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#1
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Does anyone know for sure about the changes (already!) to Pacific Dawns cruises next year? I too am wondering how they know this far ahead that they will be a few days late with refurbishments. Seems a bit strange. I hope the 75th Anniv cruise isn't postponed.
#2
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Yeh i noticed they changed dawns dates. It seems they have gotten rid of the melbourne cup cruise. So maybe its just sun doing it. I have no idea how popular they are so maybe there isnt a need for two boats to do it? One of the cruises in Jan 2008 on dawn is also different on the po site. Dont know why they have changed that.
#3
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I went into a TA today (not the one I booked through) to try & get hold of the new brochure. They didn't have it but the TA asked me when I was thinking about going. I told her that I was already booked on 75th Anniversary cruise on the Dawn and she said to me "I'd be contacting P&O if I were you. I heard that one has been cancelled." I have tonight emailed P&O so let's keep our fingers crossed that she has been mislead.

Karen
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*Pacific Pearl-P324-8th-17th July 2013
*Voyager Of The Seas-10th-13th January 2014
*Celebrity Solstice-17th-20th January 2014
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#5
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Originally posted by aussiedisneyfan
Bummer, there will be plenty of disappointed cruise critic people out there if it is true.
Not just cruise critic people either. The TA today told me that this has been an extremely popular cruise. When I explained to her that the 1st cruise had been delayed & the 2nd (Melbourne Cup) cancelled, she said maybe she had missunderstood P&O. Let's hope so.

Karen
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*SS Australis-Sydney to Southampton-28th July -31st August 1975
*Tss Fairstar-Coral Sea Cruise-6th September-22nd September 1986
*Pacific Sun-N611-2nd April-13th April 2006
*Pacific Dawn-W735-9th November-23rd November 2007
*Pacific Dawn-W909-20th March-6th April 2009
*Pacific Dawn-W929-21st Oct-31st Oct 2009
*Pacific Jewel-J029-22nd Sept-30th Sept 2010
*Pacific Jewel-J030-30th Sept-10th Oct 2010
*Rhapsody Of The Seas-3rd Feb-6th Feb 2012
*Pacific Sun-N211-17th Mar-19th Mar 2012
*Pacific Pearl-P225-20th-23rd July 2012
*Pacific Pearl-P233-5th-8th Oct 2012
*Pacific Pearl-P324-8th-17th July 2013
*Voyager Of The Seas-10th-13th January 2014
*Celebrity Solstice-17th-20th January 2014
*Pacific Jewel-30th May-2nd June 2014
*Radiance Of The Seas-22nd Sept-11th Oct 2014
*Pacific Pearl-20th July-3rd August 2015
*Pacific Pearl-4th Sept-7th Sept 2015
*Pacific Aria-23rd May-3rd June 2016





#6
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Originally posted by Aussie84
. It seems they have gotten rid of the melbourne cup cruise. So maybe its just sun doing it. I have no idea how popular they are so maybe there isnt a need for two boats to do it?
I think the Melbourne Cup Cruises are very popular.In 99 we did one on Norwegian Star when it was downunder.Berthed alongside was Fair Princess and both ships were full.It is a great way to do the Cup and have a floating Hotel in Melbourne for a few days.
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#7
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Good morning,

Just for the info of those booked on the Dawn, have a look at http://www.sydneyports.com.au/Cruisi...seSchedule.asp

It has all the movements of ships arriving and departing right up until August 2008. It appears it was updated as recently as September. The Dawn looks to be arriving on the 16Oct 2006 at the Overseas terminal ( the Rocks), staying there for three days, going somewhere for 4 days??? then returning on the 23rd for three days, going soemwhere for 2 days then returning for 2 days (30th oct) going by this scchedule boths ships are booked into berths, the Sun and Dawn for the Melbourne Cup cruise, Dawn leaving from Overseas Passenger terminal, and the Sun from Wharf 8 Darling Harbour.

Have a look, if anyone else can make sense of it let us know!!!

