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pinotlover

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  1. Would have been far easier to have just called your Travel Agent in the very beginning and let them work it. One phone call or text and it would have been taken care of. No bad information, No HUCA, no exasperation. Expending all that wasted time and energy must be something some people enjoy! Otherwise, they have excellent options.
  2. Best advice is to call your TA and have them give you all the details along with applicable discounts.
  3. Go to the main page of this Forum. You’ll see a big RED placard that refers you to Covid related discussions. Directly under that placard it says : Oceania Roll Calls. Hit the link! Input the ship, then the month of sailing. Cruises will pop up. Select your and follow the discussions.
  4. WAG based on prior release schedules only: September or October of this year.
  5. For an extended visit, I recommend the Marriott that is right next to the Borghese Museum. Great hotel with multiple great restaurants within a couple of blocks. Subway system is close. We had an early flight out and our driver, arranged by the hotel had us at the airport in plenty of time . The hotel has a great rooftop restaurant overlooking parts of the City where a delightful breakfast is served. Pre book your tour of the Borghese early in the morning to beat the crowd, and enjoy the quick easy walk in the park to the mansion. To me, this is the greatest museum in Rome!
  6. So are you saying that two different people can go to UA’s website, and see two completely different fares, depending upon how often they have inquired on the routes?
  7. Left AMS today on AA in BC, not that BC matters. From the time we hit luggage check in to making the gate was 3 hours. We got there 4 hours before flight time and boarding was starting within about 15 minutes of our arrival. Flight oversold, people getting bounced from the flight. It’s not only AMS. Friends had their Copenhagen-EWR flight canceled on UA. Took three days to get another flight out. The flight board at AMS was loaded with flights being cancelled. 1. All this is out of Oceania’s control. Things are projected to get worse until at least October. Now is probably not a good time to delegate flights to a third party. 2. You do realize that Oceania buys bulk rate discount tickets? What priority do you believe those tickets have when problems arise?
  8. United and its Star Alliance partners via Chicago seems to be the biggest issue. Doesn’t matter if through FRA or ZRH. Next is Delta feeds through ATL. Seems the problems occurred there, not in Paris or AMS. We had 2-3 couples show up a few days late. Same story regardless of airline. Regional flights canceled, everything full, couldn’t get new flights out for 1-2 days.
  9. Things are going to hell in a hand basket right now over here, and in the States. Min check at Amsterdam airport is now 3 hours, on weekends they are saying 5 hours. There isn’t enough labor at any stage: baggage handling, check in desks, security, pilots, flight attendants, etc. Long lines everywhere. British Airlines is going on strike. So if you have a connecting flight with them, you may be out of luck. Plus KLM and I believe Air France has announced they are cutting about 25% of their flights, here on the Continent, due to personnel shortages . You really need to have non stop flights from the USA to your final destination! It is probably worth any premium you may have to pay. Not all the problems are generated from this side of the pond. We’re on Day 8 of our cruise and you’d be amazed by the number of fellow cruisers that haven’t gotten their luggage yet! In most cases it was several days after their arrival that it even left the States. In some cases it still hasn’t left. U. S. has major issues likewise. Good Luck to all fellow travelers! Right now, attempting to fly in the day of Embarkment is just dumb. We have another week left of cruising and traveling. Hopefully things go smoothly for our return! 🙏
  10. Absolutely not always the case, if ever! Show us that in the T & C’s. I am booked on a Extended Journey that is in fact a B2B. My cruise has its own OLife package and its minimum requirements for the YWYW tour discounts. NO where are there any requirements to segregate by segments. As normal, I had my TA book the tours we selected. Most all of our Oceania shorex selections are on the latter segment of the cruise. We got all our tours and appropriate discounts.
  11. Oceania started doing it this way back in 2019. Internet was so slow and problematic that most of us couldn’t complete the forms. I just took the drill as meaning Oceania didn’t really care much of what we thought.
  12. +1. I will say however I’ve never understood food pictures for sharing. I’ve had food presentations that looked tremendous, but tasted like crap and vise versus. Here’s a picture of a piece of bread I had! Really!! 😂😂 Here’s my split pea soup! 🙄
  13. Don’t forget Oceania allows you to book up to 30 days prior to your cruise and get full onboard credits, which includes current fare discounts and OBC. Discuss with your Travel Agent.
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