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I am quite confused.  If I do not take the “free” air, do I get my choice of 8 excursions, etc.  how about Internet?  Many thanks in advance.

 

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You can take the O'Life package and then NOT take the air.  Oceania will give you a credit on the cabin cost for the air.

We have done this with the two Oceania cruise we have booked.  (One taken, one coming up.)  This worked out for us because we wanted to fly business with pre and post days added, and Oceania's prices were much higher than booking ourselves.

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I would compare the cruise only price against the O Life  deal without air  if you are doing your own

sometimes you are paying for the O life perks  that are non refundable

Do the math before you commit

 

Everyone get the free internet  even those  that do cruise only pricing

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1 hour ago, Heartfelttraveler said:

Oceania's prices were much higher than booking ourselves.

Our guy at Oceania was totally upfront about that.

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2 hours ago, Tn gal said:

I am quite confused.  If I do not take the “free” air, do I get my choice of 8 excursions, etc.  how about Internet?  Many thanks in advance.

 

There are several choices when booking a cruise with Oceania:

1 Cruise only - no air (you get credit for it), no O Life

2 Cruise with O Life, no air (get credit

3 Cruise with air, no O Life.

4 Cruise with air and O Life.

With O Life you choose one of 3 options:

1 excursions

2 beverage package

3 OBC

Internet is included on all cruises.

Edited by Paulchili

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1 hour ago, Heartfelttraveler said:

 This worked out for us because we wanted to fly business with pre and post days added, and Oceania's prices were much higher than booking ourselves.

rarely is Oceania  Business air any cheaper than you can get  yourself

one exception is IF they have a promo for BUS  air  ..which is rare  IME

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1 hour ago, Paulchili said:

There are several choices when booking a cruise with Oceania:

1 Cruise only - no air (you get credit for it), no O Life

2 Cruise with O Life, no air (get credit

3 Cruise with air, no O Life.

4 Cruise with air and O Life.

With O Life you choose one of 3 options:

1 excursions

2 beverage package

3 OBC

Internet is included on all cruises.

We each got $300 credit for no O-life and $1100 for the air.  And our guy at O said if we were interested in business class it wasn't a good idea.  And IIRC on the air they choose the airline and the routing and if you want something else you pay a supplement.  Not a lot but still.

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On 6/30/2019 at 6:58 PM, LHT28 said:

rarely is Oceania  Business air any cheaper than you can get  yourself

one exception is IF they have a promo for BUS  air  ..which is rare  IME

Nevermind ... just found out my answer!

Edited by AlexCherie

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Watch the fine print on Oceania business class as it may be restricted to gateway cities.   

We prefer using a consolidator for business class.  

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4 minutes ago, sammiedawg said:

Watch the fine print on Oceania business class as it may be restricted to gateway cities.   

We prefer using a consolidator for business class.  

Sammie ... drop me an email or a PM if you've had good experience with any that you'd recommend.

bigmjh dot cc at gmail dot com

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On 6/30/2019 at 2:27 PM, Heartfelttraveler said:

You can take the O'Life package and then NOT take the air.  Oceania will give you a credit on the cabin cost for the air.

We have done this with the two Oceania cruise we have booked.  (One taken, one coming up.)  This worked out for us because we wanted to fly business with pre and post days added, and Oceania's prices were much higher than booking ourselves.

I booked 'live' with an Oceania employee and he absolutely discouraged me from booking business with them.  Plus the economy is the booking of their choice, i.e., we strongly prefer United out of Houston going to Rio but there are many other routings with multiple stops.  If you want to have your choice then you pay a supplement.

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