Posted October 13th, 2007, 05:48 AM
Ahh, you leave the day before me from Sydney. I am on an almost identical itinerary on Sun Princess. When you depart, I will be waving feverishly from the waterfront at Macmahons point. Make sure you give my video a smile & a wave.
They have made announcements. If it affects your cruise, you will be advised through your T\A. It will apply to early cruises on Pacific Dawn.
Champagne Bay is the first alternative for skipping Wala, which we are both doing as well.
An announcement has not been made for our cruises yet. As you can tell by the date on the other thread, it would have been a bit early to decide. The hope is that the prob on Wala will settle down, and we will cruise as planned.
Check regularly on the cruise personaliser for any updates. I think it is unlikely we will do the same island twice.
As I hadn't booked with a travel agent and booked directly with P&O, I phoned them to ask today.
They told me that unfortunately at this stage due to civil unrest, there will be no days at Wala. I asked if he thought the situation would change, but he said that he didnt think so and even if the situation in Wala was resolved, that they wouldn't resume visits to the island until they were certain that it was safe for us.
So at this stage, there are no visit to Wala.
He is unsure if we will spend an extra day at Sea, or visit an island that we're already seeing twice, or perhaps go to a new island (such as Pentecost).
I have been to Wala on a previous cruise, and it is a wonderful island.
But I'm glad that P&O are making sure everything is safe for us!