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Princess are back online & prices are about as advertised.

I am very dirty on the clean site that upped their prices by several hundrad dollars & tried to say it was the Princess price.

Told them where to stick it - but not before confirming a cabin with findings at a bit less than Princess & with $100 OBC.

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Luckily my TA managed to get us a cabin.  She said the Princess Booking was crazy once it went online. 

 

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Our TA went into work early this morning (WA) and managed to get most of what we wanted on the Sapphire , so very happy with her. 

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44 minutes ago, traveldayz said:

Our TA went into work early this morning (WA) and managed to get most of what we wanted on the Sapphire , so very happy with her. 

Hey traveldzyz.  Looking for a good cruise TA.  Are you north or south?

 

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57 minutes ago, Jatee said:

Hey traveldzyz.  Looking for a good cruise TA.  Are you north or south?

 

Waaaay south of river. We are in Bunbury 

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33 minutes ago, traveldayz said:

Waaaay south of river. We are in Bunbury 

It does not matter where Queehsland ta is good nd of course very 'CLEAN'

I paid gty $999 and got to choose my cabin and got $100 obc

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1 hour ago, traveldayz said:

Waaaay south of river. We are in Bunbury 

Oh ok.  We are waaay North of the River.  Ill keep looking 😀

 

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On 2/23/2020 at 3:46 PM, VK3DQ said:

Hi Folks

 

We just booked on QE for April 1st North Island of New Zealand trip ,,, 11 nights

 

Air:
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
 
Air City:
Melbourne
Melbourne
Melbourne
 
 
 
PRICING DETAILS
 
 
 
 
 
 
All amounts are quoted in
 
Australian Dollars
.
 
 
 
 
 
Cruise
:
 2,633.18
 2,633.18
 
 
 
 5,266.36
Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
:
  115.82
  115.82
  115.82
 
 
  347.46
Total Fare
:
 2,749.00
 2,749.00
  115.82
 
 
 5,613.82
Total Amount Received:
 5,613.82
Net Due:
0.00
Payment Details
Booking is paid in full.
 
 
So $5613.82 for Three persons for the 11 days cruise including return air from Melbourne   this is for a Penthouse suite in queens grill 
 
Am I right in thinking that this was a rather good deal??
 
 
What do you think
 
Regards
 
John
 
Just got cabin allocation   6111 very happy boy ,,,but still waiting on air  arrangments   
 
 
 
Hi Folks  Just got our 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Edited by VK3DQ

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new cabins released on QEII for March Aus sailings. EG Balcony on 6 day Tas cruise $800, NZ $1400 11 nights from the site ozzzies cruise from.

Take a look at same site for cruises on Carnival Splendour, starting at $387  nights twin.

 

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added info

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If you like your cruises to go, you can go on the Splendour incredibly cheap. 

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even cheaper if you cruise from oz. $387 for 30 July, and the 31 August departure includes $50 OBC.  We did this cruise 10 February, booked thro oz paid $490 and thought that was a bargain. As itinerary was changed we ended up with an extra $100 OBC.

 

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2 hours ago, MicCanberra said:

That is cheap, only issue is that the cruise may not get to some of the ports.

 

We didn't see this offer but I was helping my brother and his family book for the 31st of August.  My brother's missus went through the website and decided to see what the price was for the absolute lowest fare.  At the time, the interior price at the time was still listed at $749pp interior guarantee.  When she stepped through the booking process, it calculated the final total at $798 for both people for the cruise.  She stepped through the whole process again and this tie booked under mine and my partner's name.  Again, the website displayed $749pp but the total came out to $798 for us both.  It looks like we're all travelling in August.  It'll be my mum's birthday in early September so we got her a room too!  It's interior but at around $50 per day per person, who cares?

 

I've been to New Cal a few times so if a port is missed, I won't mind too much.

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Family cruising together will more than make up for any ports being missed (if indeed that does happen).

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9 hours ago, cruisine21 said:

It still available for $399 pp

Where/how do I book this?

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20 minutes ago, Embl said:

 

Where/how do I book this?


It was on the Carnival site.The price has gone up now

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Is anyone aware of any Royal Caribbean specials? I haven't noticed any lately.

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13 minutes ago, Embl said:

Is anyone aware of any Royal Caribbean specials? I haven't noticed any lately.

None at present but Royal may decide to keep Spectrum here and possibly even Voyager if things don't improve in Asia. 

 

They will have to throw a few specials around I think to quickly sell the cruises. Probable Spectrum will still command high ish prices as its virtually a brand new ship. 

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2 hours ago, woodyren said:

Probable Spectrum will still command high ish prices as its virtually a brand new ship. 

 

We need to remember that it's setup for the China market. Big on casinos, small on bars.

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22 minutes ago, SinbadThePorter said:

 

We need to remember that it's setup for the China market. Big on casinos, small on bars.

Have you sailed on Spectrum. We spent over 40 days on the ship on the repos to Shanghai.

 

Most passengers were from other places than China and almost everyone I met agreed that Spectrum was a fantastic ship. 

 

Plenty of places to get a drink and the VIP casino area in Music Hall can be converted back to a lounge if required. If not it will be just left closed off as it was for some of the repo.

 

  

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I have been on it for a cruise last year and while I agree it is a great ship, there is a lack of bar/lounge areas for Aussie cruises. BTW, I feel most RCL ships are limited in this manner so not just the new ship.

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