Tmlex

Tmlex
Third Mate

Joined: 12/02/2013
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Riviera

November 2015 - Riviera to Transatlantic

Where is Bermuda

The cruise was as wonderful as we have come to expect from Oceania. Fabulouss food, interesting lectures,congenial staff. The weather cooperated and was unseasonably warm and the ocean was calm.

 About the middle of the crossing, we began getting announcements about careful and frequent hand washing as a virus had boarded the ship and was along for the ride. I cannot say enough about the manner in which the crew tackled the problem and due to their vigilance there were less than 100 reported cases. In fortunately, the officials in Bbermuda were not as impressed as I and refused to permit us to enter. Bermuda was a real selling point as well as numerous days at sea for us. Nothing to d but push on to Nassau,certainly no comparison to Bermuda. We spent less than an hour on shore and spent the relmainder of time on board. Unfortunately, I succumbed to the virus on mMonday night and was disembarked worth a handful of other infected persons after the ship had been completely off loaded. 

 

The staff and crew were fabulous in handling and. limiting the spread of the virus..I will continue to cruise with Oceania,  it is a fabulous line.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Coral Princess

November 2013 - Coral Princess to Panama Canal, Central America

A good cruise

My husband and I had not cruised on Princess for about 10 years. We were saddened by the "dumbing down" of many of our experiences. First of all the constant hawking of spa treatments, photos, wine, beer and jewelry became very annoying. The food was good but not great. I know that the kitchen is capable of wonderful things but it seems as if  spices and herbs as well as plain old salt and pepper were eliminated or tponed down. Surely the palates of the passengers are not that bland and inexperienced. We attended the cheffs table and it was MARVELOUS. The flavors were rich and adventurous. I would do it again in a heartbeat if I were given the opportunity.

I noticed many places on the ship that are rusted and in need of touching up. Likewise the windows on the Wheelhouse Cafe are filthy.It seemed as if many details of maintainance that had been looked after previously had been unattended. Perhaps a Staff cut ?

The library is filled with wonderful books; however they are always locked up except for the strange and erratic hours that someone shows up to sit in the librarian's chair and unlock the book cases. The books are equipped with an alarm system that will go off inthe event of accidentally removing one fron the ship, Why not have an honor syste?. I was very glad that I had preloaded my Kindle before I left home

Our goal was to experience the Panama Canal which we were able to do. Costa Rica and the hacienda we visited was an unexpected bonus. It was a good trip. It was not a great trip.

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received a helpful vote on their Riviera cruise review - Where is Bermuda

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reviewed their Transatlantic cruise on Riviera and gave it 4 stars!

received a helpful vote on their Coral Princess cruise review - A good cruise

received a helpful vote on their Coral Princess cruise review - A good cruise

received a helpful vote on their Coral Princess cruise review - A good cruise

received a helpful vote on their Coral Princess cruise review - A good cruise

received a helpful vote on their Coral Princess cruise review - A good cruise

received a helpful vote on their Coral Princess cruise review - A good cruise

received a helpful vote on their Coral Princess cruise review - A good cruise