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  1. Time. They've lost a day at the start of the cruise due to weather causing them to stay in Sydney.
  2. They may be taking 3 days but they don't need to. The next cruise is doing Mystery Island to Sydney in 2 days. So they could speed up if there was an issue. I wonder what would happen if the Itinerary changed mid cruise - would they kick the family off at whatever the next port is? The logic is the same.
  3. Yeah, Norwegian Jewel is due in at 5am so Ovation has to move.
  4. My understanding is that this delay is not due to closed islands, it's due to the cyclone transitting down the Australian coast. It'll be long gone.
  5. Ok. This might be even more crazy than i thought. the first "sea day" is actually anchored in Sydney Harbour from 3am tomorrow to 6pm tomorrow when it sails for Noumea.
  6. But the cruise was always going to those places! It changed from Sydney -> Noumea -> Mystery -> Brisbane -> Sydney to Sydney -> Noumea -> Mystery -> Sydney. So they're cruising slower at some point to waste time. At no point will they be further from land than they would have been anyway.
  7. Two things: Yes, your diamond benefits reset on every cruise. So does your cruise account. Also, Opal cards aren't really required anymore for Sydney transport. You should be able to use your credit/debit card (but each person will need their own) https://transportnsw.info/tickets-opal/opal/contactless-payments
  8. You need to look at the bigger picture. They over sell it order to make more money and normally they do. Occasionally it doesn't and its a cost of doing business that they might make a loss on certain cabins.
  9. Just keep saying no until you get everything you want. You're not the only one in a Grand Suite or higher and you're not the only one they're talking to. They will make you feel like this is your problem but it is not. It's theirs.
  10. It will be a decision of the company and the captain. My guess: they'll cancel Wellington & Dunedin, probably stay where they are for a couple of days and come back to Sydney, perhaps via the sounds if time permits. They're due back on the 16th.
  11. Ovation left Sydney on Wednesday the 4th. This was the 3rd stop.
  12. Seriously. Guarantee is right there in the name - it's not hard to expect it be honoured.
  13. I assume its these two so the answer is all ports are the same. https://www.cleancruising.com.au/itinerary.asp?sched=PRIGOL272_20191207 https://www.cleancruising.com.au/itinerary.asp?sched=PRIGOL272_20191124 1 day is rarely enough in most locations so i don't see an issue.
  14. Yes. They'll introduce themselves on the first day and be with you for the cruise.
  15. Question: If only soap & water hand washing is a suitable way to prevent this why don't they have proper soap and water washing stations at the entrances to the food venues? It wouldn't be that hard to do.
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