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  1. The captain said that was the best day in Fiordland all season weather-wise. It was beautiful!
  2. We're on board the Majestic Princess. We were prevented from docking in Port Chalmers (Dunedin) today due to thick fog. I wonder how often that happens? The captain said we only had a small window to pull in to port since it has to coincide with the tides and we missed our window. Of course, there are a lot of disappointed passengers (and crew!). We had booked the Taieri Gorge train trip. I guess we'll have to plan another trip to New Zealand some day! Weather looks decent for the Fiordland National Part tomorrow at least. Really looking forward to that. We're just sitting outside of port now going no where. The crew had to scramble to come up with activities to do today on board the ship. An unplanned sea day! We'll make the most of it.
  3. For our upcoming cruise out of New Zealand on Majestic Princess (booked in the US), all of our Princess OBC was converted at 1:1 to AUD, including FCD and shareholder benefit. I'm wondering if they will do the same to our TA OBC, which won't post to our account until the 2nd day of the cruise. Anybody have experience with this?
  4. We're boarding a Princess cruise next week out of New Zealand where the ship uses AUD currency. We are from the US and booked the cruise in the US. Our Princess OBC was not converted at the "going rate" but rather a 1:1 exchange. For example, $300 OBC became $300 AUD OBC. Our OBC was FCD and shareholder benefit. Unfortunate, but apparently how they are doing it.
  5. If you're not pressed for time, I would consider renting a convertible, buying a GyPSy App and let the App be your guide for this drive. That's what we did on the Road to Hana and we thoroughly enjoyed it! Our ship was docked over night, so if the drive took longer than expected we were not at risk for missing the ship. You never know what can happen on that road. We came upon a landslide that had the road shut down in both directions. However, crews were on it quickly and had the road cleared before too long. Whatever you decide to do, enjoy your trip! We have wonderful memories of that trek.
  6. Would anybody be able to venture a guess on the odds of being able to cruise in to Fiordlands in early March? I've seen several cruisers post that their ship had to bypass this beautiful place due to weather events. We're scheduled to sail there on March 8th aboard Majestic Princess. I'm from the US and have never been to Australia or New Zealand. I have no idea of what to expect weather-wise there that time of year. Thanks in advance!
  7. @Shiprobbo Was Crooners reserved for Platinum/Elite every night, all night? I'm neither but would like to visit Crooners from time to time in the evenings on our upcoming Majestic cruise.
  8. Same for us. We have an Australia, New Zealand cruise booked for March 2019. We have $200 from FCD credits and $100 in share holder benefits and they are in AUS dollars. So I also feel like we lost money. But apparently that's their policy since that's the stated currency of the ship.
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