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    Mid North Coast, NSW Australia
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    Reading, relaxing....
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    Australia & New Zealand

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  1. I have booked a 6 day cruise on Ovation of the Seas, departing Sydney February 2022. Sails to Hobart and on return to Sydney stops in at Eden. I feel comfortable booking an Australian cruise as I would like to be close to home should anything go haywire.....
  2. Agree with you 100%......I fully believe that they will not and could not give me that guarantee, particularly in light with the current situation developing in Victoria and possible spread through all states of Australia (praying that does not happen) ! I will follow through with my plan to contact them late July and see what their story will be and go with the best option offered to me at the time. But definitely will not be paying them any more money based on a "we might be sailing"...... rubbish.
  3. Thank you all for the many suggestions and excellent advice. I booked direct with RC with a deposit of $600. I am very hesitant to pay the full Final amount (could be throwing my money away) by 3 August. So, I will wait until at least end of July and see if RC cancel the cruise. If I have not been contacted I will call them direct and try to transfer my deposit to another cruise, probably 2022 (that should be enough time for the dust to settle) and hopefully RC will have excellent processes in place to ensure all passengers are in a safe and healthy environment. However, if t
  4. Looking for advice please.....My final payment is due on 3 August 2020 cruising on Ovation of the Seas. To date I have not been advised by RC that this cruise, to depart Sydney mid October, 2020 (Sydney, Hobart, Adelaide, return to Sydney) will be cancelled. What would be a reasonable timeline for RC to cancel this cruise? Also, if I haven't been advised by due date should I go ahead and pay the remaining $3,000+ then possibly fight them for a refund should they cancel after I have fully paid? Any advice would be welcome. Thanks.
  5. I would like to purchase the 5 Night Dining Package on Ovation cruise 13 November 2019 - Sydney / New Zealand / Sydney. The current cost is AU$172.55. Is it possible that I would get a better deal on embarkation day? Any advice would be appreciated.
  6. My daughter and I have booked an excursion out of Picton on Wednesday 20 November, 2019. It is a 3 hour boat trip called "3 hour Marlborough Sounds Delivery Cruise". We booked using Viator. It leaves Picton at 10am and returns at 1.30pm. Check it out.
  7. Just a suggestion.....I would drop your luggage at the hotel, go for a leisurely breakfast at one of the many cafes in the Rocks Area, which is right beside the Overseas Passenger Terminal (cruise ship docking). I would then walk along the waterfront and catch one of the many ferries which leave from the same area. My favourite is the ferry which goes to Manly, where you can again undertake a leisurely stroll along this beautiful beachside area, enjoy a coffee and then return to the ferry which will take you back to the Overseas Passenger Terminal. This should 'kill' a number of
  8. Many thanks for all the responses and advice. I will keep a close watch on daily Internet pricing over the coming months and grab it when I feel happy about the pricing. Also, I was not aware that you can purchase on a daily basis as well. This might need to be considered.....I can use wi-fi when in port. Once again, thank you everyone.
  9. VOOM & Stream daily package. I am considering purchasing for 10 days, one device at AU$21.08 daily. Has anyone had experience with onboard Internet/streaming and is this the best price I could expect. I have seen post which state if you purchase onboard it can be more expensive. Any advice would be welcome. I am sailing Sydney/New Zealand on Wednesday 13 November 2019.
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