You’ll immediately know you’re on holiday as you’re welcomed amidst a forest of exotic palm trees. Whether you’re here to explore the plentiful activities with your kids or relax over some cocktails with your other half, the Oceana exudes a warm, friendly atmosphere. No need to stand on ceremony here.
This 77,000-tonne beauty holds 2,016 passengers - an intimate number compared to other members of the P&O fleet - but the Oceana will win you over with her contemporary, sociable ambience. Veteran cruisers as well as a new wave of young travellers are welcome, so you never know whom you’ll meet. The Oceana is the ideal getaway cruise for first-timers.
Aboard the Oceana lies a variety of accommodations for a range of tastes and budgets. Whatever cabin you choose, it will be air-conditioned, with a television, refrigerator, and tea and coffee making amenities. Not to mention you will be looked after for the duration of your trip by your own personal steward.
The two inclusive main dining rooms suit all tastes - at the Oceana, every meal conforms to exacting standards. But there are options aplenty aside from those: the Horizon Grill caters to carnivores, the Adriatic Restaurant for those with a taste for the East, whilst The Beach House is perfect for those who prefer their dinner with a side of sunset, on the Sun Deck. And if you’re feeling indulgent, the new bistro Cafe Jardin was created exclusively for you by top chef and restaurateur Marco Pierre White.
For budding sommeliers and laymen alike, the 86-strong wine list is exceptional and includes a blend uniquely designed for P&O, Porta Palo, which comes strongly recommended. The wine list also features a range of beautiful English wines, both still and sparkling. Or if you’re taking a walk on the wild side, enjoy a fruity cocktail or an aperitif on the terrace, followed by casino and celebrations in our luxurious Champagne Bar.
There are usually two formal nights per week, as opposed to smart casual the rest of the time. Formal on the Oceana means dinner jackets, suits and cocktail dresses - or even tuxedos and evening gowns if you prefer to dress to the nines. Your children are welcome to go formal too, unless they prefer smart casual. Dress codes apply after 6 p.m.
Get ready for top quality evening entertainment every night, with a choice of theatre shows, musicians, comedians and cabaret artists waiting to transport you to a new world.
The newly designed nightclub and bar area, Le Club, hosts you after dinner for drinks, dancing and getting to know your fellow passengers. For the daytime, there is also a programme of fascinating talks from a range of professionals. Or why not see one of the glittering productions at the Footlights theatre, and grab a drink at the adjoining Starlights show lounge?
If you’re in the mood to be pampered, head on over to the newly refurbished luxury spa and salon for a range of expert treatments. Sweat it out at the new, fully-equipped aerobics studio to get the most out of the fitness opportunities offered on board, and then relax and unwind in any of the 5 whirlpool spas and feel your stress slowly disappear in the ripples.
At the Oceana, you can enjoy any of 9 bars and lounges, including 3 deck bars, to socialise in at your leisure.
There’s no need to jump in the sea for your daily immersion: you can enjoy any of the four swimming pools. They are all open to the elements, so you can bask in the fine Mediterranean sun at any time of day. Whether you like your morning laps, want to splash around with the little ones or simply dip a toe in, there’s always the opportunity to socialise poolside afterwards. You can also avail yourself of a fully equipped sports court, with golf driving ranges and basketball hoops.
Oceana offers an experience built for families, with kids’ clubs for every age, a night nursery for under-4s and early mealtimes for those with young children. The swimming pools are family-friendly too, and when you stop at ports, optional shore excursions for families are organised for you. It’s an ideal balance for parents who want to spend plenty of quality time with their children, as well enjoying some grown-up time while their kids play, make new friends and have an adventure.