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My comments were specific to those fellow...
My comments were specific to those fellow cruisers who believe no children should be on an Oceania cruise. Generalizations should not be used for either class of cruiser.....young or old. I took...
I think those who would rather not see children...
I think those who would rather not see children onboard miss the point. While we enjoy the ship and the dining venues it is the ports of call that shape our choice. I do expect my grandchildren to...
Missing Roll Call for Oceania's Riviera and Missing Roll Call for Royal Caribbean's E
I have been trying for weeks to create a roll call for the June 26 - July 4, 2018 sailing of the Riviera (Oceania Cruise Line). There are several other sailings posted in the roll call but despite...
Thanks Jim and Stan! I believe I met one of you...
Thanks Jim and Stan! I believe I met one of you on a Sept. 2012 sailing on the Riviera. I'm not positive but if one of you was a pretty good photographer we had a discussion about cameras.

I can...
I remain frustrated that the Roll Call for this...
I remain frustrated that the Roll Call for this sailing (Riviera - June 26th thru July 4th, 2018 STILL does not appear despite multiple efforts to set it up. The weeks following this sailing appear...
June 26th thru July 4th, 2018 Oceania Riviera Rome to Venice Cruise
I've tried for several weeks to create a roll call for this sailing. I would greatly appreciate it if someone with knowledge of how to do this would create the Roll Call for me. I've gone to the...
June 26, 2018 - Riviera Cruise (Rome to Venice)
I guess we are the first to post for this sailing. We are Don and Carole P. We will be sailing as part of a group of eight; our two daughters, their husbands and our grandchildren. We are all from...
Richard Spacey CD
We had him on Freedom of the Seas and on the Oasis of the Seas! He is as personable as he is funny! He was awfully nice to our 15 year old granddaughter a few years ago on an elevator ride. I hope...
Sorry about the confusion on whether Kvasir was a new ship.
Can you provide a link to the roll call for the Kvasir sailing for April 20, 2016?
Viking Kvasir sailing - April 20, 2016
Seems quite difficult to navigate the riverboat roll call boards. There are many sailings without ship names or sail dates. Can you help me identify this new ship that Viking has coming out later...
Go to TripAdvisor website and look up SPB Tours and Alla Tours
Both have excellent ratings for tours of St. Petersburg. Small groups of 10 to 16 persons as opposed to ship-sponsored tours of 35 to 50 people. We leave for the Baltic Cruise this Monday and ALL...
Did you take any private excursions?
If so, who did you use?
Ban on public wi-fi in Russia
There are newspaper reports stating that as of August 8th Russia has implemented additional requirements to access public wi-fi. The early reports appear confusing. One article suggested you will...
Right on poppyandNana
I'm always amazed how a thread can grow out of control. Frankly I don't care where anybody sits or eats. My objections center around pool chair hogs and those individuals who try and reserve five...
Camera Technique
You did an excellent job. I've not seen many professional shots better than those you have posted.

My wife and I have sailed on the Oasis twice; her maiden voyage and then again this past March. ...
Sony DSC HX 400v
I have a fairly decent camera and will take that on the cruise. When in Aperture mode what opening did you set for either indoor or outdoor?
Message and questions for Cindy
You are an amazing photographer and storyteller! We are taking this cruise on August 25th and will be utilizing the services of SPB Tours for just about every port. I can only imagine how much more...
You are absolutely correct!
The emotion coming from those who have been loyal to their respective cruise line is understandable but not justifiable. I'm not sure whether the change in 2015 excludes or raises the qualification...
Totally agree
Totally agree, buy what you want and don't be concerned with what others have chosen.
Not sure about that Laura
With over 50 cruises under our belt we have used CruiseCritic extensively to meet and seek out fellow cruisers who share the same interests as ours. For instance we are going on the Constellation...
Yes
Went to the gym every day on the Riviera two weeks ago. Not a problem starting at 6:30am
Going top deck!
I'm surprised no one mentioned going topside. Especially when entering the port of Venice or going through the fjords leading to the port in Kotor. No balcony taken photo or view can offer the...
Specialty Reservations and La Reserve
We are onboard the Riviera right now and if I knew how to post a photo I would show you that indeed some of us look better than the photos you mentioned. Thus far we've eater in Jacques and Toscana...
Tauck Tours
It's rare that Tauck doesn't offer an all-inclusive. It's built into the cruise or land tour.