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4Lakes Lady

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    United States
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    Travel, reading, photography, knitting
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    Northern Europe, Mediterranean, Trans Atlantic

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  1. For my up coming cruise in February 2020 I can select a couple excursions. One that I like is an "OS" that is not available as a choice for "free". If I select this anyway, does O deduct the cost of $199 and I pay the difference? Or will I be charged the entire $269.00 for the excursion? While I'm not a newbie to Oceania, I have always selected from the included "free" choices. Hoping someone knows the answer to this!
  2. We love Oceania. That being said, we did a Viking River Cruise last May. The cabins were adequate. The food was fine- nothing special. Some of the staff were wonderful. The included tours were average but the optional tours were better and reasonably priced. For Egypt I think the itinerary is most important so I wouldn’t hesitate to choose Viking.
  3. Hoopster95- I just discovered your review last week. I enjoyed everything about it. You have such an amazing ability to describe your travels, I feel almost as if I was on that FP cruise! DH and I spent a week on Moorea about 20 years ago and found it paradise. He’s always wanted to return and I thought Oceania’s itinerary would be perfect. After reading your entire review however, I think it would be a bit challenging for him- he now has mobility issues. I encourage anyone thinking of this cruise to go for it- do your bucket list before it is too late! You never know what the future holds. Again, thank you for allowing us travel vicariously. All your efforts, time and awesome enthusiasm are deeply appreciated!
  4. Pirouette, Read your blog and enjoyed your unbiased review. We have done a number of cruises on Oceania, which we love, but would now consider trying Azamara. Thanks for posting! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  5. We loved H10 Hotel Raco del Pi in the Gothic quarter. Great location, reasonable boutique hotel in Barcelona. It’s a short taxi ride to the port. Have a wonderful cruise! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  6. I think we should all give the new decor and furniture a chance before deciding it will be uncomfortable! After all, Oceania knows it has a loyal clientele over “50” [emoji16] and I doubt they would choose seating that is not comfortable. IMO I think it looks exciting! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  7. Totally understand budget constraints and I think no matter what cabin you end up with, you will be satisfied! We love to sail on Oceania and have stayed in several different categories. We’ve never had a problem with any of them since we are just happy to be able to experience such a terrific cruiseline (IMO!)[emoji4] Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  8. We had a porthole on deck 4 on Nautica -sister ship to Insignia. We loved the location behind the reception desk and there was adequate room for my husband who also has mobility issues. The porthole actually provided good light. Here is the view from our room. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  9. We did this cruise through Gate1 several years ago. This review is accurate from my own experience. The Russian staff was primarily young college age adults who made this cruise very fun and enjoyable. While the towns between Moscow and SPB were fascinating, the highlights were definitely Moscow and SPB. We were glad we opted to add independent days on both ends- especially since we had to obtain Russian visas prior to the cruise. We found it easy to get around in both cities and hotel facilities were very nice. I’d highly recommend this cruise to anyone interested in Russia and Russian history. It is a budget friendly option but a great opportunity to see this interesting country. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  10. Having done both cities, I would choose Prague. As stated already, it is so walkable and so beautiful. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  11. Just returned from a Rhine River cruise on Viking. I stopped at this Christmas store in Rüdesheim and in Heidelberg. The store in Heidelberg is definitely better in terms of variety and selection. I’m a Christmas fanatic so walked away with a large box of beautiful German ornaments! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  12. We also did Basel to Amsterdam this spring on Viking. We did the Black Forest included tour in the morning and the optional Colmar WW2 tour in the afternoon. If you have any interest in WW2 history, this was excellent. Our friends did the optional Top of Cologne Cathedral tour and said it was fascinating. We did all the included tours and for the most part, I would say they were very good. Marksburg Castle was a bit of a challenge but I brought along my collapsible cane and it was a good decision. Enjoy your cruise! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  13. Our very first river cruise was this itinerary - though we did earlier in December to see the Christmas markets. Weather was generally in the 40’s but with my long down coat, I had no problem. But then, I live in Wisconsin! We loved this itinerary- docking close to the old town in many cases, was great. Of course the markets had mulled wine and other hot drinks to warm up with. We’ve taken a number of river cruises since then. I have to say that this one was a favorite! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  14. Did Alaska on Regatta 2 years ago with family members. Love your review- it lets me relive it through someone else’s experience! We had a terrific time on that cruise. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  15. If you think this may be your last trip to Europe, I say go for it! Treat yourself to the Riviera- you won’t be disappointed! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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