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Hi, I’m a bit late to the party here. I read in previous discussions about transfers from Brisbane airport to the cruise terminal. I am flying into Brisbane two days before the Quantum leaves. Landing Nov. 25, sailing Nov. 27.  I understand that there’s a third party vendor at the domestic terminal, Con-X-ion. When I did my eraser h on them, it sounds like they offer ground transfers to the cruise terminal. I contacted them, and got an automatic response of call them. That’s a bit difficult calling from North America and 16 hours different in time zones. The two questions I have are:

1. Will they offer transfers;

2. How difficult is it to get a cab at the cruise terminal?
 

thanks

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4 hours ago, GuelphSmoke said:

Hi, I’m a bit late to the party here. I read in previous discussions about transfers from Brisbane airport to the cruise terminal. I am flying into Brisbane two days before the Quantum leaves. Landing Nov. 25, sailing Nov. 27.  I understand that there’s a third party vendor at the domestic terminal, Con-X-ion. When I did my eraser h on them, it sounds like they offer ground transfers to the cruise terminal. I contacted them, and got an automatic response of call them. That’s a bit difficult calling from North America and 16 hours different in time zones. The two questions I have are:

1. Will they offer transfers;

2. How difficult is it to get a cab at the cruise terminal?
 

thanks

I would expect there to be some kind of shuttle??

I would jump onto TripAdvisor Brisbane forum .

 

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17 hours ago, GuelphSmoke said:

Hi, I’m a bit late to the party here. I read in previous discussions about transfers from Brisbane airport to the cruise terminal. I am flying into Brisbane two days before the Quantum leaves. Landing Nov. 25, sailing Nov. 27.  I understand that there’s a third party vendor at the domestic terminal, Con-X-ion. When I did my eraser h on them, it sounds like they offer ground transfers to the cruise terminal. I contacted them, and got an automatic response of call them. That’s a bit difficult calling from North America and 16 hours different in time zones. The two questions I have are:

1. Will they offer transfers;

2. How difficult is it to get a cab at the cruise terminal?
 

thanks

You are arriving 2 days before your cruise, so are you actually staying at an Airport Hotel and want a transfer to the cruise terminal?

It is an international airport, and hotel system... there will be an abundance of taxis.

I personally would be installing the UBER app on your phone and simply grabbing an UBER at your convenience to the cruise terminal.

 

 

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17 hours ago, GuelphSmoke said:

Con-X-ion. When I did my eraser h on them, it sounds like they offer ground transfers to the cruise terminal. I contacted them, and got an automatic response of call them. That’s a bit difficult calling from North America and 16 hours different in time zones. The two questions I have are:

1. Will they offer transfers;

2. How difficult is it to get a cab at the cruise terminal?
 

thanks

BTW: here's their contact details... Sounds like an email should sort out most basic booking queries.  

 

Contact Us

The Con-X-ion Call Centre is open 24 hours 7 days a week.


Calling from Overseas: +61 7 5556 9888

Email:[email protected]

 

https://www.con-x-ion.com/services/cruise-ship-transfers

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Sydney port authority is now showing Rhapsody for the 23-24 season instead of Brilliance.
I wish they would make up their mind .

A lot of those cruises go to Mare,Lifou and isle of pines.
It could be now a place holder for Navigator? Voyager class can do those islands.

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29 minutes ago, twangster said:

That would be pretty awesome.   Let's hope it happens.  

But... if Brisbane Quantum sales are as slow as you have suggested that isn't going to help move this forward sooner rather than later.

Around the end of next year,Royal will have 6 oasis and a Icon .

They will be struggling to find somewhere to deploy them during the northern winter.

My bet will be Wonder will be home ported in Singapore with 4-5 months around Christmas in Australia.

They have applied to resume cruises in Hong Kong with spectrum but
I don’t like their luck with that.

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48 minutes ago, Chili said:

Around the end of next year,Royal will have 6 oasis and a Icon .

They will be struggling to find somewhere to deploy them during the northern winter.

My bet will be Wonder will be home ported in Singapore with 4-5 months around Christmas in Australia.

They have applied to resume cruises in Hong Kong with spectrum but
I don’t like their luck with that.

After a season or two in Florida hopefully Asia and Australia will be back to the old normals and ready to fill Wonder on a consistent basis.  

That isn't cast in stone, only time will tell.  

Given the outrageous summer prices for Florida cruises they seem to do very well here but at some point having so many old ships poking around the Caribbean in the winter isn't going to cover their costs. The demise of Vision and Radiance class is probably closer than most people realize (looking at the 5 year plan and beyond).  Once they are gone that will help to fill mega ships in Florida all going to CocoCay which is a money printing machine right now.  Who ever thought they would have Oasis class doing short 3 and 4 night cruises?  

Time will tell but the most important thing I've learned is that I know nothing and no one can predict future deployments.

Sit back and enjoy the ride.  

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6 hours ago, Chili said:

Around the end of next year,Royal will have 6 oasis and a Icon .

They will be struggling to find somewhere to deploy them during the northern winter.

My bet will be Wonder will be home ported in Singapore with 4-5 months around Christmas in Australia.

They have applied to resume cruises in Hong Kong with spectrum but
I don’t like their luck with that.

Oh no they won't struggle to find places to deploy them in the Norther hemisphere winter season. The number of ports in the Caribbean that can accommodate an Oasis Class ship has grown over the past several years.  It is my understanding that Royal continues to work with Islands in the Caribbean on port upgrades so Oasis class vessels can visit more islands. 

For the northern hemisphere's winter 2024/2025 season a deployment could for example look like this: 

Harmony, Galveston 7 night Western Caribbean cruises;

Wonder, Port Canaveral 7 night Eastern and Western cruises; 

Allure, Port Canaveral 3 and 4 night Bahamas/ CocoCay cruises;  

Symphony and Oasis, Port Everglades 6 and 8 night Eastern and Southern Caribbean Cruises;

Utopia and Icon, Port Miami 7 night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises.   

 

I hope at some point you all Down Under do get an Oasis Class ship I really do.  However, I still think any chance Australia has of getting an Oasis Class ship is directly tied to both China and Hong Kong.  Both of these markets when they reopen need to see strong demand for cruising because Wonder of the Seas could then cruise the Chinese and Honk Kong markets from mid-April through early-October before repositioning to Australia from mid-October through early April for Southern Hemisphere's spring/summer season.  

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True but what about the other twenty something ships they have in the Caribbean?

Seem like a over supply to me.

We are starting to see the return of the international tourist . See what happens.

 

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4 hours ago, Jessica_traveler said:

Does anyone know where the Brilliance of the Seas is going to be in November 2023?

It is scheduled to sail out of Sydney, Australia. Sailing are listed online through RCI and can be booked 

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On 8/22/2022 at 5:54 PM, Chili said:

I don’t know how credible this is but I will post it .

https://www.finder.com.au/biggest-cruise-ship-in-australia

It will happen.. but only after I've dropped 20K to get the family on it next year from Orlando. lol

Flights to the US used to be like $900, now $2500? I hate covid.

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On 8/22/2022 at 10:14 PM, twangster said:

That would be pretty awesome.   Let's hope it happens.  

But... if Brisbane Quantum sales are as slow as you have suggested that isn't going to help move this forward sooner rather than later.

Everyone on here needs to book Quantum out of Brisbane to help the cause!

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