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Forum: Celebrity Cruises Yesterday, 09:52 PM
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Posted By Aloha 1
We also stayed in a RS, two in fact. In both, the...

We also stayed in a RS, two in fact. In both, the shower and general bathroom tiles were in serious need of cleaning and repair ( broken pieces). I suspect you got lucky.

The fact is X needs to...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises Yesterday, 02:17 PM
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Posted By Aloha 1
We spent 31 days on Millie since November 2013 in...

We spent 31 days on Millie since November 2013 in 2 separate cabins Deck 6 aft. Having cruised extensively (though nowhere near Arno's record) and travelled on S class and M class Celebrity ships, my...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises December 18th, 2014, 08:43 PM
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Posted By Aloha 1
Wow! Guess I missed the memo where you were...

Wow! Guess I missed the memo where you were appointed spokesperson for an entire generation. Never assume all your peers think like you. And if you do, please recall the "definition" of the word...
Forum: Oceania Cruises November 23rd, 2014, 09:22 PM
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Posted By Aloha 1
I will second the comments about not smelling...

I will second the comments about not smelling anything in the living and dining areas. We had Suite 12010 in September. The smoking section on the starboard side of the 12 deck (pool deck) did have...
Forum: Oceania Cruises November 20th, 2014, 09:25 PM
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Posted By Aloha 1
Thank you, for your comments. As a Platinum...

Thank you, for your comments. As a Platinum Princess cruiser for many years, I can safely tell you that Oceania will blow you away. The food is incredible, the ships and service beautiful. You do...
Forum: Oceania Cruises November 12th, 2014, 11:36 AM
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Posted By Aloha 1
And last, a slightly grainy picture of our Ship...

And last, a slightly grainy picture of our Ship sailing off to the Black Sea.

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Forum: Oceania Cruises November 12th, 2014, 11:34 AM
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Posted By Aloha 1
My DW deemed this the outstanding highlight of...

My DW deemed this the outstanding highlight of her visit to Istanbul. :D

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Forum: Oceania Cruises November 12th, 2014, 11:32 AM
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Posted By Aloha 1
No visit to Istanbul is complete without a visit...

No visit to Istanbul is complete without a visit to the Spice Market and Grand Bazaar. Or, as my Wife called it, "the world's largest flea market". :)
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Forum: Oceania Cruises November 12th, 2014, 11:24 AM
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Posted By Aloha 1
What today is called "Old Town" in Istanbul was...

What today is called "Old Town" in Istanbul was the Roman city of Nova Roma or, New Rome.
Founded in the 1st century CE, it became the eastern outpost of the Empire. There are still over 23...
Forum: Oceania Cruises November 12th, 2014, 11:17 AM
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Posted By Aloha 1
Some interior pictures of the Blue Mosque. It's...

Some interior pictures of the Blue Mosque. It's name comes from the extensive use of blue tiles from Izmer. We found this mosque extremely crowded and the longest wait to enter. Go early!
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Forum: Oceania Cruises November 12th, 2014, 11:09 AM
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Posted By Aloha 1
Stunned by the grandeur of the Hagia Sophia, the...

Stunned by the grandeur of the Hagia Sophia, the Sultan insisted on building a mosque even greater, the Sultanahmet Mosque.
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Forum: Oceania Cruises November 12th, 2014, 11:01 AM
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Posted By Aloha 1
The highlight of the cruise was the final port,...

The highlight of the cruise was the final port, Istanbul. Here is the Hagia Sophia, built by Justinian in the 7th century and the seat of the Orthodox Church at the time....
Forum: Oceania Cruises November 12th, 2014, 10:52 AM
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Posted By Aloha 1
Having been to Kusadasi and the ruins of Ephesus...

Having been to Kusadasi and the ruins of Ephesus several times, we ventured further inland to the Temple of Apollo. In it's time it rivaled the Temple of Artemis. Had it ever been finished. it would...
Forum: Oceania Cruises November 12th, 2014, 10:46 AM
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Posted By Aloha 1
This modern looking building is actually 2,000...

This modern looking building is actually 2,000 years old! Built in the 1st century CE, the Theatre of Aspendos is one of the most intact Roman buildings left. This is the front entrance of the...
Forum: Oceania Cruises November 12th, 2014, 10:41 AM
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Posted By Aloha 1
Our travels included several stops at Turkish...

Our travels included several stops at Turkish ports we had never been to. At Antalya, we went to the ruins of Perge and Aspendos, both ancient cities of the Ionian League. Below is the original Greek...
Forum: Oceania Cruises November 12th, 2014, 10:35 AM
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Posted By Aloha 1
The Colossus of Rhodes was a Wonder of the...

The Colossus of Rhodes was a Wonder of the ancient world. The two deer statues mark where it stood at the harbor entrance. The deer is a symbol of Rhodes.
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Forum: Oceania Cruises November 12th, 2014, 10:32 AM
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Posted By Aloha 1
The opposite side of the coin was Thera, now...

The opposite side of the coin was Thera, now called Santorini. Thera, was a colony of Crete. It's destruction by one of the most powerful volcanic explosions ever in 1635 BCE is said to have given...
Forum: Oceania Cruises November 12th, 2014, 10:26 AM
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Posted By Aloha 1
Crete was a bull worshipping culture. This...

Crete was a bull worshipping culture. This restored bull horn monument has been found in other places in the Aegean. It may have been part of a ritual site or simply an ornamentation.
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Forum: Oceania Cruises November 12th, 2014, 10:21 AM
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Posted By Aloha 1
Crete was our next stop. We hired a car in Agios...

Crete was our next stop. We hired a car in Agios Nikolaos and drove the 50 kilometers to Knossos, the seat of King Minos of Minotaur fame. The site is over 4500 years old and excavations continue...
Forum: Oceania Cruises November 12th, 2014, 10:15 AM
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Posted By Aloha 1
I'm honestly not sure but it wouldn't surprise me...

I'm honestly not sure but it wouldn't surprise me that they would have it. The bars seemed very well stocked.
Forum: Oceania Cruises November 12th, 2014, 10:04 AM
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Posted By Aloha 1
And now some pictures from our Ports of Call....

And now some pictures from our Ports of Call. First up, sailing in to Valetta, Malta.

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Forum: Oceania Cruises November 11th, 2014, 02:04 PM
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Posted By Aloha 1
The extra virgin olive oil and balsamic menu from...

The extra virgin olive oil and balsamic menu from Toscana. One of the best displays I've ever seen.
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Forum: Oceania Cruises November 11th, 2014, 02:02 PM
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Posted By Aloha 1
And more wine ( if there can be such a thing!) ...

And more wine ( if there can be such a thing!)
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Forum: Oceania Cruises November 11th, 2014, 02:00 PM
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Posted By Aloha 1
The wine list from Toscana ...

The wine list from Toscana
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Forum: Oceania Cruises November 11th, 2014, 01:56 PM
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Posted By Aloha 1
The Grand Brunch on the last Sunday of our...

The Grand Brunch on the last Sunday of our cruise.
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