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About dennisamor

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    Cool Cruiser

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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. 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.
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