Sea Daze

Our 2nd sea day in a row, we are finally getting relaxed. There are so many activities going on and the weather is so nice, it has been hard to sit still.

Spent the day reading our books, walking the deck, going to tea time and meeting nice people.

What is unique about this ship, the Oceania Marina, is it is never crowded. You can always get an elevator or deck chair by the pool. We have never had to wait more than a minute to be seated in the main dining room which is open seating. And, you can bring wine and liquor on board without any restriction.

We are meeting lots of friendly people and waiters. The crew is international and we have met people from Canada, the U.S., India, Portugal, Brazil, Roumania etc.

The ship was built in 2011 in Italy. It is medium sized (some would say small) at 66,000 DWT. Full it holds 1250 passengers with a staff size of 793. That is only 1.56 guest to staff ratio. Oceania is a “premium” line known for it’s best in the industry food and exotic meandering itineraries.

Tomorrow we are up early for a jeep tour around Sao Vincent Island, Cape Verde off the coast of Mauritania in West Africa.


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