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Kiwi Kruzer

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  1. It has been , or is being considered. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/04/tourists-banned-from-home-of-komodo-dragon-as-smugglers-eye-dwindling-numbers You would have to be pretty brave to stuff a dragon up ya jumper
  2. Not all shops or cafes in NZ have the tap and go...and many who have had them are taking them out.
  3. Not only peak times ,but times of high demand. Heres is an interesting extract from a travel newsletter received this week,...not seen this before. ***UPDATE NOTIFICATION*** DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSE TO THIS PROMOTION P&O CRUISES HAVE RISEN PRICES ON THE FOLLOWING CRUISES ONLY: 12TH MAY 2020: FIJI & TONGA (10 NIGHTS) 2ND JUNE 2020: BOUNTY DISCOVERY (10 NIGHTS) 5TH AUGUST 2020: DISCOVER VANUATU (10 NIGHTS)
  4. Dragon Day for them today. After 6 days at sea they have their first port of call , Komodo Island.
  5. All the best to them , but they are entering a very risky section of the the market .
  6. Dont leave it till the last minute . Accom in Queenstown is at a premium, (one reason why its so expensive) .
  7. Picking up Brisbane passengers today...then off and away.
  8. Heres the complete itinerary for the 107 days Tue 14/05/19 Sydney / Australia 16:00 Wed 15/05/19 At Sea Thu 16/05/19 Brisbane / Australia 07:00 17:00 Fri 17/05/19 At Sea Sat 18/05/19 At Sea Sun 19/05/19 At Sea Mon 20/05/19 At Sea Tue 21/05/19 At Sea Wed 22/05/19 At Sea Thu 23/05/19 Komodo* / Indonesia 07:00 17:00 Fri 24/05/19 At Sea Sat 25/05/19 At Sea Sun 26/05/19 Singapore / Singapore 08:00 18:00 Mon 27/05/19 At Sea Tue 28/05/19 At Sea Wed 29/05/19 At Sea Thu 30/05/19 Colombo / Sri Lanka 07:00 19:00 Fri 31/05/19 At Sea Sat 01/06/19 At Sea Sun 02/06/19 At Sea Mon 03/06/19 Muscat / Oman 08:00 17:00 Tue 04/06/19 Dubai / United Arab Emirates 12:00 Wed 05/06/19 Dubai / United Arab Emirates 23:00 Thu 06/06/19 At Sea Fri 07/06/19 At Sea Sat 08/06/19 At Sea Sun 09/06/19 At Sea Mon 10/06/19 At Sea Tue 11/06/19 At Sea Wed 12/06/19 Aqaba / Jordan 07:00 23:00 Thu 13/06/19 Passage Suez Canal / Egypt 17:00 Fri 14/06/19 Passage Suez Canal / Egypt 17:00 Sat 15/06/19 At Sea Sun 16/06/19 At Sea Mon 17/06/19 Valletta / Malta 07:00 18:00 Tue 18/06/19 At Sea Wed 19/06/19 Barcelona / Spain 08:00 22:00 Thu 20/06/19 At Sea Fri 21/06/19 Càdiz / Spain 08:00 18:00 Sat 22/06/19 At Sea Sun 23/06/19 At Sea Mon 24/06/19 At Sea Tue 25/06/19 Ijmuiden (Amsterdam) / Netherlands 07:00 18:00 Wed 26/06/19 At Sea Thu 27/06/19 Warnemünde / Germany 09:00 23:00 Fri 28/06/19 At Sea Sat 29/06/19 Riga / Latvia 07:00 16:00 Sun 30/06/19 Tallinn / Estonia 10:00 19:00 Mon 01/07/19 Helsinki / Finland 07:00 16:00 Tue 02/07/19 St. Petersburg / Russia 06:30 Wed 03/07/19 St. Petersburg / Russia 18:00 Thu 04/07/19 At Sea Fri 05/07/19 Stockholm / Sweden 07:00 16:00 Sat 06/07/19 At Sea Sun 07/07/19 Copenhagen / Denmark 09:00 19:00 Mon 08/07/19 At Sea Tue 09/07/19 Dover / England 07:00 21:00 Wed 10/07/19 Portland / England 07:00 16:00 Thu 11/07/19 Cobh (Cork) / Ireland 10:00 22:00 Fri 12/07/19 At Sea Sat 13/07/19 At Sea Sun 14/07/19 Reykjavik / Iceland 09:00 22:00 Mon 15/07/19 At Sea Tue 16/07/19 At Sea Wed 17/07/19 At Sea Thu 18/07/19 St. Johns (Newfoundland) / Canada 09:00 18:00 Fri 19/07/19 At Sea Sat 20/07/19 At Sea Sun 21/07/19 New York (NY) / USA 06:00 Mon 22/07/19 New York (NY) / USA 17:00 Tue 23/07/19 At Sea Wed 24/07/19 Charleston (SC) / USA 08:00 22:00 Thu 25/07/19 At Sea Fri 26/07/19 At Sea Sat 27/07/19 At Sea Sun 28/07/19 Willemstad (Curaçao) / Netherlands Antilles 08:00 18:00 Mon 29/07/19 At Sea Tue 30/07/19 Panama Canal (Passage/Cruise) / Panama 06:00 16:30 Wed 31/07/19 At Sea Thu 01/08/19 Puntarenas / Costa Rica 07:00 19:00 Fri 02/08/19 At Sea Sat 03/08/19 Manta / Ecuador 09:00 19:00 Sun 04/08/19 At Sea Mon 05/08/19 Salaverry / Peru 07:00 17:00 Tue 06/08/19 Callao (Lima) / Peru 09:00 Wed 07/08/19 Callao (Lima) / Peru 14:00 Thu 08/08/19 At Sea