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  1. Be very careful listening to people who probably have no real legal experience
  2. We are isured with Cota (Allianz) and our policy states that all epidemics/pandemics are excluded no matter when you purchased the cover
  3. Wouldn't stand a chance. It would be up against the old Pacific Jewel
  4. If the 4 berth cabins are anything like the converted friendly fours on the Pacific Explorer be afraid very afraid. It goes to show how little respect Carnival has for it's passengers https://www.cruisedeckplans.com/DP/deckplans/deckbydeck.php?ship=Pacific-Explorer&deck=9
  5. I live in Penrith at the base of the mountains.The highway up to Katoomba is 4 lanes all the way... 2 in each direction. More than likely there won't be a problem getting up there. Going further than that will depend on the fires as the road to Lithgow has been closed at times. However all the tourist attractions are in Katoomba. The main issue will be the smoke. That can be anything from a light haze to very thick where you can look at the sun and just see a red ball. The wind plays a big factor there. No idea what that will be at the time of your visit.
  6. Good to see a Nimby who still lives in the 18th century... I would agree with him but my wife would clip me around the ears and that hurts !!!!
  7. If you could please add me Serenade of the Seas - 30 August 2020 (Alaska) Serenade of the Seas - 6 September 2020 (Transpacific Vancouver to Hawaii) Thank you
  8. They will be using both. Kingsford Smith is here to stay
  9. The only point I'm making is be careful with the low cost holidays. The organization can sometimes be less than you might expect
  10. Yes the TA was totally responsible...They offered and sold the transfer to us. They supplied us with all the details and sent us the receipt.
  11. We have just returned from a low cost tour/cruise around China/Japan. We had organized a pick up through the TA from Shanghai port to the airport. The transfer bus turned up 2 hours late and we missed the flight back to Sydney. Despite a few people trying no one could get any response from the TA emergency number . There were 14 of us affected. Shanghai airport is not a fun place to be under those circumstances. We eventually found someone (the only person I think) who spoke English and worked at the airport. After much heated discussion we were told that there was a Qantas flight leaving that night $1600 each. Take it or leave it. Not really being in any position to bargain we had no choice but to pay. $3200 is a rather exorbitant amount to pay. Slightly more than Qantas actually charge. We were eventually reimbursed by the TA. I will not name the TA or drop any hints. Just do your homework
  12. Both Carnival And RCL have ceremonies with the Captain being King Neptune and give certificates to each cabin.
  13. https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/20653-karnika-heading-for-india.html
  14. Thank you . We are sailing on Quantum in a couple of weeks in an obstructed on deck six. I have been worried about my decision. You have allayed my fears a bit.
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