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Macdonald - Answered a Question by West (12 Oct 07 23:06)

The Caribean Is fantastic you will love it We cannot wait to go back there again. Reserved dining: Same time, Same people, same table, could be dire. Freedom dining: You need to book each night to suit you.You can choose the time, type of table, and who you dine with if you want. We chose that it in very good. You will dine in the Ligurian restruarant 6 course every nightvery good food. You will need a dinner jacket and tie.for the formal evenings. Jacket and tie for the Infromal evenings and smart top and trousers for the smart casual. If you do not conform to the dress code you will feel left out. We loved the Oceana do not dine in Cafe Jordan the service is crap and the food is less than average. for snacks and lunch eat in The Plaza. The cruise director is called Gary Gladding he is excelent the best i have ever seen. Look at the excursions you can often get them cheaper by using a local taxi. The taxis are very good cheap and very close to the ships dock. Beeches brilliant sea very warm drink cheap. Let me know if I can help any more Ian Macdonal.

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brewer - Answered a Question by West (12 Oct 07 23:23)

Hello i have been on this ship twice at it is a lovelly ship we went on one of there new ships last year and it was not as nice oceana we went the caribeen twice it is lovelly do not book your days out with po they are expesive as thereislots of people out on the ship that all get in minia buses and go round travelling round the islandwhich we save you money you just ask the price and agrea put they are all lovelly people as for the ship there is lots to do for everyone there is not enoght hours in the day and there is somthing for all age groups as for diner in the evening there are two sittings 6.30 and i think it was 8pm for 2 sitting if you do not want to rush to evening meal and you what to be out in the day time i would say ask for 2 sitting as it is far to much of a rush put if you want to go to bed about 12 oclock then go for 1 st sitting as sometimes when you are on 2 sitting and you finsh your meal it is after 9 30 and i think the 2 sitting show starts at 10 pm all 10.30 you will have a lovelly time we have been with po 5 times i no the first time we went i did not really want to go as i thought it would all be for the older put it was really good and i would rather cruise then anyother holiday and my sister who cam with us the 2 time said it was lovelly and cam back again with us the only thing i would say is dont do a world cruise we went round austrilla and you could not get of the ship till all new passgers got on so you were allways wating a long time to get of the boatwhich was not very good put the cruise you are doing you will not have on this cruise as you go further on the island the drinks go cheaper to buy to take home if you are going to st martins this is a good place to buy drinks and jewellery meals you have lidio deack were the band play were they serve hot meal chips burger etc when you feel a bit hungry a lot of people go upstairs and the top of lidio deck were you help your self to all what every you want a lot of people eat there for breakfast and lunch and just use the dowstairs dinning rooms in the eaving all for afternoon tea the upstairs does get full as people go there from 7am put if you want to go in the dinng room you can put i think a lot of people like to pick there own at breakfast and lunch and if you want to eat early hours of the morning they have the bistro open so if you have a late drink and you feel hungry you can there is all so a cassio and they play bingo morning and eveaning i am sure you will have a lovelly time if you nedd to no anythik email me hope this help you thank you jean bobby.brewer@tesco.net .

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brewer - Answered a Question by West (12 Oct 07 23:25)

