Jump to content

bvm49

Members
  • Content Count

    947
  • Joined

About bvm49

  • Rank
    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    Broadbeach Queensland Australia
  • Interests
    cruising, travelling, playing cards and billards
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Princess, Celebrity
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Everywhere

Recent Profile Visitors

472 profile views
  1. Thanks for the suggestions. I also posted this question on the Princess forum and got a reply that stated that as the cabins are in back-to-back pairs, the front cabin of each pair will face forward as the bathrooms are built together. I also found the answer in this link that had photos of many cabins: https://www.cruisedeckplans.com/DP/deckplans/cabin-pick.php?c=319 I now know which cabin to pick. Brian
  2. Thanks, I knew the cabins were back to back but didn't think of the 1st one in line facing forward. I now know which cabin to choose😀. Brian
  3. I did try this useful site previously but can't find any information on which way the lounge/bed faces. Brian
  4. I am looking to book a mini-suite on the Coral Princess from Brisbane and like the look of the forward ones on Caribe deck as we want a covered (or partly covered) balcony. I know I'm being fussy but I like to sit & sleep facing forward - especially as it is a 28 night cruise. Does anyone know which cabins on the port side - C206 to C230 - allow you to do that? Also I notice the every 2nd cabin sleeps 4 persons instead of 3. I presume there is a bed lowered for the 4th person. Is this out of the way in the ceiling or hanging on the wall where it can be a nuisance? We don't need
  5. I am looking to book a mini-suite on the Coral Princess and like the look of the forward ones on Caribe deck as we want a covered (or partly covered) balcony. I know I'm being fussy but I like to sit & sleep facing forward - especially as it is a 28 night cruise. Does anyone know which cabins on the port side - C206 to C230 - allow you to do that? Also I notice the every 2nd cabin sleeps 4 persons instead of 3. I presume there is a bed lowered for the 4th person. Is this out of the way in the ceiling or hanging on the wall where it can be a nuisance? We don't need it as there i
  6. Yes, it always seems a popular cruise. As Princess charges a higher fare per day, I've avoided it in the past. But now with Covid, it seems the safest long cruise going! Also we can do Brisbane to Brisbane with the one in Oct 2022. Brian
  7. OzKiwiJJ: I looked at this March 2022 cruise but it seems to be unavailable on the Princess web-site. Do you know if it is sold out? Brian
  8. Aus Traveller: We're also Aussies and appreciate this information. We've saved it for Oct 2022 Coral Princess Round Australia cruise, which we intend to book on Tuesday. Brian
  9. I received an email from Qantas stating that our domestic flight in late July was changed from lunch to evening. I took the opportunity to cancel the flight as we now don't want to use it due to COVID. Online I could only get a credit. To get a refund, I had to phone them. My 1st attempt dropped out after 1 hour. My 2nd attempt the next day got answered after 1 hour 20 minutes. After I said the time change wasn't suitable, I was told a refund would come to my bank a/c in 8 to 10 weeks! Brian
  10. By the Bay: thanks for the update. I've been following this case for years and was disappointed when the appeal court reversed the original decision regards the compensation (on top of a refund). At the time, this flood cancelled several cruises in a row and most companies offered refunds; whereas Scenic demanded that people had to take "their bus tour". Also they didn't notify passengers before they left Australia so people could try to cancel from home. I'm so pleased the high court reinstated the original verdict - a case of David beating Goliath. We've done one European 14 n
  11. Vesselfinder.com has the Princess ships as they move north: Waiting for Orders. Maybe they're hoping they can get permission before arriving. Brian
  12. The Queensland Premier said last night that it is time the ships left Queensland. Brian
  13. At one stage there were other ships near Gladstone. The new Brisbane International Cruise Terminal (BICT) info states: Carnival Australia and Port of Brisbane entered an agreement for the purchase of up to 100 foundation berthing days a year, with a limit to use up to four days in any week for 15 years. The agreement allows Carnival Australia to receive priority berthing rights at the terminal. (Reference: https://www.ship-technology.com/projects/brisbane-international-cruise-terminal/) This might explain that all the ships in Queensland belong to Carnival Corporat
  14. Yes, they've now changed the destination for Sun Princess from Gladstone to Bismark Sea. Maybe there were too many ships going to Gladstone. It was interesting that originally it showed Gladstone US the other day - didn't make sense! Brian
  15. Yes, I have been watching the Sun Princess slowly cruising up and down from our high-rise apartment at Broadbeach. It's been doing the same loop on ship tracker for the last couple of days with the note: Awaiting orders. Now it is going north and tracking further out to sea. Maybe finally it has been given permission to head to Gladstone, as it was supposed to get there on April 4th (2 days ago). It appears the Queensland government has allowed these ships to come here after being expelled from NSW. Maybe our state government wants to get in good with the cruise companies especially as th
×
×
  • Create New...