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Kazzygirl

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    Sydney
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    Architecture, Ancient History , Classical Music
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    Carnival / HAL
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    Venice

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  1. Not here in Australia.The Ruby Princess has been linked to nearly 50% of cases and deaths.We have had a lower infection and death rate than the rest of the world also
  2. I know we are not supposed to recommend specific TA or sites but could you give a hint LOL.As a Aussie we often get slugged with higher fees compared to US and European passengers. I have just booked a cruise for December on a US site smart cruser ( incorrect spelling on purpose to avoid being removed) at a great reduction even after currency conversion. Any leads to get a bargain much appreciated.
  3. All people in the same cabin have to take the same " freebies" . The package also includes soda or non alcoholic cocktails. The freebies are a bit of a gimmick really eg the shore excursions are all over priced on the ship and $50 goes no where near offsetting them.
  4. Thnanyou for that I think I will ring USA NCL not thr Aussie branch Prdon my ignorance what does DSC mean?
  5. Hi fellow cruisers, I am from Australia and finding it very difficult to book my shore excursions for my December cruise. I get different answers from NCL I have $100 shore excursion credit per port. If I book now I am told I have to pay upfront in full with my credit card being deducted immediately. So do I get the OBC credit for the shore excursions back onto the credit card after I take each one or is the credit then only to be used for other things on board? NCL cant give me a straight answer. As I have the Fee at sea offer there is not much else to buy on board and I certainly don't want to have to spend " extra" The only other option is to risk booking onboard and missing out as the excursions are full. Any help would be appreciated Thanks Karen
  6. Hi fellow cruisers, I am from Australia and finding it very difficult to book my shore excursions for my December cruise. I get different answers from NCL I have $100 shore excursion credit per port. If I book now I am told I have to pay upfront in full with my credit card being deducted immediately. So do I get the OBC credit for the shore excursions back onto the credit card after I take each one or is the credit then only to be used for other things on board? NCL cant give me a straight answer. As I have the Fee at sea offer there is not much else to buy on board and I certainly don't want to have to spend " extra" The only other option is to risk booking onboard and missing out as the excursions are full. Any help would be appreciated Thanks Karen
  7. what site did you book? I cant see for that price , maybe I am too late boohoo
  8. Wow that is good and not to far from Oz for less flight time than to Europe I totally get the Single Sup thing as I travel solo too, I can never work out why it doubles when there is only 1 air fare , 1 train fare and 1 gratuities ...math does not make sense to me ??? I have seen this same thing on other packages too Given the Australian society now consists of many divorced aka singles , there seems very few tours that cater for such So hey you tourist operators out there, you are missing out on lots of single people who want to travel but are not prepared to be ripped off !
  9. thankyou for the shore excursion tips, I am doing this cruise but next year so any advice would be greatly appreciated. Hope you are having a wonderful time
  10. So what dates do the Alaskan ships come back ? is it Octoberish? So between then and Christmas you think is the best time to grab a bargain for 2020 is that correct ?
  11. I agree re price increases. I was not sure if it was because we are in Oz. I know for the Us and European markets they seem to have always paid less even despite the currency exchange rate. 5 years ago there were often great bargains but I have not found anything for the last 2 years .Looking at next year its just as grim. As a solo traveler cruises are slugging a much heftier single supplement. I have seen some that are actually 100% more than the combined twin price which is ridiculous.
  12. Thankyou so much for your advice, shame I wasn't on this years LOL with you all. Petra is one reason I have chosen this cruise. You can only see such a small amount in 1 day and is well worth another visit. Having been before on a complimentary tour when on another cruise I realize how far and remote it is so definitely need to make sure back at the ship. Do you know what the ship was charging for the tour? I will also look at the Jordan Horizns site too. Any more tips would be appreciated. Happy sailing all
  13. Which tours did you take with Pullmantur? Would you recommend them?
  14. Having sailed both Costa and Pullmantur I have found they do not cater to the English speaker at all.It has really depended on who else on board spoke English and trying to meet up with them.It was a hit and miss . I had even singed up for supposed English shore excursions only to be told on the bus that it would be in Spanish even though there were 10 of us the required min among the packed bus ! What the ???? But they are cheap so its a hard to resist !
  15. Might be in the wrong place here but as Pullmantur is such a specialty line want to see what others think. Is anyone planning on doing this cruise? I would like to meet up with other English speakers. I have been on a Pullmantur before and found it full of non English speakers and as a solo traveler this was difficult.
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