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  1. Aww, thank you for your kind words, gentlemen. This makes me smile and feel sad at the same time 🙂 Thanks for all the laughs, wisdom and information you have provided to me and hundreds of thousands of CC readers over the years too! Looks like you're totally unsupervised now (not that I ever stopped you!!!) Keep cruising - when you can.... See you at sea or on FB! Louise
  2. It has since been taken down from sale. Probably got a few enquiries after that article!
  3. Which agency? (not writing about it, just interested). Feel free to message me here or email: lgoldsbury at cruisecritic com au
  4. There is NO coronavirus on Golden Princess. One passenger was tested by NZ health authorities and the result was negative, Princess has confirmed. The person was on the same flight as someone who tested positive. The positive airline passenger was not on Golden Princess. Unrelated to that, the ship is returning to Australia in line with the NZ and Australian governments' decisions. International cruise ships are banned from docking at any Australian port for 30 days, NZ has banned cruise ships for 3 months. All Australia-based ships currently sailing are heading back to Australia to disembark passengers.
  5. No. This not accurate. One passenger was tested by NZ health authorities and they were negative. The person was on the same flight as someone who tested positive. The positive airline passenger was not on Golden Princess. The ship is virus-free and returning to Australia in line with the government's moves to curb the spread.
  6. Unbelievable. I hope she recovers quickly! Thanks for the update.
  7. I'd love to know if she was tested at the airport (Brisbane or Europe - Italy?) or before she flew. I've heard there is no testing at Sydney Airport, but all Australian airports test incoming passengers from Italy.
  8. Hi everyone You can keep track of which ports are closed to all cruise ships, which are denying entry to people from certain countries or who have recently been in/transited through certain countries. New ports are added every day, unfortunately. Coronavirus: Which Cruise Ports are Closed? https://www.cruisecritic.com.au/news/5097/ Cruise Ships Banned From South Pacific Islands Due to Coronavirus Fears https://www.cruisecritic.com.au/news/5048 We also have lots of other coronavirus stories which are updated 24/7 by our offices in Australia, UK and US - often faster than the cruise lines themselves! Cruise Lines Modify Cancellation Policies For Better Flexibility https://www.cruisecritic.com.au/news/5151/ Coronavirus: Updated Cruise Ship Policies and Cancellations https://www.cruisecritic.com.au/news/5016/ Coronavirus: What Cruisers Need to Know https://www.cruisecritic.com.au/news/5026/
  9. Hi all I've asked P&O for an update. We are updating all the changing cancellation policies here: Cruise Lines Modify Cancellation Policies For Better Flexibility https://www.cruisecritic.com.au/news/5151/ We have lots of other corona stories which are being updated 24/7 by our offices in Sydney, UK and US - often faster than the cruise lines themselves. If you get any info that we're missing, please let me know! Coronavirus: Updated Cruise Ship Policies and Cancellations https://www.cruisecritic.com.au/news/5016/ Coronavirus: Which Cruise Ports are Closed? https://www.cruisecritic.com.au/news/5097/ Cruise Ships Banned From South Pacific Islands Due to Coronavirus Fears https://www.cruisecritic.com.au/news/5048/ Coronavirus: What Cruisers Need to Know https://www.cruisecritic.com.au/news/5026/
  10. HI Ann, here is yours 🙂 https://www.cruisecritic.com.au/rollcalls/sea-princess-may-1-2020/
  11. Here is the link to find your Roll Call: https://www.cruisecritic.com.au/rollcalls/ Choose your Cruise Line/Ship/Month of Departure Some other helpful articles: What Is a Cruise Critic Roll Call? https://www.cruisecritic.com.au/articles.cfm?ID=3150 8 Reasons to Join a Cruise Critic Roll Call https://www.cruisecritic.com.au/articles.cfm?ID=4341
  12. Several lines have cancelled cruises - Royal Caribbean, MSC, Costa. Star Cruises has cancelled all cruises until further notice on SuperStar Gemini. https://www.cruisecritic.com.au/news/5016/
  13. Cruise Critic is in constant contact with all major cruise lines regarding coronavirus. We are updating this story as we hear about each cancellation. Not enough cancellations (yet) to warrant any relocations; the ships just stay put. Good question about cheap deals on repositioning cruises that might have to re-route -- haven't heard of any, but please let us know if you do! Cruise Lines Cancel China Sailings Following Deadly Coronavirus Outbreak https://www.cruisecritic.com.au/news/5016/
  14. Cruise Critic is in constant contact with all major cruise lines regarding coronavirus. We are updating this story as we hear about each cancellation. Please let us know if you hear about NCL or others cancelling before we do! Cruise Lines Cancel China Sailings Following Deadly Coronavirus Outbreak https://www.cruisecritic.com.au/news/5016/
  15. Oh that’s interesting, thanks for sharing. I will check if this is the same across all companies.
  16. No. Next ship in Broome is Vasco da Gama on 17 Jan so hopefully it's passed by then.
  17. Do you know anyone who has cancelled their cruise because of the bushfires -- whether they were protecting their homes, the roads were closed off or due to health concerns? Please ask them to email me (do not publish their contact details here) if they would be happy to share their story. No full names or photos will be published if they prefer to keep private. If you've made bushfire-related insurance claims, I would be interested to hear how the outcome too. Again, by email please. Thank you, and stay safe cruisers! In case you're interested, Cruise Critic and parent company TripAdvisor have made donations to various bushfire funds in Australia, with our employees across the world donating their own amounts, which has been matched $ for $ by TripAdvisor. Louise Goldsbury Managing Editor, Cruise Critic lgoldsbury@cruisecritic.com.au
  18. 👁️ 😂 Happy new year to you too Stu!
  19. I am your closest human to a moderator and also have red hair 🤡 However I do not moderate and just let you all run wild. AU/NZ Cruisers is a uniquely rogue self-governing entity. To put an Australian in charge does not always work out in the public's favour.... I will make no further political comments! 😉 Please click Report Post for our Community Team (in the US) to take care of specific posts. You can also email help@cruisecritic.com for assistance. I will make the request for a Pinned Post. We do have a new article (to be published next week) which will eventually rank on Google and answer the question, instead of people ending up here because it gets asked here so often. There is also a great invention called Google Maps, providing directions worldwide since 2005. Thanks everyone for helping the newbies -- except for this thread's unhelpful fake directions which will make things worse. Don't make me appoint a moderator and spoil all your fun!
  20. Last night we took a quick cruise on Carnival Splendor. You can read our report here: https://www.cruisecritic.com.au/news/4862/?cache=disable
  21. We've been updating our story too: https://www.cruisecritic.com.au/news/4846/ If anyone onboard the ship is reading, please get in touch. Latest report from NZ Herald is 5 confirmed dead, 8 missing presumed dead, and 31 in hospital. Mostly Australians (24) but people also from UK, US, China and Malaysia, including some crew. Every cruise lover is still feeling the sadness today. Thanks everyone for sharing your thoughts and information here, I hope you're all ok. It feels closer to home when it's your fellow Aussie cruisers or you've also sailed on Ovation or to NZ. If you're concerned about friends or family, the number to call is 1300 555 135. If you’re outside Australia, +61 2 6261 3305 or SMS +61 421 269 080.
  22. Five dead and damage will be horrific but most cruise ports should be OK. It's a big one!
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