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Oceana - family-friendly, mid-size ship

Your holiday begins the minute you step into Oceana's bustling atrium with its Caribbean-vibe palm trees and brass, glass-fronted lifts. 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

Perfect for families

Oceana offers freedom for families with age-specific kids' clubs, a night nursery for under 4s and dedicated family restaurants and early eating times, creating the perfect balance for families. So you can enjoy quality time together as well as time separately.

What to expect

Great for adults

Enjoy delicious dining, dazzling entertainment, cocktails on the terrace, 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

Fly-cruise holidays to the Arabian Gulf

Flying out to Dubai in under eight hours, you'll begin your winter adventure in a land of contrasts. First comes Dubai - a futuristic vision made real. Ready yourself for islands shaped like palm trees, soaring skyscrapers and some of the most impressive malls and theme parks in the world. And Dubai is just the beginning...

Fly-cruise holidays to the Mediterranean

Oceana spends her summers in the heart of the Mediterranean so with a fly cruise you fly straight to the ship to start your holiday. Our cruises around the Med are a great way to get more from your time away. More sights, scenery and time to explore! You'll join Oceana in Genoa, Venice or Malta and then enjoy a port rich itinerary around the Med.

Oceana Facts
  • Country of registry: Bermuda
  • Port of Registry: Hamilton
  • Entered service: November 2002
  • Named by: HRH The Princess Royal
  • Gross Tonnage: 77,000 tons
  • Length Overall: 261m (856ft)
  • Breadth: 32.2m (106ft)
  • Draught (full): 8.1m (26ft)
  • Service Speed: 21 Knots
  • Crew: 870
  • Passenger Capacity: 2,016
  • Maximum operating capacity: 2,272
  • Passenger Decks: 11
  • Passenger Cabins: 1008

Activities on-board Oceana

There are plenty of daily activities on board to keep you busy with bars, pools, sports venues and shops, or you can sunbathe on deck with a good book and relax by the pool.

Make the most of those sea days

Sea day activities

With a range of activities taking place throughout the day, you'll struggle to fit everything in. Take a look below for some examples of activities you could enjoy on board.

Dance classes - take place on all cruises with 7 or more days at sea and are hosted by dance instructors. A variety of complimentary dance lessons are available with the main type of dance offered being ballroom and Latin. It may be possible to arrange 1 to 1 tuition; any charges generated from this would be at the instructor's discretion. Everyone is welcome regardless of experience.

Guest speakers - will be on board cruises of 7 nights or more (if over 20 night duration - 2 speakers share the cruise).

Deck quoits - however this is weather dependent.

Shuffleboard - however this is weather dependent.

Watercolour art - classes take place on all cruises with 6 or more days at sea. Art materials can be purchased on board or you may bring your own art materials to participate in the classes.

Bridge - classes hosted by an instructor will take place on all cruises with 7 or more full days at sea (they do not need to be consecutive days at sea).

The library

Enjoy Oceana's complimentary library with a good selection of books, jigsaws, magazines, CDs and DVDs available to borrow.

Just check your daily Horizon newspaper for the library opening times.
Also in the library you will find stations where you can use the internet; these are open 24 hours a day. Assistance is available at various times throughout the day and evening.

Art gallery

Take in beautiful paintings, prints and sculptures by artists around the world.

Whitewall Galleries on board Oceana offers unparalleled inspiration. The gallery is the perfect environment in which to view and select the artwork of your choice, whether you are buying your first ever collectable Limited Edition, expanding an existing collection of Original Paintings or browsing our latest selection of artwork on board. Whitewall represents a phenomenal portfolio of fine artists, ranging from top international names and award winners such as Doug Hyde, Sherree Valentine Daines, Philip Gray and Fabian Perez to the most exceptional new talents including Samantha Ellis and Barry Hilton. The gallery is continually sourcing new artists from around the world to ensure that the gallery walls on board remain fresh, cutting edge and exciting.


What will catch your eye? A designer scent, a new handbag or dress, or perhaps some new jewellery for formal night?

Shops you can enjoy on board Oceana

Bond Street - is the place to find formal wear, perfume, cosmetics and jewellery, including our range of Pandora Jewellery.

