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    Ocean Village going, going......

    Gone! (Well, nearly)....

    Ocean Village fans are snapping up the chance to 'cruise casually' for the last time.

    The farewell cruise is due to sail around the Caribbean in March, and with only a few cabins left - it'll probably be a sell-out.

    Are you an Ocean Village fan? Are you booked to sail on her before she goes 'Down Under'?

    Who do you think 'Ocean Villagers' will cruise with in future?

    Is there really a cruiseline that can be compared to the cruiseline 'for people who don't do cruises'?


    (Photos courtesy of Aplmac!)


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    We were docked opposite OV1 in Antigua:


    For about an hour before they sailed, a DJ with a million-watt PA system treated the entire island to his inane remarks ("...Hello Ventura, you paid more for your cruise, but we get more drunk!").


    Having chosen Ventura because there were no balcony cabins available on OV1, we were grateful for a narrow escape!


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    Sad Loss of Ocean Village

    what a shame --you missed a brilliant time . I have the vidio of this on YouTube.
    Thats odd cos the Sales people have been telling us that Ventura is cheap ?? It has less port days and more sea days --so running costs are lower ??


    Most of staff and entertainment seem to have contracts sorted now and lots are off to Ventura, looks like passengers will maybe be giving Ventura a try .. as OV is flooded with P & O staff trying to sell /push us onto Ventura :o (as the nearest comparable ship)

    But its not in GBP ?? MORE sea days ? are tips EXTRA ? and smaller cabins :-(

    I wonder when OV Powers that be will realise it is the biggest miskake they have ever made -- 2 ships sailing to capacity 2 years ago --one this year --and thn next year we (OV-ers) will have to all fit on other ships


    PS --Yes we are booked for the 16 dayer in September too

    Last edited by Gixxergal, Rochester Kent UK; 16th February 2010 at 03:58 PM. Reason: Missed an IMPORTANT bit :-)

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    Cool Is it just a bad dream?

    If you're on Facebook, I started one of those special interest Groups
    -called it Ocean Village Holidays.

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=9966954255

    Lots of nice pictures!

    ..................................

    I think a lot of faithful Ocean Villagers can't believe their lousy luck
    and are wandering around in a bit of a daze, wondering What Next!





    Agree with poster above, about the Business Blunder
    -unless there's some angle we don't understand
    that the whole OV experiment failed somehow..?

    Most people are left wondering WHY?!

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    I am in your Group David





    Hmm the link is not showing up as a *clicky* ???

    Last edited by Gixxergal, Rochester Kent UK; 17th February 2010 at 12:13 AM.

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    OV I have booked my next fix in the Med.
    I hope I can get one more before she goes :D


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    OV I have booked my next fix in the Med.
    I hope I can get one more before she goes :D

    Lol Us Kent people could fill the Med cruises as I know quite a lot who have booked !!!


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    Lol Us Kent people could fill the Med cruises as I know quite a lot who have booked !!!
    So you have changed your name?
    Must have been all the snow in Rochester :D
    Love the OV just to chill out.


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    In my mind NCL are probably next closed to the OV concept of people not wanting the 'stuffyness of old style cruising'. I guess you could also say that some of the RCI party ships also have that fun element to try and me less traditional in their cruise approach.


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    If you're on Facebook, I started one of those special interest Groups
    -called it Ocean Village Holidays.

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=9966954255

    Lots of nice pictures!
    .
    I just just joined you all :-)


    Twitter: @cruisegrant l Blog: *new* cruisegrant.wordpress.com l
    Next cruises: Queen Mary 2 Jun14
    Past 4 years: Independence of the Seas (x3), Queen Mary 2 (x6), Celebrity Eclipse (x2), NCL Norwegian Jade, P&O Aurora, NCL Getaway
    Ship Visits: MSC Opera, HAL Ryndam, Royal Princess, MSC Magnifica

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