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casofilia

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    Kawerau NZ
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    Travelling/Cruising Swimming, Collecting Modern US Canada & Euro Coins
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Norwegian & Princess
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  1. Why go straight back on; take the day to see a lot of the sights first!!
  2. Hire a car!!! Rotorua; Hobbiton (Matamata); Waitomo; Bay of Islands etc etc. If I can drive in Canada (and I do) you can drive in NZ!!! (Not the day of your arrival though; have a good night's rest first) Better don't use Auckland as a base, travel round and stay in a hotel or motel.
  3. New Zealand (BY LAND) at least 4 weeks Australia (BY LAND) at least 4 MONTHS; East Coast (Queensland/NSW/Victoria) at least 4 weeks. Cruising only lets you see a very small bit of each. Australia you have to do a circumnavigation. 28 days and you have a lot of little tasters. If you want to cruise NZ then do B2B (A-NZ-A or reverse) and see most places twice; there are lots of excellent trips you could do at each port.
  4. Given the choice then Akaroa would be for me. The French influence is unbeaten in NZ. If you must go to Christchurch then it has to be Lyttelton. How about doing a B2B; Akaroa one way, Lyttleton the other. As an example (I doubt these will go) look at Princess/Australia & NZ/ Feb 2021/ Regal P/9-15 Days.
  5. There are so many ways that a test does not tell with absolute accuracy the actual situation. Better to wait a while yet before we start cruising again.
  6. Casofilia CArla; SOnia; FIona; LInda; IAin without the repeated I. We needed a name for our farm a number of years ago and came up with that from our children's names. It is almost House of Children or House of Girls!!
  7. If people are talking about children who are under 14 then you wouldn't leave them alone when you went to a restaurant you would get a baby sitter. In a similar case you should not leave then alone on a ship without someone actually able to take control of them in case of an emergency. The uncle in the quoted case was such a person. I would say that a cruise ship crew member wasn't.
  8. Do cruise lines actually allow people to leave "small" children on board without a responsible adult while other adults go either on excursions or sightseeing? Totally irresponsible if they do.
  9. @Kittyonions The last cancellation notification:- Information on Impacted & Cancelled Cruises Updated September 21, 2020 5:10pm PT I imagine that Princess must be just about ready to do another. Keep an eye on https://www.princess.com/plan/impacted-and-cancelled-cruises/
  10. We had a cruise out of Yokohama starting on 16th December with the Final Payment date of the 17th October. We cancelled!!
  11. Lindeman's Bin 90 Moscato They used to have it but no longer, what they have replaced it with is nowhere near as good.
  12. In that case it could be a long wait yet.
  13. What is your cruise? Personally we wouldn't cruise in certain parts of the world even in January.
  14. I had trouble over Monday and Tuesday but it cleared late Tuesday when there was a change to my Personalizer.
  15. I hope you have more luck in getting information. We have had a number of refunds and FCCs and have NEVER had a full explanation of exactly how NCL worked out the figures that were applied.
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