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As you posted ,it looks like Serenade with port bookings,will be going to the Caribbean and not Australia.

That shoots my theory down in flames.

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I assume RC has the same issues with summer operations to NZ that Carnival is complaining about and may be choosing to limit their exposure in the same way.

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Does anyone know if this is applicable to Australians ?  It used to be for U.S. and Canada residents but I can’t find  that anymore.

Hardrock Resorts now have a reciprocal thing also.

 

 

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5 hours ago, springaussie said:

Chilli I read this as Voyager finishes Mediterranean duties early September 2025.

https://creative.rccl.com/Sales/Royal/Deployment/2025_2026/2025-2026_Deployment_Summary_Destination.pdf

I’m booked on the last cruise out of Ravenna on the 27th October before the repositioning on November 3 .

Thats a month or more earlier than my bookings ,that’s about the time their ships move to east coast U.S.A.

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The timing is right for Brisbane to hold onto Voyager (or surrogate) year round from 2026. With no more P&O in Brisbane, it should be a cakewalk. Royal is a more respected brand in QLD than Carnival.

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13 minutes ago, arxcards said:

The timing is right for Brisbane to hold onto Voyager (or surrogate) year round from 2026. With no more P&O in Brisbane, it should be a cakewalk. Royal is a more respected brand in QLD than Carnival.

There’s plenty of older ships they could deploy here . The Caribbean is getting pretty congested. But that $200k plus just to tie up in circular quay would scare anyone off.


 Brisbane really has something going for a year round deployment with the extreme temperatures they are getting in the northern hemisphere . There’s a market for climate refugees , the snow birds or heat birds can fly a bit farther south to Brisbane.

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2 minutes ago, Chiliburn said:

There’s plenty of older ships they could deploy here . The Caribbean is getting pretty congested. But that $200k plus just to tie up in circular quay would scare anyone off.


 Brisbane really has something going for a year round deployment with the extreme temperatures they are getting in the northern hemisphere . There’s a market for climate refugees , the snow birds or heat birds can fly a bit farther south to Brisbane.

The 200K isn't a deterrent. You have been paying it for years. That is a $46 per passenger tax that is built into the port fees and charges part of your fare. It was already $30pp (130K) in 2015.

 

They could venture south for a few cruises out of Sydney too, but with more competition from Carnival. If they market it right and add even add Lelepa to itineraries, they can woo many of QLD's disaffected P&O cruisers away from Carnival.

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38 minutes ago, arxcards said:

The 200K isn't a deterrent. You have been paying it for years. That is a $46 per passenger tax that is built into the port fees and charges part of your fare. It was already $30pp (130K) in 2015.

 

They could venture south for a few cruises out of Sydney too, but with more competition from Carnival. If they market it right and add even add Lelepa to itineraries, they can woo many of QLD's disaffected P&O cruisers away from Carnival.

Or even a bit of interporting during the winter months. That’s where they pick up passengers from Brisbane and Sydney .Then do a lap of the islands or Queensland coast. They wouldn’t have a problem filling a ship with locals and climate refugees.

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10 hours ago, Chiliburn said:

There’s plenty of older ships they could deploy here . The Caribbean is getting pretty congested. But that $200k plus just to tie up in circular quay would scare anyone off.


 Brisbane really has something going for a year round deployment with the extreme temperatures they are getting in the northern hemisphere . There’s a market for climate refugees , the snow birds or heat birds can fly a bit farther south to Brisbane.

Chilli check this one out.

Maybe around South Africa?

https://creative.rccl.com/Sales/Royal/Deployment/2025_2026/2025-2026_Deployment_Summary_Ship.pdf

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10 hours ago, springaussie said:

That’s what will probably happen and Serenade still isn’t deployed ,that’s unusual.

Its only a bit over a year away and Serenade hasn’t got anywhere confirmed as a home port.

 

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50 minutes ago, Chiliburn said:

That’s what will probably happen and Serenade still isn’t deployed ,that’s unusual.

Its only a bit over a year away and Serenade hasn’t got anywhere confirmed as a home port.

 

Perhaps Serenade will take over the itineraries of a Vision class ship they plan to sell.  

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11 hours ago, springaussie said:

Thx for sharing.  Looks almost certain they will run revenue (and why wouldn’t they). I’m hoping for Cape Town to Brisbane via Freo.   

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1 hour ago, Chiliburn said:

That’s what will probably happen and Serenade still isn’t deployed ,that’s unusual.

Its only a bit over a year away and Serenade hasn’t got anywhere confirmed as a home port.

 

I think Serenade was the plan B for Brisbane 25/26. 

It is looking more likely Voyager will be here in Brisbane before Christmas 2025. 

