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Originally posted by Womble99
Only Govt employees fly to and from Canberra so why make the flights cheap? Plenty of money there right?
Yeah, captive market.
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An Aus cruising website is advertising pacific Eden 4 night cruises from cairns from 199 pp twin. Both depart on a Tuesday but you could make a weekend in cairns


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Originally posted by Esilef
An Aus cruising website is advertising pacific Eden 4 night cruises from cairns from 199 pp twin. Both depart on a Tuesday but you could make a weekend in cairns


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What dates? I'm seeing 4 nights to the Whitsundays leaving 12th September 2017 for $198pp. 4 nights to Fraser Island leaving 3rd October 2017 is $379pp.
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Originally posted by Sparky74
What dates? I'm seeing 4 nights to the Whitsundays leaving 12th September 2017 for $198pp. 4 nights to Fraser Island leaving 3rd October 2017 is $379pp.
They were the only dates I could see.
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The Fraser Island cruise jumped up this afternoon , I think there is still a lot of cabin availability , I guess price will prob go back down . I have been checking them daily and sometimes the very next day they are back down to rock bottom.


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There's also the 3 nighter departing 9 September for scenic cruising to Willis island $169pp twin share inside cabin


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Originally posted by Ru2on
There's also the 3 nighter departing 9 September for scenic cruising to Willis island $169pp twin share inside cabin


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Great cruising time got those living in the cairns region.
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Originally posted by Fletch1
They were the only dates I could see.


The Fraser Island cruise has a BALCONY price reduced this morning to $249pp.
Strangely the cheapest interior is $379.00
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Those two 4 day cruises from Cairns on 12 Sept and 3 Oct are currently $148 and $149 per person for a twin cabin.......great price!

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Had a look at flights to cairns. Expensive from Melbourne as the 3 October is the second week of the school holidays.

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Originally posted by Fletch1
Those two 4 day cruises from Cairns on 12 Sept and 3 Oct are currently $148 and $149 per person for a twin cabin.......great price!

On that great Oz website.
Cannot see the ship staying around the port for as long next season if they do not fill the ship easily without discounting it too far.
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Originally posted by MicCanberra
Cannot see the ship staying around the port for as long next season if they do not fill the ship easily without discounting it too far.
Yes, I would agree with that. We'll gladly have it down here in Melbourne. Slightly different geographic and weather, but we will have it! I go across the West gate bridge a couple of times a week and miss seeing a ship docked at Station Pier.
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Sydney's also been quiet lately.


I guess they thought they'd move it where it's warmer in Winter here, as people often say they want. However yet to see bookings working in these smaller markets unfortunately.
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We have possible plans of taking advantage next year if they do similar and have the ship in Cairns for a few cruises. we just need a few things to be settled before we commit.
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If I had been able to get cheap flights to cairns for the October cruise, I would have been tempted to book. The cruise is cheaper than school holiday child care.
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Originally posted by Esilef
If I had been able to get cheap flights to cairns for the October cruise, I would have been tempted to book. The cruise is cheaper than school holiday child care.
That's amazing ....
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CArnival Cruises have just released some cheap deals. I just booked on the 9 October on the Spirit - 8 nights for balcony guarantee for $1363 for 2 people.
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Originally posted by icat2000
CArnival Cruises have just released some cheap deals. I just booked on the 9 October on the Spirit - 8 nights for balcony guarantee for $1363 for 2 people.
I hope Music Manila are on board for you.........best rock band at sea. I went on the Spirit a couple of years ago just to see that band again. The first cruise I did with them, at the start of the cruise there were only half a dozen of us in the lounge listening to them. They virtually played songs by request......we would yell out a song and they would play it. By the end of the cruise, you could not get into the lounge it was that full.


They have the best rendition of Hotel California I have ever heard. They also did a stint during the day up on the open deck near the pool where they played for 2 hours straight with no break!!....great band.
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