MV Oceana

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MV Oceana was built in 2000 as ocean princess for princess cruises she was originally named by Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal.

In November 2002, Ocean Princess entered service with P&O Cruises and was re-named oceana in a double naming ceremony that took place in Southampton, the ceremony also involved the naming of her sister ship sea princess which became Adonia, The naming was performed by HRH the Princess Royal and her daughter Zara Philips.

The oceana is a medium sized family friendly ship with a good choice of cabins that come in all shapes and sizes, as standard cabins are equipped with TV, radio and telephone, hairdryer, refrigerator and safe, tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning, picture window (outside cabins) or picture mirror (inside cabins), vanity/writing desk and chair, wardrobe and drawer space and Daily steward service.

Her bars, restaurants, shops and lounges have been designed to flow seamlessly through the ship oceana also offers traditional fixed dinning times as well as Freedom dining (no fixed dining times).

For entertainment some of her facilities include Starlight’s show lounge, the cyb@study>, library and photo gallery, Le Club, Magnums, Tiffany's, Yacht and Compass and Footlights theatre, 4 swimming pools and 6 whirlpools, she even boasts a sports court that is housed in the ships funnel. 

Oceana was last refitted in December 2012,this included upgrading of passenger cabins and new carpeting throughout, the ships nightclub was also refurbished with new seating, lighting and audiovisual equipment.



Onboard Entertainment and Facilities


Pools tick-icon whirlpools tick-icon
Flowrider  Cross-icon  Rock wall  Cross-icon 
Restaurants & Bars  tick-icon  Shops  tick-icon 
Fast Food  tick-icon  Room Service  tick-icon 
Nightclub or Disco  tick-icon  Lounge  tick-icon 
Theater  tick-icon Cafe's  tick-icon
Casino  tick-icon  Piano Bar  tick-icon 
Pursers desk  tick-icon  Excursion desk  tick-icon 
Library  tick-icon  Photo shop  tick-icon 
Card room  tick-icon  Medical room  tick-icon 
Laundry room  tick-icon Sauna/steam room  tick-icon
Gym  tick-icon Childrens activity clubs  tick-icon
Babysitting service  tick-icon Video games room  Cross-icon
Sports facilities  tick-icon Outdoor movie theater  Cross-icon



Ship Specifications



  • Size: Large
  • Length: 856  feet
  • Beam: 106 feet
  • Speed: 21  Knots
  • Tonnage: 77,499
  • Decks: 11
  • Crew: 870
  • Passengers: 2,016
  • Maiden Voyage: February 2000
  • Christened: 20 february 2000
  • Godmother: HRH Princess Royal


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