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About marinating

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    Canberra, Australia.
  • Interests
    Travel, reading, bush walking
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity, HAL.
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  1. Thanks everyone for your replies, we have just been able to print out our docs and yes they state 4 gala nights.
  2. Hi. We are going on a 21 night [HAL] cruise around NZ and the South Pacific next week, any idea how many gala nights we can expect? Thanks.
  3. An online agency, they are the guru of all things cruising. There is a special once you get into the booking for second person at discounted rate. Hope this helps!
  4. Just booked NCL Jewel Sydney to Papeete in February 2020. obstructed window $2350 each for 21 nights. Flights back to Sydney around $600 so a great priced holiday.
  5. My husband had a heart attack in 2010 which resulted in one stent, he is on numerous cardiac medications, warfarin and a Statin; no ongoing issues for the last 9 years. I was planning a trip similar to yours and got a quote from Insureandgo which gave cover for those existing conditions, the extra premium was around $1500 on top of the basic policy cost. Unfortunately between planning and booking trip husband had a second cardiac incident so unable to get insurance for those countries again. By the way husband is 69, good luck.
  6. First summer in Canberra, we drove back to Melbourne to cool down over Xmas! Decided to book a late cruise to get out of the heat but poor husband had a heart attack before getting on the ship, back in Canberra and still hot!
  7. We have done a few cruises that stopped in French Polynesia, each time we have enjoyed a day pass at the Hilton Hotel in Moorea. The cost was approx A$50 which included a two course meal which we selected off the lunch menu, when docked in Papeete we caught the earliest ferry across and returned late afternoon after having a lovely day at the Hilton. Prior to leaving Sydney I emailed a few resorts in Bora Bora regarding a day pass but none were accomodating, I can quite understand when resort guests are paying a premium to enjoy the solitude and exclusivity. We have also booked a resort room at a day rate at times.
  8. Thanks for the great review and photos, we are on Noordam on 14th January so very excited!
  9. Thanks. Advantage of retirement, all the time in the world to check for specials!
  10. Yes it was, initially online wouldn’t give me that price so I phoned RCI who said it had sold out and tried to offer me another cruise deal. I went back online and shortly after I was able to book at $999 and then it gave me the balcony discount. Maybe try again later if you are keen.
  11. Just got a great deal with Royal Caribbean, Ovation 8 nights departing 9th April to South Pacific. FLASH SALE $999 for balcony guarantee with Diamond discount $865.28 each. Very happy!
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