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Re: I'm going on a Cruise

Post by andysfootball » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:47 am

got two booked now

Barcelona to Rome in late June for 7 days

Buenos Aires to Santiago in January for 14 days hopefully with a few days in Rio for the new year

Both with Princess.

Will mean Mary will have visited 32 countries in total by the time she's 12.
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Re: I'm going on a Cruise

Post by sherri » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:02 am

Wow, you must be up to Princess rewards by now, things like free internet time. I can't recall exact details but I think after 50 accumulated days of cruising, they start to kick in & after about 150? days, it includes free laundry, priority boarding and so on. I always thought that the laundry would be excellent.
They both sound like great cruises, Andy.

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Re: I'm going on a Cruise

Post by Rosie » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:06 am

Daddy O wrote:
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Have a good trip Rosie. Some people just love cruises, like Sherri. I have always viewed them as being in prison with a good chance of drowning.

Wish you the best.
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Wow, you must be up to Princess rewards by now, things like free internet time. I can't recall exact details but I think after 50 accumulated days of cruising, they start to kick in & after about 150? days, it includes free laundry, priority boarding and so on. I always thought that the laundry would be excellent.
They both sound like great cruises, Andy.
I don't know how the rewards work but once my brother managed to prove he came out to Australia by ship it put him right up there.
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Will mean Mary will have visited 32 countries in total by the time she's 12.
Andy, that is a great way for her to learn about the different countrys and their cultures - much better than a textbook.
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Re: I'm going on a Cruise

Post by andysfootball » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:43 am

yes rosie I think it's nearly as important as schooling and she has learned a lot on her travels probably being humble when you need to be humble and how lucky she is to live in Australia.

have had to cancel the bloody med cruise as ling did not want to do a 30 hour flight to get there!!!

now going to bali for a fortnight at the holiday inn resort nusa dua

said I would never go after the bombings and laughing police

but have succumbed because of a good deal and it's not long to get there

the flight to Buenos Aires next January is about 30 hours with stops in Sydney, Auckland and Santiago
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Re: I'm going on a Cruise

Post by gnads » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:28 am

andysfootball wrote:
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yes rosie I think it's nearly as important as schooling and she has learned a lot on her travels probably being humble when you need to be humble and how lucky she is to live in Australia.

have had to cancel the bloody med cruise as ling did not want to do a 30 hour flight to get there!!!

now going to bali for a fortnight at the holiday inn resort nusa dua

said I would never go after the bombings and laughing police

but have succumbed because of a good deal and it's not long to get there
the flight to Buenos Aires next January is about 30 hours with stops in Sydney, Auckland and Santiago
Ahh succumbed because of the "quid" amount ey?

Never thought a quid would worry you ... neither did I think a quid would sway your principles/stance re: the Indonesians.
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Re: I'm going on a Cruise

Post by andysfootball » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:45 am

it's not that good a deal really but acceptable for school holidays (about $250AUD a night).

still can't say I am a fan of Indonesia though
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Re: I'm going on a Cruise

Post by Rosie » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:37 am

My sister goes to Bali all the time, something like four or five times a year. She leaves again this coming Sunday for a month and this time she is going on a cruise around the islands on a converted fishing boat while she is there. She has a time share and is always trying to get me to go but it just doesn't appeal.
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Re: I'm going on a Cruise

Post by max Headroom » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:00 am

andysfootball wrote:
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it's not that good a deal really but acceptable for school holidays (about $250AUD a night).

still can't say I am a fan of Indonesia though
My father thought the same, during ww2, he was radio operator a group of indonesians burst into where he was and wanted to machine gun all in the room what stopped them was the rising sun insignia on their uniforms, the indonesians were hunting dutch.
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Re: I'm going on a Cruise

Post by gnads » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:44 am

Rosie I hope you don't have any Aussie feral yobbos like this on your cruise.

https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018 ... lent-brawl
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Re: I'm going on a Cruise

Post by sherri » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:06 pm

They sound like the family from hell. I hope they face charges as it sounds as if they threatened other passengers who told them to put a lid on it.

One thing I think we can guarantee & that is none of them will ever be accepted by a cruise line again. bet their names go on the blacklist.

