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Carnival policy, not Australian law. If it was...
Carnival policy, not Australian law. If it was Australian law the RCI and Celebrity ships based in Australia wouldn't be able to offer them either.
From P&O's facebook page
From P&O's facebook page
Saw Pacific Dawn yesterday with the new paint...
Saw Pacific Dawn yesterday with the new paint job.. The stripe isn't too bad, but the "Like No Place on Earth" advertising tag line painted across the stern is a bit much.

We've mostly...
Interesting reading. We are scheduled to be...
Interesting reading. We are scheduled to be going to both Komodo Island and Bali on P&O Australia in mid-2015 while cruising from Singapore to Brisbane. While it wouldn't worry me if we don't...
No, I think it basically because this is the...
No, I think it basically because this is the style of "buffet" that Ryndam & Statendam currently have, and the changes to Pacific Dawn, Jewel and Pearl will bring them more in line with the two newer...
Looking forward to experiencing these changes in...
Looking forward to experiencing these changes in June, as we are boarding her for the cruise back to Brisbane from Singapore.

The only thing I don't like the sound of is the blue stripe.... ...
No, don't think it's that.. Some of cargo ships...
No, don't think it's that.. Some of cargo ships that come up to Hamilton wharf are pretty grubby. More likely to be something that would affect her maneuverability in the tight channels in the...
It must be something about the ship, as Pearl's...
It must be something about the ship, as Pearl's been in Brisbane several times in the last couple of months, and each time she's been at the Grain terminal, even when there hasn't been another ship...
Yes, you'll be able to get that on board. Make...
Yes, you'll be able to get that on board. Make sure you take passport sized photo's for each person as they'll be needed for the type of visa you'll require to stay overnight off the Ship.
We did the Hong Kong -> Singapore cruise on...
We did the Hong Kong -> Singapore cruise on Millennium in 2012.

The requirement for photo's depends on the Visa you are getting.

If you are planning to stay off the ship overnight (ie doing an...
You can. We got such good service on our first...
You can. We got such good service on our first night that we booked at the same time & table for the rest of the cruise (14 nights), except the nights we went to QSine & The Olympic Restaurant.
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Must have gone up with the start of the US Summer...
Must have gone up with the start of the US Summer season. We were on Solstice in April out of Sydney and it was still $5. Even $7 is worth it. Yummy crepes.
I also assume you mean Queenstown excursion, not...
I also assume you mean Queenstown excursion, not Queensland?? :)

Cruises from Sydney to Auckland go to Milford Sound first, as you go into the Sound and back out the same way, then head further...
Yeah, I think we'll wait and see what's available...
Yeah, I think we'll wait and see what's available when the Alaskan itineraries for 2016 are released and work it out from there.
We'd like to, but that would make 5 weeks...
We'd like to, but that would make 5 weeks cruising, and we're looking at at least 2-3 weeks touring.. All well and good, but we both work, and probably wouldn't have enough time off available.
Indeed, although at the moment we're at the same...
Indeed, although at the moment we're at the same level on both Celebrity & RCI.
Yeah, lots of options, just not our preferred one...
Yeah, lots of options, just not our preferred one on our preferred ship!! Oh well, more research needs to be done.
From what I've read, PVSA only applies if you...
From what I've read, PVSA only applies if you board & disembark from US ports. If I read your proposal correctly you'd be boarding in Shanghai & disembarking in Vancouver, or boarding & disembarking...
Yeah, I've just been looking into it and I think...
Yeah, I've just been looking into it and I think we'll have to come up with a Plan B..... Possibly drop the Honolulu -> Vancouver cruise and do a longer Alaskan cruise, or do the Honolulu one, then...
Even though it would be two separate bookings, so...
Even though it would be two separate bookings, so technically we'd be disembarking in Vancouver at the end of the first cruise and re-boarding the second cruise on a separate booking???

Choosing...
This sounds like a wonderful itinerary, thanks...
This sounds like a wonderful itinerary, thanks for the review.

We're hoping that in 2016 this itinerary will be the first cruise after the Honolulu to Vancouver cruise that finishes Solsitice's...
We were on Solstice recently... The...
We were on Solstice recently...

The coffee in the machines in the Ocean View Cafe was undrinkable. I was having tea in the mornings with breakfast.

The (percolated) coffee in the main...
We were on Millennium for 14 nights over...
We were on Millennium for 14 nights over Christmas/New Year 2012/13 and I don't think I ever saw anyone using the dispensers in Cellar Masters over the course of the cruise.
When we booked ours (on board Pacific Dawn on a...
When we booked ours (on board Pacific Dawn on a previous cruise) we were told that the one we selected was the one that featured the festival. We only found out later that it wasn't..... Oh...
Go for the earlier one, that does the full...
Go for the earlier one, that does the full Festival.

We went on the 2nd cruise, which went a couple of weeks after the Kundu Festival. They did have some Canoe's out racing, and they did some...