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Love Whittaker's - way better than Cadbury. :-)
Love Whittaker's - way better than Cadbury. :-)
They're not employed under Australian...
They're not employed under Australian legislation/awards, so it comes down to the contract the company offers and the agreement the employee signs.

It's certainly possible that it's some...
Nicely done! The effort paid off.
Nicely done! The effort paid off.
Nah, don't carry a phone around. No desire to...
Nah, don't carry a phone around. No desire to carry more than needed.
I guess H. No special arrangements, just say...
I guess H. No special arrangements, just say we're well meet up if we do our own thing, or just meet at regular places before e.g. dinner. Not hard.
They don't do EFTPOS, but you can supply your...
They don't do EFTPOS, but you can supply your credit card and they will charge that at the end of the cruise.

Alternatively, you can give them cash.
No, it's just an Aussie turn of phrase.
No, it's just an Aussie turn of phrase.
You did say you were "not sure the cruise lines...
You did say you were "not sure the cruise lines are making as much money as they thought they would."



Based on their financials, their occupancy and general advance bookings (though they have...
Yes... but extras aren't a discount for multiple...
Yes... but extras aren't a discount for multiple bookings, so doesn't change the point.
Seems the original program has already gone well...
Seems the original program has already gone well astray.
Of course he works it with all that experience,...
Of course he works it with all that experience, and travel.

But the thing is he isn't getting cruise line discounts just because of the number of cruises he books (aside from standard loyalty...
Agreed, I enjoyed the onboard experience I had...
Agreed, I enjoyed the onboard experience I had with them (aside from administration/guest services, which is typically "Italian.") They had some features which were better than other cruise lines,...
Ovation is only doing a swap because it's being...
Ovation is only doing a swap because it's being replaced with an even newer ship in Asia.

They're not struggling there. Though just as here, they will try to maximise revenue as much as they can....
I could see some agents discounting cause you...
I could see some agents discounting cause you spend e.g. 100k+ with them, which is a lot for a smaller business.

Cruise lines sell the cabins anyway though so they don't discount. E.g. Super...
They go where it's accepted, but also for obvious...
They go where it's accepted, but also for obvious reasons where it's cheapest (e.g. certain plastics in one port, one type of glass in another port). You can imagine the compromised outcome when the...
Does that mean that straws don't get lost (e.g....
Does that mean that straws don't get lost (e.g. fly off) in transit between disposal on ship and where they wind up on land? That passengers don't drop them on the ship and they fly/fall off the edge...
Don't see where they claim the planet will be...
Don't see where they claim the planet will be saved.

But keep coming up with accusations if it makes you feel better. It's really hard to understand the wasteful, harmful mindset.
Actually is. Costs are up, cause they didn't...
Actually is. Costs are up, cause they didn't forecast their job properly. So it's off to the government wanting the taxpayer to pay for their mistake.
They play the long game. Our government just...
They play the long game. Our government just wants the short term sugar hit of some extra cash... ongoing costs are someone else's problem. Hence the poor governance we have now.
No discounts for long term bookings.
No discounts for long term bookings.
That's what I hoped too. But for whatever reason...
That's what I hoped too. But for whatever reason they just don't seem to want to, even though they have a lot of ships, and also like to market and have an office here. (Oddly enough they heavily...
Same here. Better than the best recycling program...
Same here. Better than the best recycling program is 1) reduce, then 2) Reuse. Recycling is 3rd.
Nice to hear.
Nice to hear.
Wonder if they'll be any more successful than the...
Wonder if they'll be any more successful than the last mob with dreams of a retirement cruising business.
Yes, though with a couple of changes. ...
Yes, though with a couple of changes.


Yes... though they don't really cater for Australians on these cruises, unlike say the British lines that visit on world cruises. They don't run sectors or...