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About dillpickle48

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  • Location
    NSW Australia
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  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Holland America
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    The Baltic

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  1. Since finding out you can request cold water wash have not had any problems. Love the laundry service.
  2. There is no accommodation near White Bay Terminal. It depends on when you arrive in Sydney. Hotels near The Rocks, Circular Quay or Darling Harbour are the most popular as they are close to attractions. No matter where you stay you will need to get a taxi the White Bay on embarkation day.
  3. Our next Maasdam is Australian Circumnavigation this October. Really looking forward to it.
  4. Don't be sorry. I have many a senior moment. Only know because I love the Maasdam and sail her when I can.
  5. The Maasdam does not have the Lincoln Centre. Chamber music is usually in the Explorers lounge. The showroom is used for lecturers, interactive workshops, cultural performances and the occasional performer. It is very different to the other HAL ships.
  6. We went to the Pinnacle on the first night and were informed it was 50% discount including a 50% discount on the full lobster. This was on the Maasdam. Great welcome aboard.
  7. Our worst flight was driving to Sydney Australia, then flying to Istanbul to commence our HAL cruise. With a 4 hour stop over in Dubai, it was 39 hours from home to the ship. We now fly less.
  8. There is an ATM in Port Chalmers. It is in the supermarket, up the hill in the main street.
  9. Yes, they meet you at the wharf entrance with their bikes lined up. We took the longer tour as they offered that at a reduced price on the day. Remember that price was in $NZ so not as expensive as it sounds. A wonderful 90 minutes.
  10. There is no way you are going to fall off these trikes, you are strapped in. http://www.v8triketours.co.nz/
  11. If you are looking for something different in Tauranga, try the V8 Trike tour. A very different way of seeing the countryside and at a decent rate of knots. We had great fun.
  12. Try this link https://taronga.org.au/sydney-zoo/tours It appears to be bookings by email only. Or try one of the other special tours on this web page.
  13. Why not buy a case in Sydney and then stock up in New Zealand? Both countries produce excellent wines.
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