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20 minutes ago, boeckli said:

 

My basic rule these days is to only eat food with cutlery, not my hands (i.e. no more bread rolls and I will even eat pizza and pastries with knife and fork).

Keep your hands off your face and most definitely don't lick your fingers!

That is what I do, any food that would normally be eaten out of the hands or is normally a finger food,  are eaten with cutlery.

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Just now, Dobby_The_Ship_Elf said:

just heard the weather will be 'biblical' for boarding tomorrow ...... be prepared

 

The forecast isn't looking great:

http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/melbourne.shtml

Cloudy. Very high chance of rain, becoming less likely in the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds southeasterly 30 to 45 km/h. Possible rainfall: 5 to 20 mm.

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37 minutes ago, Flickit said:

The forecast isn't looking great:

http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/melbourne.shtml

Cloudy. Very high chance of rain, becoming less likely in the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds southeasterly 30 to 45 km/h. Possible rainfall: 5 to 20 mm.

lovely melbourne day to board the grand... but no finger licking lol

 

Don

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On 11/27/2023 at 9:54 PM, Flickit said:

 

The itinerary suggests it's due in Melbourne on Wed 29th, arrive 7am, depart 5pm...

 

Looking at the trackers, they're all suggesting it'll arrive at 10am on the 28th, Tuesday?, a day early...  Odd... 

 

 ETA:November 27, 23:00 (UTC I assume)

https://www.cruisemapper.com/?imo=9104005

 

ETA: Nov 27, 23:00 (in 12 hours) (UTC I assume)

https://www.vesselfinder.com/vessels/details/9104005

 

Reported ETA: 2023-11-28 10:00 LT (UTC +11)

https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:370965/mmsi:310327000/imo:9104005/vessel:GRAND_PRINCESS

 

It's position suggests it will probably arrive tomorrow also... 

 

Edit: from the Roll-Call, they say it's 'racing' to Melbourne to avoid the storm:

 

Hmmm...  https://www.windy.com/?-41.533,158.247,6

 

I presume you found the storm by now. As I’m sitting in the car at Nobbies Centre on Phillip Island with the car rocking in the wind, I’m thinking still that the Grand Princess isn’t leaving during this

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Marine Traffic app shows her still moored at Station pier with an ETD of nearly 7pm (as opposed to its usual 5pm departure from Melb) I'm on the Bellarine peninsula and it is still pretty wild here. 
How was boarding today? smoother than her last visit to Melbourne? 

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17 minutes ago, ScareDcrow said:

I presume you found the storm by now. As I’m sitting in the car at Nobbies Centre on Phillip Island with the car rocking in the wind, I’m thinking still that the Grand Princess isn’t leaving during this

Not sure where the ship is heading but the storm is heading east. I was listening to the radio a couple of hours ago in Melbourne they said it had hit South Australia and was moving east and the wind at that time had been picking up in Melbourne. Seems very calm outside now though.

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1 hour ago, ScareDcrow said:

I presume you found the storm by now. As I’m sitting in the car at Nobbies Centre on Phillip Island with the car rocking in the wind, I’m thinking still that the Grand Princess isn’t leaving during this

From uk, are you lost? Can we help?

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1 hour ago, LittleFish1976 said:

Not sure where the ship is heading but the storm is heading east. I was listening to the radio a couple of hours ago in Melbourne they said it had hit South Australia and was moving east and the wind at that time had been picking up in Melbourne. Seems very calm outside now though.

Yup east to New Zealand. Is not calm on Phillips Island which is likely more representative 

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Although boarding was delayed until 4- 7 pm my husband was offered a special boarding time of 1.30 - 2 pm when he dropped our luggage off at 9.30am. We arrived back at the port at 1pm, and were onboard by 2.15. Not sure why we got offered the special time, but it was great to avoid the long queues later.

 

We departed just after 8pm and are through the heads. Seas are rocky but not too bad.

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On 11/29/2023 at 7:11 PM, NSWP said:

On board yet Don, enjoy !,,

Thanks Les..   Got off yesterday... we are both well...and ready for next cruise on Sunday.....

 

It was good a bit of rock and rolland first 2 days, plenty of food and drink was had

without going over the budget 

 

Cheers Don.

 

ps boarding was chaos

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