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  1. This makes it easy to change to a different cruiseline.
  2. We just got our deposits refunded today. June 13 cruise. We cancelled april 12 before final payment
  3. Golden Melbourne to New Zealand Jan 30-feb 12. Bucket list just in the nick of time!
  4. Yes ok. I cruise on princess mostly just thought i would ask you guys for her since phone lines are very busy
  5. Hi. My friend’s cruise isn’t until mid july so final payment date isn’t until later BUT she had made final payment early. Under the current cancellation policy does anyone know if she can still get full refund? Cash not FCC? thx
  6. Yes everyone accepts credit cards there. We didn’t use much cash at all
  7. Hi are from the U.S. and we just got back a week ago from a month in Australia and New Zealand, including a 13-day cruise that stopped at many of the NZ ports you mention. The only excursion we took thru the ship was in Dunedin, the Taieri Gorge Railway Tour. We chose that because we wanted to see some of the interior of the South Island. The day we were there, the train tour could only be purchased via the ship, which was expensive. I am glad we did it, it was pretty and interesting and there was commentary all along the way. Once was enough though, if we go again I would do something else. We had to skip the Akoroa (tender) port due to weather. Wellington we walked all over town and did exactly what Mic said with the tram then walked down, very fun. Napier - just walked around town, went thru the aquarium and museum which tells you a lot about the earthquake Tauranga - we rented a car and drove an hour to Rotorua, had an awesome day! Went to Te Puia saw all the geysers and boiling mud, then over to the Redwood Forest Treewalk, an elevated walk high up in the trees very very fun, then back to the ship in plenty of time. Driving on left side wasn't bad LOL Auckland - we walked over to the SkyTower and purchased on site joint tickets for SkyTower plus the HopOnHopOff bus which has 2 routes, takes you all around the city, and dropped us off right by the pier! We were in Sydney for 4 days, one day took a day tour thru Anderson Tours for just 20 people to Blue Mountains, saw Echo Point/3 Sisters, Scenic World, Featherdale Wildlife park and a boat ride back to the port. Very fun. Melbourne -we were there for a week but one day took a day small group tour thru Vinetrekker Wine Tours, went to Healesburg Sanctuary (animals) then two different wineries in Yarra Valley for wine tasting. Awesome and well done by owner Paul.
  8. For the OP, just to reinforce that in Sydney you can use a tap on credit card. I live in the US and just got back from Sydney and used my contactless credit card and everything worked perfectly. You just need to remember to use the same credit card to tap on and off and you will still get the benefits of the Opal card (daily max etc). Just be sure you have a credit card that does not charge foreign transaction fees. also if there is more than one person you should each use a separate card
  9. Aussie Burger was fun. Huge but fun. I thought I remembered other Australian and New Zealand options. I took photos of menus so will try to find those. I was on the Jan 30 13 day New Zealand cruise on the Golden and enjoyed everything in the main dining room
  10. Are we sure that Princess Platinum insurance will still fully protect (100% future cruise credit I believe) if you cancel at last minute due to concerns about coronavirus even if the cruise is not cancelled? i know typically it says cancel “for any reason “ but these are strange circumstances we have our final payment coming up in a few days. We are planning on buying the princess platinum insurance when we make the final payment. I just hope it works that way in case things get a lot worse in next few months. Our cruise is just in the Caribbean
  11. We just got back from a cruise where my husband was given a letter like mentioned above. Also getting emails about players club promotions. He gambles, i do not. We are booked for a cruise this june but not quite to final payment date yet. Can these casino offers be added to an existing booking while keeping the current promotions in place (BestSaleEver)?
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