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Written on: 09/10/2010
I absoulty love ocean village itis such brilliant criuse ship to go non. i will neve forget my two holidays on ocean village. Oceanvillage makes so much obertunities for everyine and i love you ocean villag. really do. i was almost in tears when at the end of my holiday, i knew that you were selling to australla (it isnt to late not to isnt it) me and my family would defiantly have another holiday with ocean village if you wernt selling. Food, entertainment, staff are absoulty… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/07/2010
A wonderful holiday was spoiled yesterday 13/10/2010 when Ocean Village fell at the last hurdle of getting it's Glasgow passengers to the airport on time to catch the Thomas Cook flight TCX827L home. They got us to Palma airport barely one hour before we were supposed to be in the air. The check in girl was incredibly slow. It took her half an hour to check in three couples and two families of three. The security took half an hour. By the time we cleared there it was after our flight time so we… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/04/2010 by ross744 (1 review written)
This was my first cruise. Being only 18 I was a bit concerned that the cruise would be rather boring and full of 'older' passengers, however, it was brilliant! There was a great mix of old and young alike.. the entertainment was brilliant, especially the tribute acts and comedian Kevin McCarthy. Food was gorgeous in all places, we mainly ate in the Waterfront restaurant as it was cleaner than Plantation. The Bistro was well worth the extra money, shame James Martin wasn't onboard. The cabins… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/04/2010
We are in our late forties. This was our third caribbean cruise with OV1 - we wanted to celebrate her final visit to the wonderful caribbean. Three and a half thousand pounds (plus) not well spent which is a shame.
Unfortunately, both she and some of the staff seemed very tired and weary.
The ships FEMALE photographers definately needed an attitude adjustment, we watched as they sneered and tutted at older passengers, and constantly made snide comments between themselves when people refused to… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/03/2010 by Ellen07886 (1 review written)
Our first cruise and we were a little dubious as it was for 23 nights! We were on OV2, the ship was lovely and kept very clean, staff were always friendly and helpful. Some of the entertainment was mediocre but some of it was excellent Robbie Williams and Freddy Mercuty tributes were really good. Food was excellent with plenty of choice, fantastic desserts. We ate at La Luna a number of times because the food was so good and the prices really good. Ports of call were great (St Kitts… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/01/2010 by fred hendry (2 reviews written)
i have been on ocean village 3 times,all over new year.they were all brill, but this year was best yet,food super,staff brilliant,places visited superb,pity they are taking it away.why cant other lines take thier place,for people who dont like cruising.the entertainment was fantastic,the annie lennox show was amasing,as was freddy mercurey,who we were talking to on the way home at the airport.shelley was brilliant,even though she wasnt feeling 100 p/cent,acrobats great.the waiters,and deck… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/11/2009 by HARRYREV (1 review written)
My recommendation is to use the local buses and trains when in port.
PALMA-use bus no 1 just outside port (5min) to go into the centre(1.5euros)then bus to caves and train to Soller.
TUNIS--TRAIN (10 MINS) toSiddy Biso and Cartage (10 euros return)
CIVITACHIA(ITALY)-Train(10mins ) to Rome 9 eros ret)
GENOA-walk into city(10min) -telecabin to top 1.5 euros.
