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    Royal Caribbean
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  1. No it was in March this year. It's more the fact that the service charge has been added when normally on the Australian website we don't pay it (it may be included) but why is it showing as separate item?
  2. The current price is AUD$68.50 plus the 18% service charge. Out last cruise we paid about AUD$67 with no added service charge. The price we paid for the actual cruise was cheaper than what I looked it up online on both the Australian site and the US site (taking into account conversion rates).
  3. Hi. My husband and I are Australian and we have booked a cruise from Rome to Dubai while on our South Pacific Cruise earlier this year. The Rome to Dubai cruise was booked in Australian dollars. I have just gone to book our Drink Packages which is is Australian dollars and it is has added the 18% service charge. I'm wondering why it has done this as normally in Australia we don't pay the service charge. Could it be that we booked the cruise onboard and we are on US Terms & Conditions and not Australian? Thanks, Tamara.
  4. Hi My husband and I have booked Royal Caribbean from Dubai to Rome in March 2020. One of our stops is Aqaba Jordan and I'm trying to find put if we need a Visa to enter (well to board the ship really as we understand that if we don't have the correct Visa's for the countries we visit they may not let us board). I've found that Oman is ok to visit for cruise ship passengers without a visa and we're in European countries but I can't find anything specific for cruise ship passengers for Jordan. Would love to hear from anyone with any information on this region. Thanks so much. Regards, Tamara.
  5. Hi. We're going on Jewel next March Dubai to Rome for 16 nights. We're both night owls and was wondering what food if any is available late at night? On other ships we usually grab a piece of pizza before heading off to bed. Thanks.
  6. Thanks so much for your responses, I appreciate it.
  7. Hi I've booked my parents (in their 70's) on their first cruise to PNG. I'm currently looking at travel insurance for them. With some companies I can choose a South Pacific Cruise, do you think PNG would be classed as South Pacific? When I travel I use Travel Insurance Direct but of anyone has any suggestions on who to use for a PNG cruise I'd appreciate it. Thanks, Tamara
  8. They might not add another ship to Sydney With Radiance serving Brisbane and surrounds there might not be the demand for another ship in Sydney.
  9. Suggest calling them regularly and do your own enquiries online to see if anything opens up.
  10. I've been looking at booking a cruise in March 2020 and no where does it have a non-refundable deposit option. Over the years I think RC have gone from all bookings being refundable to having the option of refundable/non-refundable and now only non-refundable. It's like they were transitioning us to get us used to the idea of non-refundable deposits.
  11. I think things like jewellery making and scrapbooking will show up in the Cruise Compass while you're on the ship. Just keep an eye out for them.
  12. They're two back to back cruises that both visit Canada. I don't see an issue.
  13. The cruises are Seattle to Vancouver (Alaskan cruise) and the next cruise is Vancouver to Hawaii so there's no issues with any legislation. Would doubt Ovation will go back to Singapore as they have the new Sprectrum of the Seas moving into the Asian market.
  14. Hi We've been looking at doing the Dubai to Rome cruise through the Suez Canal on Jewel of the Seas in March 2020. I've planned our itinerary before and after the cruise from Australia with a cruise date of 20th March 2020 but I've just look again and the cruise date is now 23rd March 2020. I'm wondering if anyone else has noticed this date change? Not a huge deal as I haven't booked flights/accommodation or the cruise yet but am wondering if I'm going crazy. Thanks Tamara
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