Cheryl
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#8
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Sorry all, the having a bad morning!! That website was

http://www.sydneyports.com.au/Cruisi...seSchedule.asp
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Queen Mary 2 x 1
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#9
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mmmmm. Very strange. But it doesn't concide with P&O's website. According to P&O it will leave Sydney on 1st Nov & return on 9th Nov. As for the Melbourne Cup cruise, that has definately been cancelled as my cousin was booked on it and has been transferred to the Sun.

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Good friends are worth more than money in the bank - that's what I always say

*SS Australis-Sydney to Southampton-28th July -31st August 1975
*Tss Fairstar-Coral Sea Cruise-6th September-22nd September 1986
*Pacific Sun-N611-2nd April-13th April 2006
*Pacific Dawn-W735-9th November-23rd November 2007
*Pacific Dawn-W909-20th March-6th April 2009
*Pacific Dawn-W929-21st Oct-31st Oct 2009
*Pacific Jewel-J029-22nd Sept-30th Sept 2010
*Pacific Jewel-J030-30th Sept-10th Oct 2010
*Rhapsody Of The Seas-3rd Feb-6th Feb 2012
*Pacific Sun-N211-17th Mar-19th Mar 2012
*Pacific Pearl-P225-20th-23rd July 2012
*Pacific Pearl-P233-5th-8th Oct 2012
*Pacific Pearl-P324-8th-17th July 2013
*Voyager Of The Seas-10th-13th January 2014
*Celebrity Solstice-17th-20th January 2014
*Pacific Jewel-30th May-2nd June 2014
*Radiance Of The Seas-22nd Sept-11th Oct 2014
*Pacific Pearl-20th July-3rd August 2015
*Pacific Pearl-4th Sept-7th Sept 2015
*Pacific Aria-23rd May-3rd June 2016





#10
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Hi Karen

Is a bit strange! I always look at that site to see if there are any boats docked when I go to Sydney!! and I noticed the Dawn looked to be in and out of the berth. I'm not booked till 2008! but I think if I was I would like to know if I was still going!!! Well.... as long as it's there for Tahiti!!

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Emerald Princess x 1
Arcadia x 1
Queen Mary 2 x 1
Solstice x 1
Ovation of the Seas x 1
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#11
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Hi cheryl

I always check out that site too and the last time I checked it the Dawn wasn't in & out like it is now. Suppose we'll find out sooner or later what's happening.

Karen
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Good friends are worth more than money in the bank - that's what I always say

*SS Australis-Sydney to Southampton-28th July -31st August 1975
*Tss Fairstar-Coral Sea Cruise-6th September-22nd September 1986
*Pacific Sun-N611-2nd April-13th April 2006
*Pacific Dawn-W735-9th November-23rd November 2007
*Pacific Dawn-W909-20th March-6th April 2009
*Pacific Dawn-W929-21st Oct-31st Oct 2009
*Pacific Jewel-J029-22nd Sept-30th Sept 2010
*Pacific Jewel-J030-30th Sept-10th Oct 2010
*Rhapsody Of The Seas-3rd Feb-6th Feb 2012
*Pacific Sun-N211-17th Mar-19th Mar 2012
*Pacific Pearl-P225-20th-23rd July 2012
*Pacific Pearl-P233-5th-8th Oct 2012
*Pacific Pearl-P324-8th-17th July 2013
*Voyager Of The Seas-10th-13th January 2014
*Celebrity Solstice-17th-20th January 2014
*Pacific Jewel-30th May-2nd June 2014
*Radiance Of The Seas-22nd Sept-11th Oct 2014
*Pacific Pearl-20th July-3rd August 2015
*Pacific Pearl-4th Sept-7th Sept 2015
*Pacific Aria-23rd May-3rd June 2016





#12
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Have just received a reply from Carnival. Must admit, I'm impressed at how quickly I got it. Only sent the email last night.


Dear Karen ,

Thank you for emailing Carnival Australia.


I am happy advise that our 75th anniversary cruise departing the 9th of November 2007 on the Pacific Dawn is still planned to
go ahead, the travel agent may have been confused with the 1st of November cruise which has been postponed by 4 days now
departing on the 1st of November for 8 nights.

