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    Royal Caribbean
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    South Pacific

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  1. I really don't think this mindframe is very helpful to be honest, we are allowed to be disappointed without someone telling us cruising isn't our thing. We have also cruised numerous times where ports were missed and rerouted but nothing has ever been this drastic. This is a completely, not even remotely close to the cruise we booked. If it's one or two or even three stops then it's all good, which has happened before, but it was all of them, not once but twice over. You can see how it would be disappointing when we booked a south pacific cruise, got told it would change to four di
  2. I did press for more than one day as its one day minus taxes which comes to a measly 70 USD or 108 AUD, which I dont think is enough. I had several other issues with this cruise though (unrelated to itinerary change). Ive never been an overly difficult to please person, very go with the flow, its never any sole person's fault, but have had several issues this cruise that I am not happy with. I've never complained before in my life but I did tonight. Was told it was a Miami decision and they couldnt do anything about it. So I guess i'll be emailing Miami!
  3. Yep. Theres two kinds of people on board, half are disappointed and the other half are like "you guys are so spoilt you're on holiday just chillax" But honestly I signed up for a summer cruise with six stops, not a cold one with four! I understand nothing can be done but I'm allowed to be disappointed.
  4. Someone actually told me (a passenger, not staff, so take it with a grain of salt) that we haven't even been cleared to stop in NZ at all so might not dock tomorrow/day after, after all. Again, I've got no confirmation of this but I wouldn't be surprised to be honest. Tensions are quite high onboard, especially at guest services. Wouldn't be surprised if even more people get thrown off. We will still be tipping etc. Not the staffs fault. They are in fact working extra hard to make it better for us.
  5. I think the main issue is people wanted a beach holiday. Original itinerary included isle of pines, mystery Island, lifou, mare, Port Vila and noumea. That's alot of islands and the sole reason I chose this cruise to go on. Then it changed on boarding day to Noumea, Port Vila and Luganville, still a little disappointing but oh well well make do. Booked new excursions we were very excited for. And now we are going to NZ and back to AUS which isn't as warm and far more expensive to do anything. I didn't even bring a jacket lol.
  6. I'm onboard now. We are being refunded one day of the cruise fare and obviously all shore excursions pre booked are refunded too. People are generally unhappy. New itinerary is Tauranga, Bay of Islands, then Eden AUS. Lots of people complaining but what can you do. Interesting re brawl cause I saw security guards sitting outside a few rooms but didn't know why.
  7. Anyone have any word on Voyager? If not, we're leaving next Tuesday, will be able to confirm then. Fingers crossed as I am not a big drinker and these look YUMMY.
  8. We aren't eligible for royalup so not sure if the sailing isn't or if it's just us? 5 cruises in the last year on different RC ships and different rooms and it has never been available to us. I think it's not offered on many cruises here in Australia honestly
  9. Would be interesting to see if they do this on this cruise as upgrades department have told me only a GS is available.
  10. Interesting! I've never seen that sign before. Or maybe I never looked, lol. Thanks everyone for input, I guess I have nothing to lose by just asking 🙂
  11. Hi all! Leaving next week on VOTS. I have been calling nearly every day to see if any balconies are available as we are in a promenade room but no success so far. I've been put on the waitlist too. Our cruise isn't eligible for RoyalUp either. So, I was wondering if anyone had any success upgrading the room as soon as they boarded? If so, how? Just at guest services? My thinking is that out of a few thousand people not everyone can make the cruise so surely at least one room would open up. Happy to pay obviously! We didn't have the money to originally get a balcony bu
  12. Hopefully thats the case. I just read an article saying they closed due to the virus but dated over a week ago so fingers crossed. https://cruisepassenger.com.au/south-pacific-islands-turns-cruise-ships-away-due-to-coronavirus-fears/
  13. Hi Twangster, would you be able to tell me which islands? Have a cruise leaving 25th feb and have lots of island stops. Thnx
  14. Interesting! For us here that would require ward unit manager to be notified and a review request for a doctor put in to see pt within half hour. I'd be interested to see what RC are following in terms of guidelines.
  15. RN here, guidelines at hospital are 95%+ considered normal. If you have chronic respiratory conditions (e.g COPD) then we generally say around 93% is normal. Not sure how strict RC are being on those though.
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