You can’t put the three in the same category - they’re really different and it is unusual to suggest all three to someone. Ponant is the only expedition orientated option. HAL will be pretty much scenic cruising, and Seabourn will be in between. Depends on the guest and how engaging you want your experience to be.Tossing up between HAL Seabourn and Ponant - Silverseas doesn't come into it - someone else has done one but it's not in the mix for me
Nudged - no credit for Scenic apparentlyYou usually get notification of the Virtuoso amenity or OBC closer to the cruise date as usually not finalised until then.
but give her a nudge!
Sorry we always go Silversea.On the Virtuoso website you can see the different lines that have a Virtuoso benefit.Nudged - no credit for Scenic apparently
Glad I went to the financial planner when we had a nice happy savings balance .... because it's getting obliterated thanks to this trip!
Yes I've been keeping an eye on the cruisecritic board about this. It's more than a year away so they've got time And will have 3 or 4 antarctic trips under her belt by then.If you are looking at sailing on the scenic eclipse - it has been sailing for over 4 months now and according to reports from people on board rooms are still not finished !!
Ive travelled on Diamond Princess and cruised with QM2 with Cunard. I‘ve written trip reports for both and think that all are in my signature. Diamond has been well set up for the Japanese market, including the nice toilets plus a Japanese style spa. Formal clothing on many nights will be enforced on Cunard but not so much Princess although they do both have dress codes. I suspect the Japanese cruises will have well dressed passengers on both. They are rather chalk and cheese though. I really dislike Princess Buffet. But their afternoon tea cakes are fabulous. If you like the dress up and formality thing I’d go Cunard. More casual and I’d go Diamond. I see you are travelling with a child - definitely Princess.Has anyone ever cruised with either of these providers / ships?
Provider: Princess Cruises
Ship: Diamond Princess
Ship: Queen Elizabeth
Thinking of travelling while in Japan, 2 adults & 1 child.
Is formal clothing enforced? Other rules or feedback would be of use.
Both options are travelling on the same day, for the same lenght of time.
They must be desperate with guarantees etc. That cruise we AFF’ers went on together? L_t_l and I were sharing and we were offered a very similar deal. But decided we should stick with the group. If your plans aren’t in concrete for you then maybe it’s worth you considering? They are quite sweet.I have just received a move over offer from Princess. The offer is another cruise for the same number of nights or less for free, with a possible cabin upgrade, depending on availability. A cruise with more nights, pay the difference. Plus a full refund of the amount paid for this cruise as refundable cabin credits on the new cruise. Our daughter is also booked on the cruise, but in an inside cabin. These cabins have not had the offer. She is quite happy to go on her own.
I rang the number for the offer and verified some of the conditions. When I rang back about 30 minutes later, I was put on a waiting list.
I am quite interested in the offer, my sherpa is not so sure.
I am not sure why we were targeted for the offer, except that we don't spend anything in the casino or on photographs, and often do our own thing in port.