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mfordski7

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  1. mfordski7

    Baltic Sea Cruise July 2019

    I do like some of the Serenade's itineraries. We sailed with RCCL this Spring Break and my daughters were split up in kids club. They are very close in age and the counselors refused to let my youngest join her older sis. Because of this my younger daughter wouldn't go to kids club and ended up with us every night. To be honest, the counselors were not very accommodating or nice like they are on Disney:( Even though we generally choose itinerary over ship, that experience for us has turned us away from RCCL. Not to say we wouldn't sail again with them if the price and itinerary fit......it would just need to be a perfect fit.
  2. mfordski7

    Baltic Sea Cruise July 2019

    So many choices, this is going to be so hard to choose!
  3. mfordski7

    Baltic Sea Cruise July 2019

    Very helpful! We are concerned about NCL not docking in Stockholm, and of course the size of the Getaway. But if you had no issues, that's great!
  4. mfordski7

    Baltic Sea Cruise July 2019

    I wish we could be flexible with our dates! We have a short window to take vacation time in the summer:(
  5. mfordski7

    Baltic Sea Cruise July 2019

    I did look at MSC and Yacht Club is sold out for our available dates. Holland America does have an itinerary that would fit our schedule that I like. Which ship were you on?
  6. mfordski7

    Baltic Sea Cruise July 2019

    Please let me know! Thanks!
  7. mfordski7

    Baltic Sea Cruise July 2019

    I was just on the phone with NCL and asked if the Haven had priority disembarking while in SPB, they do not, this is very helpful info to me! Thank you:) We are also looking at SilverSeas. Even though they do not have a dedicated kids area, they will have a counselor on board (summer months) to do activities with the kids, if needed. It's not much of a price difference between them and NCL Haven.
  8. mfordski7

    Baltic Sea Cruise July 2019

    It seems to be😊
  9. mfordski7

    Baltic Sea Cruise July 2019

    Thank you! Very helpful! We are going for the ports, so ease of getting in and out is important:).
  10. mfordski7

    Baltic Sea Cruise July 2019

    The Marina (Oceania) docks in Frihamnen. Is that into Stockholm?
  11. mfordski7

    Baltic Sea Cruise July 2019

    This is exactly what I am worried about with NCL! They do not dock in Stockholm, but it seems an hour outside the city. Oceania doesn't specify, but its not a large ship, maybe 1200 passengers. I need to check! I haven't looked at HAL, but I have at Princess. Thank you for your help! I appreciate it:)
  12. mfordski7

    Baltic Sea Cruise July 2019

    For Oceania it would be the air and 1 O Life perks included. I am looking at a Cab B3 Veranda, as they are the cheapest available. And I need 2 of those. Also, a 12 day cruise. Oceania has 3 more ports than the NCL cruise. Which are Riga, Gdansk, and Visby. Outside of that, port times seem pretty comparable. NCL cruise is 9 days. I think I am worried about the ports with the larger ship. Is there an advantage to the smaller boats? Will we miss out on a port because of the ship size? Things like that concern me with NCL.
  13. mfordski7

    Baltic Sea Cruise July 2019

    Hi! I am having a hard time choosing between NCL Getaway (Haven) or the Oceania Marina for a Baltic Sea Cruise. I prefer the Oceania itinerary, but I will be traveling with my husband (41) Myself (35) and 2 children (8 and 10). Kids club or activities is not of importance to us. The itineraries seem very port intensive, and our kids usually stay with us anyway. I'm just curious about the cost difference...is it worth it? We are seasoned cruisers and do prefer smaller ships, and both kids are well traveled....but the price difference is just crazy between the 2. Has anyone with children been on an Oceania cruise or NCL cruise that can give me some insight? We have only sailed RCCL and DCL, so both lines are new to me. Thanks!
  14. Hi! I am having a hard time choosing between NCL Getaway (Haven) or the Oceania Marina for a Baltic Sea Cruise. I prefer the Oceania itinerary, but I will be traveling with my husband (41) Myself (35) and 2 children (8 and 10). Kids club or activities is not of importance to us. The itineraries seem very port intensive, and our kids usually stay with us anyway. I'm just curious about the cost difference...is it worth it? We are seasoned cruisers and do prefer smaller ships, and both kids are well traveled....but the price difference is just crazy between the 2. Has anyone with children been on an Oceania cruise or NCL cruise that can give me some insight? We have only sailed RCCL and DCL, so both lines are new to me. Thanks!
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