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#21
GTA, Ontario, Canada
33,020 Posts
Joined Apr 2005
Originally posted by Arizona
We're less than 30 days out on the Riviera and we upgraded (ok, everyone, I was upsold (is that a word?)) at what I would think is a great price. We went from a B3 extended balcony to a PH2 for $500 each. I hope that walk-in closet is worth it!
That is a good upsell deal
enjoy
#22
Sacramento, CA
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Joined Sep 2009
Originally posted by Gail in California
I was offered a VIsta Suite (from a PH3) but we didn't act fast enough. You really have to tell your TA upfront so they can accept right away.
Gail - may i ask how soon before the cruise they made the offer? Thanks...gary
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#23
Carlsbad & LaQuinta
168 Posts
Joined Jul 2007
Hard to recall- but maybe a month or two ahead of sailing. My TA had left a message & by the time we replied & she got back to Oceania it was too late. Might be best to have an agreement with the TA upfront if you are willing to upgrade.
#24
Boston MA
21 Posts
Joined Aug 2011
I realize this thread is old but I had to search regarding this specific upgrade because I was offered a Vista suite for several European itineraries this spring at no extra charge to me if I forfeit my Oceania suite for Caribbean Hideaways 2/12/13 (next week!!). I'm currently scouring my brochures and trying to figure out if I can make this work. Part of me wants to try for a much desired Med. cruise in a Vista and my more sensible side is steering me toward escaping the cold Boston weather for sun and fun in the islands now. BTW I figure the dollar amount of this to equal upwards of $10k. Please feel free to comment and or suggest...
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#25
Boca Raton, Florida, USA
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Joined Jul 2000
Easy-take the offer. The Med cruises are much more expensive than Carib. Use the savings and book a Carib cruise for the same week on a different line -if O is sold out.
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#26
Long Island
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Joined May 2009
I suggest that you review the threads regarding Vista suites. We have been offered similar upgrades, but have avoided Vista suites because of the location. We do better in the back of the boat. Location could make your decision.
Good luck, whatever you choose.
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#28
GTA, Ontario, Canada
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Originally posted by rustyspanner
I realize this thread is old but I had to search regarding this specific upgrade because I was offered a Vista suite for several European itineraries this spring at no extra charge to me if I forfeit my Oceania suite for Caribbean Hideaways 2/12/13 (next week!!). I'm currently scouring my brochures and trying to figure out if I can make this work. Part of me wants to try for a much desired Med. cruise in a Vista and my more sensible side is steering me toward escaping the cold Boston weather for sun and fun in the islands now. BTW I figure the dollar amount of this to equal upwards of $10k. Please feel free to comment and or suggest...
The big question is do you want to go to the MED or the Caribbean

For me is it a no brainer ...I would steer clear of a Vista suite as I do not like to be at the front of the ship
Now if they offered me an OS on Marina

Tough choice to make

Enjoy whatever cruise you decide on

Lyn
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#29
Newport Beach, CA
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Joined Jul 2007
The Med isn't that rough usually. I don't like the bow either.

And I would use the money like someone suggested on a cheaper cruise or just stay in Miami or Ft. Lauderdale. It is really nice there now.

Of course you have plane fare to Europe to consider.
#30
Brooklyn, New York USA
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Joined Aug 2000
Originally posted by rustyspanner
I realize this thread is old but I had to search regarding this specific upgrade because I was offered a Vista suite for several European itineraries this spring at no extra charge to me if I forfeit my Oceania suite for Caribbean Hideaways 2/12/13 (next week!!). I'm currently scouring my brochures and trying to figure out if I can make this work. Part of me wants to try for a much desired Med. cruise in a Vista and my more sensible side is steering me toward escaping the cold Boston weather for sun and fun in the islands now. BTW I figure the dollar amount of this to equal upwards of $10k. Please feel free to comment and or suggest...
The same deal was offered to us in August 2011 -- forego Alaska on Regatta for a Vista on Marina in the Med. We jumped at it. True, we weren't that wild about Alaska although we would have liked to see it again, but most of the ports on the Med cruise were new to us. We paid a small penalty for changing our flights (NY to Vancouver with a return from LA to LA roundtrip) so that wasn't really a factor. We calculated that in effect we had a 50% discount by switching from the PH on Regatta to a Vista on Marina.

We loved the Vista and did not have a problem with motion although I do tend to be sensitive to that.

On our cruise we had about one day of rough weather but we didn't feel it any more in the Vista than others further down the line.

As others have said, if you want it -- don't take too long to decide.

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#31
Boston MA
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Joined Aug 2011
I appreciated those who weighed in on my "dilemma"? We've chosen to stick with our Oceania suite and Caribbean Hideaways. We were fortunate enough to cruise the Mediterranean in 2011 (that's where we fell in love with aft suites). I'm hopeful we have many cruises ahead and just felt we needed this escape now. BTW, weatherman says 20" of snow for Friday so when I'm shoveling Saturday I'm pretty sure I will be able to do it with a smile!
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#32
597 Posts
Joined Nov 2006
Good choice rustyspanner, because we are going to get slammed here with snow Friday & Saturday. You will be more than ready for the Caribbean after all that shoveling. Have a great trip!
#33
Brooklyn, New York USA
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For us, it was an easy choice because we were going from an "R" ship PH to a Marina Vista, quite an enormous difference just in the accommodations. (Besides, we hadn't been on Marina and were curious to try her out.)

And we actually preferred the new itinerary.

But if we'd been considering an upgrade from an OC to the Vista, unless the itinerary were VASTLY preferable -- we wouldn't have done it.

Keep the shovel handy. We may need it here in NYC ...

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