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    Azamara vs Oceania

    Wow I don’t walk about ship with a sticker on saying what room type I am in and 3 cruises under our belt I still see the difference of involvement and interaction of officers and Captain. We have done 30 plus cruises all over the world on different lines except Oceania.
  2. Yes there economy has suffered we got some excellent meals at great prices and made sure to tip generously. our cruise finished in Jan not so many months ago.
  3. Do the Waitoma caves with the glow worms out of Auckland.
  4. Nice going on a small ship like Azamara off ship quickly even when tendered.
  5. We were on Christmas Rio New Years on Pursuit and found food very good but not 5 star as the prices are not Regent cruise prices. They did an amazing job for New Years / white night with champagne for midnight. This was our third cruise with AZ and found it maintain its level. My only disappointment was on the spa deck as the new lounges are most uncomfortable and the removable of the couples lounge cot very sad.
  6. Yes you are correct I am headed there in two days as my son and daughter in law live there.
  7. We are thinking of a cruise that stops there so what are your suggestions?
  8. We certainly enjoyed our time in BA and would go again. We were there at Christmas and went to the opera house to see the Nutcracker Ballet. Yes we had a guide for one day and saw all the great neighbourhoods but the two other days we went to a leather store the hotel recommended and they made me a jacket and the first day we relaxed by the pool after a long flight.
  9. You reminded me that we had a similar letter upon boarding Aramara as it was returning to BA for two days at the end of the cruise. In Rio our guide thanked us for not having a big showy camera as his last clients did and he has some scary situations.
  10. Your attitude does not require a response anymore
  11. Some cities need the warning more than other
  12. Thanks yes we were in BA last Christmas on a Rio cruise. So it sound like the southern ports are like early March for us. Thanks again.
  13. Bling means other that med alert bracelet more would have bean on display and we were dressed down with nothing other than that in view. It was the only taxi we took. People should be told as we did see an elderly lady accosted at a busy corner. It is a big city with big city problems. Not to be forewarned is negligent as we saw people wearing Rolex watches ( that by the way the hotel concierge stopped and suggested the put in hotel safe before they step out) and jewels.
  14. No I am sure there are other parts in the world with warnings but the fact is this is one. Be smart we enjoyed our time but heeded warnings, yes we walked by ourselves but in main areas of shopping and historic sites as well as main streets.
  15. We are looking at a future cruise from BA to Lima. Can anyone answer which side to book for this direction and f we are departing late Feb and finishing in Lima early March how cold are the southern ports?
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