Fri 09/08/19 At Sea Sat 10/08/19 At Sea Sun 11/08/19 At Sea Mon 12/08/19 Hangaroa* / Easter Island 07:00 18:00 Tue 13/08/19 At Sea Wed 14/08/19 At Sea Thu 15/08/19 Pitcairn (Passage) / South Seas 10:00 14:00 Fri 16/08/19 At Sea Sat 17/08/19 At Sea Sun 18/08/19 Papeete (Tahiti) / French Polynesia 07:00 21:00 Mon 19/08/19 Bora Bora* / French Polynesia 07:00 17:00 Tue 20/08/19 At Sea Wed 21/08/19 At Sea Thu 22/08/19 Date Line Fri 23/08/19 Day lost (Due to passing the dateline) Sat 24/08/19 At Sea Sun 25/08/19 Auckland / New Zealand 10:00 21:00 Mon 26/08/19 Bay of Islands* / New Zealand 08:00 17:00 Tue 27/08/19 At Sea Wed 28/08/19 At Sea Thu 29/08/19 Sydney / Australia 07:00
  9. Royal Princess at Juneau, Alaska from Norwegian Bliss. Also in port , Oosterdam and Celebrity Millennium
  10. Sea Princess leaves Sydney today on her Grand World Tour. Bon Voyage to all on board .
  11. The Alaska season is well underway now. A busy day for Ketchican with 5 ships , 4 docked and 1 at anchor. https://webcamketchikan.com/ Ships in port are Carnival Legend, Celebrity Millennium and Celebrity Solstice , Golden Princess and Grand Princess at anchor Local time midday 12 May 2019
  12. you had better pack these.. If you sit in the theatre wearing them they may get the message.
  13. yes ...with the ship doing a regular weekly run , the locals have been able to gear up knowing that they have a constant market arriving... eg .... if its Tues it is Hilo .
  14. Or perhaps for that title read the cruise passengers will pay in increased port fees and charges. More delays and concerns re the mooring dolphin for Auckland. From the NZ Herald this morning....(now behind a pay wall 😬 Cost blowout on Queens Wharf extension to berth mega cruise ships An extension at the end of Queens Wharf to tie up large cruise ships has nearly doubled in cost and is being appealed by several groups deeply upset with Mayor Phil Goff's support for the controversial project. The Weekend Herald can reveal the cost of building the 90m fixed gangway and two concrete mooring structures fixed to the seabed - known as dolphins - has blown out by 75 per cent from $9.4 million to $16.9m. On top of that, council's development agency Panuku has spent $1.7m on professional fees for the mooring dolphins and will have to lawyer up at extra cost to defend a legal challenge to the resource consent. "The $9.6 million figure was an early, provisional budget estimate," Kimpton said. Goff said the increased costs are due to moving from a single to double dolphin structure, a better understanding of wharf strengthening and changes to the gangway, saying the cost-benefit remains positive. "I'm advised that costs will be fully recovered from the cruise ship industry, " he said.
  15. Juneau Alaska . Golden and Grand Princess on their first visit of the season , keeping the float planes busy.
  16. Yes . As stated all cruise ships follow the same path. It is a National Park and they can only cruise a designated route.....weather permitting of course.
  17. Auckland is closer to Sydney than many parts of Australia. Kiwis often pop over the ditch for the day , to shop or take in a show.
  18. They have just left Vancouver on the first run to Alaska for the season, A shot of them lining up to sail under the Lions Gate Bridge at the entrance to Vancouvers Harbour.
  19. I think a lot of the last minute ,really really cheap deals , actually come from the wholesalers .
  20. Yes . The pirates thought that being a small ship it was easy prey . They launched 2 speedboats from a mother ship and fired mortar type weapons that landed on the ship. Passengers had to lie on the floor and the Captain put his foot down and outran them. It was scary but exciting at the time , and passengers were posting complete with pics . I think CC knew about it before it broke on the news.
  21. Further research...thanks Wikipedia , as Seabourne Spirit she was attacked in 2005 by pirates off the coast of Somalia .
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