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    Minnesota and the Florida Panhandle
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    Traveling, shopping, reading, drinking wine!
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  1. The upgrade fairy visited us on our 25 day Mediterranean cruise in 2018. We were in a suite on deck 3 that basically had been 2 rooms and they took down the wall inbetween and made a suite. So basically two rooms made into one but the BEST part of those suites is the fact that you get not one but TWO bathrooms! During the most recent renovations of Wind Surf they took some of those suites and put back in the wall and made them back into 2 rooms. We had friends in the owners suite but ours was better with 2 bathrooms. I would take one of the suites with two bathrooms, especially for a longe
  2. Not sure if I told you S but we went ahead and moved our Croatia September 2021 trip to May 2022. We just want to be able to do our own thing and enjoy Europe. Plus with our 3 week land tour ahead of the cruise we want to be able to visit my cousins and wander...
  3. We did a tour of the Alhambra which was an all day tour and we stopped for lunch but the tour description did say lunch. We did a wine tour in Sicily that went to 2 or 3 different wineries and did not include lunch either. If it's not in your description I would assume there is no lunch. I did check out the tour description and it did say there were coffee shops so I wonder if they are letting you know there would be time for a quick stop to pick something up on your own?
  4. Thank you so much for this information. Having never cruised O before it’s a bit confusing working through all the intricacies of the line and wanting to get the best value for my dollar. This really helps!
  5. I asked about flights originating in Atlanta to Buenos Aires and back from either Lima or Santiago but I'm really going to be coming from Pensacola, FL. That isn't an option when I was signing up for the cruise. Does this change any options I might or might not have or do I have to get myself to Atlanta (or DFW or Charlotte, Miami, etc)?
  6. May I ask if you only requested economy flights or did you try to request premium economy? Did they had choices for you to look at or did you simple already know the flights you wanted and you requested those?
  7. Can you call to do the one way going 270 days out and then the home one way 270 days out from that date or must you do round trip at once with O? I'm looking at Atlanta to Buenos Aires and either Lima or Santiago back to ATL. And we will be going in early and returning late as well. The premium economy works for those flights if I remember correctly. Not sure I'm willing to pay for first class either way...
  8. What about booking higher class flights? Our flights will be overnights and I'm thinking I'd prefer to not be in coach for that. How does that work out? Thanks!
  9. So truth be told, we do enjoy drinks prior to dinner, wine with dinner and perhaps an after dinner cocktail too. We plan to bring wine on board since I’m sure we can do better even with the corkage fee. I have tried to find what wines by the glass are typically served but realizing our cruise is still 2 years away that can change. Will we be happy with that selection by the glass? We’re not wine snobs but we do enjoy quality wines. With so many sea days I can see we would drink at lunch on those days but will be gone during lunch on port days. Our cruise is 20 days so the extra $20 p
  10. As one who has had the pleasure of sailing with Strenz I couldn't agree more!!
  11. Thanks Petoonya! I was trying to figure out how to catch up with you since I know you’ve cruised both lines. We love WS and I hope we will enjoy O as much!
  12. Thank you so much! We have been sailing Windstar and love them but they don't have anything like this cruise. We are looking forward to sailing on O!
  13. OK let me see if I understand this now... Olife costs me $200 pp (although I don't see that cost on my invoice) OBC taken results in $200 pp (we would have no trouble using that up) so that's a wash so to speak. Excursion credit would be 2 excursions @$100-$199 each or up to $398 pp Hence if you take the excursion credit you could potentially "gain" up to $198 pp if you take the more expensive excursions. Yes?...
  14. I'm not sure I understand. When I look at my invoice it shows the cost of the cruise, the credit for the airfare not taken, and the $400 OBC. Am I missing something? Do you recommend the excursion credit instead? Why or why not?
  15. We just booked our first O cruise...Patagonia and Ice for January 2023. We booked without air since we will be flying in early and staying afterwards plus, I hope to fly business class with those overnight flights. At this point, we took the OBC. Any OBC we've ever received went towards either our liquor or excursions bill. 🍷 It seems to me I have read on this board somewhere that folks don't recommend the OBC over the excursions credit. May I ask why? I don't think I can see any excursions this far out so I have no idea what we might want to do and what the cost might be. Thank you!
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