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smalldog
November 28th, 2011, 03:18 AM
Just got notification our cruise departing Brisbane this Wednesday is delayed due to some glitch on the current cruise. Does anyone know what's going on?
thanks :)

Debsta
November 28th, 2011, 03:32 AM
Rough seas I believe. They also missed some ports :(

newbiecruiser11
November 28th, 2011, 03:35 AM
oh shame :( fingers and toes crossed seas are smooth for us

Gold Coast Cruisers
November 28th, 2011, 04:36 AM
They missed Napier, went to Akaroa, missed Dunedin and Fiordland. Cruised back up the east coast via the Volcanic White Island, tried Napier again, missed again. So cruised further up the north islands east coast to the Bay of Islands.

I believe the weather has improved.

Jilly:)

kuldalai
November 28th, 2011, 04:50 AM
Delay not caused by rough seas. Rather an announced technical problem which affected speed . Problem now allegedly fixed, but total time lost cannot apparently be made up . Therefore departure ex Brisbane put back for next cruise by around 7 hours .

smalldog
November 28th, 2011, 05:44 AM
They missed Napier, went to Akaroa, missed Dunedin and Fiordland. Cruised back up the east coast via the Volcanic White Island, tried Napier again, missed again. So cruised further up the north islands east coast to the Bay of Islands.

I believe the weather has improved.

Jilly:)

Omigosh! What a shemozzle. I really hope we get to do Fiordland. I missed out on it last year due to heavy seas.

But I guess most importantly I hope for a safe cruise. :)

smalldog
November 28th, 2011, 05:46 AM
Delay not caused by rough seas. Rather an announced technical problem which affected speed . Problem now allegedly fixed, but total time lost cannot apparently be made up . Therefore departure ex Brisbane put back for next cruise by around 7 hours .

Hmmm. Wonder if it will slow us down too...

newbiecruiser11
November 28th, 2011, 06:01 AM
oh such a shame to miss fiordland - really hoping to get there... ohh bay of islands would be a lovely stop! :)

Sandielle
November 28th, 2011, 07:33 AM
Cruises from Brisbane don't usually visit B of I. I wouldn't mind trading off another port just to go there instead. :)

rugbypopsie
November 29th, 2011, 01:09 AM
That must be so disappointing for the passengers..:mad: Napier and Fjordland would be my pick of the NZ ports but I haven't sailed the Bay of Islands.

njj43
December 1st, 2011, 03:37 AM
It was a real disappointment to miss those ports and we also had more sea days that were not planned for, with the large amount of pax on board being of the older generation not much planned entertainment apart from sitting around and playing cards ETc, however after some complanning things got better.

Kiwi_cruiser
December 1st, 2011, 04:03 AM
Welcome to Cruise Critic njj43 :D and Welcome back!

Its was a shame you missed Napier X2, Dunedin and Fiordland :(, New Zealand had some windy weather!!, your ship was not the only one effected by the wind!!

njj43
December 1st, 2011, 04:08 AM
Thanks Kiwi