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Bars, Lounges, Nighttime Entertainment.............Page Four

Dining.................................................................Page Five

Accommodations................................................Page Six

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   Oceana began life as the Ocean Princess for Princess Cruises,
which was at the time, a subsidiary of P&O.  In 2002, Princess
exchanged her and her sister Sea Princess (
see profile) for an as
yet unfinished ship that would eventually become Caribbean
Princess (
see profile).  Oceana was then modified to suit the tastes
of the British cruise market.
Coming onboard Oceana, one can still see traces of her past life.  
The palm trees, glass elevators and glittering metal and marble of
the central atrium are an example.  However, overall, the ship has
a distinctly British-feel.  This is not the Britain that tourists think
of but rather is the lifestyle of contemporary Britain.
This ship is geared toward relaxed, warm weather cruising.  She
has a large expanse of open deck dominated by a central
swimming pool area. However, she also has a substantial theater
and a large cabaret style show lounge.  Moreover, there are
numerous dance floors in the various lounges around the ship.
Children are welcome onboard and Oceana attracts many young
families during the school holidays.  Accordingly, there is a
significant area devoted to organized activities for children.
The name of this ship pays tribute to the titan Ocean of Roman
mythology who ruled the Ocean River that was believed to
surround the land portion of the planet. Accordingly, Oceana's
itinerary takes her to a wide array of locations along the shores of
the Ocean River.  In 2009, she was in Norway, France, the
Mediterranean, the Canaries, the Caribbean, and through the
Panama Canal.  Essentially, however, she spends the warmer
months sailing from Southampton and the winter months sailing
from Barbados.  



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The centerpiece of the ship is a four deck
high
Atrium.  At its base is the  lobby
with the ship's reception desk. Radiating
out from the atrium on the various
surrounding decks are restaurants,
shops, and lounges.    Above:  The
ceiling of Oceana's central atrium.  
Below: Looking down towards the lobby.
Oceana has a varied, primarily contemporary art collection.  There are also
interesting displays of 18th and 19th century clothing.
Above:  The Reception Desk.
Left:
Explorers.  
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Palm trees give the atrium a
relaxed holiday atmosphere.
Sweeping curved metal and marble stairs lead up from the lobby.
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