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  1. I was just looking at the dinning options on my next cruise and i thought about sorrento's pizza? It seems they still have the same old pizzas and there's nothing wrong with that, god nothing like a 3am drunken stumble to sorrento's! but I feel that a new pizza wouldn't go astray. So I would like to see a escargot pizza or even a Coastal kitchen menu inspired pizza lol. What pizzas would you like to see????
  2. Yes, that's one of selling points for us is the priority tenders and yes the wife buys the voom.
  3. Coastal kitchen hands down lol. However UDP's are good for the variety and $$$$. I did UDP and Coastal kitchen on Ovation and found the food much better in Coastal.
  4. Yeah I paid for them and will rebuy if cheaper. The biggest reason for the key is the ports and also if key activities times suits. You spend half the cruise waiting in those damn lines lol. Fingers crossed that this cruise dows happen so I can report back hahaha.
  5. Thanks Matt, really good advice on the key vs your C&A level pros and cons! The wife and I are platinum and are in jr suite. What's ur view based on our info above?
  6. What's your guys opinion on a 9 night south pacific cruise 2022 Drinks package $79.46 aud per day The key $38.35 aud per day Don't know if I should buy now or at wait for a better deal?
  7. Hmmmm, I hope for the "best" when it comes to the whole getting it "right for the future covid19 " stuff! I will be watching for myself on shiptracker, when or if VOTS comes down to SYD by let's say mid FEB 21. If not...heaps craphouse for me!
  8. Yes I agree, However I do think the Australian government is over protective because of the Ruby Princess dramas, also it doesn't help when you have a lot negative nancys when it comes to cruising. I must say too on a side note I get really pissy when I hear folks saying cruising won't happen till the year 3000AD, might be because I have a 11 night cruise booked for 23rd of March 2021 hahahahaha!
  9. Just an update https://cruisepassenger.com.au/exclusive-australian-government-studies-ways-to-restart-cruise/
  10. TAKE.....MY.....MONEY! The only thing I hope is that it is a "full line" perfect day! Not a half assed perfect day with a few sun loungers... However with that said its better than nothing and I've been wanting royal to invest and make a impression in Australia for a long time.
  11. Only advice I can offer from my experience on OV and dining packages is to book them ASAP! As soon as we got on OV it was straight to Jamie's Italian to book all our speciality dining reservations for that said cruise. On both occasions alot of people who had UDP and 3night weren't able to book certain speciality dining restaurants at the time they wanted for the day they wanted, as it is very popular on this ship. Also why book at Jamie's? It's the least busy that's why.....easy! And yes I ordered multiple dishes and I felt like a glutton but oh well your on holidays right!
  12. On two occasions we boarded OV prior to official time and weren't obstructed in anyway. First time was 1130 but we were on at 1030. Second time was 1100 but we were on at 1030.
  13. In Australia the casinos on rccl are all non smoking, as smoking in Australia is becoming fround apon so hence the restriction. Also on my recent cruise on ovation they cut the smoking area down on the pool deck from half to a quarter! Standing room only! However as a non-smoker I don't believe a ship should be smoke-free. I see it as a freedom issue! If you want to fill your lungs with that crap so be it!, your choice. The only suggestion I might have would be to have a nice smokers area "not a dungeon", also away from kids and overzealous non-smokers....jokes ?
  14. I booked at the 40% off each guest on the thursday then Friday it changed as we know to 40% off each guess + OBC. So I called them today and I asked "hey my booking was so close to the change of deal, can I get the $100 OBC deal still?" They just rebooked the reservation under the new deal, same room, same price as before even tho it was NRD..... Pretty good considering, so yes don't ask don't get I guess.
  15. Yep, just convinced the wife to a 11 night south pacific in 2021! Price dropped based on what we wanted by 350ish. Good stuff!
  16. I'm on ovation in 29 days, so I'll see if anything has changed and I'll ask the crew if they know anything. I will let you guys know!
  17. I just can't fathom how someone could even do something like this to someone they love, even in an intoxicated state. I guess iam naive lol. However it is good she is ok and he will be punished.
  18. So Ive been hearing rumors of Johnny Rockets replacing Kung Fu Panda noodle shop on Ovation of the Seas. And this, http://www.ovationoftheseas.com.au/dining/restaurant/johnny-rockets/ Also heard on facebook of a fish and chip restaurant opening? Make sense tho, With the transition to Alaska-Australia sailings.
  19. Domestic violence / attempted murder on radiance of the seas. https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-19/man-charged-after-trying-to-throw-partner-overboard-cruise-ship/10397886
  20. Someone had passed away from what I have been hearing. Hence the delay, I guess?
  21. Hi there, My wife and I are working out plans for our upcoming cruise 23 November 2018 on ovation from Sydney to Tasmania. Now are there any tips that you guys might have inregards to getting on ASAP with RC and particularly SYD terminal Two reasons why are, 1. We bought the UDP, from my understanding I can only reserve once on board and id like dine to at a reasonable time lol. 2. I'd like to avoid the lines and book the NorthStar, FLOWRIDER and IFLY. 3. Once that the above is done we would like to greet/help our family members who are first time to cruising and RC. We are Gold C&A and we are staying in a suite and I have been told those categories get priority boarding. Also is there anyway I can book/reserve dining times and activities for other family members as they are let's say " technologically retarded" and will be overwhelmed as first-time cruisers...lol Any help/comment would be great as I've heard booking and reserving is a must with quantum class and oasis class ships....cheers!
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