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rhohea

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  • Location
    Gold Coast. Australia
  • Interests
    Travel
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Oceania
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Anywhere in Norway

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  1. Very sorry to hear this news. Our sympathies to Stan & their families. Both Jim & Stan helped me many times when we first started cruising Oceania. Rhonda & Glen Australia
  2. Thank you for your response but I was just giving Lyn a reply to her statement. We are already supporting 4 crew members who have not worked since March.
  3. Hi Lyn, My information is that NO parcels etc can be sent to crew onboard any O ship at this time. Maybe closer to sail date they will allow. You know my contact who is still home will be missing his birthday & Xmas gifts this year. And will also miss having us onboard Riviera for Xmas/New Year.😭😭😭 Probably not as much as we will miss being onboard. Moving house is no where as much fun.😅😅😅 They take the ships out of port to deep water to top up their water supply. So I'm told by a crew member who is onboard Marina now.
  4. Its the way the world is going...get with the times. Much better to have an app that is cabin key, pay for drinks, complete Muster Drill requirements, embarkation details complete before boarding. Health questionnaires completed before arriving at the port (but within a certain time frame). Documents such as pre embarkation COVID test results could be uploaded to the app before arrival at the port. Papers and Daily Currents could be on the app also....saving lots of trees. To get around everyone needing WIFI access a second access to Oceania ONLY site would be
  5. Crew also like charters because all the Gratuities are pre paid and they are guaranteed to get them. Not all people pay gratuities... we all know that.😀😀😀
  6. From my source onboard Marina now. They are due in Civitavecchia/Rome on July 17th. Approx 400 crew onboard. Most to be sent home on charter flights from Rome. No mention of re fit. Time in that port unknown at this time.
  7. Once their contracts have run out they are not getting paid. They are getting free wifi, food & accommadation). Some have been signed up for new contracts but with different salary, varying lengths of the contract and of course different duties (as passengers have departed). My knowledge is from crew member friends. Crew are grateful for the company for looking after them but they want to get home to their families and need a salary to look after them.
  8. Marina dropped off approx 140 Jamaican crew in Jamaica and are now dropping off in Cozumel then heading to Belize, Guatemala & Nicaragua etc etc then dropping off crew for another 3 weeks around the Caribbean before heading back to Miami. Guess there is no rush. It has no where to go. Just so happy the crew are finally getting to go home to their families. They have been through a pretty rough time. Most of them are on "NO PAY".
  9. Below is a short summary of what the French Polynesian Government posted to Australian Government Smartraveller.gov.au website today. On Facebook they are changing warnings hourly for some countries. Originally it was 5 days prior to arriving, now its 3 days. To get to Regatta in Tahiti Australians need to transit New Zealand who have similar testing etc. We have cancelled our 2 O Cruises we had booked for this year and will wait and see what the next few months unfolds. Our April cruise I think would be ok but I want to be sure I will get home at the end of it. I feel for the crew w
  10. Can someone on board Riviera tell me who the Food & Beverage Manager is and also who the Exec. Concierge is. Embarking Dec 5th through to Jan 5th. Thank you in advance. Rhohea
  11. Hi Lyn, We just did 54 days on Riviera & Sirena and the answer is NO. Only single use bottles are at gangways. We just went past the table at gangways and picked a couple/several to put in our cabin fridge. Easy. Look forward to seeing you on December 11th in St. Lucia. Rhonda
  12. Just a suggestion. When booking for 2 people only make the booking in 1 persons name. You have up until final payment (at least) to add the other people to your booking and only pay their deposit when you add them. Less deposit to loose or fight to get back.
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