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About badgerbill

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    Cool Cruiser

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    Sometimes here sometimes there :)
  • Interests
    Horses and Cruising....2 of the dearer hobbies
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Royal Caribbean
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Tortola BVI

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  1. For lot's of us, due to pre-existings, we are unable to purchase an annual travel insurance policy so have to buy them single trip.... with the state of travel in the present climate wouldn't it be a nice gesture of goodwill๐Ÿ™„ if the travel insurance co's allowed us to cancel our policy, conditional of course on provider cancelling their service to us first, and then crediting us with a voucher, like the airlines and cruise co's have been offering, for use on our next trip. Wouldn't expect to be refunded for the medical excess just the base premium price, somethings better than nothing. Nice thought......... but............................in the world of travel insurance it ain't ever going to happen... Have a lovely rest of the day and stay safe everyone........
  2. David hopefully all Australian ports once open will accept them, local tourism will need this.....also...perhaps only the ships that have been grounded, for want of a better word, here would be allowed to commence operations locally and passengers may be restricted to locals only to begin with...to be honest who really knows..... I know one thing in the 25+ years we have been cruising ...they will be the cleanest ships we have ever been on.... Going to be a lot of changes to passenger terms and conditions too....
  3. Nothing on that particular notice..... "I know you will be wanting to know what affect this will have on your upcoming cruise. We will be in touch again early next week with an update for guests booked on itineraries scheduled to depart before June 15. As always, guests booked on these cruises will also hear from us directly. There is no need to call. Please understand that in the current circumstances we have limited call centre capacity." We are waiting for the Princess announcement too... Sapphire P Jun 8.....
  4. On the 28th P&O Aust announced more cruise cancellations due to the Aust Govt extending it's ban on cruise operations until June 15. Carnival same.....they are hopeful of a return to service on Jun 16...... no doubt Princess and the others will not be far behind... obviously the return date is not set in concrete...time will tell. The port of Singapore will supposedly remain closed through May 2020, so don't think Sapphire Princess' early cruises ex Perth will be going ahead... I am hopeful for a return in the spring, we may only get the choice of local cruising but hey that's okay......
  5. Patiently waiting for our June 8 cruise on Sapphire to be pulled.....The Royal group extended their come back date, Carnival stated yesterday on Instagram that there will be an announcement Fri 27 in the US we should know Saturday... so I can't see a Princess and PO Australia announcement far behind that. Our cruise price was a bargain so can't be judged against current future pricing, if offered we will take the refund. Looking forward to returning to cruising sometime in the future...โค๏ธ Stay safe everyone..........
  6. In for a penny in for a pound .... I checked out airfares and accom for a couple of nights in Perth for our Jun 8 over the top and decided it was much more cost effective, and satisfying, to book the 4 night Western Australia Getaway before it.... that's my story and I am sticking with it.... ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜
  7. Happy days....at last we have our booking confirmation for Sapphires Perth to Brisbane June 8, what a crazy day for the bookers , happy with cabin, price $100pp less than direct with Princess and our surprise bonus of $100 OBC ... anyone started a roll call yet ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜
  8. We pre-registered online with them too and I emailed our consultant to advise her, she asked for our onboard locality preferences which i gladly gave ... I figured it was easier to let someone else do the hard yards for us.... saved $100 pp to boot... ๐Ÿ˜‰and...we received the Princess email ...for a change...very hit and miss!!
  9. Totally agree, time of year was the other draw card ๐Ÿ˜‰
  10. We have pre-registered, with the clean one's, Sapphire's over the top ex: Fremantle Jun 8...always wanted to do this itinerary but wasn't willing to pay the OTT price's .....very happy with the current offer...fingers crossed we get a berth๐Ÿ˜ We too are Elite but not expecting any early booking privilege....
  11. Thanks Mic and Fletch๐Ÿ˜‰ soon as my hip is fully healed we shall head back to Port Orly, the 2nd most beautiful beach worldwide that we have been to # 1 being Cane Garden Beach, Tortola BVI, for a land holiday....thereโ€™s a cold beer with my name on it waiting for me at the beach bar ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜
  12. We were there just before Xmas, lucky to have both Luganville and Champagne Bay on the itinerary๐Ÿ˜ . We have been up there many times but this time we were on a mission to get to Port Orly, approx 17 klms past Champagne Bay, so we organized a private tour through Luke at paradisetoursantodotnet, email addy on website. On the way up we stopped at Champagne Bay, we were 2 of the 4 people seen luxuriating on the beach cost us AU$10.00 each for the privilege......vast difference from the usual 1200+ ...... We booked because we didn't want to take the chance once docked that no driver would be willing to take us that far and if they did they would be asking a kings ransom....there are are plenty of drivers waiting if you are happy to take the chance...... First 2 photos are Champagne Bay, 3rd is Port Orly....................... Next day was Champagne Bay....we stayed onboard ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‡
  13. Haven't been for breakfast.. yet๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜ Often get messages from my son bragging about having breakfast at Toby's yet again.... so inconsiderate๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ I do love their roasts, not quite up to the "king size" they are ginormous!!
  14. Thatโ€™s a no from me as well Les, I am more of your Frankie and Bennys or Toby Carvery girl ...will admit to loving a good haggis at breakfast ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
  15. We have used National Express many times, airport to airport as well as to Southampton their service is excellent and very affordable. Months before I book online I sign up for their offers email and also go hunting for discount codes, hey I'm a Scot if there's savings to be had ... I WILL find them .... ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜
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