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#1
Sydney, Australia
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Has anybody been watching this show? Tomorrow night's ep they are on the Pacific Aria. I was on that cruise with some friends, so will be interesting to see how they portray the ship, and how the 'characters' are in comparison to what we saw them being (or acting )
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#2
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I have been watching it and am really looking forward to tonight's cruise episode. Will be very interested to hear your thoughts on it MadWoofter, there are certainly some interesting characters among the guides I'd love to hear how close they are to their real life personas!

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In NSW it's Tuesdays at 9pm on Nine.
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#5
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Originally posted by PJOZ
In NSW it's Tuesdays at 9pm on Nine.
Thanks I'll try and remember to have a look at it.
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#6
Rural NSW Australia
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I've caught the ones in Tokyo and Nha Trang (or some other Asian beach resort) and enjoyed them.
Certainly a diverse range of groups of people.
Thanks for the heads up on tonights episode.
I'll go and set to record so I don't miss it.
#7
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Joined Jul 2015
The episodes so far have been interesting with the broad spread of personalities chosen. It will be interesting to see what type of accommodation they set them up with ie internal, balcony suite etc
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#8
Canberra, Australia
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I must admit I haven't been watching this, as the first one I turned on was truly cringe-worthy. The program seems to promote the type of traveller who I spend a lot of time trying to avoid. Think I will pass on the cruise episode
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#9
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Originally posted by Aussieflyer
I must admit I haven't been watching this, as the first one I turned on was truly cringe-worthy. The program seems to promote the type of traveller who I spend a lot of time trying to avoid. Think I will pass on the cruise episode
Agreed, there are more worthwhile shows to view or things to do than watch these characters go through their assessments of very subjective things during their travelling.
#10
Yulara, NT Australia
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Joined Dec 2014
I absolutely despise the show. It was an absolute disgrace seeing Australians embarrass us on the world stage with their disgusting and racist antics towards the Japanese. The show was cringeworthy and you could clearly see the visibly uncomfortable locals in Japan that suffered from their childish behaviour. Examples include that dumb woman shaking hands with a hotel receptionist and then commenting on the size of her small hands. Who the hell does that!!!! The woman who did that would have to have serious mental health problems to be behaving like that in public without any regard as to how the person is feeling that she was patronising. Even more bizarre is who on earth shakes hands with a hotel receptionist. It is not formal and is totally disrespectful in Japan. Their culture does not shake hands, they bow.

In my opinion the show was nothing more than a disgusting display of bogans and common trash damaging our international reputation by continued racist and childish behaviour all for cheap slapstick television. I was absolutely disgusted with the show and totally ashamed to be Australian watching how these pieces of trash behaved. It was cringeworthy and screwed up beyond any possible chance of repair. The first episode was enough for me to deem this trash television fit for being flushed completely down the toilet.

Rant over. Disgusting show.
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#13
Sydney, Australia
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Watching now, balcony cabins and towel animals. The cabins look nice.
The guides are an "interesting" bunch.
They run into a storm, it looks pretty wild.
Some of them go to play bingo.
The first port is the Isle of Pines. Nice promo for them but mostly for the turtle excursion.
They dine in Angelos and Dragon Lady. Some of the guides haven't had a dining experience like that.
One couple, frequent floaters, aren't happy with anything.
Another couple, sort of hippyish, get into the swing of things and really seem to be enjoying all the experiences.
Lots of people seemed to get into the spirit of the Gatsby party
Next port stop is Lifou. They do a cultural tour including trying local food. Some of them aren't impressed.
Final port stop is at Mystery Island. Some of them went snorkelling. Oh dear!
Most of them enjoyed the cruise more than they expected.
The Frequent Floaters think it would be a good cruise for first time cruisers.

I didn't think it was the greatest advert for cruising, at least the style of cruising I like. I think I'll pass!
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#14
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Originally posted by MicCanberra
LOL, just flicked across for a few minutes, cringe worthy is being polite for this show.
I couldn't believe some of the things some of those people said on camera.
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#15
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Not a show I'd ever bother watching again.
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#16
Australia
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Laughed out loud that many times. That family with the son and daughter, I reckon they have a career on TV if they want it. They'd be a hoot on googlebox.
#17
Brisbane
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Joined Jul 2014
Originally posted by OzKiwiJJ
Not a show I'd ever bother watching again.
Nor me.

This show is full of morons or else people in training to be morons. If I came across any of these folks while on board, I'd be running away as fast as my legs would carry me.

I'm assuming that it is all a put up job, because (I hope) nobody is that pig ignorant.

That said, while the Aria is quite a nice ship, I would only sail on her again if the price was right.
#18
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Joined Feb 2017
Had a few laughs, it was ok. Those people were... interesting. Can't say I want to come across many of them either.


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#19
Brisbane, Australia
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Joined Oct 2008
Originally posted by Brisbane41
I absolutely despise the show. It was an absolute disgrace seeing Australians embarrass us on the world stage with their disgusting and racist antics towards the Japanese. The show was cringeworthy and you could clearly see the visibly uncomfortable locals in Japan that suffered from their childish behaviour. Examples include that dumb woman shaking hands with a hotel receptionist and then commenting on the size of her small hands. Who the hell does that!!!! The woman who did that would have to have serious mental health problems to be behaving like that in public without any regard as to how the person is feeling that she was patronising. Even more bizarre is who on earth shakes hands with a hotel receptionist. It is not formal and is totally disrespectful in Japan. Their culture does not shake hands, they bow.

In my opinion the show was nothing more than a disgusting display of bogans and common trash damaging our international reputation by continued racist and childish behaviour all for cheap slapstick television. I was absolutely disgusted with the show and totally ashamed to be Australian watching how these pieces of trash behaved. It was cringeworthy and screwed up beyond any possible chance of repair. The first episode was enough for me to deem this trash television fit for being flushed completely down the toilet.

Rant over. Disgusting show.
Looking for the like button. Totally agree, this must be an act no one is that ignorant. Are they?
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#20
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Someone just told me it is the same people (groups) on every show going on different holidays and having differing places and experiences. IMO, that makes the show even worse, must be a put up job catering for the lowest category of viewer. Certainly not my idea of entertainment.