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  1. I have heard that the staff lose out, not only by lack of grats but that the head of their section asks them to "please explain" - have they not done their job correctly. Feed back from passengers goes a long way to the staff getting perks - like time off - if they do an excellent job. As others have said, just accept that it is part of your cruise fare. Lets face it, it usually equates to the price of a cocktail per day.
  2. Just read ship rescued three sailors, so will probably be late arriving
  3. I think the toxicology report would have been done when at the hospital. Probably standard for admissions
  4. Something new with P&O. My booking for September of this year now has an option to "Match Tour Price". If you can show them you have been able to book a tour cheaper than their price - they will offer OBC for the difference. They have been listening to passengers!!!
  5. Oh how I love this site.........thanks for the question Jinja0707. Reminded me that I would have to make arrangements for my car as well. I think we are both on the same cruise "Circle Indian Ocean". I've previously been on a 35 day cruise where I did not bother about my car, but the 7 weeks I'll be away for this time is so much longer. Will look you up at the Meet and Mingle........Jan
  6. Giving away secrets.......but 2020 is my 80th birthday year. I already have Indian Ocean cruise booked for January and now Tahiti in November. Can't take it with me and I "just love to cruise" - note my tag Pacificlover
  7. Quick update........rang at 7.01am this morning, got a home based agent. My sailing of choice was the last one prior to relocation back to US. Result: only inside cabin left on deck I wanted was next to laundry. Agent was able to give me partial obstructed for same price. Happy camper! Prices are premium though due to demand. I would suggest you don't spend too much time deciding if you want to do one of these sailings.
  8. Not the Phillipines.......probably direct to home based agent...
  9. The guy was agressive and spoke to me as if I was a moron. Their office opens at 7.00am so will try then.
  10. Thanks for the heads up - have found dates etc. Strange though when I rang Princess hoping to jump the gun as I'm Elite.....they knew nothing about the sailings. I've done my homework re flight connections and am ready - will ring first thing tomorrow and hope I get a cabin.
  11. When you are booking one way they are expensive (if cruising back to Aus), but return Sydney look to be around $1,500 for either Qantas or Air NZ. I'll certainly be looking at the prices tomorrow for the cruise. Have been on Pacific Princess from Papette before and loved it.
  12. I'm booked on the Circle Indian ocean for 46 days on the Sun- I hope that this not a mistake on my part. The cruise is one that is rarely offered, so in this case the itinerary was my reason for booking, not the ship.
  13. Did you know the captain of this ship has a blog.........Captain, Who's driving?......I have followed him on at least 4 of his last world cruises. This is to be his last I believe. Interesting blog with blow by blow account of entering ports, plus photos taken whilst ashore.
  14. Please add... 24 January 2020.........Pacificlover........Sun Princess.......Circle Indian Ocean.......46 days. So looking forward to this one.
  15. I have stayed at the Circle Hotel in the past. I believe it has had an update since my last visit. It was very compact... with room for 2 queen sized beds, very small bathroom and fridge. More like a motel room really, BUT it is beach front, just across the road from main swimming area. At the zoo end. If you take the front rooms you have wonderful view of all the activity. Watch the lanterns being lite every night. Half a block from statue. Eggs and More underneath.
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