Monday, June 29: Quick update – due the diversion because of ice bergs yesterday and the weather all day today (northeasterly winds and high seas), we are now arriving in Reykjavik at noon tomorrow, with a shortened visit from noon until 10 pm. Originally, we were supposed to be there overnight for 24 hours. We are completely understanding the reasons for the diversions/delays, but must admit that the cruise (very expensive) with all the time at sea is not what we had hoped to enjoy. More folks on board are getting very unhappy (I heard the phrase “cruise from hell”), so Oceania is in a tough place right now.
Once again, in our opinion, this cruise should not be offered this early in the summer. They also should have considered the extra mileage to Nuuk (admittedly, a terrific and fantastic day) and perhaps considered two overnights in Reykjavik instead, while preserving Londonderry, a new port on an Oceania cruise. Folks don’t pay $1000 or more a day to be at sea this long.