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Nelie

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About Nelie

  • Rank
    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    Australia
  • Interests
    Reading, Watching my Favourite TV shows, Travelling, Meeting new people
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Anyone i'm on
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Well Hawaii was Awesome but i cant wait for Alaska
  1. Ok. So pullmans are what I thought. Is the room able to be set up with the one big bed. Ie 2 singles put together. Any other space for a cot or is there a couch big enough for a small 6 yr old
  2. Hi. I'm looking for some help for my sister. She is going on a cruise that was booked by her in-laws. It looks like they are in an ocean view room on deck for possibly 4012 room. It' s 2 adults and 2 children ages 2 and 6. Does anyone have some pictures of the rooms. The last cruise they got stuck with bunk beds which she didn't like and weren't able to use with the kids. I did check on the website. States 3rd and 4th Pullman bed avaliable . Is that pull down beds. I don't think they would use them. Would the room be set up as 2 singles with the 2 pullmans down. I think my sister was hoping for 1 large bed for 3 of them with either a small couch or a cot. Any theories or photos would be a huge help. I think she's feeling overwhelmed having not planned it herself. Thanks.
  3. Are you in Brisbane just for the day before or after a cruise?. Or will u be staying a bit longer. In Oct my mum and I spent 2 days in Brisbane before our cruise. We stayed at the Sebel Brisbane corner of albert and charlotte st. This was a great central location to shops and food. From here we were easily able to walk to botanical gardens, very beautiful, Southbank city beach, interesting. The city is very walkable. So that might be an option if your staying
  4. I travel with my Mum (mid 60s) who usually leaves all the planning to me(mid30s). We agree on a destination and I pick the ship/cruise line itinerary and give her the options on dates. While she was in Sydney last year she saw the ship docked and sent a photo to me with the comment . " We are doing this ship next time" tell me when and where we are going"😁 The ship looks amazing. So any advice we be great. Looking at NZ on an Oct or Nov sailing this year. Was concerned about maybe being bored on a cruise with alot of sea days and with cooler weather which is why we haven't done NZ yet. Looks like alot to do on this ship so boredom won't be a problem even with cooler weather. But any must do or your fav activities would be a start for to investigate. Was that an indoor pool area I saw in the photos. Havnt checked out the ships facilities online yet so no idea. The photos above the ship looking down were amazing. Was that from a glass lift? Any photos of your room ? Or just any you would like to would be great. Getting excited and it's not even booked
  5. I also know that some people save for years to be able to afford a cruise so sometimes they will have to cut luxuarys out . Although I have friends who are cheap for no reason :)
  6. We often do a morning tour that's drops us back at the ship at lunch time. So we often eat on the ship on shore days. We drop off anything we won't need at the time to. Then usually get off and do exploring on foot or shop. We might grab a sweet snack of something local then. But we had no tour on our last cruise planned we just walked around so we ate all off ship shore days
  7. Well a comedian on my last cruise got spot on . He was talking about people rushing back to the ship for lunch. Well I paid for it. Why would I eat off ship. The whole audience cracked up laughing
  8. I go a bit crazy with the hand sanitizer when going into new hotel room or cabin. I think we need more public announcements on tv in general not just on cruise ships about preventing illness. The amount of people who don't cover their nose or mouth when coughing or sneezing is shocking. I dont think its an age specific or upbringing thing. My 5 year old niece told off my 66 year old mum as she didn't wash her hands. I think people need reminders and also a what can happen to you or others if you don't. Common sense isn't so common anymore
  9. We were on the Royal Legend of the Seas 2 years ago yesterday. Cyclone Winston hit Vanuatu did an unheard of uturn and went back and hit it again. We were advised of the cyclone when we left and told they were keeping an eye on it. We made it to noumea ok. Photo at start of day the 3 of us smiling and bright sunny skies. At the end of the day dark skies and me lookig fake scared. As we left i was like mmm were going pretty fast. Yep. We were running away from the cyclone. Captain announced Mystery island the next day was cancelled as it was under water. And Pt Vila the day after as well as it had been hit and about to be again. We went further north to champagne bay. Showed us a map on the screens of where the cyclone was compared to us and we were heading to this tiny patch that "shouldn't" be effected. Heaps of people on the cruise were complaining. I'm got a bit snarky with a few and was like umm hello we are avoiding a cyclone. I prefer not to die on holiday. As soon as I got internet I googled the cyclone only to find out that 44 people did die on the islands. So yeah it's not an ideal situation but they do their best to keep you safe and hey it could be worse
  10. Without thinking my mum grabbed a banana while eating breakfast and was like I'll have a snack when we are off ship. Our tour ends at 1 lunchtime but this will keep me going if I get hungry. I was like umm Mum you can't. Once I explained she was like oh duh of course what was I thinking. I can't remember which cruise but they were checking bags as we left the ship. Saying all food no matter if it was packaged could be taken off. Not sure how that works for babies or diabetics ??
  11. It varies. It's usually after we get back from a holiday and are like right . Where to next ? Are we bus tour or cruise. Departure from Oz or overseas. I would love to be able to book last minute ie no more than 2 months in advance but my workplace is hard to get time off. We get a roster 3-4 weeks in advance and once its published tahts it no leave. Having to fly a different state also impacts it to. :( I like booking in advance. Some destinations book up quite quick. Also gives me a chance to fully sus out the destination and jump on here and ask a million questions. :)
  12. Oh awesome. This really was a great added bonus for us. We usually don't spend much on a cruise and I already had spending money put aside. So I was thinking of splurging on a spa treatment or try new cocktail. Maybe a shopping splurge 😁
  13. So this is my first cruise where I have included onboard credit. Yey! I was actually ready to book when they had an awesome deal on. Now is there anything you can't use your credit on? Is your credit used before say any credit you purchase? Thanks
  14. Hi all I was thinking of prepurchasing the bottled water for our cabin for my upcoming cruise . When looking at the website it states 6 or 12 bottles. But when you go to purchase it shows 8 or 12. Any one know which it is? The brand it is.? How much a normal 600ml bottle costs? Thanks :):cool:
  15. Have you thought about using leak-proof food containers? My toothpaste doesnt come in a smaller version so I use one of these and squirt some in there and dig out with my brush. https://sistemaplastics.com/products/to-go/35ml-dressing-to-go And if only a short trip i use ones these size for shampoo conditioner or body wash https://sistemaplastics.com/products/to-go/mini-bites-to-go-3-pack I find these in Australia so you might not be able to get the brand but it might be an idea to check out the food container isle at the supermarket :)
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