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I have read on these Oceania forums that there is a special services email to request items not usually provided, but cannot seem to find it. I emailed Oceania coustomerservicea and got no reply   Help. 

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1 minute ago, JandKsVistas said:

I have read on these Oceania forums that there is a special services email to request items not usually provided, but cannot seem to find it. I emailed Oceania coustomerservicea and got no reply   Help. 

 

Can you just wait until you are on board to request some DIet Coke?

 

GC

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are you using a TA ?  get them to request  your preference  or call Oceania  

 

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1 minute ago, LHT28 said:

are you using a TA ?  get them to request  your preference  or call Oceania  

 

 

If you know that they don't stock it, then yes, do this.

 

We did this on our first Oceania cruise, for a couple of special requests, and everything was nicely waiting.

But it might depend upon supplies available at the port you sail out of.

 

GC

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That's odd. We had no problem getting decaf coke on Marina. Perhaps it was a language issue with your cabin attendant since the full name of the product is "Caffeine-Free Coca-Cola".

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2 hours ago, Rob the Cruiser said:

That's odd. We had no problem getting decaf coke on Marina. Perhaps it was a language issue with your cabin attendant since the full name of the product is "Caffeine-Free Coca-Cola".

This is true. A request for "Coke Zero" may sometimes get a perplexed look from a new staff member. 

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I do not drink cola, and usually drink diet non cola such as 7up, sprite, gingerale.  First cruise they found a few for our minifridge.  I made the request before the second cruise and all were diet non cola's.

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3 minutes ago, GICNJC said:

I do not drink cola, and usually drink diet non cola such as 7up, sprite, gingerale.  First cruise they found a few for our minifridge.  I made the request before the second cruise and all were diet non cola's.

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This is the case - if one desires something a little out of the ordinary, one should request it ahead of time. Case in point, DW drinks Diet Caffeine Free Coke - not a standard item. Hence we always request it ahead and therefore receive it during the cruise.

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23 minutes ago, GICNJC said:

I do not drink cola, and usually drink diet non cola such as 7up, sprite, gingerale.  First cruise they found a few for our minifridge.  I made the request before the second cruise and all were diet non cola's.

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I usually drink ginger ale  not the diet stuff  & I have no problem getting it  onboard 

There is usually sprite  in the fridge as well

Maybe  in some areas it is harder to obtain some types of soda

 

I remember a few years ago FDR sating they ship everything  to the port  from the USA  whether that is still the case  I am not sure

we have had bottled water from Greece, Italy & USA 

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I email specialservices@oceania before every sailing to request caffeine free diet drinks.  I list the names of  sodas- caffeine free  Diet Coke or Pepsi,  Sprite Zero, diet Sierra Mist.  Coke Zero is not caffeine free per the label but onboard staff may think it is. 

I have  always been accommodated and the room stewards replenish as needed. 

 

On one occasion in Polo I asked for diet, caffeine free soda.  Someone went to the storeroom to find it, which embarrassed me.   Lately I’ve noted the GDR and specialties generally have Sprite Zero. 

 

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Would diet tonic be something that is generally available onboard?

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One problem you may be running into is that the word "diet' is not used on sugar free beverages in other parts of the world. I have been told that signifies a medically prescribed regimen. They use "coke light" as the correct label for what we call diet coke. Same with other products.

 

Mary

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This is a job for your TA, just another reason to use a good one, although minor. 

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