I have also taken the liberty to send you a copy of our second addition brochure to your home address.


If you have any further queries please contact our reservations department on 13 24 69 or your local travel agent.


Guess we can relax now.

Karen




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Good friends are worth more than money in the bank - that's what I always say

*SS Australis-Sydney to Southampton-28th July -31st August 1975
*Tss Fairstar-Coral Sea Cruise-6th September-22nd September 1986
*Pacific Sun-N611-2nd April-13th April 2006
*Pacific Dawn-W735-9th November-23rd November 2007
*Pacific Dawn-W909-20th March-6th April 2009
*Pacific Dawn-W929-21st Oct-31st Oct 2009
*Pacific Jewel-J029-22nd Sept-30th Sept 2010
*Pacific Jewel-J030-30th Sept-10th Oct 2010
*Rhapsody Of The Seas-3rd Feb-6th Feb 2012
*Pacific Sun-N211-17th Mar-19th Mar 2012
*Pacific Pearl-P225-20th-23rd July 2012
*Pacific Pearl-P233-5th-8th Oct 2012
*Pacific Pearl-P324-8th-17th July 2013
*Voyager Of The Seas-10th-13th January 2014
*Celebrity Solstice-17th-20th January 2014
*Pacific Jewel-30th May-2nd June 2014
*Radiance Of The Seas-22nd Sept-11th Oct 2014
*Pacific Pearl-20th July-3rd August 2015
*Pacific Pearl-4th Sept-7th Sept 2015
*Pacific Aria-23rd May-3rd June 2016





#13
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I just had a look at that site aswell and noticed that the 75th anniv cruise will leave from the O'seas terminal and then all the following cruises are leaving from Wharf 8, Darling Harbour? I thought the Dawn was to big to fit under the Harbour Bridge.

Karen
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#14
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Originally posted by Kazza1
I thought the Dawn was to big to fit under the Harbour Bridge.

Karen
Apparently it just scrapes through.

Karen
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Good friends are worth more than money in the bank - that's what I always say

*SS Australis-Sydney to Southampton-28th July -31st August 1975
*Tss Fairstar-Coral Sea Cruise-6th September-22nd September 1986
*Pacific Sun-N611-2nd April-13th April 2006
*Pacific Dawn-W735-9th November-23rd November 2007
*Pacific Dawn-W909-20th March-6th April 2009
*Pacific Dawn-W929-21st Oct-31st Oct 2009
*Pacific Jewel-J029-22nd Sept-30th Sept 2010
*Pacific Jewel-J030-30th Sept-10th Oct 2010
*Rhapsody Of The Seas-3rd Feb-6th Feb 2012
*Pacific Sun-N211-17th Mar-19th Mar 2012
*Pacific Pearl-P225-20th-23rd July 2012
*Pacific Pearl-P233-5th-8th Oct 2012
*Pacific Pearl-P324-8th-17th July 2013
*Voyager Of The Seas-10th-13th January 2014
*Celebrity Solstice-17th-20th January 2014
*Pacific Jewel-30th May-2nd June 2014
*Radiance Of The Seas-22nd Sept-11th Oct 2014
*Pacific Pearl-20th July-3rd August 2015
*Pacific Pearl-4th Sept-7th Sept 2015
*Pacific Aria-23rd May-3rd June 2016





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Sorry....double post
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Past Cruises

P&O Pacific Sun - Paradise Daydream (N518) une 14, 05 - Noumea, Isle of Pines

P&O Pacific Sun - Secret Treasures (N611) April 2, 06 - Luganville, Wala, Pentecost, Vila, Lifou

P&O Pacific Dawn - Surreal Dream (W735) Nov 9, 07 - Noumea, Dravuni Island, Suva, Yasawa-I-Rara, Vila, Mystery Island, Isle of Pines
#16
Central Coast NSW Australia
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Joined Feb 2005
Originally posted by karmac
Apparently it just scrapes through.

Karen
.....

So, it looks like we get to "just scrape" under the Harbour Bridge after all.

