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About Mr&MrsCookie

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    Brisbane Australia
  • Interests
    Cruising, Camping
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  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    South Pacific

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  1. The news reports say ships up to 300m will fit. Solstice is 315m🙄
  2. Easiest way is to get either the RCL shuttle or uber/taxi. The grain terminal isn't close to buses or trains. Wynnum is a great spot if you want to go that way. I grew up in Wynnum so know the area (and am a bit biased) Wynnum and Manly both have some lovely spots on the waterfront to have lunch - like fish and chips. There are some grog shops in the area, Dan Murphys is back at the shopping centre so would be another taxi ride. Keep in mind that if you are coming here from Oct onwards, the ship will be berthing on the other side of the river - still a long way from the cbd - but close to the airport (and the sewerage treatment plant lol)
  3. Looks like she's just left now. I saw the tugs heading towards Aria to take her out about 2 or so today so something (mechanical or medical?) must have happened at the last minute. it's mechanical apparently going by other posts on facebook
  4. I think its a case of someone looking for some compensation plus of course the media love to bag (and make up stories) about cruiselines. The idiots apparently were told it was an adults show so if they were easily offended why did they go. A couple of ports were missed - due to weather - but apparently it was the cruise from hell!.
  5. We were in Pago Pago Samoa in March and loved it. I couldn't find out much online beforehand so just thought it would be a quick walkaround before getting back onboard - but spent all day there. Make sure you do a local tour in one of their colourful handmade buses. We went with a company (can't remember the name) that were set up at the port. Lots to see - hopefully they will take you to the top of the mountain for great views. People are the nicest we came across on our cruise.
  6. The show was a light bit of fluff - but a whole lot better than anything else that is on TV right now. I'm a little bit over watching Friends and 2 and a Half Men reruns...
  7. I always say Brisbane is the best place to live..but as for a tourist destination not so much. The thing that appeals to foreign tourists probably the most is that it is one of a very few places where you can cuddle a koala.
  8. As long as they aren't wearing thongs - like I've seen, it's all good.
  9. Have been following someone on facebook that was just on her. Looks pretty good and sounds like they are still tweaking it for Aussie cruisers. Hopefully they will change the liberal smoking rules otherwise i won't be booking anytime soon - they still allow smoking on the balconies, yuk.
  10. I would be leaning towards Voyager in the South Pacific - there would be less people to get on and off at the tender ports and getting around the smaller islands. Less chance of cyclones in April as it's not the real peak season. There's school holidays and Easter too in April that you may want to consider (if you don't have kids)
  11. Timewise, you will be able to make it easily. But are they running harbour cruises on christmas day?
  12. Surprising they didn't mention a noro outbreak on her as well...Media doing positive stories on cruise ships are few and far between.
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