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Koz1

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About Koz1

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  • Location
    Sydney, Australia
  • Interests
    Travel, Photography
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Norway, Greenland

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  1. We are booked on the G Adventures “Spirit of Shackleton” expedition cruise on 10 February, 2021 that visits the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica on the G Expedition. As we prepare for our trip we have watched a lot of YouTube videos about Antarctica cruises and when searching again yesterday I found this new video that was filmed on the February 2020 “Spirit of Shackleton” cruise with the same itinerary as ours, that had just been uploaded the day before by Stefan Bernhard. We were very impressed with this video, which includes a lot of wildlife footage and has b
  2. Thanks gbenjo. Glad to hear that. Hopefully they'll update their website with the correct information at some stage.
  3. Has anyone claimed a GST refund with the Tourist Refund Scheme at the Sydney OPT? We'll be on the Celebrity Solstice in a few weeks and have something I purchased that I can claim a refund of the GST under the TRS. According the the Border Force website https://www.abf.gov.au/entering-and-leaving-australia/tourist-refund-scheme/for-travellers under "At Seaports": "You can make a claim between one and four hours before your ship’s scheduled departure time." Our ship is scheduled to depart at 6.45pm so according to that statement we could only make the claim between 2.45
  4. Thanks Linda. Your photos are great! Thanks for posting. We're really looking forward to the ceremony.
  5. After reading the discussions and photos here we've just added the Vow Renewal package to our booking for the 29 August 2020 14 night Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands cruise. Thanks everyone. Although the website lists the cost as $315 I was charged $290. When I enquired about whether the package listed on the website is the same with the lower price I was charged I was told that it no longer includes the 8"x10" photo portrait as they no longer have a photographer on board. Hopefully we'll find someone there, either ship staff or other passengers, who can take so
  6. We visited Papeete, Moorea and Bora Bora while on a cruise from Hawaii to Sydney on the Celebrity Solstice in October 2013 and have wanted to go back to French Polynesia ever since. We've been reading a lot of the posts here and have decided to book a Paul Gauguin cruise for August 2020. How often do PG have promotional offers when booking, like OBC? They currently have a Valentines Day offer that expires on February 16 that gives a $200 spa credit, box of chocolates and a bottle of sparkling wine but we would prefer an On Board Credit that we could use towards the cost of e
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