and features a stage that is lowered after the evening cabaret shows, to provide a spacious dance floor.
With plenty of seating available, a good selection of music and a full-service sit-up bar, Starlights is a great location to spend an entire evening.
The Yacht & Compass lounge is situated between the forward lifts and the Footlights Theatre on Deck 7.
With decor including displays of nautical memorabilia and comfy leather chairs the lounge is reminiscent of a refined British yacht club. It boasts a large dance floor and bandstand making it the ideal location for an after dinner dance.
The ship's fantastic New Horizons programme offers to passengers the chance to leave their cruise with a new hobby, skill or passion. With classes ranging from cookery, and ballroom dancing, to feng shui and tai chi, passengers can search for true enlightenment.
There are coupled dance instructors onboard who offer a variety of dance lessons. The main types of dance offered are ballroom and Latin. As well a group lessons, it is also possible to arrange 1 to 1 tuition. On some occasions, there are celebrity dance instructors on board too. Everyone is welcome regardless of experience.
From the revitalising hydrotherapy pool, to the state of the art gymnasium, there's plenty of facilities onboard to refresh your mind, body and soul. Passengers can enjoy luxury massages and treatments in the Oasis Spa, or head out to the top deck sports court for a spot of tennis.
Whether you enjoy the friendly competition of an organised tournament or prefer to play casually with your own party, short tennis, football, volleyball, basketball and cricket are just some of the options available in the Sports Court. And just aft of the Sports Court you will find the golf nets, where you can perfect your swing, using your own clubs or those provided.
Passengers can watch the waves as they work out with all the latest equipment, including exercise bikes, rowing machines, running machines, steppers, resistance machines and a range of weights. After the workout, visitors can head to the Oasis Spa for a relaxing massage, a stimulating therapeutic treatment or a warming and cleansing sauna.
With superb ocean views and relaxing cream décor, the tranquil Oasis Spa is the perfect place to relax and be pampered. In the treatment rooms you can enjoy private ocean views as you succumb to a relaxing massage.
Also linked to the Oasis Spa is the hydrotherapy pool, which offers a hydromassage; a type of treatment that increases circulation, eases tension and aids restful sleep. Flooded with light via a pyramid skylight, the hydropool lies in the centre of several tiled columns. Alternatively passengers can head for Arcadia's thermal suite on the starboard side where they'll find three steam rooms, a sauna and a heated swimming pool.
The open Lido deck here is a natural focus point from sunrise to sunset and beyond. During the day the broad and spacious decks surrounding the glistening pools, Crystal Pool and Riviera Pool, and bubbling jacuzzis are the most popular places for sunbathing on the ship - as the area is sheltered from the wind on all sides by the Sun Deck above. At night, this section of Lido Deck is a hive of activity, with deck parties, dancing and live bands performing for your entertainment.
As a family friendly ship, Oceana offers a wide range of options for the whole family, including a variety of just-for-kids activities.
The Reef children’s club caters for all ages, combining fun with education and a whole host of activities organized daily by qualified Reef Rangers. Split into four age groups, children of all ages are entertained safely throughout the day and evening and to ensure that they have the chance to make friends of their own age.
Splashers’ for 2 – 4 year olds
‘Surfers’ for 5 – 8 year olds
‘Scubas’ for 9 – 12 year olds
‘h2o’ for 13 – 17 year olds
A whole range of tours have been designed especially for families, meaning your time ashore will be as stress free as the rest of your holiday. With arranged transport, entrance fees and English speaking guides, all you need do is turn up and enjoy your time together. Typical family tours include: Beach transfers, Water park trips, Dolphin/ Whale watching, Adventure trips, Family city tours.
The Night Nursery, available on all family friendly ships for children aged between 6 months and 4 years of age, is open from 6pm to 2am nightly. Allocation is on a first come first served basis due to limited spaces available.
The latest time children may be checked in to the Night Nursery is 11pm. This service is complimentary.
A quiet area is created to enable an infant to sleep and parents are contacted via a pager, should their infant wake. Room temperatures and frequent checks are made and recorded.
Oceana has 4 beds and 5 cots.
Please note that they are unable to carry babies under the age of six months on any of our holidays and certain cruises have a minimum age requirement of 12 months.
The ship can cater for the following diets; vegetarian, low /no fat, low salt /no salt, lactose intolerant /dairy free, gluten /wheat free /celiac, low cholesterol, diabetic, kosher and vegan. Passengers requiring any of the above diets should contact the Customer Contact Centre prior to their cruise.
Fully accessible adapted cabins and suites are available, which are suitable for wheelchair / mobility scooter users. Passengers with a disability which may affect their mobility onboard are asked to inform the Customer Contact Centre prior to their cruise. Assisted embarkation and disembarkation is available when sailing from Southampton.
As with UK laws, the age limit for purchase and consumption of alcohol on board is 18 years of age, however, when in US waters, the age limit increases to 21.
Passengers must be over the age of 18 to use the spa facilities including treatments. If you are under the age of 18 and if you would like a treatment then you will need to be accompanied by an adult.
The ship operates three styles of dress code: Smart, Evening Casual and Black Tie.
On Smart evenings ladies typically wear tailored trousers and separates or even a stylish dress, while men are in a shirt and trousers with a jacket, such as a blazer or sports jacket, or a suit and tie if they wish. For a typical two week cruise there are normally four Smart evenings.
Stylish resort or leisurewear is ideal for Evening Casual nights, for example casual separates or dresses for ladies and open-neck polo shirts and casual trousers (not shorts) for men. A jacket and smart trousers can be worn but are not compulsory. Smart dark denim is also fine, but not trainers, football shirts or tracksuits. For a typical two week cruise on Azura, Britannia, Oceana or Ventura there are normally ten Evening Casual nights. On Adonia, Arcadia, Aurora and Oriana there are normally six Evening Casual nights.
Black Tie nights (also known as Gala Evenings)add a touch of glamour and a real sense of occasion to evenings at sea. Ladies wear glamorous evening wear including cocktail dresses, ball gowns or even smart trouser suits. For men, dinner jackets or tuxedos are the norm, but a dark lounge or business suit and tie can be worn as an alternative. For a typical two week cruise there are normally four Black Tie evenings on board.
During the day casual shirts, shorts, trousers and beachwear are ideal.
There are dedicated areas onboard where smoking is permitted. Smoking is not permitted in any public room, inside cabin or on cabin balconies.
Electronic cigarettes, including those which do not emit smoke, are not permitted in public areas but can be used in cabins, balconies and designated areas of the open deck.
Three drinks packages are available onboard- a soft drinks package, a coffee card and a wine package.
The soft drinks package gives 20 refills of 330ml soft drinks from any bar (Pepsi, Diet Pepsi and Lemonade) at a cost of £35*. This would give a 10% saving on normal costs.
A coffee card is available to purchase at a cost of £21 that allows 10 Primo (12oz) Costa coffees (Americano, Latte or Cappuccino) once on board. This can be purchased prior to embarkation or once on board.
A vast range of wine packages are available, and can be tailored to individual tastes and requirements. Once you have ordered a wine package, you will be given a booklet of vouchers which can be used in restaurants and shops onboard.
A discretionary service charge of £3.95 per passenger per day is added to shipboard accounts.
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