Don't worry too much, Rosie. I've never come across anything like that on the cruises I have been on. Usually staff are quite vigilant, there are cameras everywhere & most passengers are there to enjoy themselves, not carry on.

From what I have read, it is more common to have trouble on a very short cruise eg 3 day cruises, than longer ones.

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Re: I'm going on a Cruise

Post by gnads » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:04 am

Sherri according to some witnesses this mob were looking for trouble from the moment they boarded.

They said family group .... but it must have been a bloody big extended family .... they took 9 blokes off at Eden.

I hope they are all charged. This was on a CARNIVAL CRUISE ship.

And there was another incident on a P&O Cruise off Sydney the day before where a Russian sheila hit a bloke over the head with a wine bottle .... she was removed from the ship also & charged.

2 in 2 days Sherri :P
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Re: I'm going on a Cruise

Post by sherri » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:00 pm

The trouble isn't really the ships or crew, it is some feral passengers.

One thing I have heard is that ships are quite strict though. I suppose they have to be as they are at sea & the other passengers can't escape. Same as on an airline. I've heard a lot of reports of passengers being put off at the next port & they have to make their own way home, they are not given any refund or help towards fares etc. In the case of the family above there has been police involvement but if you eg flick a cigarette butt overboard you would probably be offloaded at the next port. That's happened, I've read of it on cruise message boards where some have whined about the OTT security, but I think it's fair enough. They have a compulsory safety drill once everyone is on board but just before the ship starts sailing on the cruise & they run through the expectations then.

Hate to say it too, but the cheaper the cruise or cruise line, the more chance that you might get a troublemaker on board. I guess it is because you're more likely to get younger people on such a cruise. Having said that, we've been on P & O on a couple of shorter, cheaper cruises where there were lots of young people & kids & haven't seen any trouble.

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Re: I'm going on a Cruise

Post by Rosie » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:23 pm

Hopefully nothing like this will happen on my cruise. From what I have read about this incident something should have been done about these people a lot sooner than it was.
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Re: I'm going on a Cruise

Post by sherri » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:33 pm

It's not very likely to happen, Rosie.
Such a big group & all trouble makers can't be that common. Most people go on a cruise to relax & enjoy themselves.

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Re: I'm going on a Cruise

Post by andysfootball » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:06 pm

Rosie wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:23 pm
Hopefully nothing like this will happen on my cruise. From what I have read about this incident something should have been done about these people a lot sooner than it was.
they don't let you take booze onboard rosie but baseball bats are optional
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Re: I'm going on a Cruise

Post by gnads » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:26 am

:lol: :lol:
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Re: I'm going on a Cruise

Post by Rosie » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:07 pm

andysfootball wrote:
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they don't let you take booze onboard rosie but baseball bats are optional
I'll keep that in mind :D
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Re: I'm going on a Cruise

Post by Daddy O » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:20 pm

Take a few empty Kitchen size trash bags Rosie. They do not take up any room but are quite useful in disposing of "wastes" if needed. You lose power on the ship and you lose everything........including the toilets, which has happened on several occaissions I have read about.

And don't forget about a small first aid kit.

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Re: I'm going on a Cruise

Post by Rosie » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:25 pm

Thanks DaddyO I'll put my little first aid kid in my suitcase.

Sherri, there is one thing I would like to know, do I have to have a dress?
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Re: I'm going on a Cruise

Post by sherri » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:52 pm

No, Rosie.

Which cruise line are you going on? P&O Australia I think?
They are probably the most casual line of them all but with any line these days, even on 'formal nights' in the dining room, it is quite acceptable for a woman to wear pants and a top and that is exactly what we all did a lot of the time.
If I were you, what I'd do is pack a top that is a bit dressy (doesn't have to be an evening top as such) and just wear that on formal nights.

You won't be able to go to dinner in shorts or thongs or a bathing costume but apart from that, you should be fine.
On P&O they sometimes have theme nights. I remember cowboy night, island night, but you don't have to dress the part. I think some ships hire out costumes or sell stuff. I think it is more for the nightclub/evening entertainment scene anyway, not the dining room but I do recall watching 2 older couples who dressed exactly en pointe, tux on formal night, smart casual, cowboys. Not a thing escaped them. :lol:

All of us, we just wore smart casual, even to formal nights. You'll be right as rain without a dress.

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