No Christmas or New years cruises out of Melbourne 2020

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#1
Bayside Victoria Australia
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Joined Oct 2017
has anyone else noticed there seems to be no cruises scheduled out of Melbourne for Christmas or New years for 2020
have noticed 2 from Brisbane and 2 from Sydney anybody know anything ??????
#2
New Zealand
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Joined Apr 2014
Originally posted by swimmingpool50
has anyone else noticed there seems to be no cruises scheduled out of Melbourne for Christmas or New years for 2020
have noticed 2 from Brisbane and 2 from Sydney anybody know anything ??????
They lack any further ships! Will only have four. Eden will have gone by then,and Golden Princess doesn't transfer over until about May 2020.
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#3
Melbourne
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Joined Jun 2016
Golden Princess has a 13 night trip to NZ departing 20 Dec returning 2 Jan but that is all for Christmas.

P&O only have the Aria here in Feb 2020 for a few short cruises and Carnival have not released their program yet. I expect they will give us a ship for Feb and March. (Please please)

2019/20 is going to be a very quiet summer at Port Melbourne. At least we fare better than some other ports but it is small comfort.
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#4
Bayside Victoria Australia
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thanks Odine,
I an doing the Golden Princess to New Zealand this Christmas and NewYears for 13 nights
we can only get Christmas off work occasionaly get a couple of days only during the year just booked
4 night to Kangaroo Island on the Jewel for March 2019
#5
Melbourne
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I am on the Golden to NZ departing 21 Nov then on her again 2 weeks later to Tas (result of a moveover offer when they overbooked last March) on Dec 17th so I will be getting off when you are boarding on the 22nd.

I am on the Jewel on March 4th to NZ (again) so if you are on the 16 March sailing I will again be leaving as you are boarding !!!!!

I am retired so I can go anytime - money permitting. I have done 2 New Year trips solo on the Jewel and did last Christmas with family. They seem to have hiked up the prices of Christmas and NY cruises in the last 12 months.

Enjoy your trips.
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2017 - Pacific Eden: Noumea, Vila, Lifou, Isle Pines, Mystery Island

2017 - Pacific Jewel: Christmas cruise Australia
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2018 - Pacific Eden: Loyalty Islands

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#6
Melbourne
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I see that Melbourne now has the Carnival Spirit here from 14 Jan to 14 March in 2020. A couple of interesting itineraries. But only the Golden for Christmas 2019.
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2015 - Pacific Jewel: Tas, Sth Aus, Vic - New Year
2016 - Pacific Eden: Kangaroo Island
2016 - Pacific Jewel: Sth Aus
2016 - Pacific Jewel: NSW, Qld - New Year
2017 - Pacific Eden: Noumea, Vila, Lifou, Isle Pines, Mystery Island

2017 - Pacific Jewel: Christmas cruise Australia
2018 - Pacific Jewel: New Zealand/Tasmania
2018 - Pacific Eden: Loyalty Islands

2018 - Golden Princess: New Zealand
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2019 - Pacific Jewel: New Zealand
#7
Bayside Victoria Australia
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Hi Odine yes we are on the 16th of march cruise on the Jewel
they always charge more for Christmas and New years cruises
did the the last 2 New years on the jewel great time got married by the captain on the last one
vow renewal while on our Honey moon fantastic treated like royality
trying the Golden Princess this Christmas and new year
#8
Melbourne
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I was on the 2017 New Year cruise up to Qld so I may have walked past you or even sat near you sometime. Funny world.
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2016 - Pacific Jewel: NSW, Qld - New Year
2017 - Pacific Eden: Noumea, Vila, Lifou, Isle Pines, Mystery Island

2017 - Pacific Jewel: Christmas cruise Australia
2018 - Pacific Jewel: New Zealand/Tasmania
2018 - Pacific Eden: Loyalty Islands

2018 - Golden Princess: New Zealand
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2019 - Pacific Jewel: New Zealand
#9
Bayside Victoria Australia
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maybe we did sit next to each other small world some times
last cruise on the Jewel the celebrant who married us her parents were on the cruise as well
#11
Melbourne
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I think moveover offers mainly come from Princess line although I did read somewhere that P&O had overbooked the Explorer earlier this year and some people received offers of extra OBC etc if they rebooked.

They sometimes do overbook or want your cabin for some reason so they offer some passengers a free cruise and their money back as refundable OBC if they agree to give up their cabin. It usually is offered about 48 hours prior to leaving so you have to be flexible. Not much use if you have booked airline flights and organised animals in kennels etc. or leave from work.

We were due to sail on the Saturday and on the Thursday I was contacted with the deal and they confirmed on the Friday that we were one of the "lucky" ones. I was so excited but also felt down because my bag was packed and the ship was at Port Melbourne and I wasn't on her. It was to be my first time on Princess line.

I had read about these offers but never thought I would receive one, I'm usually not that lucky. We were also offered an upgrade from balcony to mini suite.

So instead of sailing to Tassie last March we are now going in December. I had bought the ticket for a good price so perhaps they also target those who have paid the cheapest fare. That's me - a bargain hunter!

Yes the world is a small place. I have bumped into a lady from my exercise class (didn't know she was going), another who lives around the corner and my son has bumped into people he went to school with 30 years ago and also neighbours of his.
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2015 - Pacific Jewel: Tas, Sth Aus, Vic - New Year
2016 - Pacific Eden: Kangaroo Island
2016 - Pacific Jewel: Sth Aus
2016 - Pacific Jewel: NSW, Qld - New Year
2017 - Pacific Eden: Noumea, Vila, Lifou, Isle Pines, Mystery Island

2017 - Pacific Jewel: Christmas cruise Australia
2018 - Pacific Jewel: New Zealand/Tasmania
2018 - Pacific Eden: Loyalty Islands

2018 - Golden Princess: New Zealand
2018 - Golden Princess: Tasmania
2019 - Pacific Jewel: New Zealand