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“LIVE FROM” 2019 Oceania Insignia World Cruise, Jan. 11-July 11

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9 minutes ago, ORV said:

I just couldn't bring myself to try the Kangaroo. I do understand they have farms in AU that raise them like we do cattle, pork & chicken. 

Sorry - no Kangaroo farms 

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Did they have any “turducken” type combination of the two, where the crocodile encountered the kangaroo in the wild first? Would that be “Crocaroo”?

 

Those kangaroos are tough boxers, so perhaps “Kangadile”...

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18 hours ago, Skmar said:

Sorry - no Kangaroo farms 

 

Must be quite a difficult job to catch each one in the wild!  😎

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18 hours ago, Skmar said:

🦘 Kangaroo meat is sold in our local supermarkets and is very high in protein and low in fat. Great source or iron and Omega 3.  🐊 

 

Oh good....at least I got some good nutrition in those 4 bites!  🤩

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1 hour ago, Tranquility Base said:

Visit Australia. 

Get to eat the animals on their Coat of Arms.

Yum.

 

What's the best way to cook Kiwi?

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20 minutes ago, DeanoNorthPerth said:

Catch? Try shoot.

🤣🥴definitely not “catching” !!!

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1 hour ago, Tranquility Base said:

Visit Australia. 

Get to eat the animals on their Coat of Arms.

Yum.

 

With an appetizer of Witchetty Grubs ??? !! Now that’s real Bush Tucker !

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3 hours ago, Go-Bucks! said:

 

Must be quite a difficult job to catch each one in the wild!  😎

I am sure it is but we got meet one person who does it for a living. He was a naturalist from Cairns who was a lecturer and a naturalist escort on tours on a cruise we took from Sydney to Singapore (not Oceania). One of the things he does is to capture and relocate crocks from where they shouldn’t be to where they belong. You’d never know that he does that just by looking at him and talking to him.

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Our Asian-themed ATW party....a farewell to departing entertainment staff, and welcome show by new staff, along with drinks and Asian foods...

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2 hours ago, Skmar said:

With an appetizer of Witchetty Grubs ??? !!

 

I sent a picture of last nights menu to my daughters and one of them saw "Moreton Bays Buggs Mac & Cheese" and asked me if they put bugs (insects, to us) into the mac & cheese!  She said that if they eat crocodiles and kangaroos then they might also put bugs into the mac & cheese.  I googled what they are in Australia and was glad to find out that it's a lobster-like creature, and not insects.  😉

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19 hours ago, cbb said:

damicom-

Many of the Worldies of '16 remain in contact with each other on "that" social media forum, including the Capt,  GM, both CDs and many of the staff and crew.  Ray Carr had told us he would be joining ATW19 and the '16 worldies on board now were delighted to hear that.

 

Trivia with Ray:  know your collective nouns of animals, reptiles, birds like  hippopotamus=bloat or crash.  Ray is also  passionate about rock music so expect lots of those.  He's a lot of fun so have a great time at trivia!

I was on the Singapore to Rome segment of the 2016 ATW. Ray was a lot of fun. I’m joining the Insignia For Tokyo to Singapore so I’ll be missing Ray.

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Reef Pilot Captain Glenn Robinson’s lecture on shipping and pilotage within the Great Barrier Reef was fascinating, and well-attended...as was the earlier lecture by Adam Tanner, on the British Empire, convict transport, and the colonization of Australia...one of many he will enrich us with over the segment.😎

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1 hour ago, Go-Bucks! said:

 

I sent a picture of last nights menu to my daughters and one of them saw "Moreton Bays Buggs Mac & Cheese" and asked me if they put bugs (insects, to us) into the mac & cheese!  She said that if they eat crocodiles and kangaroos then they might also put bugs into the mac & cheese.  I googled what they are in Australia and was glad to find out that it's a lobster-like creature, and not insects.  😉

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🤣😂🤣😂shame you didn’t try them -delicious-  it’s an all time favorite !! 

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3 hours ago, Skmar said:

🤣😂🤣😂shame you didn’t try them -delicious-  it’s an all time favorite !! 

 

I don't eat mac & cheese, but I do eat seafood.  If they have them separately then I'll definitely try one...thanks for sharing that!

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3 minutes ago, Go-Bucks! said:

 

I don't eat mac & cheese, but I do eat seafood.  If they have them separately then I'll definitely try one...thanks for sharing that!

Never heard of a bug with Mac and Cheese 🤷🏼‍♀️- not sure why they served it that way to you. 🥴 Bugs are usually barbecued and served with salad and a great glass of white wine ! Enjoy Asia !  

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Just now, Go-Bucks! said:

 

I sent a picture of last nights menu to my daughters and one of them saw "Moreton Bays Buggs Mac & Cheese" and asked me if they put bugs (insects, to us) into the mac & cheese!  She said that if they eat crocodiles and kangaroos then they might also put bugs into the mac & cheese.  I googled what they are in Australia and was glad to find out that it's a lobster-like creature, and not insects.  😉

 

Like  Mud Bugs (crayfish) in the south I guess 🙂

 

 

 

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Bob.. thanks for photos of wonderful looking asian foods.  Looks like a fun party.  Be sure and post a pic of a Komodo dragon..if you see one!

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Thanks for the live postings.  I'm currently targeting ATW2025...yeah, way out there so hoping for iteniary like 2021.

 

Question for the conversion about free 70 or so excursion.  What are those free excursions like...only bus tours or activities from the same list as excursion that you'd pay?  Pictures of some of those excursions would be highly appreciated.

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17 hours ago, dude_hdt said:

Question for the conversion about free 70 or so excursion.  What are those free excursions like...only bus tours or activities from the same list as excursion that you'd pay?  

 

Can be any of the regular ship tours that are offered up to a value of $199 but excluding ones designated "OE", "OS" or any other special tour. After each of us booked our 36 (we got a total of 72), any others were 25% off. So far these ship tours have been good. They do offer a few "panoramic" tours (the buzz word for "stay-on-the-bus" tour), but most are not. There will be a description of the tour when you book it.

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It was a beautiful sunrise welcoming us into Darwin.  Surprised I had Deck 11 all to myself...

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Posted (edited)

Bob, I know that last time I asked you this question you replied that exactly now “I am sitting in my chair in my cabin” (or something like that).

However, not everyone has your itinerary at their fingertips so IMO, rather than saying “Alongside” it would be helpful if you added just two more words - like “Alongside in Darwin” (or wherever you are).

JMO.

It appears that we cross-posted 🙂

Edited by Paulchili

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