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Bon Voyage Sea Princess World Cruise 2019

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16 hours ago, Gwendy said:

Taking a bit of a shine off my expectations. Never mind I’m happy with my own company so might need to do this.

Stay well and enjoy it. !!

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1 hour ago, Gwendy said:

Last year on CMV the trivia host threatened to call security when an elderly “gentleman” refused to accept the answer that was given. He became very agitated, shouting, and at one stage wanted to shape up to the trivia host. . Seriously this is supposed to be entertainment, well it was only not in the way it was intended,

That is A Grade Trivia rage.

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Email this morning from couple of friends, Jim and Vicki on Sea Princess, they are doing the full Monty, Sydney to Sydney and are experienced cruisers....... 

 

'Those who report to the Dr with bronchitis are being 'off loaded' for fear of Pneumonia, which the ships medical centre cannot handle.  Overall a lot of sick pax.  Word around the ship, several deaths and plenty of ambulances to be seen at gangways when she reaches ports.

Also....

'Many pax are declining to pay $50 for bottles of wine, and bring on wine at the ports, buying it for for 5 or 10 dollars and paying the $15 corkage.  Searches being made of carry on bags, back packs etc at ports by the Alcohol Police, re same.😮'

 

Now I am not being Dr Gloom, just passing on the news.

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1 hour ago, Kiwi Kruzer said:

Arriving in Amsterdam today ...well nearly .....they will be at Ijmuiden (Amsterdam) which is a 1 hour bus ride into Amsterdam. 

Nice.

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2 hours ago, Gwendy said:

Last year on CMV the trivia host threatened to call security when an elderly “gentleman” refused to accept the answer that was given. He became very agitated, shouting, and at one stage wanted to shape up to the trivia host. . Seriously this is supposed to be entertainment, well it was only not in the way it was intended,

Wow, some people have no idea.

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19 minutes ago, NSWP said:

Email this morning from couple of friends, Jim and Vicki on Sea Princess, they are doing the full Monty, Sydney to Sydney and are experienced cruisers....... 

 

'Those who report to the Dr with bronchitis are being 'off loaded' for fear of Pneumonia, which the ships medical centre cannot handle.  Overall a lot of sick pax.  Word around the ship, several deaths and plenty of ambulances to be seen at gangways when she reaches ports.

Also....

'Many pax are declining to pay $50 for bottles of wine, and bring on wine at the ports, buying it for for 5 or 10 dollars and paying the $15 corkage.  Searches being made of carry on bags, back packs etc at ports by the Alcohol Police, re same.😮'

 

Now I am not being Dr Gloom, just passing on the news.

Interesting little tidbits. Maybe Princess shouldn't charge so much for the wine.  $50 a bottle is very steep. Especially when its probably just a bottle of Queen Adelaide haha

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1 hour ago, Kiwi Kruzer said:

We had a near riot once with ...In which ocean is Christmas Island?  

Probably because there is more than one Christmas island. Canada has one as well.

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22 minutes ago, NSWP said:

Email this morning from couple of friends, Jim and Vicki on Sea Princess, they are doing the full Monty, Sydney to Sydney and are experienced cruisers....... 

 

'Those who report to the Dr with bronchitis are being 'off loaded' for fear of Pneumonia, which the ships medical centre cannot handle.  Overall a lot of sick pax.  Word around the ship, several deaths and plenty of ambulances to be seen at gangways when she reaches ports.

Also....

'Many pax are declining to pay $50 for bottles of wine, and bring on wine at the ports, buying it for for 5 or 10 dollars and paying the $15 corkage.  Searches being made of carry on bags, back packs etc at ports by the Alcohol Police, re same.😮'

 

Now I am not being Dr Gloom, just passing on the news.

Wow, bronchitis is an early sign of Pneumonia developing, I suppose.

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4 hours ago, icat2000 said:

Interesting little tidbits. Maybe Princess shouldn't charge so much for the wine.  $50 a bottle is very steep. Especially when its probably just a bottle of Queen Adelaide haha

Queen Adelaide, there's a blast from the past.  On Princess last year, cheapest wine was around US$28.  So AU$50 is about right for the cheapest on the Sea Princess wine list.    Recently on Noordam, cheapest one was McGuigans - $7 at Dan Murphys and believe it or not US$40 on HAL.  About a 1000% markup - rogues.

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7 hours ago, Kiwi Kruzer said:

We had a near riot once with ...In which ocean is Christmas Island?  

We have had that one. Several people called out and told the host that there were two and "which one did he want?" 😊

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21 minutes ago, Aus Traveller said:

We have had that one. Several people called out and told the host that there were two and "which one did he want?" 😊

That confuses them.

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