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Old August 15th, 2006, 03:23 AM
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Arrow Asia & Australia 2007/2008 Bookings open 15 August

The 2007 / 2008 Australia and Asia booking on Nautica will be going on sale 15 August. Details are now on the Oceania web site.

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Old August 15th, 2006, 03:32 PM
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Woopee--got our stateroom for the February 8, 2008 Sydney to Bangkok trip. Neat, huh.
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Old August 15th, 2006, 07:00 PM
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Color DW and I in Cabin 7034! I started a roll call several weeks ago - hopefully we'll get a good response.

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Old August 15th, 2006, 08:27 PM
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So where is the roll call?
Yippee.. 6091 for
Jan. 24 Auckland to Sydney and Feb.8 Sydney to Bangkok..guess will get the ships gold card too. lol
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Old August 15th, 2006, 10:21 PM
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Just got our confirmation this afternoon. We are confirmed in 8026 for both the 1/24 from Auckland and the 2/8 to Bangkok. Just in reading some of the posts so far, we are going to have one of the greatest groups of cruisers, yet!!

Just so happy to be seeing so many of you again.....

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Old August 16th, 2006, 06:49 AM
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Wow - we feel left out with all you guys doing B2B cruises. We are only on the January 24th cruise from Auckland.

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Old August 16th, 2006, 08:53 AM
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Talking Auckland to Sydney

Don't feel left out Peter & Sherry. We, too, are "only" on the Jan 24. But, wow, won't it be great?

Stan & Marilyn
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Old August 16th, 2006, 09:25 AM
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One way for us on the 24th as well! Spindrift - can't believe we are missing you by one cruise length. Hi to Bill.
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Old August 16th, 2006, 03:11 PM
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Oh wow, Queen of DaNile - I can't believe we are missing you all as well. Wish we could do the B2B, but we have a number of other trips booked in 2007 and just couldn't do it. These trips will fill fast, I am sure.
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Old August 16th, 2006, 11:18 PM
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FYI, January 24th is 50% sold out..
Stu and I will be on January 24 and February 08..

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Old August 17th, 2006, 06:22 PM
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I went to the Oceania web site and looked at the itineraries for the Sydney to Auckland cruise and the one from Auckland to Sydney. I was surprised to see they were not the same. For example, one goes to Milford Sound and one does not. This was a highlight of our visit to NZ 20+ years ago and should not be missed. Do you suppose it is just a mistake on the part of the person who posted the info on the web site?
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Old August 17th, 2006, 06:27 PM
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I have written to ask..
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Old August 19th, 2006, 09:17 AM
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Hi everyone - here in Oz the fares for the Aus/New Zealand cruises will not be released for another 3-4 weeks - so my TA has wait listed us for the Sydney/Auckland cruise - hopefully all you lot haven't booked out the cruise and there will be a cabin or two left for us Aussies....

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Old August 19th, 2006, 12:10 PM
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Did they anwer yet? We are on the same cruise and really were looking forward to going to Milford Sound.
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Old August 19th, 2006, 12:37 PM
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Yes they did answer yesterday,

"They are slightly different having to do with tides and with the time of day or night the ship sails by certain places."

So I guess we will not be going ..I did ask to check again to see if it could be changed..

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Old August 19th, 2006, 01:37 PM
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That's too bad. The place is almost a symbol of NZ. When we went we drove in during July. We hit a big snow storm going over the mountain getting there. We were the only tourists to get through that day, so we had the entire hotel to ourselves for one night. The place is unbelievably beautiful!
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Default tides..huh?

What? That is ridiculous
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Old August 19th, 2006, 02:14 PM
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Yes, having been there Jan 95 on Pacific Princess, I would consider Milford Sound to be a true highlight of an Australia/New Zealand cruise.

Which of the trips is scheduled to skip it?
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Old August 19th, 2006, 03:19 PM
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Does not make sense to me. The Celebrity Mercury has essentially the same itinerary and it hits Milford both ways of their trip. We need a better explanation than the tides!!!
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We're locked in to a Holland American Auckland to Sydney cruise in late December of this year (we booked it long before we learned of Oceania's offering). The Statendam stops for an hour in Milford Sound, in order to accommodate passengers who desire to do a 2-day overland tour to through Milford Sound to the next port of call, Dunedin. Although rather pricey, we may opt to do this tour. I include it here since if there is enough demand, Oceania might consider changing their itinerary to include Milford Sound. The details from HAL's web site are quoted below:

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Milford Sound to Dunedin Overland Tour-Double

