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About Chiliburn

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    Cool Cruiser

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  • Location
    Sydney Australia
  • Interests
    Travel,hot food
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Royal Caribbean
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Milford sound

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  1. Those big windows in the hydro Magestic looking over the megalong valley look like a picture hanging on the wall. Great place for a coffee and a piece of cake. Easy walk from the Meadlow bath train station.
  2. Yes bad weather,it gets pretty wild in that part of the world. I forgot the statistics but quite a few cancel.
  3. I’ll go with a overnight in Katoomba. And a side trip to the hydro majestic in medlo bath for a drink.
  4. I’m sure everyone would agree,the best way to see New Zealand is by land. But if you have decided to take a cruise,you may as well do the 3 sounds.
  5. My opinion is you have paid for a cruise that the highlight is fiordland world Heritage and you are going to miss a large parentage of it. Have a stopover on the South Island.
  6. On Sunday it $2 all day by train ferry and public bus.but it can get busy. A good way to finish the day ,on your return ,get off the train at parramatta ,a 15 minute walk to parramatta river cat and catch the river cat back to circular quay.
  7. Especially oasis 5 being built right now. Speculation is it will be called Melody of the seas and be Asianised
  8. Probably one of the memorable things we have done in NZ that would work with you. We had a pub lunch in Auckland, I don’t know if you like pubs? I t was at the occidental hotel in Vulcan lane.Its the older part of Auckland . The occidental brews it own beer and makes its own wine. Two of us had a large bucket (about 400mm high) of NZ mussels cooked in white wine and butter.A piece of fish each and hand cut chips. I had a jug of house beer and my friend had two glasses of their wine. FOR $50 NZ
  9. It used to be the North Americans want to escape the cold but there’s a growing trend for escaping the heat . Friends who used to live in Sydney,which now live in Oklahoma ,Told me the summer is becoming unbearable and they come back to Sydney in July. There’s talk Royal Caribbean is exploring that market.
  10. You want to stop or you WILL go blind. It would be the same as anywhere in the world,I’m not sure about princess but a lot of lines slow 12 cans
  11. Yes I recommend arrow tours,they came recommended by TripAdvisor NZ forum. The owners name is Roger, I talked to him online and he met us at the dock.He introduced us to his offsider Ross who looked after us for the day. You will get the Māori performance as it is the highlight. Lunch was at the lakeside cafe on the lake in Rotorua town ( the Māori village is out of town) A table was reserved for all of us ,it was busy.We had to order and pay for our own food We didn’t eat much,two of us shared some fish and chips and a couple of drinks each.As we all talked. From memory it wasn’t a cheap place but nothing is cheap in NZ.
  12. It was the middle of the road tour,can’t remember what is was called. They took us for a bit of a tour of Tauranga,a kiwi fruit farm,the Māori village (which was very interesting,such warm people) booked lunch but you have to pay for it. Our group requested to be back to the ship about 2:00 for the pool party and was done. very casual and professional.
  13. There seems to be more cruises to the islands and the top of NZ and not as many around NZ in 2020-21
  14. Rotorua is a must if you haven’t been there. It’s interesting how the maoris live on a active volcano. You can rent a car or there’s plenty of tour companies on the dock. we used arrow tours
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