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    Melbourne (Land of OZ)
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    food and wine ...photography... spending money
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  1. Thanks eagletwo..... ( also a fan on Marvin ) Have to agreed on that as we generally go in a suite Club Class is very good... love being able at arrive when you are ready ..and no waiting...and we have always got great service.... Also breakfast is pretty good in one of specialty restaurants .... Cheers Don
  2. It really comes down to your expectations.... fine dining... not in MDR.... Specialty restaurants.. have had some great dinners there...... If you like good hotel food.... that is where i would place the MDR food.... but sometimes it is better or worse depending on the dish...... Also the thing to remember you are being waited on , no cooking, no cleaning up... makes it taste better..... Enjoy....... but remember food is such a subjective thing...... In 100 odd days on princess most of food has been pretty good ( and have never sent a meal back ) lol Cheers Don
  3. One thing I would like added ..... I have look at it as an overall cost ( everything ) divided by days Everything.include for us :- Base fare ( suite ) All Drinks ( anything i like ) Any other cost like specialty restaurants and Laundry If we do an land based tour it is not thought the ship... generally walk around and explore ourselves.. We have a great time on the main stream line with the extra perks of a suite ( particularly breakfast ) But I am yet to see anything which is cost comparable in mid or high tier lines to what we get now for the price By the way the figure i use is an avg of our last 6 cruises which is between $400-450 per person per night. But which has been said "each to his/hers own ... and your expectations " Cheers Don
  4. One thing which i think is the biggest problem... is people themselves.... some will follow the guide lines and other do not..... have seen it as the shops are starting to open.... you would not even know we have a pandemic...... And really one can not stay in bubble forever.... social distancing helps..... but since the beginning.... we still do not know enough about covid-19 particularly,, the asymptomatic testing not always correct not everybody has a temperature who has it. and the list goes on.... So social distancing will become the norm...??? It is difficult to see how this will pan out .... as we go where no man has been before..... Cheers Don
  5. OOOOHHH the air bridge..... it that the bridge those people in Canberra.keep talking about the one which will take us to the other side. :-----. of the economic gloom ..... of the lock down..... of anywhere but here.... of the road....... to go to the pub..... or a bridge which is made of hot air Cheers Don
  6. One point... everybody is different..... and an average meal to someone can be a great meal to the next people Also for most people.... cost does come into it...... So the question becomes if the extra cost worth it, some will say yes others no..... Then is comes down to how or what you expect from your cruise....... So main stream.... mid tier or high end .... it is totally up to the each person to decided...... To honest.... we go main stream.... why..... it sails from our port and like the itinerary ...and brings us back.... Also we can afford a nice suite.. which gives us lot of room.... as we spend time in our cabin...... Then you look at other options is it worth twice as much.... could be ?? The other thought is just how many days can you fine dine, for breakfast, lunch and dinner.... with beverages flowing.... We have found four nights is enough,,, before you start to wanting something simple.... but that is us It is wonderful everybody is different.... otherwise everything would be the same with only one choice..... Cheers Don ( almost time for a G&T )
  7. I remember one cruise about a year ago.... we were having dinner at the Crown Grill we had a waiter called Franklin.... He was very good and we had a wonderful evening.... Then about nine months later on the same ship in the Crown Grill... Low and behold Franklin was there..... He recognized us came over to say hello he remember our names....but the amazing thing.... he remember what we ordered for our last dinner..... to how our steak was done and the better half like her steak butterflyed along with which wine we liked..... again another wonderful evening...... It is the crew whom make the cruise special Cheers Don
  8. Thanks will have to look into that .... not sure it will be "'on"' in January...... the powers to be Here are very anti cruise ships....... Cheers Don
  9. HI Tom never upload anything to this "youtube"' you talk of....... I have tried and here it is https://youtu.be/jtIMs_QSGtw it is under the better halfs name Cheers Don Ps I can now cross that of the list of thing to do lol
  10. The interesting thing is the mass market cruise line do out and back cruises which we like, where are the mid and high tier lines seam to do almost all point to point cruises... so you must fly..... It is interesting how the itinerary changes so much..... it is the people on these lines do not like the same things and always want some thing different ???? If they offered out and back cruises, i would be very interested in trying them...... As the better half does not fly and I am not happy about it, particularly now... Cheers Don
  11. We have hired a smaller houseboat 2 bedrooms but enough for 6 people for just the two of us.....a couple of times. from Mannum in South Australia is was very relaxing out of a week spent two whole days just lied up to the bank at a remote location very peaceful.... must do it again if there is any water left in the Murray Cheers Don
  12. Crossing the Tasman Sea Nov 2019... only a little rough have had much worst ( 4.5 m seas and 96 knt winds over the deck ) Taken form Skywalkers on the Golden Princess hope the video works ( also turn volume up ) Cheers Don Tasman sea.wmv
  13. I know this might be some peoples thing..... But we are not beach people..... Beach = is winter and walking along it Private island is us and a couple thousand strangers Basicully is you want a beach holiday go to a resort on the beach... skip the cruise part... So my answer is No, would not like green eggs and ham Cheers Don
  14. Houseboat on the Murray is very relaxing if you like river cruising in Australia..... I mean one you hire and drive your self..... not the one large ones . like the murray princess and proud mary... the ones for old people.... ( oh wait that is me LOL ) Have done the emmylou from echuca just a two nighter Cheers Don
  15. ohhhh so TTB means Trans Tasman Butterfly or That's Too Bad ...... ((Trans Tasman soap Bubble ( wash your hands Geoffrey )) if that what it is into 2022.... I am fine with that.. as long as I can do it on a cruise ship... Cheers Don
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