DURATION: 2 days/1 night
PRICE: $729 per person
Travel from Milford Sound to Dunedin, taking in breathtaking scenery and enjoying a unique glimpse at the New Zealand way of life. The locals love Queenstown, situated on the shores of lovely Lake Wakatipu.
Day 1
Upon disembarkation at Milford Sound, you will board a chartered motor coach and drive south from Milford Sound, passing through the magnificent Fiordland National Park. Weather permitting, photographic stops will be made to see the Chasm and the Mirror Lakes. Pass through the legendary Homer Tunnel and south along the forest-clad Eglington Valley to Te Anau where lunch will be taken at a local hotel. Depart for Queenstown crossing the North Southland Plains to Kingston, then continuing along the eastern shoreline of Lake Wakatipu to Frankton. In Queenstown, you will take a breathtaking gondola ride up to Bobs Peak for spectacular views across Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu to the Remarkables mountain range. Then, check into your centrally-located hotel for the night. In the early evening, walk down to the steamer wharf and board the 1913 historic steamship TSS Earnslaw for a cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Sheep Station. Here, you will dine carvery-style in the Colonel's House, which is splendidly sited overlooking the lake. A glass of New Zealand wine or beer will accompany the meal. After dinner, there will be a short farm tour. You will see a sheepdog demonstration and a sheep being shorn before you return on the TSS Earnslaw to Queenstown. On arrival at the steamer wharf, stroll back to your hotel.
Day 2
After breakfast, depart Queenstown for Dunedin. En route, you will visit Arrowtown, a beautifully-preserved gold mining village retaining much of its 19th-century character. You will have a chance to do some shopping and to walk around its quaint, tree-lined streets. Continue on through the picturesque Kawarau Gorge with a stop at the Old Kawarau Bridge, where you may see a bungy jumper leaping from the bridge. Opened in 1987, this was the first commercial bungy jumping operation in the world. Continue to Alexandra, where you'll cross the Clutha River. Lunch will be served at a former stagecoach inn. After lunch, you'll continue to Dunedin, passing through the sheep farming districts of Lawrence and Milton. In Dunedin, a brief sightseeing tour will introduce you to the city known as "the Edinburgh of the South." Dunedin has a large number of fine stone buildings such as the Railway Station, Law Courts and the Otago Museum. Arrive at Port Chalmers where you will re-join the ship.
NOTES:
Milford Sound is a drop-off point only for guests participating in the Milford Sound to Dunedin Overnight Adventure. No other shore excursions will be offered and no other landings or disembarkations will be allowed.
This tour includes a meal--lunch on daytime tours, or dinner on evening tours.



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UPCOMING CRUISES
Celebrity Solstice 7-nt Alaska 7/4/14
PAST CRUISES
QE2 London to New York
NCL Skyward Caribbean 7-day
Carnival Jubilee Mexican 7-day
Celebrity Galaxy Alaska 7-day
RCCL Voyager of the Seas Caribbean 7-day
Carnival Elation Mexican 7-day
Crystal Harmony Costa Rica to New Orleans 12-day
Peter Deilmann Mozart - Danube Germany to Romania 10-day
RCI Legend of the Seas Mexican 7-day
Radisson 7 Seas Navigator New York to Montreal 9-day
Island Princess 15 day LA to Hawaii
Oceania Insignia 12 day Istanbul->Athens
Crystal Symphony Baltic 11-day
Oceania Insignia 15 day Valparaiso, Chile to Buenos Aires
Oceania Nautica 15 day Beijing to Hong Kong
Island Princess Alaska CruiseTour
HAL Statendam 14-day New Zealand to Australia
Oceania Nautica 15-day Hong Kong to Bangkok
Grand Princess - 12-day Northern Europe
Star Princess -- 17-day Rome to Ft Lauderdale
RCI Monarch of the Seas - Mexico
NCL Jewel - Baltic 12-day r/t Dover
Celebrity Mercury - 8-night Alaska
Coral Princess - Panama Canal FLL to LAX
RCI Mariner of the Seas
Carnival Splendor - Several sailings
Viking Schumann - Elbe River Prague to Berlin
Carnival Pride - Bahamas, r/t Baltimore
Celebrity Equinox - 11-night E. Med, r/t Rome
AMA Waterways MS Amacello - Nuremberg to Trier
Azamara Journey - 11 nt Sea of Cortez
Uniworld River Beatrice - 7 nt Danube River
Celebrity Xpedition Galapagos - 10 days with land extension
AMA Waterways MS La Marguerite - 16 days Hanoi through Cambodia to Saigon
Oceania Marina - 14 days Miami to Barcelona
Celebrity Silhouette - 11 days Italy & Dalmatian Coast
Azamara Quest - 16 days r/t Buenos Aires to Antarctica - 1/15/13
Azamara Quest - 8 days r/t Los Angeles California Coastal
Crown Princess - 7-day CA Coastal
Oceania Riviera 5//5/14 10-night Turkey, Israel, Greece, Cyprus
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