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Belmont Babe

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About Belmont Babe

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    New Zealand
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    Anywhere at SEA
  1. Belmont Babe

    Sun Princess Rumours

    Golden Princess will be with P&O Australia before Dec 2020, so I doubt the upgrade to Ocean Medallion will happen. The person who updated the webpage probably didn't check that the previous info was tabulated before the announcement of her moving to P&O.
  2. Belmont Babe

    Complimentary and For-Purchase toiletries on ship

    You are correct that this applies only to "carry-on" luggage and not "checked -in" luggage. You can carry whatever size liquids you want in checked in luggage.
  3. Belmont Babe

    Travel Insurance Required

    I think the key word in this communication is "MAY" " (may be refused entry) not WILL. As far as I am aware, no checks have been made, either at embarkation in AU or NZ or on the dock in Noumea, as to whether any passenger has insurance. Mr GUT will be able to differentiate between the legal meaning of "may" and "will".
  4. Belmont Babe

    El Cheapo Cruises Thread

    I think SinbadThe Porter was referring to TeeCee60's post which he quoted.
  5. And just to clarify, the "lemonade" mentioned in posts #2 and #3 is not what Aus and NZers would recognize as lemonade ie fizzy Sprite. It's lemon cordial served chilled from large dispensers in the Horizon Court.
  6. Belmont Babe

    Smoking areas on Sun Princess

    Deck 7 starboard aft, outside adjacent the Vista lounge, Deck 12 port side forward, by the Riviera Bar, and Deck 14 port side aft by the Sundowners bar.
  7. Belmont Babe

    Refund of on board credit

    Refund of our OBC from a cruise ending in mid October, arrived beginning of December, so that was about six weeks. Thankfully it was a cheque in NZ dollars, not US.
  8. Belmont Babe

    Back to Back cruises from Sydney

    Attached is a letter outlining the procedure for P&O, which I received in December last year. They do require the ship to "zero out". A similar procedure was in place for Princess when I did a B2B in 2017.
  9. Also make sure the online cruise sale website is AUD based and not USD.
  10. Belmont Babe

    OBC in AUD vs USD

    And even more interesting, I had exactly the opposite experience recently on the Golden Princess from LA to Auckland. The Future Cruise Deposit form was delivered to the cabin. The currency on board was USD. The FCD form had four currencies to check in which you could elect to pay. $100USD, $100AUD, $100NZD or 50UKpounds. I ticked the NZD box and was debited 100NZD from my credit card.
  11. Belmont Babe

    Refund Unsued OBC in Canadian Dollars?

    I live in New Zealand. I had excess OBC refunded by cheque, in NZ dollars. This was for a recent Alaska/Pacific crossing cruise on the Golden where the on board currency was USD. Just banked the cheque last week, first cheque I've deposited in my account in over three years. (I haven't written one since 2015 either) The teller told me if the cheque had been in US dollars it would have cost me $25 to deposit it, plus the currency exchange fee.
  12. Belmont Babe

    El Cheapo Cruises Thread

    Not quite, she hasn't left yet. Columbus was the Pacific Pearl.
  13. Belmont Babe

    Golden Princess NZ 8/11/18

    They had curry at the pub lunch every time I've been on the Sun Princess, but then they serve the pub lunch in the MDR on the Sun. Maybe there's a difference when its served in the Crown Grill.
  14. Belmont Babe

    Golden Princess NZ 8/11/18

    I used to enjoy the chicken curry with all the condiments at the pub lunch but sadly, on the Golden, it is no more. I managed to catch it once in the MDR for lunch, over 32 days, and I checked the menu every day.
  15. Not sure how I can help, but I just tried the Cunard Australian website, ( never been in there before) got in there OK and it came up with cruises with the price quoted in NZ dollars, so it knows where I live (NZ). Maybe it thinks you live in the UK?