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Forum: Oceania Cruises Yesterday, 05:11 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Aloha 1
Thoroughly enjoyed your comparison. As long time...

Thoroughly enjoyed your comparison. As long time X cruisers, we had never considered Azamara. Now we might.
Forum: Oceania Cruises Yesterday, 05:07 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,599
Posted By Aloha 1
Ron; Overall, how would you rate the food at...

Ron;
Overall, how would you rate the food at each of the dining venues? We board in 6 weeks.
Forum: Oceania Cruises July 18th, 2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,080
Posted By Aloha 1
Mura; We've comed to the same conclusion,...

Mura;
We've comed to the same conclusion, sadly. Been to Israel twice and were really looking forward to this third trip. Got in and out of Egypt before things went back to normal there. Bottom...
Forum: Oceania Cruises July 18th, 2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,080
Posted By Aloha 1
I absolutely agree! It would be a shame if folks...

I absolutely agree! It would be a shame if folks here did not press on and go see Israel in person. An amazing place.
Forum: Oceania Cruises July 16th, 2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,080
Posted By Aloha 1
Thanks for that! We'll check it out.

Thanks for that! We'll check it out.
Forum: Oceania Cruises July 15th, 2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,080
Posted By Aloha 1
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Oceania Cruises July 15th, 2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,080
Posted By Aloha 1
And probably more expensive!:) Any dining...

And probably more expensive!:)

Any dining spot tips in Istanbul would be appreciated, also.
Forum: Oceania Cruises July 15th, 2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,080
Posted By Aloha 1
Ah, but then Lyn, O may not find takers for...

Ah, but then Lyn, O may not find takers for whatever alternative itineraries they publish. These are popular ports of call and historically significant. Perhaps a better suggestion is to post a...
Forum: Oceania Cruises July 15th, 2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,080
Posted By Aloha 1
Lyn, my point was that that is about all to see...

Lyn, my point was that that is about all to see on Patmos. Yes, it was interesting but this time we might just do lunch on shore, or maybe not. Surprised O didn't try for an extra overnight in...
Forum: Oceania Cruises July 15th, 2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,080
Posted By Aloha 1
I must respectfully disagree. The "situation" in...

I must respectfully disagree. The "situation" in the Middle East has been a fact of life for over 70 years. I pray for an end but am realist enough to know you need "two to tango". Some booked...
Forum: Oceania Cruises July 15th, 2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,080
Posted By Aloha 1
This is extremely disappointing. I realize that...

This is extremely disappointing. I realize that planning for alternative ports requires lead time but we are still a little over 2 months away from the planned Haifa port stop for September 8 cruise....
Forum: Oceania Cruises July 14th, 2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,080
Posted By Aloha 1
And fortunately, O is being proactive by not...

And fortunately, O is being proactive by not prematurely "pulling the plug" on Israeli port stops.
The only constant in that part of the world is that there is no constant. Things can change...
Forum: Oceania Cruises July 12th, 2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By Aloha 1
We did a Celebrity trip to China this past April...

We did a Celebrity trip to China this past April and I agree it is the perfect time to visit! Worst of the smog tends to be dissipated by then and temps are perfect, low 70's. Coldest weather was in...
Forum: Oceania Cruises July 11th, 2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,660
Posted By Aloha 1
Ah! Now THAT makes better sense. Thanks

Ah! Now THAT makes better sense. Thanks
Forum: Oceania Cruises July 11th, 2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,599
Posted By Aloha 1
Hmmm. Need to upgrade my app!

Hmmm. Need to upgrade my app!
Forum: Oceania Cruises July 11th, 2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,660
Posted By Aloha 1
Falls under your option #3 -leaving the EU...

Falls under your option #3 -leaving the EU entirely. Unless there's something about International waters I don't understand.
Forum: Oceania Cruises July 11th, 2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,660
Posted By Aloha 1
ROFL!! Love it!

ROFL!! Love it!
Forum: Oceania Cruises July 11th, 2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,660
Posted By Aloha 1
As our cruise is at sea on Day 2, I am assuming...

As our cruise is at sea on Day 2, I am assuming International waters and therefore no VAT.
Forum: Oceania Cruises July 10th, 2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,660
Posted By Aloha 1
To add to the above, if you purchase the beverage...

To add to the above, if you purchase the beverage package while in International waters, it would be VAT free, correct?
Forum: Oceania Cruises July 10th, 2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,621
Posted By Aloha 1
Laraine; Now you've gone and peaked my DW's...

Laraine; Now you've gone and peaked my DW's curiosity :) I surmise that this itinerary involves northern Norway and the Arctic Sea. What cruises in 2014 and 2015 are posters referencing in...
Forum: Oceania Cruises July 10th, 2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,599
Posted By Aloha 1
Glad to hear that. BTW: What site are you using...

Glad to hear that. BTW: What site are you using for the ping check? Looks better than Speedtest.
Forum: Oceania Cruises July 10th, 2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,660
Posted By Aloha 1
At the risk of beating this issue to death ( or...

At the risk of beating this issue to death ( or getting beaten :D), help me cut thru the legalize for this scenario:

I board Riviera in Barcelona. We are in port for one day and never touch...
Forum: Oceania Cruises July 6th, 2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,599
Posted By Aloha 1
Ron; Can you comment on the 10% VAT Spain...

Ron;

Can you comment on the 10% VAT Spain adds to the purchase of alcoholic drinks while in Spanish waters? True or untrue?
Forum: Oceania Cruises June 30th, 2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,208
Posted By Aloha 1
Are the DVD players backward compatible? In other...

Are the DVD players backward compatible? In other words can they play non blue ray DVD's?
Forum: Oceania Cruises June 22nd, 2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,680
Posted By Aloha 1
I agree with you. This is an area I believe...

I agree with you. This is an area I believe Oceania should revisit. The wines and spirits selections frankly are not as good as Celebrity. A true luxury line should offer premium spirits, not lower...
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