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Old March 19th, 2012, 10:08 AM
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Has anyone from a Celebrity Cruise done the Mail Run in Akaroa on their own? If anyone on a Celebrity Cruise has been in Akaroa this year, what time did you dock? Thought it might be interesting to do but I wasn't sure if our ship is going to dock in Akaroa yet. We are supposed to go to Christchurch. This is for next year.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 09:35 PM
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There is no docking in Akaroa.
Akaroa is a tender port , and as such , access will depend on when you can get on a boat to go ashore.


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Old March 20th, 2012, 09:53 AM
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Thanks Kiwi Kruzer,
I didn't realize we would tender there. It will probably take awhile to get off the ship. I guess we will have to wait and see if there is where the Solstice is going to go and what time we are going to arrive.
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Old March 25th, 2012, 08:19 AM
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Thanks Kiwi Kruzer,
I didn't realize we would tender there. It will probably take awhile to get off the ship. I guess we will have to wait and see if there is where the Solstice is going to go and what time we are going to arrive.
You will definitely go to Akaroa and not Christchurch, as local news has it that the port at Christchurch will not be rebuilt for many years yet.
We were in Akaroa last week and several off our roll call had booked the mail run - only 3 made it on time and that was from the first avail tender after ship tour priorities. Note that the mail run is a set service, so he cannot wait for late comers.
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We did book the mail run for next January. Decided to take the chance on catching the early tender. Hope to get off the ship asap.
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We did the Mail Run this past February off the Sea Princess. It was wonderful and well worth the money. Reserve it from the webpage supported by the City Tourist Bureau. (akaroa.com) Highly recommended. The predicted docking time was 8:00 AM, and we were on the dock by 8:30, plenty of time for the 9:00 departure. Our mailman/driver waited 10 minutes later, because he had 2 no-shows the day before, and he wanted to make sure that they had not gotten the day confused.
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Thanks Kiwi Kruzer,
I didn't realize we would tender there. It will probably take awhile to get off the ship. I guess we will have to wait and see if there is where the Solstice is going to go and what time we are going to arrive.
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