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  1. Just now, resordanis said:

    On another note. Waiting for coffee this morning and there were quite a few disgruntled Elite passenger’s complaining about  downgraded benefits. Not much they can do about it……but heard them say they would speak to the Captain 🤣. It was my laugh for the morning. 

    do they think they are going to chat with Captain Stubbing and he will make things all better.

    i read someone wrote to the president of P&O   to seek help with changing names because the ta couldnt 

    some people make me luagh

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  2. 17 hours ago, MicCanberra said:



    nice scratch mark     hope it doesnt scare as bad as the one ony right arm  ,  which stretches from the elbow to just short of my sholder   frrom breaking the funny bone a few years ago.

    hope the recovery goes well for you

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  3. i noticed  this morning that Pacific Adventure is not heading to Eden as sheduled and looks like its going back to back  moreton island and some of the guest  on the last cruise was looking forward to going south  and now finding they are going north again to tangalooma

    i was speaking with a couple last night saying they are unsure where they are heading now as their cruise has changed  i think they said they were doing pacific islands but now may be heading south to tassie tommorow  instead they was not happy  little vegemites

  4. 1 hour ago, mum and son said:

    Worst we've had so far 😄!


     we Started to cop  bad weather once we got from the coral sea in to tasman sea coming back from Tangalooma.     we had good comfy sailing up  and  most of thursday coming back but over night she started to pick up a bit.   As  i woke up at around 3am this morning  i opened my balcony door  just a few k's from the sydney heads   it was bucketing down and there was a good sea starting to pick up  and you could  just start to feel the ship   and we didnt have the pilot yet on board.

    i suspect by now or later tonight you are going to  cop some of what we got last night but it wasnt that bad    but by the time ya get to the heads it may be a bit worse

    i feel for  2 ships tonight who are sailing out of Sydney

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  5. 6 hours ago, Cool Breeze Cruiser said:

    Thanks. I went ahead & booked a room at the Jazz Corner Hotel in Melbourne for the night after we disembark our cruise right after I made this post.

    Looks like I made the right choice. 

    i think you have, you dont have to worry about rushing to the airport like a blue ass fly specially if there is delays  getting into port then road traffic


  6. its possible to do it  but like  anywhere   you have to have everything go  spot on for you  ship arriving ontime then getting to airport if the ubering it and there is no delays on the freeway  or having to get public transport to the airport.

    why put yourself in a position of worry  as in are we going to get their on time   if we book the earlist flight possible  specially if there is delays  

    its doable thou


  7. 1 minute ago, buchhalm said:

    Mr Wong is fabulous. But very difficult to get in independently. 

    Best bet is your hotel concierge.

    These people have ways to get tables. (I know. I worked as one)


    If UPMARKET and contemporary  CHINESE is what you are after, then any of the LOTUS restaurants is very, very good. My top pick is LOTUS BARANGAROO branch. (But all are great)

    My Best Mate  put me on to mr wongs   but he would have went there    with  work colleagues and said it was the best he has had  .  and  we are only staying at the round the corner  in jamison street   thought close and handy to mr wongs

  8. 1 hour ago, Chiliburn said:

    I think they had the hooks ?



    And for Thai food we have a Thai town in Campbell street but Chat Thai has a couple of locations one in circular quay and they are better than a kick in the bum.


    i have heard  Mr Wongs  in Bridge Lane  cbd is not bad for chinese?

    I am thinking of taking the good bride there  either before or after our cruise and if she is lucky we go twice  if any good

  9. 3 minutes ago, arxcards said:

    I agree.


    But also a cunning plan for the OP, they can make separate solo bookings to overcome the airline wanting to pair their seats.


    4 minutes ago, arxcards said:

    I agree.


    But also a cunning plan for the OP, they can make separate solo bookings to overcome the airline wanting to pair their seats.

    yes a cunning plan  i agree , secretly i think we all would like that middle seat gone  for the room on a plane .


  10. 3 hours ago, Aussieflyer said:

    It sounds like AirNZ is trying to actively stop the practice as many do try and book window and aisle with spare between in the hope that as middle seats are less attractive no one will choose it. A bit of a risk that you have a stranger in between but often the seat stays vacant when not a full load and therefore they have more space.

