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3 hours ago, Chili said:

My cruise planner for Radiance cruises are still there.

 

I have had this in the past and eventually the cruises were cancelled and then they refunded the cruise planner.

At the time when the cruises disappeared I contacted Royal and they said they were doing some changes in the background which ended up being code for cancelling. 

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21 minutes ago, mattymay said:

Hawaii to Vancouver still exists.. from which you could assume its still going to be in Australia. Maybe a reshuffle of the Australia itineraries?

 

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The October Hawaii port booking is still there this morning , still no ovation or Quantum.

 There’s a few reports that we can expect emails on Monday. I don’t know how true they are but they are supposed to be advice from agents on Saturday.
 

I still recon Voyager is a possibility.

 

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1 hour ago, Chili said:

The October Hawaii port booking is still there this morning , still no ovation or Quantum.

 There’s a few reports that we can expect emails on Monday. I don’t know how true they are but they are supposed to be advice from agents on Saturday.
 

I still recon Voyager is a possibility.

 

The word on the street is Radiance being redeployed to New Orleans??

Emails to affected guests to be sent Monday 21 March. 

So it's either being replaced or they don't think there is enough demand for 2 ships in Sydney. Which is it?

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45 minutes ago, mattymay said:

The word on the street is Radiance being redeployed to New Orleans??

Emails to affected guests to be sent Monday 21 March. 

So it's either being replaced or they don't think there is enough demand for 2 ships in Sydney. Which is it?

Radiance is just about sold out , I don’t think they will be giving refunds.

Giving refunds is against all first rule of business. LOL
It won’t be Navigator.it won’t be Spectrum .

Unless they drop Newcastle and Melbourne it will have to be voyager class or smaller.

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6 hours ago, mattymay said:

Did you receive this as an email?

We never received an email and we are also D+. I saw the update on this site and thought to look through as I wanted to book another cruise for my son. I am still shattered if the Radiance is cancelled and not replaced by Serenade or Voyager. As much as Quantum class is nice, they are not our favourite class  

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14 hours ago, CruisingOz said:

We never received an email and we are also D+. I saw the update on this site and thought to look through as I wanted to book another cruise for my son. I am still shattered if the Radiance is cancelled and not replaced by Serenade or Voyager. As much as Quantum class is nice, they are not our favourite class 
 

‘Yep I’m not happy.

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21 minutes ago, mattymay said:

To be fair most of the blame should go to the Australian government for being the worlds slowest at return to cruising.

I couldn’t agree more.

But the biggest problem is we are used to it and think `she’ll be right mate’

These clowns are power mad and we don’t care.

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On 3/16/2022 at 4:55 AM, twangster said:

Is LNG in ample supply down under?  

An LNG ship might be (more) welcome in the sounds of NZ.  

Sydney is going to introduce compulsory shore power like California and ships will have to use low emissions fuel. It will be in 2 years.

So a big shake up for our cruise industry and another sign for Icon.

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1 hour ago, Chili said:

Sydney is going to introduce compulsory shore power like California and ships will have to use low emissions fuel. It will be in 2 years.

So a big shake up for our cruise industry and another sign for Icon.

Depends how crazy they go with "low emissions".   Norway's future emissions thresholds excludes LNG ships.  LNG is lower emissions, not zero.  If AU/NZ follow Norway there won't be any cruise ships.  

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16 hours ago, mattymay said:

To be fair most of the blame should go to the Australian government for being the worlds slowest at return to cruising.

I 100% agree this is totally the fault of the Australian government.  

And it isn't just Royal who has decided redeploy an Australian ship to the US-Caribbean market.  For now Carnival is only sending one of their usually Sydney based ships back to Sydney this fall the other ship is heading to Jacksonville FL to be deployed to the Caribbean. We will have to wait and see what the 2023-2024 season brings but the Australia government should have made this decision months ago.

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3 hours ago, twangster said:

Depends how crazy they go with "low emissions".   Norway's future emissions thresholds excludes LNG ships.  LNG is lower emissions, not zero.  If AU/NZ follow Norway there won't be any cruise ships.  

We are talking about the ANZ governments,they do a lot of things that are unreasonable.

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1 hour ago, mattymay said:

so no trip to the States then? I'm considering it. 23/24 release wasn't overly inspiring.

 

Anyone know why Quantum and Ovation can't tender at Isle of Pines and Lifou?

I'm not sure. Are other lines visiting? Is it a covid thing? i.e. the locals don't want to risk it?

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43 minutes ago, KWofPerth said:

I'm not sure. Are other lines visiting? Is it a covid thing? i.e. the locals don't want to risk it?

Enchantment stops there. Just wondering why Q class are confined to Noumea, Vila and Mystery Island.

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