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  1. The tape can be easily replaced from the outside by the service people after the service is completed but cannot be replaced from inside by the passenger after leaving the cabin and returning 😊
  2. Pinot, Feel free to continue cruising on Uniworld - I’ll stick with Oceania. FWIW, I have taken several river cruises and have several others booked. That said, I book them STRICTLY for the itinerary and not for the price, food, cabin, service or any other reason as I prefer Oceania for all of those items. There is a lot more to Oceania than lobsters, mussels, scallops and shrimp.
  3. Some of our favs are Paris-Brest and Victoria cake.
  4. But could you have lobster tails, jumbo shrimp every night - just to mention a few of the wonderful food/tea items available on Oceania vs the river cruise. I know none of my river cruises food came even close to that of Oceania and I also know which of the two choices I prefer - great food vs free drinks πŸ˜€
  5. Thanks Kate - you found the correct thread: https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2508997-oceania-vs-crystal/page/2/
  6. Thanks Lyn - yes, I did make some comments on that thread but it does not have my full review. The Crystal cruise was in the spring of 2018 (IIRC). I am away from home so I have no access to my desktop.
  7. I wrote a VERY extensive comparison of the two lines after my first Crystal cruise on this forum. For some reason my search cannot locate this post - perhaps you or someone else will have more luck locating it and posting a link. It should give you some ideas of the differences as perceived by me.
  8. Don’t know your itinerary but if you have an overnight in Halong Bay, spend it in Hanoi (as well as doing a cruise on the Bay). We enjoyed the water puppet show in Hanoi - unique to area. Arrange private tours in Vietnam on roll call.
  9. It is different in many ways from Japan/Korea but equally enjoyable in its own right. Welcome back, indeed.
  10. That and NO FORMAL NIGHTS - unlike those on Silversea πŸ˜€
  11. Our friends, who were in Nice, were able to get on O’s bus at Nice airport and did not have to go to MC to catch the bus - good for them (and kudos to O for making that happen).
  12. Are those 3 segments also offered as a single extended voyage on the O website?
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