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About Baynanno1

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    New South Wales, Australia
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    photography, cruising, swimming, gardening
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    Azamara, Seabourn
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  1. We also hope the wine policy has not changed. We were back on Pursuit in October / November and the policy was the same as it had been on our crossing in March. 😊 Let's hope it is not yet another of the "if you don't like what is on offer . . . we will sell you an alternative" innovations! 🙃
  2. Baynanno1

    Port shuttle buses

    I stand corrected, perhaps I should have said in my experience of two calls to Cartagena and numerous calls to Malaga . . . .
  3. Baynanno1

    Port shuttle buses

    As has already been said, shuttles are provided for Valencia. No shuttle is required in either Malaga or Cartagena, as the ship is within easy walking distance of the town in both ports. Enjoy your cruise!
  4. Indeed it will take many years to recover to some extent from the past month or so and Summer is only half over. Sadly, complete recovery will just not be possible for many. It might be an idea to post a suggestion on your roll call for anyone concerned about air quality to pack a suitable mask or masks (as would be the case regularly in many parts of the world). Properly fitted P2 masks are recommended. Bushfire smoke carries harmful particles made up of components that can include nitrates, sulphates, organic chemicals, metals, soil or dust particles, according to the NSW Health department. P2 masks have the ability to filter out this smoke, and provide protection against particulate matter for wearers.
  5. Baynanno1

    Port shuttle buses

    Port shuttles are arranged by Azamara in conjunction with local operators who provide buses and drivers. Information is posted in the daily "Insider" delivered to your stateroom each evening for the following day. We did a similar cruise earlier and had an overnight at Port Chalmers. On that occasion shuttles ran from half an hour after arrival until 8pm on the first day and from 9am to 5.30pm (an hour before departure) on the second day (arriving back at the ship half an hour before sailing). Thanks for your concern re. fires. We are o.k. although have had fire fronts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 kilometres (a little over half a mile to around 3 miles) from us. It looks like the worst is over near us and we are about ready to take outdoor furniture back outdoors and unpack food, clothes & documents from the car where they have been for the past few weeks. 😊
  6. Speaking from experience, if you choose to have your luggage tagged shoreside, make sure the correct room number is put on your bags!
  7. Baynanno1

    Port shuttle buses

    We were docked at Port Chalmers on Sunday January 13 2019 from 9am to 6pm. A complimentary shuttle bus was provided every half hour from Port Chalmers to The Octagon (drop off point) in Dunedin between 9am and 4pm (last shuttle back from Dunedin). The ride is about 30 minutes, depending of course on traffic. Enjoy your cruise.
  8. Good rain is currently falling in parts of the east coast and is promised for more areas over the next four to six days, hopefully extinguishing many of the fires we have been subjected to over the past 4 to 6 weeks. You may be interested in this site : https://www.weatherzone.com.au/radar Enjoy your cruise.
  9. Galley, Bridge and Engine Room tours are often listed on sea days.
  10. Baynanno1

    Port shuttle buses

    In February 2018 shuttles were provided in Dunedin, Picton and Napier. Other ports of call on that cruise did not require shuttle buses as they were either tender ports, or we were docked within a short walk to the town or main local sights.
  11. As a first timer you might find the thread "Tips for Azamara Newbies" useful.
  12. 🤔 Just to put a smile on a few faces . . . hopefully . . . This thread has reminded me of the statement by an Azamara crew member that to understand the intricacies of Azamara's "fine print" one required degrees in both law and mathematics! 🙃
  13. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all. 😊 Looking forward to boarding Quest in March. 🛳️
  14. Perhaps you need to start a new thread. Bonnie has answered the question posed by the OP of this thread and may not return to it.
  15. You're welcome Suzanne! I do it all the time to compare US$ and AU$ costs. Trish
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