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About pjwaz

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    Princess, Viking

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  1. We were on the Ruby in December and they were painting her then, don't remember which side.
  2. We were a little disappointed in Waiheke Island. Mainly because it was cloudy, a few sprinkles and the HOHO bus was sold out. I never thought to book that ahead of time. We took the city bus but only went to 2 locations.
  3. So the commodore went that far north to cross over to Australia? We were on the previous cruise on the Ruby and know someone on this cruise, but cannot contact him.
  4. We were on the Ruby Princess in December. The Sunday games were on the ESPN channel in our stateroom, along with Monday and Thursday night games. Just adjust for times.
  5. That is our situation too. We have some duplicate labels to pack some rx's in smaller containers or bags. If something gets confiscated I wont die without it. But it is hard to find some OTC and vitamins in smaller containers. Mail order pharmacies in the USA are not very cooperative in packing smaller quantities and will charge you the same price for a 30 day supply as for the 90 day. We do have doctors lists of all drugs, which will help in case of a ER visit. Good luck!
  6. Thanks to all for your responses. I'll beg my mail order pharmacy to see if they can package a month's worth in smaller bottles. I will also bring a doctor's letter. Can't wait for our trip!
  7. Not planning on any real hiking, but you never know. I usually wipe down my shoes before packing, but the nail brush is a great idea.
  8. We will be arriving by air from the United States to Melbourne, land tour, then boarding Ruby princess in Sydney, going to Auckland, followed by a back to back on the same ship ending in Auckland. We will then stay in Auckland for 2 days, one night, before flying home. Australia says prescriptions should be in original containers, New Zealand says must. When do they check, at our first port or upon final departure from ship? We have several prescriptions between us , so quite a few bottles that will take up a lot of space. Most are mail order so would be difficult to get them to put in smaller bottles. All pills have identifying codes on them, but I understand bureaucracy. If they check upon final land arrival, only a few pills will be left. Also, do they check your shoes? Is that on ship or when you get off at each port? What is the best way to clean them? Thanks for any help with this.
  9. Same with my DH. I personally don't like the fit of t-shirts or polos on me, so I would never do it.
  10. We may need another carryon bag if we need to take our prescriptions in their original bottles. Almost all of our drugs are 90 day supplies through mail order and they are not very accommodating to repackaging in smaller bottles for the 30 days we will need them.
  11. So is the myki card good for 2 weeks? That would be convenient for us as we will be in Melbourne December 3 to the 6th and then as a cruise stop on December 15th, a Sunday. Can we get to St. Kilda and Brighton Beach directly from the cruise port without going into the CBD first?
  12. Will you be able to see albatrosses upon entering or leaving the Dunedin port?
  13. We registered on their website, to be notified, a few weeks ago. August 1st and no notifications sent to us.
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