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  1. The problem with posting on the “general” forums, vs Oceania, Azamara or Luxury line forums, is that you are comparing apples and oranges. Oceania and Azamara are premium plus lines, and as such are not part of the general mass mkt comparisons. Terrace Cafe is NOT your normal mass market buffet. Normal buffets do not have a grill with made to order lobster tails, lamb chops and fish (yea it’s unlimited every night). The stations on the Oceania ships, are just that...stations. They serve you whatever you want, small, medium or large portion. It’s fine, just don’t try to compare Buffet stories with the mass mkt general cruise lines...not the same. In fact, most folks don’t get it.
  2. Not sure why they just canceled it, Regent canceled their stops to St Bart’s in April and May. We were there last year on a Sunday and found all stores but 2 closed, and most taxi/tour operators shut down. If you had a pre arranged tour with a local, you will need to advise them of the cancelation. Unfortunately the cruise contract states they may substitute at any time, so if your heart is set on one itinerary, you may want to go there on a land trip, as these cancelations occur on cruises.
  3. Celebrity, I believe has a beverage pkg you can purchase which includes specialty coffees. The premium plus lines (Azamara, Oceania), and the luxury lines (Regent, Crystal, Silversea, and seabourn) have included specialty coffees. On Oceania, all soft drinks, and non alcoholic drinks (including specialty non alcoholic coffees) are included. On the luxury lines, alcohol is also included in your fare. Price them out...after including your beverage pkg, and air, sometimes the premium plus lines are comparable in price.
  4. We remove our battery to charge. Don’t think there is an outlet, but it’s been awhile.
  5. Actually yes, DH has been using a pride for the last 6 or so cruises this year. Per our recollection, you will be able to get the scooter in the door, however, if the bed is right there, you will need to climb over the bed. It is against regulations to store a scooter outside the cabin, so your best bet, if no other configuration is available, is to ask the special needs desk, or onboard, if they can store it for you.
  6. Didn’t you just ask this question, and have it answered on Celebrity Board, and on this board? https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2663807-transportable-scooter-on-celebrity-cccabin/?tab=comments#comment-57499938
  7. ? I researched 3 Cruiselines for several trips to be taken this year recently, and found openings and drastic price savings, most due to the holes the Cuba Cancelation caused. Folks canceling. No worries, I don’t think any conspiracy against one cruise line vs another. But don’t take off that tinfoil hat just yet.
  8. I went to the Royal Caribbean website and found: On boarding day, guests may bring onboard two (2) 750 ml bottles of personal wine or champagne per stateroom in their carry-on luggage. If more than two bottles of wine or champagne are brought onboard, including any alcoholic beverages purchased in ports-of-call or in our onboard shops, they will be stored by the ship and delivered to your stateroom on your last day onboard. Guests on consecutive cruises may bring two (2) 750 ml bottles of personal wine or champagne per voyage, per stateroom. Additional bottles will be stored by the ship and two bottles at a time will be delivered to the stateroom on the first day of each new voyage. Guests bringing more than two bottles at the start of the first sailing should have documentation for any consecutive sailings available to share with security on boarding day. https://www.royalcaribbean.com/faq/questions/onboard-alcohol-guest-policy
  9. Our problems began when They had a last minute charter of the entire ship, and moved our cruise out to another date without contacting our TA. No communication, and an arbitrary movement, with a different cabin, etc, and a total mess up of their web programming for excursions, etc. We fought (our TA actually) long and hard to get a total refund , and we eventually did, however almost had to go through legal means to do so. Never again, We stick with Crystal and Oceania now. (And Disney with the grandkids).
  10. Unfortunately due to some shenanigans they pulled on us last year, we canceled our cruise on the Journey, and never went back. I also suggest you post this on the Azamara board linked https://boards.cruisecritic.com/forum/362-azamara-club-cruises/ They have a person I believe her name is Bonnie that is employed by Azamara, on the CC Azamara Forum regularly, that may be able to assist you. Good luck, and let us know what happens.
  11. Not knowing your budget or where you want to cruise, I googled Regent and found their Explorer Ship has a master Suite that has two bedrooms. I would suggest you contact a knowledgeable TA and have them suggest some Cruiselines and ships for your preferred itinerary.
  12. There are no adds Spa benefits, however, you have access to the Spa Terrace, which on the Riviera contains a thalassotherapy pool, and loungers. It is a smaller area than the main pool area, and can get warm on summer cruises, as there is little airflow. Some folks like the pool, and separate area, however, I myself found it not to my liking.
  13. Comparing price is misleading. Our Regent Mariner Cruise was actually 1000 US less than the almost exact same cruise on Oceania. There are extreme deals on Regent lately that your TA can snag for you. Doesn’t sway us. Still enjoy Oceania or Crystal better, just people we fit with I guess.
  14. Remember, the OP is in the UK...this was a promo and already asked and answered here: (ultimate IS all three) https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2621200-olife-ultimate/
  15. The best place to share tours, or obtain more information about those going on tours on your cruise, is the roll call. Go to the roll call section, select Oceania, the Riviera Roll calls. Yournsailing does have an active roll call listed https://www.cruisecritic.com/rollcalls/riviera-july-4-2019/ also, you can research ports in the ports of call section of CC. Enjoy your cruise!
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