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rowala

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About rowala

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    Pelham Manor, New York
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    Cruising (both), photography (him), exercise (her)
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    RCL, Celebrity, Oceania
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  1. Does anyone have any thoughts as to the Barcelona Hilton (Avenida Diagonal 589-591) for a 3 night pre-cruise stay? We tend to use Hilton brand hotels, but this looks a bit off the beaten path. This will be our first visit to Barcelona. We are good walkers. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.
  2. Can anyone provide thoughts as to staying at the Barcelona Hilton for 3 days before a cruise as far as the location and the quality of the hotel? It seems to be a bit off the beaten path. Are we better off being closer to Las Ramblas? We are good walkers. Thanks.
  3. We were on that cruise and Oceania agreed to cancel our reservation and provide a full refund without any penalty.
  4. To its credit, Oceania is now permitting passengers to cancel the affected cruise reservations with a full refund and no penalties.
  5. Just saw the revised itinerary for the July 18 sailing of the Insignia on Oceania's site. In my opinion, the alternative itinerary is not at all comparable in quality, and the reduction in price is more reflective of the quality of the itinerary than compensation for the change. Personally, I think that Oceania has to join its competitors in offering the option of a full refund.
  6. Given that many people arrive by cruise, the grandfathering was effectively meaningless for substantial numbers of people.
  7. I feel your pain. My wife and I are booked on the July 18 sailing of the Insignia to Cuba. I just got off the phone with Oceania and was advised that it is altering the itinerary of the cruise to eliminate the Cuba stops. So even though the new restrictions contained a grandfathering provision for persons who had already paid for travel arrangements, the restrictions on the cruise lines apparently kick in right away without the grandfathering coverage. It is unclear as to whether a cruise line can apply for a permit or exemption for an already scheduled voyage, but, if so, Oceania does not appear to be doing so. Although Oceania will be reducing the fare by 50%, given that we have already been to all of the Caribbean destinations, this really sucks.
  8. My wife and I are booked on the July 18 sailing of the Insignia to Cuba. I just got off the phone with Oceania and was advised that it is altering the itinerary of the cruise to eliminate the Cuba stops. So even though the new restrictions contained a grandfathering provision for persons who had already paid for travel arrangements, the restrictions on the cruise lines apparently kick in right away without the grandfathering coverage. It is unclear as to whether a cruise line can apply for a permit or exemption for an already scheduled voyage, but, if so, Oceania does not appear to be doing so. Although Oceania will be reducing the fare by 50%, given that we have already been to all of the Caribbean destinations, this really sucks.
  9. My wife and I are booked on the July 18 sailing of the Insignia to Cuba. I just got off the phone with Oceania and was advised that it is altering the itinerary of the cruise to eliminate the Cuba stops. So even though the new restrictions contained a grandfathering provision for persons who had already paid for travel arrangements, the restrictions on the cruise lines apparently kick in right away without the grandfathering coverage. It is unclear as to whether a cruise line can apply for a permit or exemption for an already scheduled voyage, but, if so, Oceania does not appear to be doing so. Although Oceania will be reducing the fare by 50%, given that we have already been to all of the Caribbean destinations, this really sucks.
  10. My wife and I are booked on the July 18 sailing of the Insignia to Cuba. I just got off the phone with Oceania and was advised that it is altering the itinerary of the cruise to eliminate the Cuba stops. So even though the new restrictions contained a grandfathering provision for persons who had already paid for travel arrangements, the restrictions on the cruise lines apparently kick in right away without the grandfathering coverage. It is unclear as to whether a cruise line can apply for a permit or exemption for an already scheduled voyage, but, if so, Oceania does not appear to be doing so. Although Oceania will be reducing the fare by 50%, given that we have already been to all of the Caribbean destinations, this really sucks.
  11. I had the problem last night using Chrome, but my cruise showed up when I used IE. Very odd.
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