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  1. There are 2 marinas in Airlie Beach that different cruise lines use. Check which one your ship goes to if arranging a private tour. There is Coral Sea marina formerly called Abell Point marina and the other is at Port of Airlie. They are maybe 2kms apart. In February when in Airlie Beach on RC, this tour was offered. It was on a pontoon type vessel and I believe with very limited seating. But might give you an idea as to what to expect.
  2. Man O' Wars jetty for tendering when we were overnighting at Athol Bay with Cunard. Very convenient.
  3. Just read they were going to be late arriving into Sydney this am due to 7 m seas and some glass damage. Late afternoon check ins. Safe travels to all.
  4. Just saw her in the background of the news and hasn’t left yet. Departure time was supposed to be 4pm on Sydney cruise schedule. Sydney looks beautiful by night for her though.
  5. This was the booking for our guarantee room. I had not noticed when looking earlier that there were any other categories for guarantee balcony bookings. We only received our room placement approx 2 weeks before cruising.
  6. We have cruised balcony, deck 12 oceanview suite and inside virtual balcony to the south sea islands. Apart from the space and enjoyment of the deck 12 oceanview, we thought the inside virtual balcony was fine.
  7. We made a late booking on Ovation to cruise last year and chose a obstructed balcony guaranteed cabin at a very good price. We expected a deck 6 but we were given an obstructed balcony on deck 13. Very nice.
  8. Noticed Ovation is to cruise Sydney to Singapore end of Aus season, 20th March, 2021.
  9. At the end of the 2nd cruise, Noordam is porting in White Bay, maybe just checking fitting under the Bridge - ouch if she didn’t.
  10. Watching the news, saw this lady passing in the background. Was she at White Bay - no, at OPT and just backing up under the bridge because I guess she can.
  11. If you are lucky enough to have Joff Eaton as CD don’t miss his progressive trivia in 270. It’s very funny and you don’t have to be a player to enjoy.
  12. There is no need to tip for room service as RC now charge per room order, except for free continental breakfast. We usually only order the free continental breakfast for 2 on shore days but we do tip 4 or 5 dollars. We feel it is for our convenience and not to hassle for a breakfast seat on a busy port morning.
  13. What a picture perfect day in Hobart for Europa. As well it has a great live webcam in panorama.
  14. MY sister cruised to Bruges on Queen Elizabeth from Southampton. She said then it was mostly very cold, wet and windy with rough seas (not allowed on deck). They were the only 2 Aussies on board so there was no lack of conversations. Said the markets in Bruges were very good. She said there was another excellent Christmas market in London in Hyde Park, visited at night.
  15. A couple of years ago on Queen Elizabeth, we anchored one night at Athol Buoy and then early hours of the next morning we moved to OPT. The tenders took us to Man O'War Steps on the other side of the Opera House, about 15 mins by tender. Had no problems getting on tenders both ways. In fact I thoroughly enjoyed being in the middle of the harbour.
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