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“LIVE FROM” 2019 Oceania Insignia World Cruise, Jan. 11-July 11

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posting menus to the tv is a nice touch and one that we'll look at frequently this summer and ATW20.  That is quite a convenience--sometimes there are things we would like for sea days in the MDR but forget to wander down and look at the menu posted.

 

we really wish they'd establish an intranet.    Thanks for the info.   

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6 hours ago, cbb said:

if Terrace is crowded, some of that is because of the part of the itinerary you're in right now. 

 

We notice that when people are in the tropics, have gone swimming/snorkeling, etc. they are less likely to eat MDR dinners and to go for the sushi & salads and to not have to dress up.  Just too much effort when you're on 'island time!"

 

5 hours ago, Go-Bucks! said:

 

It's not bad at all....I meant that the outdoor seating isn't a secret.  We're able to get a table out there for any meal we've had so far.  Obviously, as the weather gets ridiculously hot (SE Asia, India, Middle East) I doubt if nearly as many people will opt to eat out there.  But right now it's quite nice.  We also like the atmosphere of the GDR so we eat there too.  Depends alot on what's on the menu...so nice that it's now listed on the TV!

 

5 hours ago, Go-Bucks! said:

 

It's not bad at all....I meant that the outdoor seating isn't a secret.  We're able to get a table out there for any meal we've had so far.  Obviously, as the weather gets ridiculously hot (SE Asia, India, Middle East) I doubt if nearly as many people will opt to eat out there.  But right now it's quite nice.  We also like the atmosphere of the GDR so we eat there too.  Depends alot on what's on the menu...so nice that it's now listed on the TV!

 

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Just now, brownblonde said:

 

 

 

Seems people get up and dress for the day like at home,don,t want to rechange  and clean up for dinner in the dining room.  Sorry I like the dress up on cruising

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2 hours ago, brownblonde said:

Seems people get up and dress for the day like at home,don,t want to rechange  and clean up for dinner in the dining room.  Sorry I like the dress up on cruising

And that's the beauty of Oceania, you can do that, and not be out of place, or not. 

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1 hour ago, ORV said:

And that's the beauty of Oceania, you can do that, and not be out of place, or not. 

 

1 hour ago, ORV said:

And that's the beauty of Oceania, you can do that, and not be out of place, or not. 

For sure.  Love the terrace so I don't have to dress and the food is as good or better that the MDR.  Each to his own. 

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On 2/19/2019 at 7:05 PM, ilsun said:

I did not take the underwater photos, gave credit to Greg Ulrich who was kind enough to share his great pictures.

Tell him they are AMAZING.   Truly made my day.   🙂

 

Joe

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14 hours ago, JoePDX said:

Tell him they are AMAZING.   Truly made my day.   🙂

 

Joe

I sent him a screenshot of your post. Planning to buy a GoPro in Sydney

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Excursion for tomorrow if anyone is interested

$35 US. Airconditioned 15 sitter bus

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To ALL on the Insignia- we Aussies are hoping that Cyclone Oma -which is currently off the Queensland coast will be well and truly gone by the time you dock in our beautiful country. 

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21 hours ago, Skmar said:

To ALL on the Insignia- we Aussies are hoping that Cyclone Oma -which is currently off the Queensland coast will be well and truly gone by the time you dock in our beautiful country. 

 

We don't get to Sydney until March 4th....11 days from now. I'd be surprised if a storm would hang  around that long.

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37 minutes ago, Go-Bucks! said:

 

We don't get to Sydney until March 4th....11 days from now. I'd be surprised if a storm would hang  around that long.

 

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11 hours ago, ilsun said:

Excursion for tomorrow if anyone is interested

$35 US. Airconditioned 15 sitter bus

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Will be in port at 10:30 with Moana tours sign

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16 hours ago, ORV said:

And that's the beauty of Oceania, you can do that, and not be out of place, or not. 

 

16 hours ago, ORV said:

And that's the beauty of Oceania, you can do that, and not be out of place, or not. 

We were together Nov 2 cruise,met at cc how are things ,are you cruising soon. No plans here wintering in fl.  

