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    Aida NCL Azamara Oceania and HAL
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  1. We are quite happy with either cruise line however the itinerary is always very important. That said you really can’t compare tha Riviera to the R ships but as both lines use the smaller ships for South Africa this does not really matter. As you are comparing the two I would like to mention the following: Azamara starts in Cape Town and ends there for three days which means of the 13 cruise days 4 are in Cape Town. It would make more sense in this case to book a few days pre cruise there, the Oceania cruise is longer giving 15 days total which is always good in my books. Pricewise they look similar but you have to take the possible “O”life into consideration and Azamara includes drinks and tips. Finally and most important, if you have the days and the cash why not choose the amazing trip on Oceania Nautica from Cape Town to Singapore 31 days visiting not only South Africa but also Maldives Mauritius and many many more. Needless to say this is the one we chose! Happy planning Rosalyn
  2. For any advise on cabins on the R class ships pop over to the Azamara boards Uktog has made a sticky about the cabins and people contribute to it. You can do a search for the individual number however there is also an excel sheet with all the comments. I think this is the most recent one. https://boards.cruisecritic.com/applications/core/interface/file/attachment.php?id=355520 Happy planning Rosalyn
  3. This is same one on the other side. Rosalyn
  4. Why not pop over to the Azamara boards and check out their cabin thread, you need to look for the excel file. Poeple have been very kind to post their findings about many of the individual cabins. Happy cruising Rosalyn
  5. You will not regret it, we had a fantastic time last month with Patrick, when I look at the photos I can still hardly believe we were actually there. In Moorea we also took a snorkel/picknick tour with http://www.albert-transport.net/, this was a different sort of day. We had one snorkel which was very crowded due to many boats full of HAL tours and then we went on to a tropical motu for a picknick. Here we had more touristy things, tying Pareos dances etc but it was all good fun and the punch flowed freely. All in all both days were great and would recommend them both, to me Polynesia was more about water tours, we did take a few 4 x 4 tours but that turquoise water kept on calling to me. Rosalyn
  6. I think Delta/people are getting confused. They offer Economy Comfort+ which is slightly better than Economy for an additional fee and Premium Select which is more than twice the price of a normal economy. The Premium Select from Delta and Air France offer the same level of service and seating. I have recently gone into this in great detail for my flights in November, that said Delta offer either one or the other on their flights not both so you have to check. All is shown quite clearly below: https://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/onboard-experience.html Rosalyn
  7. Speaking as someone who is also going there in March beit with a different company we are really looking forward to our cruise visiting some of the same Islands.Just finished watching a German cruise video of a ship visiting many of the same islands and it all looks out of this world. Some of the tours may already be fully booked but do check out https://albert-transport.net/ to see if they have any offers available in Moorea. Speaking as an Oceania fan with four cruises done and two booked I am absolutely sure you will love it. The Marina/Riviera are beautiful ships not too small not too big the only danger is that you might get addicted! Last but not least I suggest you visit the roll call for your cruise and see if anyone is still looking for people to join their tours and also to register for the M&G to meet up with fellow passengers at the beginning of your cruise. https://www.cruisecritic.com/rollcalls/marina-march-2-2019/ Relax enjoy your planning. Rosalyn
  8. I noted this number for a HAL upsell some time ago. 1 888-628-8107 Hope it works for you. Rosalyn
  9. If you want a longer,cheaper option with many sea days without complicated flights from USA you might want to consider HAL. Each year they do a round trip from San Diego via Hawaii to various Islands then of course back to S.D. They are much larger ships but offer more facilities on the sea days, we are going in March on the Eurodam, can’t wait. Rosalyn
  10. You may want to check out this wonderful spread sheet someon ehas made for the Azamara ships, they are the same layout as the small Oceania ones. Some people have also added which way the bed faces, this is something I always like to know if possible. Happy planning. Rosalyn https://boards.cruisecritic.com/applications/core/interface/file/attachment.php?id=355520
  11. We were on the Prinsendam and this dinner happened to be on my birthday(any excuse), we really enjoyed it and they even chose a special white wine for me because I don’t drink red. It was an experience which we enjoyed a lot and I would certainly recommend this for a special occasion or just as a treat. Rosalyn
  12. We were just on the Prinsendam and always go for lunch in the MDR on embarkation day, the crew do tell you to go to the Lido though. We like a relaxing start to a cruise in the MDR. Rosalyn
  13. I just thought I would share my experience with you. https://boards.cruisecritic.co.uk/showthread.php?t=2649754 Rosalyn P.S. I know it is too late for you but for others do keep a copy of your receipt.
  14. https://boards.cruisecritic.com/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=56921115 Maybe this might help for your luggage and then just get a taxi. Rosalyn
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