When we first started cruising we sailed several time with Holland America but after sailing on Crystal we could not go back to HAL. After sailing 9 times on Crystal, and after Crystal reduced their fleet from three ships to two, we are having a problem finding a suitable cruise.
We are now thinking of sailing on Oceania to the Caribbean. However, after reading about some of the experiences that some folks had on Oceania I am getting scared. The care that we received from Crystal has always been outstanding and I fear that my cruise experience on Oceania will be disappointing.
A sour note on a cruise, like lost luggage, stolen property, last-minute bumping, poor response to a problem, can sour a whole vacation. That is why we never take our car to the airport. Were we to find our car damaged in the parking lot it would take all of the joy out of our vacation. After spending thousands for a vacation, spending for car service is a minor expense.