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Majestic Princess first NZ cruise

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Firstly, thanks to Cheznandy, we have followed your posts down to Australia, taking lots of notes for our trip to New Zealand. The Majestic Princess is a beautiful new ship and we are enjoying cruising once again.

A few observations we have made so far:

We registered on the first day for the Ultimate Ship Tour $175 aud/pp only to be told that they now use a ballot system and that we are not guaranteed a spot. Not first in, best dressed as in previous cruises.

Laundry for Elites on this cruise is a 2 day turn around.

We have a fantastic cabin steward who has been with the Majestic since day one and is always up for a chat and laugh.

The International cafe is always busy. Seating is limited with everyone overflowing into the Vines wine bar.

There is no designated walking/track like the Royal and Regal. We walk around deck 18, walking through the sports/basket ball court.

Great to see the colour carpets coding for hallways, blue for port (left)side and red for starboard (right) side. Always helpful when leaving the lifts to find your side of the ship!

Whilst loving the Princess luxury beds (very comfortable), the beautiful Piazza and the little things that make Princess our preferred cruising choice, we still prefer the layout of the Diamond and Sapphire Princess ships.

 

Must away for now AFL about to start on MUTS.

Go EAGLES !!!

 

Cheers Johhno.

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Enjoy Johnno, hope the seas are not too bad.:cool:

 

As for the AFL I hope your West Coast Eagles win for you.

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I used to also take the shortcut through the basketball court but you can also take the longer track around it. *♀️*♀️*♀️

 

 

 

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Yes, David currently in the fiords we missed Mildford due to high winds (70 knots) just transit Thompson fiords misty rain and 11 deg. Heading to Dusty sound at present.

 

Les, AFL was live on MUTS and in staterooms 4.00pm yesterday . NRL at 10.00pm on MUTS as well.

 

Cheers Johhno.

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Enjoy.

 

Would love to do NZ again soon.

Ditto. Particularly the North Island which is was avoided on two Oz circumnavigations we've done (Radiance OTS & Solstice) and one Ovation OTS cruise. OK Wellington is NI.

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Ditto. Particularly the North Island which is was avoided on two Oz circumnavigations we've done (Radiance OTS & Solstice) and one Ovation OTS cruise. OK Wellington is NI.

Sounds similar to our circumnavigation on Diamond Princess, Sth Is and Wellington.

 

Hawaii includes Bay of Isles and Auckland, if it comes off.

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Ditto. Particularly the North Island which is was avoided on two Oz circumnavigations we've done (Radiance OTS & Solstice) and one Ovation OTS cruise. OK Wellington is NI.

 

??? I wouldn't expect any NZ ports to be included in an Australian circumnavigation, especially given it takes two sea days to cross the Tasman, and two back.

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Sounds similar to our circumnavigation on Diamond Princess, Sth Is and Wellington.

 

Hawaii includes Bay of Isles and Auckland, if it comes off.

 

Given the times of year that Princess does the Hawaii/Tahiti cruises, Auckland and BOI are probably the only safe options. Tauranga might be OK but anything further south could be dicey.

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??? I wouldn't expect any NZ ports to be included in an Australian circumnavigation, especially given it takes two sea days to cross the Tasman, and two back.

Ours did.

 

Radiance in 2020 does.

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Thanks for posting the photos.

We saw the ship passing by off the Dunedin coast as she headed for Port Chalmers.

The weather is kind with sunshine for the visit today.

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Hi David ,thanks for the photos.

Akaroa was an interesting sailin as we arrived in heavy fog.

Even when tendering in the tenders were using their fog horns as we couldn’t even see 10 mtrs in front of us.cleared up to be a perfect day.

In Wellington today . Using free wifi at Te Papa museum at the moment. Been here before but always great for another look.

Cheers Johhno.

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And they played the love boat tune twice as they departed. You could hear it all over Wellington

 

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And they played the love boat tune twice as they departed. You could hear it all over Wellington

 

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Good one, Princess still serve the 'Love Boat Dream' dessert in the MDR, lubbly jubbly it is.

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