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Oct 27th, 2006, 06:07 AM
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Hi Beachboi==we get mailings on all the deals, but I find Oceana is too port intensive and if they are offering free airfare you going to go on a milk run...from airport to airport to airport. I've narrowed down our possible cruise to a 14 day on the Galaxy or a 17 day on the Century..Casablanca, Tangiers, the Canary Islands...are among the ports with days at sea... I can tell you that you would love it..the type of passengers are a wonderful...if you get what I mean..lol.. We are going back to the D.R. February 4th.. BTW if you hit Barcelona on any cruise please write me..I have a WONDERFUL guide and hotel..lol Some of the prices you quoted are out of my category that is for sure..I think when we booked the 17 day Century last year they (In January of 2005) tossed everything except the kitchen sink at us..lol.. They upgraded us to a CC cabin, $300.00 credit card, beach towels, t-shirts and bags..lol The fact that we knew exactly what we wanted and came in with prices from other travel agents helped.. The 14 day Galaxy TA has the advantage of a Purser who we became very acquainted with and has a covered pool... they have ports like Barbados and Antigua at the end we are in San Juan.. The Celebrity Century has just been re-habbed (think the Galaxy will too) and I must tell you the service was incredible..food to die for.. especially the meats and desserts.. and the ports except for Corsica and Porta Delardo incredible.. especially when we went to Tuscany.. We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary in Tuscany for the day... please write BeachBoi..
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Oct 28th, 2006, 01:18 PM
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Hi PM...would love to hear about your guide and hotel in Barcelona.
We will be on Oceania Insignia 7/23/07 Venice-Barcelona.
Any info would be greatly appreciated
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Nov 17th, 2006, 03:37 PM
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In March 2006 we did a repositioning on the Insignia and spent 6 & 3 days a sea. This was our 15th cruise and we wanted the days at sea to relax. We left from Barbados and ended in France with one port stop in Funchal.

This was the best crusie of all. The Oceania ships are small -40k ton and do not have all the mega ships do. I wasn't really looking for a rock climbing wall or ice skating rink.

However, the food was wonderfull and the staff was excellent. We only had 175 people on the trip over and the ship holds 650. We were upgraded to a penthouse with our own butler!

I can't wait to go on another cruise with Oceania.
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Nov 25th, 2006, 05:02 PM
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Most cruises of more than 10 days duration are mostly populated by retired persons but that doesn't mean old. Most are interesting and interested in active learning of varied types.

Don't judge a book by its cover is a good measure of seniors.
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