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Old December 7th, 2010, 03:56 AM
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I had seriously considered taking a Marina trip with friends.The ship looks great with a good selection of restaurants and the top suites are wonderful.
After reading CC boards and talking to a TA we decided that it was not for us.We are used to the best,Seabourn Silversea and Hapag Lloyd Europa.The number of guests put us off on a ship this size and Oceania regulars are just a different type of crowd to what we are used to.The style is very relaxed which is good for some.
As Iamboatman says,when you add up all of the extras that are included on the luxury lines,Drinks (with an 18% Gratuity on Oceania) restaurant charges and general ship gratuities,you end up paying more for Oceania which when all is said and done,is not a luxury line with staff that are trained to the standards of Seabourn.
Although I do think that it is an attractive option for some.
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