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dennisamor

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About dennisamor

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    Queensland, Australia
  • Interests
    Travel, writing
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    P&O (UK), Princess, Royal Caribbean and Cunard
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Pacific, Asia

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  1. FROM TASMANIA POLICE MEDIA OFFICE, OCT 19: A 46-year-old Queensland man has been charged with attempted murder after a family violence related incident on board a cruise ship now docked in Hobart. Police allege the man attempted to throw his partner overboard the Radiance of the Seas cruise ship following an altercation about 3.30am yesterday while the ship was underway. Police were called to the scene about 8.30am where the man was arrested.Following an investigation, the man was charged with attempted murder of his partner. The man has been detained and was appearing in the Hobart Magistrates Court. .
  2. CRIKEY, where have we been for the last few weeks? According to the authorities we certainly haven't been in Australia. Maybe we were in Never Never Land. Or even sailed through the Bermuda Triangle without our knowledge. We have just learned - strangely via our Opal Card operators in NSW (we live in Queensland!) - that our concession cards are not working because immigration has logged us as being out of the country for more than six weeks. But that's not so ... we've been here all the time, even welcomed two visitors from the UK into our home for a few days. We were overseas for only TWO weeks. Frantic inquiries today revealed that Immigration somehow didn't clock us back into Australia after our recent two-week cruise from Singapore to Brisbane. Very strange seeing as how we had a face-to-face meeting with immigration officers onboard just before we hit the Australian mainland. Can't blame P&O ... but something needs to be done to stop this happening, particularly as Centrelink and Immigration told us it's not an unusual occurrence when people arrive in Oz on cruise ships. Luckily, it's the first time it has happened to us. It might be a good idea for cruisers to check with Centrelink to ensure they have been registered back into Oz after their travels on the high seas.
  3. While it's not compulsory, Centrelink advised us it's always best to let them know when you return particularly when flying overseas to board a cruise ship bound for Oz. We'll definitely be doing that in future.
  4. CRIKEY, where have we been for the last few weeks? According to the authorities we certainly haven't been in Australia. Maybe we were in Never Never Land. Or even sailed through the Bermuda Triangle without our knowledge. We have just learned - strangely via our Opal Card operators in NSW (we live in Queensland!) - that our concession cards are not working because immigration has logged us as being out of the country for more than six weeks. But that's not so ... we've been here all the time, even welcomed two visitors from the UK into our home for a few days. We were overseas for only TWO weeks. Frantic inquiries today revealed that Immigration somehow didn't clock us back into Australia after our recent two-week cruise from Singapore to Brisbane. Very strange seeing as how we had a face-to-face meeting with immigration officers onboard just before we hit the Australian mainland. Can't blame P&O ... but something needs to be done to stop this happening, particularly as Centrelink and Immigration told us it's not an unusual occurrence when people arrive in Oz on cruise ships. Luckily, it's the first time it has happened to us. Maybe a quick check with Centrelink would be wise when returning to Oz on a cruise ship.
  5. AUSSIE grey nomads have told how they survived two potentially deadly earthquakes which shook the Indonesian holiday island of Bali and their cruise liner as they sailed back to Australia. They had abandoned their caravans and motorhomes and swapped their lives on the road for a 14-night dream cruise from Singapore to Brisbane aboard P&O's Pacific Aria. Full story: www.caravanningnews.com
  6. AUSSIE grey nomads have told how they survived two potentially deadly earthquakes which shook the Indonesian holiday island of Bali and their cruise liner as they sailed back to Australia. They had abandoned their caravans and motorhomes and swapped their lives on the road for a 14-night dream cruise from Singapore to Brisbane aboard P&O's Pacific Aria. Full story: www.caravanningnews.com
  7. AUSSIE grey nomads have told how they survived two potentially deadly earthquakes which shook the Indonesian holiday island of Bali and their cruise liner as they sailed back to Australia. They had abandoned their caravans and motorhomes and swapped their lives on the road for a 14-night dream cruise from Singapore to Brisbane aboard P&O's Pacific Aria. Full story: www.caravanningnews.com
  8. MY posting was really meant as a funny designed to make people smile. Who really cares about my background ... but just for the record I have sailed on many cruise lines since the late 1960s including Russian, Greek, British (P&O and Cunard) and even the humble Fairstar out of Sydney. Oh, and yes I did know it was the Captain's Circle (but again, who cares). What I find is a great turn-off is still meeting passengers whose opening line is: "And how many cruises have you been on?" Who gives a s...!!!!!
  9. BEING Elite members of Princess Cruises' loyalty club we get special privileges, such as having clothing laundered and pressed for free. Have been unpacking after our last cruise and had to laugh when I found this label stuck in my undies. Coincidence ... or laundry staff having a joke??!!
  10. BEING Elite members of Princess Cruises' loyalty club we get special privileges, such as having clothing laundered and pressed for free. Have been unpacking after our last cruise and had to laugh when I found this label stuck in my undies. Coincidence ... or laundry staff having a joke??!!
  11. WOULD you believe it! Made a further booking with Princess for a cruise in November 2018 ... and the same thing has happened again :mad: My personal information, including details of passport, address, phone numbers, relatives etc, have been given to a complete stranger with the same surname ... even though Princess assured us the problem had been fixed after the very same stuff-up following another recent booking. Not happy Jan!!!! Dennis.
  12. THIS morning I received a telephone call from a complete stranger here in Australia. And I was stunned to learn he had personal details about me and my wife at his fingertips! It seems my booking for a Princess cruise out of Brisbane next year has been mixed up with another reservation from a couple with the same Christian and surname as ours. I only discovered this when the other 'Amor' rang me this morning to say there had been a "monumental stuff-up" by either the booking agent (we both used same one) or Princess. Checking with my online Cruise Personaliser, I discovered a mix of ours and the other Amor's personal information including relative's name, addresses and telephone numbers. The worrying thing about this is that confidential details (on both bookings) about us have been compromised. How could this happen? I've spent much of this morning sorting out this shocking mistake ... and NOT ONCE has anyone offered an apology. Any thoughts?
  13. Our Bullet Train tour from QM2 in Shanghai turned into a 17-hour horrendous trip ... with just ONE meal during the whole time. Oh, and a few nut bars thrust at us by the guides when we complained of hunger pains as we raced from one point of interest to another!! At least Cunard reimbursed us with 50 percent of the tour cost :rolleyes::rolleyes:
  14. Nice high-class resort with reasonable restaurant and swimming pool. Shame they have now introduced a daily visitors' fee but it's worth it. There is a free ferry to the island from behind the casino. Have a nice day! Dennis. :ship::ship:
  15. Hi Womble, What concerns me is the HIGH incidence of outbreaks on this particular ship! Surely it suggests more investigating. Regards, Dennis.
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