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  1. pauon


    We book a suite or buy it everytime, not worth the risk of loud children or adults, chair hogs, etc.... To each his own.
  2. pauon


    It is worth every penny for the serene quiet area, as well as your own reserved chair. Comes free with the full suites. If you like to read and relax... this is the place.
  3. Thank you for the kind words, Wyoming2010. Sadly, it was not missing Cuba that disappointed us, but how Oceania has handled our 29 day B2B from the very beginning. They have been a nightmare. Even our TA was so frustrated with them and she is on their fancy list of TA and has been working with them for 15 years. Safe and happy travels to you as well.
  4. Back to the topic...Based on how Oceania treated us on this, we will never sail with them again. Horrible customer service. Back to Windstar, HAL, and Princess. Bad. Bad. Bad.
  5. We have been to FP three times; 2 on Windstar and one on the Pacific Princess (same ship Oceania has). There is no comparison due to size. Windstar sails with about 100 passengers, Oceania many times bigger. Nothing is like the sailing and private areas of Windstar in that amazing place. The only drawback is the size of the cabins. They are very small (the cabins on Windstars motorized vessels are REALLY large), but you will spend no time in your cabin in FP. Deck space is very vice and private wherever you go. We did mostly scuba diving on all three and it was really difficult getting on and of the Oceania size boat with gear. If you are going with friends, you will like the intimacy and friendliness of Windstar. The sports platform at the aft section of Windstar is really super fun as well and hardly used.
  6. What a shame that Oceania couldn't do the same. https://www.yahoo.com/news/cuba-travel-ban-disappointed-passengers-003348143.html
  7. Just cancelled this garbage booze cruise on July 11! We will settle for the first half of the B2B. The July 18 cruise from Miami was much better.
  8. Just in from TA, but no word on what the newpriing will be: Important Update Concerning Cruises to Cuba We would like to inform you of a change to your clients’ upcoming voyage to Cuba and the Caribbean. As you may be aware, the U.S. government enacted new restrictions on travel to Cuba and as a result, we must adjust our itineraries to immediately remove all Cuban ports of call. Due to this change, we would like to present you and your clients with a new itinerary for their planned voyage along with significant savings off the original cruise fare. Additionally, the price of Cuban Visas that you have purchased through Oceania Cruises, will be refunded. To show our appreciation and thanks for working with your clients, your original commission will be protected at the original cruise fare regardless of the choice that your client will decide on. Your revised itinerary is provided below and are also available on our website. INS190711 Previous Itinerary *NEW Itinerary* Date Day Port Country Arrival Departure Port Country Arrival Departure 11-Jul-19 Thu Miami FL USA 6:00 AM 5:00 PM Miami FL USA 6:00 AM 5:00 PM 12-Jul-19 Fri Havana Cuba 8:00 AM 11:59 PM Key West USA 8:00 AM 5:00 PM 13-Jul-19 Sat Havana Cuba 12:00 AM 7:00 PM At Sea At sea 14-Jul-19 Sun At Sea At sea -- -- Harvest Cay Belize 8:00 AM 6:00 PM 15-Jul-19 Mon Cienfuegos Cuba 7:00 AM 3:00 PM Roatan Island Honduras 8:00 AM 6:00 PM 16-Jul-19 Tue Santiago de Cuba Cuba 11:00 AM 6:00 PM Costa Maya Mexico 8:00 AM 5:00 PM 17-Jul-19 Wed At Sea At sea -- -- At Sea At sea -- -- 18-Jul-19 Thu Miami FL USA 7:00 AM 5:00 PM Miami FL USA 7:00 AM 5:00 PM We hope your clients find this new Caribbean itinerary and special pricing compelling. However, if the new itinerary is not to their liking and they prefer to select another voyage, our cruise specialists are ready to assist you. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your assistance in facilitating this change to your clients’ voyage. Sincerely, Carlos Ortega Vice President, Passenger Services This email was sent by: Oceania Cruises
  9. No, I don't participate on the Oceania CC much. I find that Windstar, HAL, and Princess are much more inclusive and informative. It seems like the same 6-7 are on here and have much to say about everything. Big turnoff.
  10. Welcome! Your gonna have your hands full with 6 or 7 here. We have enjoyed the Windstar forum for years, much more friendly there.
  11. pauon

    Blexie Tour Guides

    Thanks ! Did he mention anything from the States he likes that I could bring?
  12. Glad we are back to the topic of Cuba. I think those sailing to Iran are on another thread.
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