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Yeah, the only thing that matters is whether the...
Yeah, the only thing that matters is whether the ship is overnight or not, not the destination.
plus Asia prefers indoor facilities, not so much...
plus Asia prefers indoor facilities, not so much outdoor sundeck and water shows of Oasis.
That seems like a sensible idea. Certainly I've...
That seems like a sensible idea. Certainly I've had the same issue when I go to the buffet on my own... but then I just go back and get a replacement for whatever was lost. Though it unfortunately...
I've seen poor quality food in the buffet as...
I've seen poor quality food in the buffet as well, and there are things that I refuse to eat there as they're just basic, low quality things. It's more a Royal thing than a room service thing.
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Slim to none.
Slim to none.
Someone's making a lot of lot of dosh. You...
Someone's making a lot of lot of dosh.

You can get a lot better show for less money, and it's not as though the food is that special or different, and is obviously a much more limited menu than a...
I don't see why not. Commercial and public...
I don't see why not.

Commercial and public transport still runs then and in fact the government encourages public transport then to reduce congestion.
Below? No, I don't agree with that. RCL is...
Below? No, I don't agree with that.

RCL is also considered below Celebrity, and I find MSC comparable. MSC cater for the European mass and family market, whereas RCL caters for the US mass and...
Actually, this completely falls under that...
Actually, this completely falls under that definition.

"The … prejudicial treatment of different categories of people".

1) It is prejudicial as by definition there are differences in pricing....
1 and 2 believe no. 3 and 4 standard rules...
1 and 2 believe no.
3 and 4 standard rules should apply.
For anyone interested, they've invited media so...
For anyone interested, they've invited media so will be appearing on breakfast tv.
1870 passengers. Details of their...
1870 passengers.

Details of their itineraries have since been released, an interesting arrangement.
- Six one week Queensland and the Barrier Reef Cruises, starting October 27 2019, calling at...
The bait was a W... and they got switched to a W....
The bait was a W... and they got switched to a W.

I think this is not the most egregious bait and switch I've ever seen.
You should be able to try it now. If it lets you...
You should be able to try it now. If it lets you link it, I'd expect it's fine (and if not, worst case is you go back to the credit card anyway so nothing to lose by trying.)

Oh, and be ready for...
RCL based 5 ships in Sydney with the current...
RCL based 5 ships in Sydney with the current setup. The issue is only one of growth, or to enable an operator to cherry pick premium dates (like was prevented from happening in Luggage Point) so...
Yeah, nah. :-) Some do, but given that they...
Yeah, nah. :-)

Some do, but given that they aren't able to book in some cases (have to be over 21) and can be fairly costly, so not a good value option compared to alternatives (even if not for...
Another visitor - Explorer Dream
A new arrival will be based out of Sydney and Auckland for 6 months from Oct 19-Mar 20 - Explorer Dream on 21 cruises. This is the current Superstar Virgo, being refurbished as she changes owners...
As long as you comply with the requirements of...
As long as you comply with the requirements of the card, and the coverage meets your needs, I'd be comfortable using it.
Celebrity still get a lot of international...
Celebrity still get a lot of international passengers for their AU/NZ voyages and market them internationally; last I heard was around 50% though it's variable. For international travellers these one...
For those in Australia, they're concerned with...
For those in Australia, they're concerned with the flight to NZ which is before the cruise. Around the 10th-12th of December should still find reasonable prices and decent availability.

If in NZ...
A good time for booking Celebrity as they find...
A good time for booking Celebrity as they find their OTT pricing was out of line and have to last minute discount.

In addition to the previous sailing, these two have just been added. Good...
GO fares have the most restrictions. For example,...
GO fares have the most restrictions. For example, they're also not eligible for onboard booking OBC.
Also one-ways, e.g. I sailed Ovation out of China...
Also one-ways, e.g. I sailed Ovation out of China and it was charged.

I'd expect it's like other rules like e.g. alcohol where you sail out of matters. If sailing from HNL to SYD, the US 21 year...
A rarity... Celebrity locally for $100/day. ...
A rarity... Celebrity locally for $100/day.

Solstice, 20 Oct, 9 nights, $899 for inside t/s. Balcony is $1679, so still $187/night which is good, esp as both prices include gratuities.

Noumea,...
Less about the size, more about how many pax...
Less about the size, more about how many pax onboard and facilities.

When they did the refurb a few years back, they added about 500 passengers, and at the same time shrunk the size of the buffet...