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  1. I would have no hesitation booking on P&O Just be aware of the following - - Free food option is generally more limited and you might run into the same food at both MDR and buffet (but it still tastes good) - More people onboard, as P&O generally cramps more people with more 4-bed rooms - And as others mentioned, generally older ship but well maintained. Their current fleet is all ex-Princess. I've travelled on Princess, P&O and Carnival and would not hesitate to book another cruise on either of the former two - not Carnival again for me tho.
  2. Well it sure does work on P&O...... Australia 😉 As they're essentially part of HAL Group (as others mentioned, HAL, Princess & Seabourn are part of the same group) Had no issues getting the credit of my POAU cruises onto my Princess accounts Cheers Michael
  3. In all seriousness though I believe all resumed ships has a certain number of rooms are converted to negative pressure rooms to isolate those COVID positive passengers. Michael
  4. Star Cruises, and you'd see them sharing back office function with Genting (but Crystal has its own) Michael
  5. Sounds like Enchanted hasn't had its Medallion activated yet In the @tere247 sample has Sky being the only one that had revenue cruises Michael
  6. Well for one I wish this is true! Although Sapphire is normally supposed to be in Melbourne during Oct-Mar/Apr period Edit - just saw another thread saying the ship is going to Taiwan Michael
  7. Emmmm just did a dummy booking on their AUS website - still doesn't seem to be the case I have seem some bargaining prices and are even more tempted to do them if they can offer some good deals like this Cheers, Michael
  8. Oh yeah for sure. One thing I also want to note is some cruise lines relies on imported goods more than others - and obviously those who import a whole bunch like CCL would be more severely affected than those who use more local products like HAL Group and RCCL I believe Last time when I did the behind the scene tour on Carnival Legend (when it sailed out of Melbourne) it literally had 90% of the ship filled with imported stuff - from orange juices to tea to tomatos and yoghurts. It doesn't surprise me if they were hit harder than say P&O on logistical side.
  9. Yep and I've also seen quite a few Chinese/Thai/Malaysian/Vietnamese crews. Actually I would think given the COVID situation there it might turn out a better solution to use these guys - or at least part of them right now Michael
  10. For all cruise ships currently managed to restart, all crew apparently had a 30-day quarantine instead of 14 days. I bet there's also multiple tests along the 30-day quarantine to make sure everyone is tested negative. World Dream just restarted in Singapore after crewing from I think Malaysia, and Quantum of the Seas are quarantining in Singapore already prior to its December restart. I can't see a reason why this can't be done down here to be all honest - and let the cruise company pay for the tests if they want to restart and get the cashflow. After that they
  11. It would be an issue but not too dramatic - remember they were able to crew those ships in Europe/Asia that resumed services already I would bet that a majority of them are Indian/Filipos/Indonesians etc just like pre-COVID Michael
  12. Well that's sad, but I'm not too surprised really Michael
  13. Well it really depends IMO - both Carnival ships are due here year-round (Spirit and Splendor) so they will not repo to anywhere anytime soon Michael
  14. Our 05 Mar cruise from Sydney to Adelaide is canned as part of this pause. Cancellation #2 in COVID era - guess I'm lucky! Both of them are on Majestic unfortunately Michael
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