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We were just in Fremantle as we were getting ferry tickets for Rottnest for next month. My goodness, I thought QM2 was a big ship but Majestic is HUGE. 🙂

 

Julie

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In case anyone is still following this thread, here's a few useful links for Perth/Fremantle:

BTW Gave a couple directions to the Perth Mint this morning ... off the Majestic I bet 😄

Edited by BulldustHHH

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On 2/22/2020 at 2:13 PM, MicCanberra said:

I wonder how many will be staying on for the extra night or two.

Off the Majestic yesterday.  Most were leaving during the day but  a few planned to leave Sunday and Monday.  Still activities on board,  restaurants open for dinner but the ship felt quite empty and a bit eerie.Most of the staff were staying on to Singapore when 800  contractors come on board for the dry dock and have to be fed and and  housed. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, muddles@sea said:

Off the Majestic yesterday.  Most were leaving during the day but  a few planned to leave Sunday and Monday.  Still activities on board,  restaurants open for dinner but the ship felt quite empty and a bit eerie.Most of the staff were staying on to Singapore when 800  contractors come on board for the dry dock and have to be fed and and  housed. 

 

 

Thanks for updating us.

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On 2/22/2020 at 1:43 PM, MicCanberra said:

I wonder how many will be staying on for the extra night or two.

We stayed an extra night would have done the 2, however, found out too late, communication between travel agent and princess not good as we booked ezy air.

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43 minutes ago, subaru94 said:

We stayed an extra night would have done the 2, however, found out too late, communication between travel agent and princess not good as we booked ezy air.

Shame about that, at least you are sorted now.

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Fremantle Ports now showing Majestic Princess is due to leave at 12.30 WST today and next port is Penang? I thought it was going straight into into Dry Dock in Singapore?

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1 hour ago, Laurostar said:

Fremantle Ports now showing Majestic Princess is due to leave at 12.30 WST today and next port is Penang? I thought it was going straight into into Dry Dock in Singapore?

That would be the case, as the Malaysian ports have been dropped.

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On 2/24/2020 at 3:15 PM, Laurostar said:

Fremantle Ports now showing Majestic Princess is due to leave at 12.30 WST today and next port is Penang? I thought it was going straight into into Dry Dock in Singapore?

That was the old itinerary with Penang etc., before  the cruise ended in Freo. Now headed for Singapore, probably there by now re Drydock, then was supposed to cruise to HK, but god only knows where she will head now.

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5 hours ago, tangogulf said:

Strange for a 3 year old ship to be having a major dry dock so soon.

Medallion going in we were told.

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8 hours ago, tangogulf said:

Strange for a 3 year old ship to be having a major dry dock so soon.

This is a regular thing that many ships do, some areas need a refurb or a refit, depending on how they have worn or the line may be adding or changing some features in some of the public areas.

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On 2/22/2020 at 1:13 PM, MicCanberra said:

I wonder how many will be staying on for the extra night or two.

We stayed extra nights  and it was much appreciated, a lot of the crew were getting off at the same time.

Our flight home was not till later in the day so we stored our luggage for $5 a bag at the Australia Hotel across the road and had a quick visit to prison and when we returned the Majestic was just departing to the sound of the Love Boat, bitter sweet.

There was nothing about the ship and crew that I could find to complain about ,loved every minute.

Cheers Carole

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On 2/29/2020 at 5:30 PM, Elorac123 said:

We stayed extra nights  and it was much appreciated, a lot of the crew were getting off at the same time.

Our flight home was not till later in the day so we stored our luggage for $5 a bag at the Australia Hotel across the road and had a quick visit to prison and when we returned the Majestic was just departing to the sound of the Love Boat, bitter sweet.

There was nothing about the ship and crew that I could find to complain about ,loved every minute.

Cheers Carole

We were on board Majestic also and due to go all the way to Singapore. We stayed on board for the two extra nites in Fremantle and then decided to fly to Singapore and continue the SE Asian leg of our holiday. Perth to Singapore one way on Scoot cost just $200 and then we found most Singapore hotels had slashed their prices by at least half. We had extra days in Singapore then flew over to Phuket for a few more and then returned home on our original flight ticket. The 50% cruise compensation will more than cover all costs for the Asian leg even before we claim anything back from Princess. Singapore and Phuket were business as usual with no health issues and there was no problem getting back in to Brisbane. We were determined to salvage something positive from the suspended cruise and came out well on top financially. We still can't understand why everyone we spoke to made the decision to return home from Perth when the cruise ended.

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We were on this cruise also but we always getting off in Fremantle. We stayed for a week afterwards at Mandurah and spoke to another couple who had also been on the Majestic. They told us of an English couple who decided, seeing as they were here, to spend the extra time travelling in Australia, not fighting for an airline seat home immediately and using the money they were getting refunded to spend on their holiday here.

Seems like you didn't panic and made a good decision on making the most of your holiday time.

Pleased it worked out for you.

Pam

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