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22 hours ago, arxcards said:

The 200K isn't a deterrent. You have been paying it for years. That is a $46 per passenger tax that is built into the port fees and charges part of your fare. It was already $30pp (130K) in 2015.

 

They could venture south for a few cruises out of Sydney too, but with more competition from Carnival. If they market it right and add even add Lelepa to itineraries, they can woo many of QLD's disaffected P&O cruisers away from Carnival.

We wouldn't take much wooing let me tell you.🤣

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1 hour ago, geoff2802 said:

Thx for sharing.  Looks almost certain they will run revenue (and why wouldn’t they). I’m hoping for Cape Town to Brisbane via Freo.   

I’m booked on it and if it goes around Africa, I don’t think they will take passengers.

Fuel is in short supply and they would probably break it up into two cruises. I don’t think Capetown would handle the flights with a turn around .
Plus would they have enough Budweiser and Fosters in Africa to resupply the ship ?

But if they do tank passengers,I’m on it .

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56 minutes ago, Chiliburn said:

I’m booked on it and if it goes around Africa, I don’t think they will take passengers.

Fuel is in short supply and they would probably break it up into two cruises. I don’t think Capetown would handle the flights with a turn around .
Plus would they have enough Budweiser and Fosters in Africa to resupply the ship ?

But if they do tank passengers,I’m on it .

If the deployment guide proves to be correct, they have allowed around 3 months.  I’m guessing the sailings will be revenue.  They’re going to burn the fuel anyway.  

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I'll be watching with interest as I'm booked on it too. If it goes around Africa with passengers it actually opens up a few options which might suit us here in Perth.

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Port Kembla LNG terminal is near completion and I think we may have the potential for a LNG powered Oasis or Icon class in the future. The channel in port Kembla has  had an upgrade and dredged to take some of the largest ships around so the gas can get in .

Royal Caribbean is rumoured to order another Icon and I believe an eighth Oasis class all LNG and the Caribbean ports are full.  Is that 12 of the big ships ?

Shanghai ,Singapore and Tauranga  all ready has ship LNG  . I  think we now have the potential for a L.N.G powered ship split between Asia and Port Kembla .
It would solve the carbon emissions problem.

 

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-13/australias-first-gas-terminal-nears-completion/103701306

 

 

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2 hours ago, Chiliburn said:

Port Kembla LNG terminal is near completion and I think we may have the potential for a LNG powered Oasis or Icon class in the future. The channel in port Kembla has  had an upgrade and dredged to take some of the largest ships around so the gas can get in .

Royal Caribbean is rumoured to order another Icon and I believe an eighth Oasis class all LNG and the Caribbean ports are full.  Is that 12 of the big ships ?

Shanghai ,Singapore and Tauranga  all ready has ship LNG  . I  think we now have the potential for a L.N.G powered ship split between Asia and Port Kembla .
It would solve the carbon emissions problem.

 

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-13/australias-first-gas-terminal-nears-completion/103701306

 

 

Does the new LNG terminal come with a new Icon fire brigade?

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17 minutes ago, springaussie said:

Chilli any LNG in Brisbane that you know of? 

No ,Gladstone has LNG but only an export terminal , not fueling facilities.

Andrew Forrest is behind it so I would say he might have a barge to move it around.

 

A Oasis in Shanghai would bump  a Quantum to Alaska over the northern winter.

Anthem ,Ovation and Quantum would be able to take advantage of that new terminal  in Seward .

 

 

https://www.adn.com/business-economy/2024/04/21/with-commitment-from-royal-caribbean-alaska-railroad-advances-137m-plan-to-revamp-seward-dock/?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTAAAR068KYPegivoR_fpFQENRcHjIcvnz-byeP_BnMkn4TpP0sqLNvI45gXQ-E_aem_AUqndKfTUb5x3EkdKoKD1JzTCOrM7Xnqx8GMfbnmZDlCTq28ItS8lxMHf-iGst8nE-lHp90Pprmhb42Gbd3GfVgd

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I have been trawling for years for anything on the RCG private island in Vanuatu.

News papers,construction tenders,government planning and I haven’t found anything of substance. 

Cox architects had it on their books but that seems to have faded away ,they don’t seem to be involved.

This is all that has popped up ,a renovation of the chief’s hut and they are hoping for foreign aid from Australia or N.Z .

You would think a company that spends a Billion dollars regularly on a new ship could put a roof on the a hut .

 

 

https://www.dailypost.vu/news/lelepa-community-begins-renovation-of-old-chiefs-nakamal/article_d1fdbde2-2c1c-50e1-b7a1-f13c6ae16e31.html

 

 

 

 

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