    Annoying for you but I can see why they do it.

     i also can understand  why they do it as well  

    if the op wants to have that middle seat  between himself and his wife then he really should be booking the 3rd seat as well .

    Plus size people have to pay for a second seat   if needing the space

    i think its  selfish attitude  to be thinking hmm  if i book a window and an aisle for the wife and i  , in the grand hope that the middle seat doesnt get taken 

    i do accept these things after all we should get to sit where we like providing the seats are not taken and you do't mind someone sitting in between ...

    i do hope the origional poster  is able to select the seats they wish for.


  11. 5 hours ago, Yaya_in_Oz said:

    Thanks all for the replies.

    I'll go for a walk around the waterfront if I'm not too tired from Port Arthur and/or go up to one of the open decks on the ship. If its raining, its bedtime. Sorted 😄

    the good thing about Hobart there is 360° views

    i know Hobart very well after all i had a 27 year holiday there which was the best days of my life.

    enjoy thou


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  12. Sounds like you had a great time and thankyou for sharing this journey  on the resilliant lady.

    The North west coast of Tasmania is very under rated in my opinion and has somegreat places  from Devonport through to Smithton   in which makes Burnie a good port of call.   

    in my opinion Cradle mountain is a good place to visit   but i do believe you need more then a day  trip to explore this great region  of Tasmania.   

    i have certainly loved  reading and looking at your photo's   

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  13. 8:30pm  in Hobart  you may find a couple of bars still open around salamanca   and around  near elizebeth st pier .   or   you could head down to the round house and win yaself fortune or listen to some music 

    not far from the ship  there is Hobart brewqing company  ( it used to be where Bob Clifford made   the Incats Before he got to big and had to move to Prince of Wales bay)  and there is some food trucks there as well by memory


  14. 16 minutes ago, pacificlover said:

    No they are available if 2 passengers

    I would be ringing P&O     as the cabins dont appeared to sold  for an interior cabin , like what you said 
    the 25th of August cruise  to barrier reef  cruise you can't select a interior  for individual

    it appears on most cruises they want balcony or better for single person.

    on the cruise i am going on  it shows for singles  sold out  but if you are a 2  person    you can aquire a interior cabin



  15. 15 minutes ago, CountessCookie said:

    Someone from Virgin is going to be crunching the numbers to try work out which course of action will be the most profitable. I can't say I envy that person.

    well i think tentions in red sea are going to dictate that .

    from athens to oz through the red seas with pirates

    or the long way round  whats the accountants going to do


  16. 5 hours ago, Hogbay said:

    What if you hit a iceberg ? It can happen


    5 hours ago, possum52 said:

    Unlikely if you are coming into Sydney. 😀

    1978  many was stunned to wake up to a an iceberg in Sydney harbour   🤣

    yes it an April fools joke done by a rich  bloke named Dick Smith where he towed a fake iceberg into Sydney Harbour to fool  Sydney siders



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  17. 6 hours ago, MicCanberra said:

    Coles, Woolies, Big W, Target, Kmart, Aldi all have trolleys that require coins or tokens to unlock them in the ACT, but also in Vic, SA, WA QLD and NSW . I suppose it depends on the city.

    coles where i live in vic dont have  trolleys that need tokens or coins  

    but there major  suburbs do

  18. 21 minutes ago, aussielozzie18 said:

    Well done.  This wouldn’t work for us simply because we don’t use cash anymore.  Tap our cards for everything.  It’s got  to the point that I am going to have to put a $2 coin in several handbags so that when I go to Coles, I have a coin to get a trolley…

    to me cash is king still 

    i dont like it you buy $5 coffee and you have to pay an extra 1.5% surcharge on top  just for tapping the card   , just think  of all the surcharcges   for that $5 dollar cup that could be in your pocket which goes into  taxes or the shop keepers funds.

    that $ 8 doller schooner off beer you tap  each time  and you 1.5% surcharge 

    they cant charge extra for paying in cash

    i get eftpos and tapping is away lot of people go these days,  

    i hate card prefer cash at least you know what ya spending 
    with eftpos you can spend more with out blinking and it all could be surcharges

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