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RKHOOKER

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About RKHOOKER

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    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    Sydney
  • Interests
    Travel Food Golf Yoga
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Royal Caribbean
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Mediterranean

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  1. SS7777, If you’re a foodie & love your food it is money well spent buying the Unlimited Dining Package. The quality of the food, service & ambiance in the specialty restaurants are definitely a notch or two above the main dining room, & a totally different experience to the chaotic Windjammer. On our most recent 12 night Med cruise we actually ate in the main dining room on two occasions, one being lobster night, we then went to Izumi for a late night snack. Also, the fantastic lunches which are included in the specialty restaurants on sea days are a real treat when yo
  2. All restrictions have been lifted in NSW Australia today. With the vaccine rollout increasing from here on, major cruising in & around Australia & NZ is expected to resume sometime after July. Also, Aussie dollar worth 77 US cents today, 12 months ago it was 58 cents. It is expected to reach 95 cents next year - thanks sleep Joe.
  3. vw97, We went on the Pacific Explorer & thought it was just as good as the Carnival Legend & RC Vision of the seas. We’ve booked another P & O cruise for November this year. If you’re happy with the price & itinerary offered by P & O... just book it. I personally don’t think there is much difference with any of the ships that cruise out of Australia. We’re also booked on RC Ovation of the seas next March 2022. My preference order for booking a cruise is: 1. Date 2. Itinerary 3. Ship 4. Price
  4. The way the Australian government is talking, it is highly unlikely any people that aren’t Australian & New Zealand residents will be allowed on a cruise ship that docks in any port in Australia in the year 2022. I’ve got an Australian P & O cruise booked for October 2021 that leaves Sydney & docks in Melbourne for 3 nights for the Melbourne Cup horse racing carnival. It will only go ahead if all Australians have been vaccinated. The government is hopeful that by October our entire population would have had at least one vaccine injection. Those that want the injection.
  5. I’m with BB. Fancy a business that doesn’t know when it will resume, takes on massive debt, has next to no income & some how the share price keeps rising. I believe once they start cruising at 100% in a few years time, the repayment of the debt will cause major cash flow issues, hence, a share price reflecting a business struggling to pay its debts when & as they fall due.
  6. Booked the Melbourne Cup cruise leaving Sydney on 30th October 2021. I’m feeling confident this cruise will go ahead.
  7. Just out of curiosity.... as my previous posts have somehow vanished, what side of politics are the two politicians from? I couldn’t be bothered reading this entire thread again.
  8. Australian Prime Minister advised a few different vaccines will be available in Australia in the first quarter 2021. However, only front line hospital workers, doctors, surgeons & nursing home staff will be eligible for a vaccine. A vaccine will be available for all other Australians in the third quarter 2021. This is Australia’s timeline, I’d imagine the USA’s would be similar or a rather much longer timeframe, definitely not quicker. Especially with Sleepy Joe doing the wheeling & dealing.
  9. No chance. Biden is going to lockdown the USA. He has talked to the Australian Prime Minister & is very interested in our successful response to Covid using lockdown & contact tracing.
  10. I bought the DBP for $42US for our 12 night Med cruise last year. A typical port day included morning coffee plus 2 bottles of water for the port. Late afternoon 2 cocktails. Dinner 2 glasses of wine. Showtime 2 spirits. Bedtime another bottle of water. Roughly $80. A typical sea day included morning coffee, a fresh juice & a bottle of water. 2 beers at lunch time. 2 cocktails mid afternoon. 2 wines at dinner. 1 spirit at the nightly show. Bedtime another bottle of water. Roughly $88. Also, I had two big nights out partying & in the casino where I had another 6 spirits
  11. Any 14 day Mediterranean or Caribbean itinerary with no more than two consecutive port days, sea days are for relaxing & or enjoying the ship. Also, overnight stops in some of the bigger Mediterranean cities.
  12. We had the unlimited dining package on our Vision Med cruise last year in July & the specialty restaurants were never more than half full. So nice to dine in a very relaxing & peaceful setting after a full day sight seeing. After that experience, we’d always get the unlimited dining package on future cruises, money certainly well spent!
  13. In other words..... don’t hold your breath, the sun will rise eventually.
  14. My TA advised me my FCC’s would be sent directly to me from RC 8-10 weeks after our cancellation date which was May 8th. I’m still waiting been 13 weeks now! TA advised I’ll have until April 2022 to use them.
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