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I thought your name was familiar. I've got no cruises coming up until Sept, but you never know when that might change. 

 

Fortunately our winter here in Southern Missouri has been mild compared to most of the rest of the county. I wish I was on a cruise though. 

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4 hours ago, Go-Bucks! said:

 

We don't get to Sydney until March 4th....11 days from now. I'd be surprised if a storm would hang  around that long.

With a bit of luck you’ll be right. Unfortunately the swells could affect you on the way in. Cyclones build for days and usually run up and down the coast until they finally turn. There are reports of cruise ships waiting in New Caledonia because they won’t risk it yet but you are behind them. Just wanted to wish you all well. 

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On ‎2‎/‎16‎/‎2019 at 5:08 PM, bob brown said:

Sharing the port with Hapag-Lloyd’s Europa 2, today...only the second other ship since leaving Miami...🙂

HELLOOOO!! Bob

Just finished reading all the posts since returning from 4 weeks on the Escape. What a trip it has been and three quarters of the trip left to play.  I have enjoyed all the pics and stories.  What great things Oceania has done for all of you.  Can't wait for my 3 weeks on the Insignia in July.   How are you doing, feeling good, does it feel like you just left home.  What stories we have being on the Noro Cruise Lines Escape.  Joe & Mary are doing great. Jim & Barbara, Steve & Mary, Paul, Sharon and of course Tom send their good wishes and we all missed you.  We talked about you constantly, Bob's in LA, in Hawaii, etc.  I do proudly note we won both Progressives, the second by over 40 points!  The trivias were very controversial. But did not surpass my NYC Excursion on Feb 3.  Details like these will await your return, we will need a weekend to review our experiences.  I will keep up for a couple more days then it will be GEM time until 3-8.  Will be home until 4-27 TA.  Do you know if Caroline is doing the GEM on 2-25?

Bill

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Had a wonderful tour in Suva, Fiji yesterday...went to their cultural center, where we were treated to some wonderful historical performances by Fire-walkers, and dancers.  They did a re-enactment of how their ancestors had tribal  wars, and touched on cannibalism.

 

The Suva bus terminal was organized chaos after school dismissal...

 

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I'm jumping on here to follow this thread because I'm hoping you are going to Bali, New Zealand and Australia next, or at least soon.     Just put a deposit down for a cruise down there next year.

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A Wonderful but cool day in Hobart, Tasmania after arriving yesterday from Wisconsin were in the last four weeks we had  40 inches of snow, an Arctic Vortex with record breaking cold temps and 2 ice storms thrown in for “fun.” Will be in Tasmania until the first of March when we return to Sydney and join the Insignia on the fourth.  “What’s In Port” says there will be three ships in port that day.  The Queen Elizabeth at the Overseas Passenger Terminal and the Insignia and the Pacific Explorer at White Bay.  The latest forecast for the fourth which seems to change daily is mostly sunny with a high of 82.

 

Enjoy the beautiful and wonderful country of New Zealand and we will see you all soon.

 

Dick and Susan

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Today was another fun day at sea...

The entire ship’s crew entertained us with each department hosting a “booth” around the pool deck with appropriate skills activity, during the “Country Fair”...

Participants received raffle tickets for various prizes, while the band played.😎

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We had something similar on our cruise in the South Pacific.  I laughed SO hard at the Whack a Mole booth that one Oceania crew department came up with.  I'm not crazy about sea days and that cruise had a lot.  However, things like this made the sea days go a lot faster for me. 

 

Thanks for all the great pictures.

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Another relaxing day at sea...

Today was a “first” for Oceania, according to Damien...we had an exclusive cocktail gathering for ATW passengers in the Insignia Lounge at 11:15, where they showed us a photo-show of some of us enjoying ourselves both aboard and ashore, after which we were escorted in small groups to the Grande Dining Room, which was reserved just for us.

We were treated to a very special fixed lucheon menu, with very limited choices.

On past ATW cruises, this was done in the specialty restaurant’s, but we had way too many for that, this time.   It was a delicious   

lunch, and at the end, the cooks and waiters paraded around the room to appreciative applause...😎👌

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