Regent Street - offers a range of clothing and accessories from hand bags to sun glasses as well as gifts, toys, souvenirs and other holiday essentials.

Relax by the pool

Enjoy a leisurely dip in the pool or simply relax on deck and soak up the sun on one of our sun loungers.

Riviera pool - Outdoor pool, 10.8 metres x 3.9 metres, 1.75 metres deep. Located on Lido Deck. Has ladder with 5 steps.

Crystal pool - Outdoor pool, 8.2 metres x 3.9 metres, 1.2 metres deep. Located on Lido Deck. Has ladder with 5 steps.

Terrace pool - Outdoor pool exclusively for adults, diameter 4.9 metres (round pool), 1.36 metres deep. Located on Lido Deck. Has 3 steps into the water and a ladder with 7 steps.

Splash pool - Outdoor pool, diameter 4.4 metres (round pool), 23 centimetres deep. Located on Sky Deck.


Oceana's Sports Area is ingeniously housed within the funnel at the stern end of Sky Deck.

Whether you enjoy the friendly competition of an organised tournament or prefer to play casually with your own party, short tennis, football, cricket, volleyball and basketball are just some of the options available in the Sports Area.

Family and kids clubs

Rock up to The Reef! With age-specific clubs, a night nursery, a boatload of activities and enthusiastic Reef Rangers on hand, The Reef is the place to be for under 18s.

Our exciting free on-board programme for 2-17 year olds is called The Reef. Split into four age groups, there are a whole host of exciting activities, organised daily by our enthusiastic and well-qualified Reef Rangers, to keep children of all ages entertained safely throughout the day and evening, and to ensure that they have the chance to make friends of their own age. We really have thought of everything, so why not let us take the stress out of family holidays.

Age groups are:

Splashers 2-4 year olds - Qualified youth staff provide a full programme of age-specific activities.

Surfers 5-8 year olds - Qualified Reef Rangers provide activities, adventure, games and sport coaching sessions.

Scubas 9-12 year olds - Children of this age can either join in the organised games with the specialist Reef Rangers or simply hang out with friends in the chill out areas.

H20 13-17 year olds - Children have their own room to chill out, watch movies, play games or participate in coaching sessions, talent shows and parties.


Great memories are on the menu on board Oceana

Enjoy three main restaurants offering a choice of Club Dining - the same table at the same time each evening - or Freedom Dining with no fixed seating or dining times.

There's also the opportunity to visit the Select Dining venue, Cafe Jardin, offering a contemporary Italian-inspired menu.

Main dining options on Oceana


Freedom Dining at the Ligurian Restaurant

Like to escape the usual routine on holiday? Then you'll love the flexibility of Freedom Dining. Opt for an early dinner one night and a late supper the next; you can shape each day as you please.

With Freedom Dining you'll still enjoy the special ambience and sociable atmosphere of a main dining room, with a five-course menu (six-course on Gala Nights). The difference from Club Dining is that this option allows you the flexibility to turn up at selected restaurants anytime you choose between 6pm and 9.30pm, with whoever you like, and every effort will be made to accommodate you. Freedom Dining is included in your fare. Book Select Price to specifically select your dining option.


Club Dining at the Adriatic Restaurant.

Choose a particular Club Dining seating and you'll dine at the same time and table each night and enjoy the same company. It's the way many a friendship has been made on board.

With Club Dining you'll enjoy the special ambience and sociable atmosphere of the main dining room, and a five-course menu (six-course on Gala Nights). This style of dining is a wonderful way to share your holiday experiences and meet new friends.

By choosing Club Dining you're opting for the cruising tradition of set sitting times. The same table will be reserved for you and your table companions every night for first or second sitting, at 6.30pm or 8.30pm. You can request your preferred sitting when you book a Select Price and we'll inform you of your table number and sitting with a card in your cabin when we welcome you on board.

Breakfast and lunch

In addition to enjoying your evening meal in the Adriatic restaurant you'll also find breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea served here daily.

Afternoon tea

Classic English Afternoon tea served on board daily.

Treat yourself to a classic English afternoon tea, served daily in the main restaurants. You can enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, delicious cakes and of course the all important scone topped with clotted cream and jam, all served alongside a pot of tea or coffee.