Hello i have been on this ship twice at it is a lovelly ship we went on one of there new ships last year and it was not as nice oceana we went the caribeen twice it is lovelly do not book your days out with po they are expesive as thereislots of people out on the ship that all get in minia buses and go round travelling round the islandwhich we save you money you just ask the price and agrea put they are all lovelly people as for the ship there is lots to do for everyone there is not enoght hours in the day and there is somthing for all age groups as for diner in the evening there are two sittings 6.30 and i think it was 8pm for 2 sitting if you do not want to rush to evening meal and you what to be out in the day time i would say ask for 2 sitting as it is far to much of a rush put if you want to go to bed about 12 oclock then go for 1 st sitting as sometimes when you are on 2 sitting and you finsh your meal it is after 9 30 and i think the 2 sitting show starts at 10 pm all 10.30 you will have a lovelly time we have been with po 5 times i no the first time we went i did not really want to go as i thought it would all be for the older put it was really good and i would rather cruise then anyother holiday and my sister who cam with us the 2 time said it was lovelly and cam back again with us the only thing i would say is dont do a world cruise we went round austrilla and you could not get of the ship till all new passgers got on so you were allways wating a long time to get of the boatwhich was not very good put the cruise you are doing you will not have on this cruise as you go further on the island the drinks go cheaper to buy to take home if you are going to st martins this is a good place to buy drinks and jewellery meals you have lidio deack were the band play were they serve hot meal chips burger etc when you feel a bit hungry a lot of people go upstairs and the top of lidio deck were you help your self to all what every you want a lot of people eat there for breakfast and lunch and just use the dowstairs dinning rooms in the eaving all for afternoon tea the upstairs does get full as people go there from 7am put if you want to go in the dinng room you can put i think a lot of people like to pick there own at breakfast and lunch and if you want to eat early hours of the morning they have the bistro open so if you have a late drink and you feel hungry you can there is all so a cassio and they play bingo morning and eveaning i am sure you will have a lovelly time if you nedd to no anythik email me hope this help you thank you jean bobby.brewer@tesco.net .

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brewer - Answered a Question by West (12 Oct 07 23:33)

Hello one mor thing i forgot to tell you they have 5 formal eveinins put it is good eveyone dress up so if you dont have this you do stand out if you are not they have so many nights were you can dress in troursers and jacket then some nights suits they formal nights allos they have a deck party so you drees up for this you can buy a wild shirt all dress berfore you go all when you go on one of the islands they have them there the deck party is a good night jean bobby.brewer@tesco.ne.

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Pinder - Answered a Question by West (13 Oct 07 09:21)

Hello! Have been on the Oceana a few times and will also be on the Feb cruise to the Caribbean. The guide to tipping is - Your Cabin Steward, Your table waiter and his assistant and your table wine steward. The daily rate is given in a little booklet which you will find in yr cabin - you cld ask yr Tvl Agnt to get this before hand. Dining - you can ask for a particular size tabe 2,4,6, or 8 and state where about in the D/R you wld like to sit and either first or second sitting 18h30 or 20h30. You shd receive an excursion Brochure which indicates all level of excursions. You can arrange a car with a guide instead of an excursion through the excusions desk 48hrs before arriving at that Port - it is quite pricey in some Ports - but a really good option. I often take just a local taxi and negotiate for how many hours and most of them have a local map and you discuss where you want to go. Hope I have been of some little help - see you in Februar.

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day - Answered a Question by West (13 Oct 07 10:33)

Hello there, we have been on the Oceana amongst many ships and we found the Oceana excellent. Take bigger size clothes because the food is wonderful. There are many different restaurants so you dont have to be seated at a certain time every night(although we did, because we like all the pomp). There were 4 of us as well and we found we done most of the trips on our own and it was better, you weren't tied down to timetables, you could suit yourselves as to what interested you the most and spend more time there. The one trip we done that was organised was the Rhum runner which is a must. Dont do the train trip a waste of time and extremely expensive just to look in poor peoples back gardens. Have a good trip I envy you. regards kath.

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Brightman - Answered a Question by West (13 Oct 07 22:31)

Hi. We went to the Carribean on the Oceana last December, it was fantastic. We are fiftyish??? and we got married on the ship. Everyone was fantastic. We had not cruised before and now we have two more booked, one of which is the one you are going on. We went for Freedom Dining and it worked really well for us. It allows you to vary what you do, when you want to do it and too not be tied to the same table at the same time and with the same people. The food is amazing, you may need a bigger set of clothes for the second week!! We didn't book excursions, we went by taxi. The drivers were all really lovely, proud of their Islands, knew all the tourist spots and the history and all the best beaches !! We are sure you will have a brilliant holiday and hope you are looking forward to it as much as we are. Brightman. Daventr.

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SIVOB - Answered a Question by West (14 Oct 07 19:43)

I was also a table of four< and would recommend that a table of ten may make your trip a more memorble event. Early dining may restrict your time to get back and changed but would make your evening after the shows more relaxing and less rushed. Stev.

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