Our Expert Reviews 3 Different Cruise Lines
Our Expert Rod Seeley has worked in the travel business for many, many years. A large portion of his business is cruise sales, predominantly Oceania Cruises. Rod has been fortunate himself to have had the opportunity to travel and experience not only Oceania Cruises, but many other cruise lines that he sells. Here he shares with us some details about his journeys. Rod recently traveled onboard Azamara Club Cruises Journey on a European cruise through Ireland and the British Isles. The cabin was spacious and well appointed. After a long day of sightseeing, Rod and his wife enjoyed returning to the ship and relaxing in their suite as it was just as comfortable as their own home. The food was marvelous and presented perfectly. They always serve cuisine and wines representative of the region they are traveling in. For guests staying in suites, Azamara offers a special exclusive dinner for these guests. The entertainment is professional, entertaining and the perfect way to end your day. Azamara Club Cruises prides themselves on being port intensive and this cruise was no exception. One of the ports they stopped in was Edinborough and they happened to be there when the military was having their annual parade. At each port shore excursions are offered and always give you the opportunity to really see and experience the places you visit. This is definitely a cruise line for those wishing to gain knowledge about the places they visit. The Journey is a small and intimate ship that holds approximately 68 passengers. Rod and his wife raved about the Caribbean cruise they took onboard the Celebrity Constellation. 7-nights onboard this premium class ship left them wanting more! It's never enough, no matter how long you go for. This ship is considered a mid-size ship and weighs approximately 80,000 tons and carries about 2,000 passengers. The entertainment is fabulous and resembles a Cirque de Soleil type of show. Each night it is a different show, so guests can go back night after night and see something new each time. The food is delicious in the main dining room and all of the specialty restaurants. There is a small service charge for the specialty restaurants if you choose to experience those. The dining room changes their selections nightly and offers many different choices for all tastes. The wait staff is attentive and dining onboard any of the Celebrity ships is like dining in a fine restaurant. Celebrity defines Modern Luxury by their "country club casual" style and their inventive choices. Celebrity Cruises is the only cruise line that offers an Apple retail store at sea, where you can purchase Apple products, get expert advice and surf the internet. A perfect choice for those wanting a classy, yet comfortable cruise with lots of value. Oceania Cruises remains his favorite cruise line. On a recent trip, Rod sailed from Miami to Barcelona on a 19-night cruise. "It is a 10 out of 10 every time", says Rod. Their onboard service is always good and attentive whether it is your cabin steward, restaurant staff or crew. The cabins are larger than they were previously and range from inside categories to beautiful suites. The cuisine is top notch and the Canyon Ranch Spa offers a relaxing experience each and every time. The itineraries are carefully planned and visit ports off-the-beaten path and also the more regularly visited ports. Another nice thing about Oceania Cruises is their lineup of guest speakers and lecturers. They make sure you are informed on the ports you are going to visit to help you maximize your visit. This is a premium deluxe line and they strive hard to remain in this category. These are just a few of Rod's top choices. He is a wealth of knowledge in the cruise business and our readers can certainly benefit from all of his experience.
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