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Ruby Princess misses Akaroa and now misses Fiordland.6 Jan

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Currently on the Ruby Princess and yesterday when we departed from Dunedin the Commodore announced the forecast was such that we were heading north to traversing Cook Strait. 

 

Looking at Windy dot come, it was the correct decision. He is aiming to get us to Hobart 

 

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Ooooh bet the little bags are taped to the top n bottom of all staircases 🤢

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41 minutes ago, MargoK said:

Currently on the Ruby Princess and yesterday when we departed from Dunedin the Commodore announced the forecast was such that we were heading north to traversing Cook Strait. 

 

Looking at Windy dot come, it was the correct decision. He is aiming to get us to Hobart

MargoK,

Have seen posts on BookFace saying that Ruby has Medallion up and running, is this true, seeing you are actually on board and how did you get your actual Medalions?
Cheers 

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A shame for the passengers but a wise decision when you take their comfort into account

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Well I can see  Cook Strait out my window - and its pretty darn rough out there too Though I think its going southerly and lighter winds tonight 

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1 hour ago, Porky55 said:

MargoK,

Have seen posts on BookFace saying that Ruby has Medallion up and running, is this true, seeing you are actually on board and how did you get your actual Medalions?
Cheers 

 

Yes we have all been progressively been issued the Medallions for Testing.  I have trouble with the Ocean Compass but that will get sorted.  Not all functions are working as yet so you still need the card. 

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5 hours ago, MargoK said:

 

Yes we have all been progressively been issued the Medallions for Testing.  I have trouble with the Ocean Compass but that will get sorted.  Not all functions are working as yet so you still need the card. 

Great news, keep at it then Margo and maybe everything will be in tip top order by our cruise in Feb. 🎉🍻

Rose

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We're booked on Ruby March 8th out of Sydney for a 13 day New Zealand cruise.

Related to the fires in AUS, what was air quality in Sydney like when you left port?  And, what has the air quality been like so far on your voyage?

Thanks for being here and sharing!!  

 

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6 hours ago, Clwl said:

We're booked on Ruby March 8th out of Sydney for a 13 day New Zealand cruise.

Related to the fires in AUS, what was air quality in Sydney like when you left port?  And, what has the air quality been like so far on your voyage?

Thanks for being here and sharing!!  

 

 

Ruby Princess departed from Auckland. 

One day we have had slight discomfort in Picton, otherwise cannot not comment. 

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6 hours ago, Clwl said:

We're booked on Ruby March 8th out of Sydney for a 13 day New Zealand cruise.

Related to the fires in AUS, what was air quality in Sydney like when you left port?  And, what has the air quality been like so far on your voyage?

Thanks for being here and sharing!!  

 

It has been raining in parts of Sydney overnight. Around 1/2" in some areas. Air quality in Sydney was okay yesterday and better today. See Air Quality.

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38 minutes ago, MargoK said:

 

Ruby Princess departed from Auckland. 

One day we have had slight discomfort in Picton, otherwise cannot not comment. 

Thanks much!!

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Just heard from a friend on this cruise.

 

Lady friend has a "queasy tummy".

 

They are on Deck 14 and yesterday they had a wave "knock" on their balcony door!

 

Windy  currently shows them in a 5.3 m swell

 

 

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1 hour ago, Dobby_The_Ship_Elf said:

Just heard from a friend on this cruise.

 

Lady friend has a "queasy tummy".

 

They are on Deck 14 and yesterday they had a wave "knock" on their balcony door!

 

Windy  currently shows them in a 5.3 m swell

 

 

Thanks Dobby,

Not too comforting to hear but good to know.  We're on Lido, one deck up.

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3 hours ago, Dobby_The_Ship_Elf said:

I have asked for image or video evidence or it actually didn't happen

I might agree with you on that one Dobby.  For a wave to hit deck 14 would mean, the others below 14 were hit worse

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On 1/5/2020 at 3:28 PM, MargoK said:

Currently on the Ruby Princess and yesterday when we departed from Dunedin the Commodore announced the forecast was such that we were heading north to traversing Cook Strait. 

 

Looking at Windy dot come, it was the correct decision. He is aiming to get us to Hobart 

 

Screenshot_20200106-091515.jpg

So the commodore went that far north to cross over to Australia? We were on the previous cruise on the Ruby and know someone on this cruise,  but cannot contact him. 

 

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18 hours ago, Clwl said:

I might agree with you on that one Dobby.  For a wave to hit deck 14 would mean, the others below 14 were hit worse

We had bow spray/ wave hit our balcony and the one above on deck 9. Super typhoon between Alaska and Japan on the Diamond Princess in 2012.

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In Hobart today . Looks like they have scored a great day.....nice view of the City  and Mt Wellington from the bridge.

 

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2 minutes ago, MicCanberra said:

Looks so clear, wish we had some of that .

Has it improved in Canberra at all Mic?

 

Leigh

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On 1/9/2020 at 8:03 AM, Kiwi Kruzer said:

In Hobart today . Looks like they have scored a great day.....nice view of the City  and Mt Wellington from the bridge.

 

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Hobart put on a lovely day for us. 

Melbourne today is cloudy and cold wind on the pier.  Not doing anything today 

 

Survived the rough crossing of the Tasman.   It could have been so much worse so no complaints.   

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