We decided that as we were now both retired and never been able to take a holiday over the Christmas/New Year and as we could we did!
As we live near to Southampton, travel and embarkation was easy and swift. We were in our cabin by 14:30. Oceana is a family friendly ship and therefore the atmosphere was very christmassy with lots of fabulous decorations. The food and entertainment was outstanding. Seeing Santa arriving down the funnel while at sea was wonderful, everybody loved it, even the kids! And It all culminated on new years eve with a spectacular firework display on the island of Madeira.