Casual dining options on Oceana

The Plaza

At P&O Cruises we believe great holidays should be all about choice and freedom.

No matter what time of day it is, if you fancy a good meal you'll always get one on board Oceana. Our main self-service restaurant offers high quality dining throughout the day in a relaxed, informal environment. Also, with floor-to-ceiling windows you'll enjoy the best views from any restaurant on Oceana. So if you've just returned to the ship after a shore excursion and have worked up a late afternoon appetite you can still enjoy a great meal.

Dine around the clock - Late night snacks are available from buffet restaurants between 10pm and 6am. The menu for these late night buffet options changes each day however, examples may include: self-service sandwich bar, ready-made paninis, homemade cakes, biscuits and pastries.

This dining option is included in the price of your holiday.

The Beach House

Protected by an awning, Beach House is on the open deck and affords fantastic views across the Riviera and Crystal Pool areas.

Situated in the Plaza and extending onto the terrace, the Beach House can be found on Sun Deck, just aft of the forward lifts. During the day it offers alfresco dining with a broad selection of burgers, hot dogs and jacket potatoes.

This dining option is included in the price of your holiday.

Poolside snacks

Peckish by the pool?

All that swimming and lounging can be hungry work, but there's plenty of complimentary poolside snacks to choose from.

Room service

Enjoy room service in your comfy cabin. You can order breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner straight to your cabin.

Select dining options

Cafe Jardin

Buon Appetito! Be tempted by Cafe Jardin's brand new menus.

Italian dining has it all. Dishes you adore. Flavours you crave. More than a hint of romance. You'll find all this and more at Cafe Jardin. Authenticity is cooked into every delicious bite of our new menus, with ingredients sourced straight from Italy.

You'll find old favourites and fresh delights, all cooked to perfection. Start your day with an espresso and a traditional hot muffin served with Italian ham. Tuck into fresh-cooked pizza or pasta ribbons with spinach for lunch, followed by chocolate Amaretto cake. It's all included in the cost of your holiday, along with an atmosphere that's as lively as the dishes. And why not say 'Sì!' to a Select Dining experience and share a truly memorable Mediterranean meal?

A cover charge of £7.50 applies for dinner.

The Beach House

Protected by an awning, Beach House is on the open deck and affords fantastic views across the Riviera and Crystal Pool areas.

The Beach House is situated within the Plaza, extending onto the terrace, on Sun Deck, just aft of the forward lifts. At night the Beach House is transformed into a select dining option and provides a menu of tempting and tasty culinary delights including steaks and seafood.


Enjoy a great variety of entertainment

When it comes to entertainment and things to do we've something for everyone on Oceana.

See below some examples of the kind of entertainment you'll find included in the price of your holiday.

Show-stopping entertainment

Footlights Theatre

The beautiful 530-seat Footlights Theatre is located on the Promenade Deck, next to the Yacht & Compass.

Boasting high-tech audio, video and lighting equipment, the Footlights Theatre sets the scene for musical extravaganzas in superb style. With a different musical spectacular almost every night, this elegant venue is bound to bring out the theatre goer in everyone!


This amazing lounge offers ocean views through floor-to-ceiling windows and boasts an ingenious stage.

Occupying the entire stern end of the Promenade Deck, from the aft lifts, is the incredible Starlights. The stage 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 place to spend an entire evening.

Le Club

If you are in the mood for dancing, look no further.

Le Club is located Midships on the port side of the Promenade Deck, adjacent to Magnums. Spinning the latest tunes on the latest sound equipment, Le Club is 'the' place for late-night action. The dramatic design of this room, with its amazing lighting system and fibre-optic inlaid dance floor, provides an evening experience like no other.

Monte Carlo club casino

Enjoy the Monte Carlo Club casino situated on D deck.

In the casino you'll find the latest in the world of slot machines. There is also Three Card Poker, Blackjack, Bingo, Video Horse Racing, Roulette, and Fun 21 which is a variation of Blackjack.

Drinks packages

A range of drinks packages can be purchased on board including wine, soft drink and coffee packages.

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