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  1. I believe it means Priority boarding is available within the allocated boarding time for your deck level. However as mentioned it is not enforced, similar to not enforcing dress code on formal nights. As NSWP says the Platinum and Elite levels are getting top heavy and they need to address this situation. Maybe when they have a large number of passengers on the big ships they might enforce the boarding times and priority boarding for everyone.
  2. Thanks for your reply Rosee. Very unobservant of me to not notice the dates on previous posts. Regards, Pam
  3. Where the shuttle drops off is opposite Central Train station. From there you can catch the train to South Bank station, about four stops, and is then a walk of about 500m to Maritime Museum Alternatively, if you are here during the week, you can catch the free Route 50 bus, as previously suggested, which stops opposite Central Station, get off at QUTstop and walk across the river via the pedestrian Goodwill Bridge and that will bring you almost to the doorstep of the Maritime Museum.
  4. Presumably gratuities are not included in these HAL deals?
  5. If booking through travel agent, you need to read their conditions as some will also charge you a fee to alter your booking.
  6. When we visited Tangalooma on a cruise a couple of years ago some of the island tours were not available to cruise ship passengers. You had to have booked on board to be able to do the tours. Walking up those sand hills is hard work.
  7. Got it. Thank you to SinbadThePorter and Aus Traveller for the information.
  8. Is that through a TA. Don't see those prices on Princess. Thanks
  9. Does anyone know if you can still exchange mini bar for a coffee card? My only gripe with this is you have to exchange both mini bars.
  10. How long has this rule been in for? We have previously been able to use unused coffees on subsequent cruises.
  11. If you look on Page 2 of this forum there are several threads with some good advice/options for tours in the various ports. Pam
  12. We used FCD in AUD in was 2016 for Emerald Princess Southampton to Fremantle so the on board currency was $US and that is what our OBC was in similar to the experience of Datone. Can be lucky sometimes!
  13. You can get clips in the baby section of KMart or such stores which would probably be suitable.
  14. Thank you for that information. We have been using a TA for a number of years but she is no longer in the business so are a bit lost and if you want to refare they will usually charge you. We are Elite with Princess and have spoken to them a few times but never been offered a Cruise Planner. Will try that next time.
  15. At the risk of sounding silly who or what are PVP's and how do you get onto them. Thanks
  16. This is true re cover using credit card. ANZ refused to cover my husband in his 70's several years ago. He has had a broken ankle with pins and plate, 40years ago, some spinal fractures 30+ years ago and a hip replacement. None of these impact his daily activities at all and he walks unaided. Tried to discuss this with them but were totally unresponsive. No trouble getting cover with other insurers in the years since.
  17. Like many others I too have been reading the blog with interest and many thanks to cheznandy for all the information and time spent on keeping us updated. We have to wait to Feb 2020 for our cruise on the Majestic so will be interesting to see what changes may be made. I am wondering if they still do "Pub lunches" or is that another thing that Princess is no longer doing? I really miss fish and chips otherwise.
  18. Hello, We were told the same a couple of years ago by Princess, yet they allowed people to board without Indian visas, much to the annoyance of other cruisers, and we only visited one port. However, I would not be prepared to risk not having the visa and being denied boarding I think if you read the conditions, e visas are only available if arriving by plane. Good luck. Pam
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