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  1. Just booked one for our upcoming 3 night Ovation cruise out of Sydney.
  2. Hi all, just a quick question. Does Virgin still operate the bag drop off and check-in service at the OPT? Cheers
  3. Except it was $60.28 AUD here so about $42 USD which sounds like a normal sale price going by the responses on here, so even when it is a glitch, RCCL still price gouges us aussies.
  4. My wife and I are booked on Voyager in March and we will be travelling with 8 friends to celebrate my 50th. I want to make a booking for the 10 us to have dinner one night either in Chops Grill or Chefs Table as a birthday dinner celebration and would like to pay for eveyone. We all have our own cruise bookings so any suggestions as how I can do this. Many Thanks
  5. We had 1852 on Voyager of the Seas which is sister ship to Mariner of the Seas and absolutely loved it. Being separated from the other cabins made it feel like you were in your special section of the ship and having no through traffic was great. We were sailing out of Sydney to South Pacific, so had magnificent views on arriving and leaving Sydney, Noumea and Mystery Island. Would highly recommend.
  6. We did the Radiance TP last year (same class as Serenade) from Honolulu to Sydney and absolutely loved it (We are 46 and 48). A trip of a lifetime getting the opportunity to visit Moorea and Bora Bora. Yes the trip does have a lot of sea days but you don't take this type of cruise to be doing activities every minute of the day. We found that there were plenty of activities everyday which you could do if you wanted. We found the variety of menu options was good and didn't find that the MDR menu was repetitive. There were 3 formal nights and a number of the usual theme nights. Most nights were different themes in the Windjammer and along with the other speciality restaurants there was plenty of choice. The length of this cruise also gave us a great opportunity to really get to know the crew.
  7. I can only dream. The package price for our upcoming cruise on Ovation is $89 AUD per day. 😫
  8. Great pictures. We are going on Voyager in March 2020 after amplification. If she even gets half of whats been done to Navigator its going to be a great cruise. Well it always is, but it will be nice to see something new.
  9. Voyager is due to also get amplified this year, so can't wait if it lives up to your Navigator experience.
  10. Didn't Navigator (which is the same class) also get amplified recently or is about to, so maybe it is just the Voyager upgrade.
  11. Just being curious, I just checked out the Brisbane Port Schedule and it shows Vision of the Seas with weekly placeholders from November 2020..........
  12. Just got mine as well. Strange that it is something just ahead of the AUS/NZ deployment. Maybe a year round deployment to compete with P&O, Princess & Carnival. Any chance Radiance could be getting a facelift or a completely new ship?
  13. Don't believe the RCCL hype about a lack of taxi's. They are just trying to get you to take the Ship Shuttle. As Jandex said, after exiting the arrivals hall at road level just follow the signs and take the lift or escalators to Level 3. There is always a queue of taxis waiting with marshals to direct you to the next available taxi (big or small). Otherwise, if you don't have much luggage, Circular Quay station is only a short walk.
  14. We were in Picton on last years Radiance Trans-Pacific and hired a car for the day and drove the Queen Charlotte Drive and headed to Giesen Winery just outside Blenheim for lunch. Great winery, lunch, sights and a fantastic day. We are also going to give Ovation a go in November on a 3 nighter cruise to nowhere. Have done Rhapsody, Voyager and Radiance but thought we would try it out first before booking anything longer on such a large ship.
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