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getting older slowly

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About getting older slowly

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  • Location
    Melbourne (Land of OZ)
  • Interests
    food and wine ...photography... spending money
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    princess
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    australia

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  1. I can see that being the case...... but hopefully not for long.... otherwise the cruise ship will not be welcome
  2. Wow...... living the country, poker machine, and what nots... slightly off topic It will be interesting... one issue if excursions are expected to keep social distancing.... there will reduced numbers and lose of profit...... So what could end up happening .... is cruise ship excursions.. I think are mainly to keep people in a bubble and they know where everybody is and separated from the public... in that case... tour numbers will increase and more profit..... untill Covid is under control it will be the norm after wards no idea Would i go a cruise if the only way, one was allowed to leave the ship was an escorted tour ? NO Don
  3. Good Point..... some figures suggest a warm layup cost about 50-60% on normal running cost.... So running at say 60% capacity could mean that fares could offset the standing costs Thus meaning the money out of pocket could be half or less than a ship a warm layup ... Ok not a profit, but reduced costs and they can get the systems in place for post Covid-19 cruising... Cheers Don
  4. Never been there...... very rarely go into the CBD...... oh it is over 5km away LOL well more like 15km... Must go into the big smoke one day........ Don..
  5. It really come down to what you would like see..... ie museums, art galleries, historic building... or scenery or train trips or boat trips maybe food and wine...... Once you decided what type of thing you would like to see... then you can start to narrow it down..... if not you could take a guided tour to show you highlights..... Lots of things...... Cheers Don
  6. Wow.... man's ( or woman's ) best friend... has done it again.. Glad to see people are thinking outside the square...
  7. Love the sign... Some thing I found Benjamin Franklin, didn't like beer but liked wine and the quote was out of a letter he wrote... which was in fact :- “Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, and which incorporates itself with the grapes to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy!” As to where you were Mic.... Chocolate, beer and castles.... could it be Germany or Switzerland ??? I did find a tour of swan valley with beer and chocolate from perth.. Cheers Don
  8. Would like to go back round that area again...... one day when the boarders are open... since not going cruising soon ..lol Cheers Don
  9. You use to be able to get a key from the tourist centre so you could drive most of the way up...... worth a look and a great view from the top.... Don
  10. I think your right... enjoyed cruising..... but the issue is now hear in Australia, particularly Melbourne.... is that all travel is out..... one we are able to go somewhere.. things will be better...... cruising is not on the list until after cruising begins in Australia.. to see what it is like.... conditions and price will have an influence... Cheers Don who is not in jail... but sometime it feels like it.....
  11. The chicken carrying the keys are the live in ones...... the others live on the range.... is that like a stove... does that mean the range ones turn into roasted chickens???? crossing the other side of the road ... I prefer.. eggs over easy.. But the big question is which came first........ lol Cheers Don
  12. I agreed.... and to put an even bigger picture is sand mining which is generally beach sand and they take about 2 tonnes per person every year...( per person is everybody on earth ) So if you look an area like the caribbean with lots of cruise ship every day with thousands of people... it wouldn't take long for there to be noticable change in a beach if everybody came away with a jar of sand...
  13. Thanks....... Fingers crossed we keep on going....... and People do not go silly...... Dreaming of getting in the car and getting out of Melbourne.......... ( hope it goes as it was serviced earlier this year and has only done 200km since... ) Cheers Don
  14. Having done many cruises to New Zealand... a land base tour would to better if you want to see lots.... But it really comes down to what you want to see and the time available.... On a cruise... you would down only do a couple of things from a wide range of thing to do... Land based will give you time to enjoy what you would like to see And totally agreed with Aus Traveller It is a great place to visit... and are looking forward to our next holiday there Cheers Don
  15. Not a problem... no garlic... and a bonus bottle of merlot... Will be in the mail in morning for you Les Ahhh BBQ Chook , add chips, chilli sauce, and some sparkling wine.... bingo a feast for a king Good evening.... and cheers Don...... dinner is almost ready... time to light the candle
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