Vogel - Answered a Question by CARTER (09 Nov 08 11:50)

Having cruised on both Oceana and Aurora this year I would say that they are both are lovely ships. Oceana more modern in as much as younger passengers but that depends on when in the year you cruise. Aurora when I first boarded I got an immediate feeling of traditional style 30s feel, absolutely beautiful ship. Im early 50s so like to think that both vessels suited me. I originally always cruised on Oceana since her launch but when I sailed on Aurora that changed. Hope my input helps. Happy cruising.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Sim - Answered a Question by CARTER (02 Sep 08 17:45)

Have cruised both Oceana (but not recently) and Aurora (2008 World Cruise). My preference is for Aurora but I think it is very subjective. Aurora is more traditional cruising, formal evenings adhered to, many more cruisers from the 1990's when all cruise lines were more formal. Did see gent turned away from dining room on informal night for not wearing a jacket. I suspect that even in school holidays Oceana would have a younger average age population than Aurora. Aurora has a covered pool for poor weather. In school holidays children have their own deck aft with pool, whirlpool and paddling pool and there are still the other two pools for adults. I also think the children's facilities are bigger and better. It has a separate cinema. I think Aurora has more quiet bar and sitting areas. It does not have freedom dining.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Blackmore - Answered a Question by CARTER (13 Sep 08 10:31)

Personally I think it would depend on your age group. I cruised with Oceana 2 years ago & Aurora this year. Found that the clientele on Oceana were slighltly younger i.e. mainly 30's - 60's whereas on Auora it was definately more 50's to 80's. As I am in my 30's I definately enjoyed the Oceana cruise more. Also found it very annoying that children were allowed in the nightclub on Aurora, whereas on Oceana children were not allowed in. Love children as I do it is nice to have a kid free zone sometimes ! I also found Oceana easier to find my way round. Obviously age ranges vary depending on the type of cruise & the time of year anyway, but personally I preferred Oceana.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Molly McIntyre's blog

Dont believe all you read i...

By Molly McIntyre

Whenever someone says they have seen a bad review on cruise critic I always tell them to take it with a pinch of salt as what one person loves another may hate.Some of us like marmite some of us don’t – I am firmly in the don’t category on this one. Some like watching soaps I certainly don’t. Some like going to the gym and I definitely don’t.Having looked through the reviews on our website I have found a 2* review and a 5* review for exactly the same ship on the ...

Read More

2018-06-20 08:00:17.000

Wearing a teeny weeny bikini a...

By Jo Cunningham

Jo Cunningham's blog

For those of you that know me or have read my blog in the past, you will know that each year my family and I like to head to the mountains for a ski holiday. This year things went astray when this happened.My son unfortunately smashed his fibula and tibia at the end of February and was put into a full length leg cast. We were obviously all a bit down. After several weeks of answering to Mummumcan I have.food/drink/entertainment etc etc etc I decided that we would all benefit from a holiday at...

Read More

2018-06-15 09:48:28.000

A bit of me time

By Betsy Davies

Betsy Davies's blog

It’s been a long time since I told you what was happening in the world of Betsy. Well, I have been working hard as always since Christmas but I have just enjoyed my first bit of time off this year and I was so ready for a break !!!!I haven’t had the greatest of years so far, my husband was diagnosed with DVT’s in February and has been undergoing various specialist and hospital appointments as they were classed as unprovoked, no cause for them. On a recent test it showed a fr...

Read More

2018-06-15 18:00:59.000