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  1. Over 70 only for medical certificate??? ALL passengers should have to have medical certificate including children - otherwise discrimination!! Not only will Doctors be reluctant to sign something like that- if they do there will be a charge for that service. As we know children can be little germ factories!! Just much easier to stay on land!!
  2. Forecast for this coming week seems to be in the 70 s and 80 s depending where in Australia one is. Now as a Canadian, hardly think that is cool- however it might be for some depending on where one lives. I know Australia is much warmer at other times of the year. Just not sure how their "winter season " is. We were there in Feb and March- nothing cool about it, but of course every year is different!
  3. If medical certificate is needed, when would one get that?? At time of booking or just days prior to boarding ? Just too many if s, if that is how cruising will be. Another landlocked tourist I am afraid!! Would never expect my Doc to agree to that .
  4. If warmer weather slows it down, why is Australia and New Zealand suffering right along with other countries?
  5. I find these sea day sales ( mostly junk) very annoying . Seating around the pool is already at premium on sea days - at least it has been on the ships we have been on and then they remove lounges to display their product. !!!
  6. We agree with that. We need a real promenade!! Also the very poor entertainment!!
  7. Cabin 4044 last March/ April had strange noises!
  8. 4042 has the extra full length window and the balcony door as well. We were in 4044 . Kind of dark and dreary room as large portion of our wall was adjacent to balcony 4042, so no window there only blank wall to look at as you entered. Patio door was further down and chesterfield was tucked into little alcove along side patio door. Nice space between desk and bed, but other than that no so good. They could brighten the room up with a large mirror on that big blank wall. We would leave the TV on tuned to the aft channel, so when entering the room it looked like a picture and kind of took your eyes of the big blank wall next to it. Balcony was a bit bigger . Could fit 4 on it. 4042 had nicer - bigger balcony. 4042 had pretty much the traditional lay out, other than the extra window and patio door on the side, where as 4044 was sideways, so bed was only 30 inches from hallway. This was on the Koningsdam , so not a real party ship so evenings hallway was not too noisy- however could hear breakfast carts in the morning rattling by. As we were on B/B- the last night of the first half of cruise was very noisy picking up luggage. 4046 also had extra window and very long balcony. Much brighter room than 4044, but same layout being sideways and bed close to hallway.
  9. About 3/4 years ago while getting off ship met another couple from New Zealand who had the same questions as we did. How to get there using the Metro. We spotted a whole line of taxis just waiting for trips. We decided to share a taxi and it was $20.00 U.S. for one way and the same on the way back. Splitting the fare made for a very reasonable trip and met some very nice people. Great day. ! First Taxi tried to convince us to keep him for the whole day and do more touring. As we and the other couple had been to this port before and only was now interested in the Acropolis we declined. It would have been $100.00 US for each couple, still not outrageous but had already seen the attractions he wanted to take us to on previous trip.
  10. Yes- we agree with above comments. Promenade on K terrible
  11. Agree with all of the above. Too many guests for the public spaces. The Lido and MDR are so busy. The promenade is very disappointing. Seems to be a bit less staff , therefore especially breakfast was challenging to say the least. Food was very good. Think we would go back to Vista Class
  12. Don t know about US credit Cards , but most Canadian C/C ( Visa - M/C ) will not cover anyone over 65. Don t know about AMEX Even under 65 from what I have heard is never depend on Credit Card . Before they even pay a claim , they will raise your C/C limit and put claim on your card while they investigate the claim. You would probably be responsible for the interest and hope and pray claim would be paid. No idea what their limit is, but suspect it would probably be low. Don t know if it would cover Medivac ( air ambulance), if unable to fly regular air. Have no idea about pre existing. conditions with C/C . When buying Travel Medical Insurance any reputable company spells out all the pre existing and better read their interpretation of pre existing. Might be different from yours. Seems like every Company thinks differently,
  13. We did enjoy the deeper balcony that belonged to #4044, but not as long as other 2. . We made the same mistake thinking we had a huge balcony. They need to hang a big mirror or picture on that big blank wall next to the TV. that hits you when entering. we started leaving our TV on to AFT channel nice music playing and looked like a picture when entering the room. Took your eyes off the wall. That wall even made ceiling feel lower and I am short person. Almost like inside cabin - however never have booked one of those, because too dark for me. Found bed too be close to the door (31/2 Ft) and could hear some noises at times, even breakfast carts it the morning.
  14. The towel trick makes sense, but never thought of it. One rough night it came right out from the wall as it was on a swivel .
  15. Correction ! We were in cabin #4044 not #4042. #4044 or #4046 would have been better choices than #4042
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