We are seasoned cruisers (Celebrity mainly, but also HAL, RCCL & Princess) and also took our 1st Oceania cruises last year on the Riviera. We really enjoyed the Riviera, the size of ship, the food and the service. We have seen an offer on the Journey as a B2B, 16 night + 9 night, which is significantly cheaper (when including grats etc) than a 10 night + 10 night on the Riviera. The itineraries are not the same, but we like these on both, also looking at balconies on both ships.
We have cruised Azamara twice, both times on Journey - way back in 2009 and most recently in August 2018 to the Baltics. We have cruised Oceania three times (2017, 2018, 2019), twice on Marina and most recently in June on Nautica, an R ship.
Our most recent Azamara cruise was in the Baltics. We had terrible service the first evening in the main dining room, and my veal chop was a sorry affair. My husband contacted the F&B manager who did not respond in a timely manner, but e