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  1. Thanks guys for your answers. We have no pre existing conditions and we have paid for the trip in full on our card. we have read the contents of the policy. Just wondering what others think.
  2. Hi fellow Aussie cruisers. Doing a big trip to the Canadian Rockies with Alaska cruise in May. We have a platinum Suncorp visa credit card and apparently get free ? Travel insurance. I have contacted the travel arm of Suncorp and spoken with them about full coverage and what type. I’m not real convinced that if there’s a major issue overseas particularly in America we will have sufficient coverage or coverage at all in fact. The contents of the travel t & c’s are very hard to work out unless your a road scholar. Thinking about paying for more medical cover to alleviate our concerns. Any of you guys with a similar issue or do you consider the free policy would suffice.
  3. As I said kazu. Its our opinions only. I don't want to start a war here but we do either hsc grats or selected envelopes at the end of the cruise, but not both. Tips are personal we believe and should be up to the individual/s. Don't get me wrong don't mind tipping but not twice
  4. Imo the cruise line should increase the cruise fare to cover the grats. Then we would just hand out the envelopes as we see fit. That would save all these issues.πŸ˜πŸ›³
  5. Hi guys. Going to alaska for our first trip ( bucket list ). I want to start a volendam roll call as to meet people and try to organise a couple of smallish group tours. Having a hard time working out how to start a roll call for our cruise. Can anyone please explain in easy steps Thanks so much for any help. Cheers Bob πŸ‘ ps. By the way, merry Xmas to all.
  6. Hi mate. You are close to us alright. Beer drinker to and I am aware of that promotion on. I think it's about $600.00 extra with the drinks package. 15 night cruise so may be worthwhile????
  7. Hi princess cruisers. considering a Asian cruise on the diamond and wondering whether the ships still have happy hours in place like I last cruised about 3 years back. Or is it wise to get a drinks package.. Cheers Bob
  8. That is great to hear. Will be on her in Alaska in june, 2020. Can't wait.πŸ‘πŸΊ
  9. We booked an oceanview midship cabin on the volendam for June, 2020 out of vancouver mainly because the ship arrives at the ports on the weekends, less traffic apparently and the larger staterooms and viewing areas.
  10. Hi ncl cruisers. l was told that ncl ships have bbqs on the back decks of their ships or around the pool area, is this correct.
  11. Thankyou. Just as we thought. Cheers Bob.
  12. Hi hal cruisers. Just booked the volendam for alaska next year. 1st time cruisers with them and looking forward to it. We have a drinks package and white pass train trip included as perks which we are very grateful for. Our question is. We have previously booked a private tour in skagway which we want to keep. If we drop off the perk white pass train trip can we convert this into a dinner at the pinnacle grill or the like. Is this a possibility.. Cheers Bob.
  13. Hi hal cruisers. Going on our first cruise with Hal on the volendam next June out of vancouver. just wondering do hal still have the bbq's on the aft deck with salmon and crab. Just watched a you tube video of this albeit it was 3 years ago. Kind regards Bob.
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