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A good guess, I think in a thread last year we...
A good guess, I think in a thread last year we worked out that a a Freedom was coming available.
All on board purchases including specialty...
All on board purchases including specialty restaurants are charged to your sea pass which you pay for at the end of your cruise.
Voyager of the Seas Flowrider by Christmas?
Two pieces of news popped up on the Royal Caribbean blog. Voyager of the Seas is getting FlowRider...
The cruise tracker website has ROS sitting at the...
The cruise tracker website has ROS sitting at the dock in Noumea. Logistical nightmare trying to return early given how busy the Sydney terminal is near Christmas. At least from Noumea the family...
Catch a ferry to Manly, visit the famous Bondi...
Catch a ferry to Manly, visit the famous Bondi beach, humpback whale watching, see Gravity in 3D at IMAX, visit the Rocks market just next to the bridge.
There are two factors here, the first is that the...
There are two factors here, the first is that the cruise holiday is the only holiday in Australia where tipping is normal or standard for everyone and that sometimes catches Australians by surprise. ...
Thanks for the comments. I think Geelong would...
Thanks for the comments. I think Geelong would work well in summer as it brings the world famous surf beaches closer. From the melbourne pier to Geelong in early morning or afternoon traffic is...
Geelong should woo cruise ships
Story this weekend about plans to make Geelong port four times larger and dredge for larger cargo ships. They should be chasing the cruise industry to bring jobs to Geelong. Geelong would be a...
Carnival spirit mystery front page of melbourne herald-sun
Don't know if this story appeared in other states but the Herald-Sun Sunday paper has a front page with the headline "mystery of cabin 5281" and a photo of Kristen Dennis and Paul Rossington who were...
The next cruise certificate has been replaced by...
The next cruise certificate has been replaced by the family and friends certificate and can now be passed on to anyone. It has been on the main RCI forum but cannot find much about it on the RCI...
Snorkel gear and reef shoes, the beaches and...
Snorkel gear and reef shoes, the beaches and coral are excellent.
Carnival spirit is a kid magnet due to the water...
Carnival spirit is a kid magnet due to the water slides and you can ring them to find out how many are booked. The ship should have kids club running and on board events on port visits. A good...
I would not go far for fear of having exhausted...
I would not go far for fear of having exhausted children during boarding! Drop your bags off at the cruise terminal and then Rocks market or circular key buskers or even a walk to the opera house. ...
The Christmas cruise would be aiming for a lot of...
The Christmas cruise would be aiming for a lot of families while the New Year's Eve cruise is normally the most expensive and aims for revellers. It's a good pay day for the cruise lines. There...
They mentioned it on the project on channel 10...
They mentioned it on the project on channel 10 tonight, they joked it was ruining the view from circular key. The light show on the opera house is impressive, the ship looks totally white so the...
On a rhapsody cruise I tried breakfast sent to...
On a rhapsody cruise I tried breakfast sent to the cabin, it was late and cold. Breakfast in the dining room, took too long to get served. Breakfast in the buffet - excellent, they had a couple...
Due to the US sequestration there were automatic...
Due to the US sequestration there were automatic across the board budget cuts for federal departments and immigration processing was affected. This article from a British newspaper just four days...
There are a few good mariner deals online, the...
There are a few good mariner deals online, the ship has been refurbished and is equivalent to Voyager. Most of the prices are quoted ex-Perth - do you know the price out of Sydney or Melbourne?
We let our kids roam the ship on their own after...
We let our kids roam the ship on their own after the age of 10, usually going too or from activities. Cruise ships are safer than schools, clubs, churches and the street. There are cameras on every...
Greater competition, newer ships with more...
Greater competition, newer ships with more activities on board, competitive prices for school holidays and peak periods where resorts and hotels tend to charge a lot more. I think cruises have...
Celebrity offer is good, they cruise from...
Celebrity offer is good, they cruise from Australia to Nz and you fly home, free flights to Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. Surcharge for Perth or Adelaide. The catch is it needs Ito be balcony room...
That is a handy link, looks like it will go into...
That is a handy link, looks like it will go into dry dock as soon as it leaves australian waters April 2014. Celebrity century and carnival legend also getting refurbished next year before heading...
Thank you! Excellent responses. There is...
Thank you! Excellent responses. There is currently a thread on navigator that it is getting a single pump flow rider, freedom class ships have a double pump flow rider and oasis has two double...
The Voyager of the Seas revamp - what have you heard?
As part of the flurry of press releases about the RCI 2014/2015 Australia/NZ schedule was the news that VOS was getting a multi million dollar revamp.

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