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  1. Will look forward to reading on board experiences
  2. We must have experienced that same Cruise Director as well
  3. Agreed however we found the sushi at both Sakura and Emporium to be of excellent quality and overall superb
  4. Big cheers for DH. It's worth the experience given your other history. We loved Azamara and have been on R ships about 4 times the 1st time with Renaissance. So yes I hope you are able to go on EJ. We are coming back for a 2nd time in 2025. Enjoy
  5. Totally agree and have varied experiences since 1st cruise in 1980 on Song of Norway. One factor that I rarely see discussed on CC is passenger space ratio the higher the better. I have recently been looking at this more as a way to determine how a ship might feel at various passenger loads All the best
  6. In looking at the Edge class ships just seemed too big. Your comments bear that out plus the Retreat prices are very high IMHO for what you get Sailed on Seabourn on a 14 night that was excellent Enjoy
  7. While on board on a portion of the same cruise as Hank We experienced some truly outstanding piano artists some of whom were experienced Steinway artists along with a comedy piano duo that was fun and excellent to watch
  8. Great info Doc. Our last Celebrity Retreat was January 2023 last Oceania vista in January 2024 and last EJ October 2023. EJ is clearly and for many reasons our best choice for luxury cruising. While O Vista had excellent entertainment we found the ship too crowded and just not a peak experience. While EJ is getting their back of house improvements the ship cree and food are stellar Enjoy
  9. Will miss you sorry I did see that date as well. We like the Mayan exploration options Be well
  10. Great choice Gary I look forward to seeing you on board as we are booked for the 8 night sailing as well Got off Oceania Vista in February and cruised EJ last October. Looking forward to sailing on EJ again. It was splendid Look forward to connecting with you both before and on board All the best David
  11. Thank you Tim for your updates on the ship as well as your health Alm the best David
  12. Thanks.Your Excellent reports confirm my decision to return next year. Thank you
  13. Will truly love to hear your report on how the ship handles that passenger load in service food and ambiance Thank you
  14. The view and the smoked salmon look great
  15. Greetings While you and I have never crossed paths on board. We have definitely seen each other on message boards For a very detailed comparison between Oceania vista and EJ please take a look at my post from February when we sailed on the vista, having previously sail explore journey last october. EJ is far and away superior in many comparisons IMHO however it all boils down to what one is looking for. Food and ambiance much better on EJ as well as personal attentive upscale service. Entertainment on Oceania much more diverse and more high end Although while on e j, we were treated too incredible steinway artists We have enjoyed the Retreat on Celebrity yet EJ better more luxurious experience. Specialty restaurants on O were excellent Best way for me to sum up is we just booked EJ again for next year. If you look at the thread for the comparison, it will be very informative because there are some definite drawbacks on the back of the house issues for explorer journey to consider although my recent booking and experience was excellent and evidenced significantly improved service. Good luck. There are some very attractive pricing on some of EJ offerings Hope my input assists you ENJOY
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