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Thanks. I rang and ordered. The rate was...
Thanks. I rang and ordered. The rate was slightly better than I could get anywhere else (banks, Travelex, Aust Post etc), and no fee due to good old 28 degrees.
purchasing OBC with RCCL
Apologies first...the search engine is not working atm, so I have some questions.
I wish to ring and pre-order some OBC for our upcoming cruise. I know how to do this, but wish to know a few...
Just adding. Here is one reputable dive tour...
Just adding. Here is one reputable dive tour operator in Noumea that I can recommend. They fit in with ship timetables too. There are many others.
http://www.aquanature.nc/en/accueileng.html
Champagne Bay does not have any village. It is...
Champagne Bay does not have any village. It is an isolated beach. Let me say that again....it is a VERY isolated beach (ie no power, no shops, no phones, no main roads, no buses, just skinny dirt...
Noumea...prob the container terminal. Depends on...
Noumea...prob the container terminal. Depends on the size of ship, but most RCCL will go here. Free shuttle buses are supplied all day long, and go to and fro this container terminal to the main...
We were there in July. I believe the ship 'uses'...
We were there in July. I believe the ship 'uses' all the local transport for their shuttles to Yedjele Beach from Tadine. We also looked for private tours without luck prior to sailing. On arrival...
This is correct. We sailed Princess LA to...
This is correct. We sailed Princess LA to Vancouver, but were not allowed to continue on, on same ship, Vancouver to Whittier. We had to stay overnight (which we did and booked another cruise...
We punched a hole in card and hung it on lanyard,...
We punched a hole in card and hung it on lanyard, but we never use a credit card for this purpose. Think about other magnetic cards, like an old club card, a reward card from any store ie...
I get what you are saying, but the bottom line is...
I get what you are saying, but the bottom line is that amex is not widely accepted here anymore, hence you will have to go with the flow. A case of 'When in Rome....'
It is smart to always take a...
I have been following this thread with interest,...
I have been following this thread with interest, as we have dear American friends visiting here next year. So, whilst out shopping yesterday, I asked around at various small shops ie clothing...
Returned a few weeks ago from the Spirit. Didn't...
Returned a few weeks ago from the Spirit. Didn't personally attempt the green thunder, but son and grandson (8) did. Son had many goes on it, but the 8 yr old just the once. He came up smiling...
Oh Lordy:D, that's funny! We had issues re this...
Oh Lordy:D, that's funny! We had issues re this cross country VIFP too. Wondered why one of us was not getting emails, and last cruise not added/linked... only to find out onboard that the email...
Correct. Same for us. To explain further...our...
Correct. Same for us. To explain further...our USA cruises were recognised immediately on check in at Sydney. The Oz section will give you another 'new' aussie VIFP number, but this is somehow...
Returned a couple of weeks ago. No, the HOHO...
Returned a couple of weeks ago. No, the HOHO doesn't go to out to the Cultural Centre anymore. btw this centre is closed Mondays. The HOHO was AU$15pp. Another in our party did a 2 hr tour for...
This site will calculate Sydney taxi fares for...
This site will calculate Sydney taxi fares for you. Just type in Sydney International airport, and destination, which, for Carnival, will be Overseas Passenger Terminal.
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Something to keep in mind..... We did Alaskan...
Something to keep in mind.....
We did Alaskan cruise a couple of years ago, mid May from Vancouver. On arrival to Whittier (port for Anchorage), we were informed that Denali was not open for the...
Just to clarify this a bit more for you.... We...
Just to clarify this a bit more for you....
We have cruised Carnival USA in the past. On our recent cruise on Carnival Spirit Oz, we were given a new aussie VIFP number, however on boarding they...
I think your chances of an earlier boarding will...
I think your chances of an earlier boarding will be good. We boarded last week, with 4 in our party of 10 having a boarding time 2 hrs after the rest of us. We did not have an issue, with all of us...
Just off the Spirit this morning. Yes, def kids...
Just off the Spirit this morning. Yes, def kids allowed in the Nouveau. Cost was $40pp, however a few of their main meals were on offer each night in the main dining room for a cost of $25.
We have always used Australian dollars in all...
We have always used Australian dollars in all south pacific ports, except Noumea. Noumea will only accept their currency of French Pacific Francs, also known as XPF on conversion sites. Some of the...
Here are some other links for getting around the...
Here are some other links for getting around the CBD (central Business District) cheaply in Auckland. It is very walkable though.
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Re the beaches around Auckland for day...
Re the beaches around Auckland for day trips....apart from our favourite, Waiheke Island, there are others of interest. You could look for a tour through the Waitakere Ranges going as far as Piha...
Have toured NZ via cruise ship and land several...
Have toured NZ via cruise ship and land several times. Here are my sugestions for first timers.

Dunedin....book a tour, get out of town to the Otago Peninsula area. Stunning scenery. You will...
Feeling so much better after all your quick...
Feeling so much better after all your quick responses. THANK YOU!! They should list it as 'sold out' to save people like me having panic attacks (and having to drink a second glass of wine!)
Yes, def. Will have to wait a few more days for...
Yes, def. Will have to wait a few more days for that though I think:mad: We had originally booked an August cruise, when same thing happened on their web site. I rang at time with no explanations,...