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  1. We have a Roll Call for 30th December so join in if you wish. Here is the link : https://boards.cruisecritic.com.au/topic/2650236-ruby-princess-30th-dec-2019-auckland-to-sydney-14-days/
  2. Hi sweept12 Guess you might be in the Ruby as we are and arrive back into Sydney on the 13th. If so join our roll call - would love to have you join in. Transport to the airport - my advice is book a Princess Transfer. We did last cruise for the first time and as I am in a powerchair we were out on a mini van out to the airport - just us. Worked wonderfully. Will repeat. In the past we have always got the 11.50am Air NZ flight without issue. BUT in April the ship arrival was delayed by 5-6 hrs which caused mayhem. Luckily for us we were picking up a wheelchair accessible rental car, so that was easy to delay. Last cruise (arrived on 12th Jan) we booked 3.50pm Air NZ. Got to the airport nice and early and went straight to the Koru lounge - bliss, had the place to ourselves a lot of the time. No stress about missing the flight etc. We are doing the same this coming cruise.
  3. Hi Terry I recommend that you have a day in Auckland before you get in a rental car and head off. Give you a chance to unwind from the flight and jet lag. Safer to the concentrate on the drive. Taupo is a lovely spot to stop and visit the sights. A little less busy than Rotorua and a few things to do from there.
  4. I am wanting to find out which MDR on the Ruby Princess is used on Sea Days for lunch? Of course we could wait until we board but looking at organising a luncheon after our Meet and Greet. We have quite a lot of interest. In 2010 on the Diamond Princess and then 2011 on the Celebrity Century we had such good numbers we had lunch in a separate MDR. Maybe we can again.
  5. Skybus is the best option. Bus stop right outside the terminal.
  6. We recently cruised on the Majestic Princess in as Accessible Club Class Mini Suite and an Accessible Standard Balcony. In my opinion the Angled Accessible Club Class Mini Suites are the best! Large balcony which is very easy to access and move around on. We were in B433 and we did enjoy the cabin. We didn't use the balcony as much as I would have hoped as we spent more time meeting our travel companions elsewhere. I think I posted pictures on the 'sticky' about cabins on page 1. I will come back to you on that. Photos on https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2150432-princess-cabin-reviews-–-no-cabin-questions-posted-here-please/page/11/?tab=comments#comment-56595965 Posts 254 255
  7. The Ship will cater for Gluten Free passengers. Our friend who cruised with us for the first time last Christmas was in food heaven when he found out about the Gluten Free options! He had one of the Head Waiters as his best friend! In the dining room she would immediately ask him if he would like a small batch of scones (you might call them biscuits) instead of bread before his meal! A few minutes later a batch would appear - made by the chef especially for him! As for the buffet - we kept finding him having sweets, desserts and ice cream, and he wondered why his new shirts did not fit!
  8. I believe this is the Up to date list: Princess Contact List Sapphire, Grand: Jenny Streeck (661) 284-4444 Streeck@princesscruises.com Regal & Coral: Berna Grayr (661) 284-4448 bgrayr@princesscruises.com Ruby Princess contact Craig Blish 661-284-4417 cblish@princesscruises.com Royal, Sun : Stacey Anderson (661) 284-4333 sanderson@princesscruises.com Regal & Diamond: Lawrence Andrada (661) 284 4445 landrada@princesscruises.com Emerald, Island & Majestic: Rosanne Pennucci (661) 284 4443 rpennucci@princesscruises.com Crown & Star: Jodi Rudolph (661) 284 4450 jrudolph@princesscruises.com Golden, Pacific: Jan James (661) 284-4452 jjames@princesscruises.com Caribbean & Sea: Coleen Reyes (661) 284-4447 creyes@princesscruises.com Diamond: Diana Hall (661)284-4449 dhall@princesscruises.com If you have any changes since August 2019 please let us know, including the date the information was noted.
  9. Suggest you ask on the Princess forum where more people will have knowledge.
  10. I have heard elsewhere - in the Fall? September perhaps......
  11. Ruby Princess contact is now: Craig Blish 661-284-4417 cblish@princesscruises.com Change: Regal & Coral: Berna Grayr (661) 284-4448 bgrayr@princesscruises.com
  12. Passport details added when we originally booked. Accepted.
  13. Hi all We are cruising Ruby Princess Auckland to Sydney 30 Dec 2019 to 13 Jan 2020. Princess Documents reads: 20. Visa’s Passports and Vaccinations When booking a cruise visiting an international port, You are responsible to ensure You have all necessary visas, vaccinations and travel documents, including a passport that is valid for the minimum duration required based on the countries You are visiting. Your passport must be valid for a minimum of six months beyond the date of Your cruise return Now Australian requirements are that our NZ passport does not have to have 6 months before expiry, but valid for the duration on our visit. Our passports expire 20 Feb 2020. I have been told by my niece who use to work for Dept of Internal Affairs that this is correct. But I wonder if Princess will go with minimum of six months for the cruise?? Anyone with experience and advice?
  14. Waiwera has been closed for quite some time.
  15. WOW - last time, in 2015 it was $60.00- $70.00
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