According to the Sydney Ports website we will be embarking from O'Seas terminal and disembarking from Wharf 8, Darling Harbour.

Karen
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P&O Pacific Dawn - Samoan Surprise (W909) Mar 20, 09 - Suva, Savusavu, Apia, Pago Pago, Niuafo'ou, Dravuni Island, Port Denarau, Vila, Ouvea
[IMG]http://*************************/cgi-bin/countdown.cgi?trgb=000000&srgb=00ff00&prgb=006400& cdt=2009;3;20;16;0;00&timezone=GMT+1100[/IMG]


Past Cruises

P&O Pacific Sun - Paradise Daydream (N518) une 14, 05 - Noumea, Isle of Pines

P&O Pacific Sun - Secret Treasures (N611) April 2, 06 - Luganville, Wala, Pentecost, Vila, Lifou

P&O Pacific Dawn - Surreal Dream (W735) Nov 9, 07 - Noumea, Dravuni Island, Suva, Yasawa-I-Rara, Vila, Mystery Island, Isle of Pines
#17
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Originally posted by Kazza1
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So, it looks like we get to "just scrape" under the Harbour Bridge after all.

According to the Sydney Ports website we will be embarking from O'Seas terminal and disembarking from Wharf 8, Darling Harbour.

Karen
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Yeh, we get the best of both worlds . Sailing from Circular Quay should be pretty spectacular. Sailing under the bridge on the way home thoug won't be quite the same as sailing under it on our way out.

Karen
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Good friends are worth more than money in the bank - that's what I always say

*SS Australis-Sydney to Southampton-28th July -31st August 1975
*Tss Fairstar-Coral Sea Cruise-6th September-22nd September 1986
*Pacific Sun-N611-2nd April-13th April 2006
*Pacific Dawn-W735-9th November-23rd November 2007
*Pacific Dawn-W909-20th March-6th April 2009
*Pacific Dawn-W929-21st Oct-31st Oct 2009
*Pacific Jewel-J029-22nd Sept-30th Sept 2010
*Pacific Jewel-J030-30th Sept-10th Oct 2010
*Rhapsody Of The Seas-3rd Feb-6th Feb 2012
*Pacific Sun-N211-17th Mar-19th Mar 2012
*Pacific Pearl-P225-20th-23rd July 2012
*Pacific Pearl-P233-5th-8th Oct 2012
*Pacific Pearl-P324-8th-17th July 2013
*Voyager Of The Seas-10th-13th January 2014
*Celebrity Solstice-17th-20th January 2014
*Pacific Jewel-30th May-2nd June 2014
*Radiance Of The Seas-22nd Sept-11th Oct 2014
*Pacific Pearl-20th July-3rd August 2015
*Pacific Pearl-4th Sept-7th Sept 2015
*Pacific Aria-23rd May-3rd June 2016





#18
Wauchope NSW
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I loved leaving from Circular quay all those years ago on the Fairstar!! Standing on deck and looking at the Opera House and the ferries!! Yeah, you guys get to do both!!!! Lucky she fits under the bridge!!

Maybe when the Dawn is in dock for a couple of days they will have naming celebrations and TA's going over her??? She also might be doing a couple of "cruises to nowhere"?? Who knows? At least those that are booked on the 75th Anniversary are ok.

Went to a couple of TA's today for the new brochure, no one has it up here yet??

Cheryl
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#19
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I suspect P&O will get all the Travel Agents, media etc on those first couple of weeks before her official program starts.

Im pretty sure they will ramp up the marketing big time. Nothing better than a free cruise to get free positive advertising from all the Ta's. With 3 ships they need make sure those cabins are full.

It will be interesting to see what happens.......


Peter
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Thank you guys for checking all that stuff, I have no idea where to look to found out stuff and was planning on talking to TA tomorrow, better face to face than the phone. I hope our cruise isn't changed, we are so looking forward to it, my hubby for the first time and it would be a shame if its postponed because he might not be able to get the time off. Anyway, fingers crossed that Nov 9 will still stay the same.