SAN RAFAEL-TRAIN (20MIN) TO MONACO,NICE, ST TROPEZ
Barcelona---port bus T3 1.5 euro to city-metro around city 10 journeys 7.5 euros… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/08/2009
This was our fist time cruising and was a little concerned from some of the comments we received beforehand about it being 'too' informal. However, we had a fantastic time. You could dress up if you wanted (we did), you could eat when you wanted, do as much or as little as you wanted - it's all about you. We chose to take part in the excursions at every port and we are so glad we did, as these were excellent value for money and very well arranged. We ate in The Bistro once and the food was to… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/05/2009
Went on the Ocean Village I to the carribean over easter for two weeks, the worst holiday i have ever had !! Ended up in hospital suffering with a very severe illness - have since found out was because of the ongoing water trouble onboard ship the whole fortnight. Had a dreadful haircut in the spa hair salon… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/05/2009 by kristi 73 russ 70 (1 review written)
the ocean village ship was clean, spacious and the staff were friendly, helpful and worked hard to please. i thought that the food was lovely and didnt feel the need to spend extra money in la luna or the bistro. the week could be as relaxing or as hectic as you wanted… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/05/2009
We have 3 weeks to go before our cruise on Ocean Village starts. Already we regret booking it. We booked early for a special anniversary and have since discovered that the cruise has since been sold for £1,000 less than we paid. Also, we booked a specific cabin and our booking confirmation confirms this. Now 3 weeks before we leave our cabin has been changed. Ocean Village say they can do nothing about it. They changed it, why can't they change it back… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/02/2009 by dlwatson (1 review written)
Just come down to earth from Ocean Village 2 Caribbean Cruise Jan 21/09 and cannot speak highly enough of my First Cruise, regardless of some of the less than flattering reviews I have read I found my own experience one that has got me ready for my next one. our flight with Thomsonfly was infinitely better than I had expected possibly due to the extra leg room the plane had I think it was an updated version First Choice Holidays flight, as other reviewers comment the food is to die for, far… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/12/2008 by gdsouza208 (4 reviews written)
Ocean Village Two, Excellent Caribbean Cruise
We have just returned from an AMAZING 2 week Caribbean cruise aboard Ocean Village two. We have absolutely NO faults with the ship, service, staff, entertainers, cabins, etc. This was a most memorable cruise you could ever hope to go on.
The ship has a casual feel to it. No need to dress formally for dining etc. The cabins were large, spacious, with plenty of storage space. In the main cabin there are 2 sets of 4 drawers on the bedside… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/11/2008 by irishmol (1 review written)
Friendly staff on deck. Food very plain, treated like cattle on last day! Had to leave cabin at 0830 while cleaners waited outside from 0700! Very expensive for what it was. Will not recommend Ocean Village to my friends… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/09/2008
We enjoyed our holiday to the Caribbean in January 08 we went on the Ocean Village 2. We could not really fault this ship, lovely cabins well kept, showers and fascilities excellent. The food was great. We only went on trips organised by ourselves, and this can be done very cheaply if when you get o/s you match up with others who want to do the same and see the same sights as yourself. very easy, and we are in our seventies so can't afford tp go on the trips (expensive) from the ship. We had a… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/08/2008
The main plus point was the friendliness of the staff who really went out there way to help. The cabins were very comfortable with the air conditioning and were cleaned frequently. The showers and wash facilities were good also.
For me overall the entertainment wasn't up to much - cheesy music in my view and karaoke on most nights. There was a casino and cinema on board though I didn't visit often. They did have a comedian on a few nights, I saw one guy and he was really funny - he liked to… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/08/2008 by GaryESmith (2 reviews written)
I fell the traditional cruising experience has been lost on the Ocean Village ship.
The personal touch has been lost.
I will not be reccomending this cruise to anyone… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/07/2008 by GreekIslandBabe (1 review written)
On the Ocean Village Cruise the crew where fantastic, and the ship itself was fabulous. Overall this cruise was great and suitable for all the family… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/04/2008
We just came back from a 2 week Caribbean cruise with Ocean Village 2. It was absolutely fantastic. We went with Ocen Village 1 last year, again to the Caribbean and this was just as good if not better. The ship is lovely and clean, the staff are absolutely amazing. They all work so hard to make it a lovely holiday. The food is amazing, all in all it was such a good holiday. We are in our early 40's and we took our 2 daughters 17 and 18 with us on this cruise and they loved it too. The age… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/04/2008
Food, service general value for money. Holiday camp bingo type atmosphere.
Some excursions overcharged e.g. swim with Dolphins, pay direct cost per head £40, pay Ocean Village £90! Ocean direct justified their overcharging by saying all Cruise Operators do this and most of their customers would not be prepared to go it alone… Read Full Review
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