Jump to content

Oceania Insights Panel?


tgg
 Share

Recommended Posts

1 hour ago, DrHemlock said:

Not that O's strategy is a bad thing -- it's just business -- but it appears the only thing "exclusive" about this Insights Panel is that it's populated exclusively by new(er) fish.  

We've been sailing with Oceania since 2006. This fish has spend lots of time in these waters.

 

The headquarters people must be having fun following all this speculation.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

23 hours ago, Flatbush Flyer said:

I know for a fact that some Platinum folks got the invite too.

Then I happily sit corrected.  Even cynics can't be right all the time.....though it does become easier and easier as the future gives way to the present.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 minutes ago, DrHemlock said:

Then I happily sit corrected.  Even cynics can't be right all the time.....though it does become easier and easier as the future gives way to the present.

The future ain't what it used to be – Yogi

  • Like 1
  • Haha 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 6/29/2021 at 6:47 PM, Flatbush Flyer said:

I know for a fact that some Platinum folks got the invite too. So my thoughts now are 


Random sample OR

Random sampling across O Club levels OR

Targeted individuals

 

In any case, as long as the Panel recommends the Sicily circumnavigation, it’s a good thing.

Yes, we're Platinum and got it. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
On 6/29/2021 at 7:47 PM, Flatbush Flyer said:

In any case, as long as the Panel recommends the Sicily circumnavigation, it’s a good thing.

+1!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)
On 6/29/2021 at 5:22 PM, tgg said:

We've been sailing with Oceania since 2006. This fish has spend lots of time in these waters.

 

The headquarters people must be having fun following all this speculation.

Actually no one reads this..but me of course

Jancruz1

Edited by Jancruz
spelling
Link to comment
Share on other sites

If you want a circumnavigation of Sicily this year, Noble Caledonia just added two new dates in October:

https://www.noble-caledonia.co.uk/voyages-and-tours/all-tours-%26-cruises/tour/2364/splendours-of-sicily/?search_url_id=78

 

[Also their first-gen-Renaissance ships are only 4,200 tons so they can still sail into Venice]

Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 minutes ago, Host Jazzbeau said:

If you want a circumnavigation of Sicily this year, Noble Caledonia just added two new dates in October:

https://www.noble-caledonia.co.uk/voyages-and-tours/all-tours-%26-cruises/tour/2364/splendours-of-sicily/?search_url_id=78

 

[Also their first-gen-Renaissance ships are only 4,200 tons so they can still sail into Venice]

Thanks for the info. It’s itinerary is part of what would be my ideal (and much longer) cruise.
 

That said, I’m looking for an itinerary of 2-3 weeks that would also include the northeast (west and south of Messina) and add islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea. A start or end on the mainland (e.g., to add Rome as a land extension) and 2-3 sea days in the mix with one or two overnights (e.g., including Palermo) would sell out in two days among Oceania fans.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The previous cruise does the same Sicily circumnavigation but starts in Naples and ends in Malta.  I'm on that one [and the one before that, which goes from Mallorca to Naples via Menorca, Corsica, Sardinia and Elba].  But I think they may already be sold out, at least among the balcony cabins, and the large number of countries crossed in the first cruise has me worried...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

While we are Platinum level and we did not receive an invitation. We have also been sailing with Oceania since 2006 so some of the conjecture shared is not exactly accurate. I saw in the Oceania Club Summer mailer the Panel mentioned and an address to write to if interested in participating. I filled out their questionnaire so we will see if we are actually included in the Panel surveys. It looks very interesting and we are hoping to be selected to provide input. 
Got any more theories?

Gerry

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Been on Oceania twice and have two more booked. Didn't get an invite either. Maybe they know we also cruise on Regent and Windstar and are not faithful. Just joking.  I would guess the selection was somewhat random.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We've been sailing on Oceania since 2009 (?) and I received the invitation.  Originally, I thought I'd participate but, very shortly in, I changed my mind as the information was being compiled by a 3rd party.  The level of demographic information being solicited was disturbing and I saw no indication that the information would be restricted to Oceania.  In my possibly-paranoid mind, I could easily see this company making lots of money by selling the information to Lord-knows-who for Lord-knows-what purpose, based on specific demographics.  Hard pass on participation.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

A funny story! We had not received an invitation to join the Oceania Panel, but I did submit application information to their Panel email address. Today we received an invitation to join the Regent  Panel so we submitted our info and we will see what happens. Only my wife has ever sailed Regent, one time with her mother years ago.  So much for Panel selection theories. 
Gerry
 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Thank You for 25 Years - Click for Fun Stuff!
      • Forum Assistance
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • Canadian Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...