Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Australia-NZ Cruise questions
Old 01-09-2009, 02:37 PM   #1
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 3,775
Australia-NZ Cruise questions

DW is considering a 2 wk cruise to Australia-NZ in Feb. The cruise pricing appears to be a separate item....meaning all the tours you do would be priced separately. She was told that booking those when you arrive would be cheaper than booking them through the cruise company. I don't have a list of those tours or pricing. Anyone have any idea what a "typical" day for 2 people (land tours) should cost there.....I know it probably varies a lot depending on what you do but is there some "ballpark" figure I should prepare myself mentally for? And is it reasonable not to arrange things in advance and still be ok......we're 2 different birds....I like to know everything in advance and ...........

How is the sea there for seasickness?

As far as I can tell, no need for visas in either place? Any other info/tips

kaneohe is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-09-2009, 03:22 PM   #2
bssc's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 10,123
I think that it varies from line to line. I would check out Cruise Critics and look at the shore excursions.

On NCL, they guarantee to hold the ship if you take a ship excursion. And our ship did leave some people behind when their non ship excursion's vehicle broke down.

Angels danced on the day that you were born.
bssc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2009, 06:10 PM   #3
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Koolau's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Leeward Oahu
Posts: 3,624
RE: Sea sickness. I don't know those waters at all, but anyplace can get rougher than normal. Within 30 minutes of being below deck, I started getting sea sick in relatively calm waters, so it's very individual. However, taking sea sickness pills allowed me to survive some truly monstrous seas with no problem. We hit a 2-day period where they had to pump out the pools 'cause they were sloshing across the decks. The 750ft ship's bow was actually lurching out of the swells for a while. I still wasn't sea sick when on "the pill" so to speak. YMMV.
Ko'olau's Law -

Anything which can be used can be misused. Anything which can be misused will be.
Koolau is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Qantas deal to Australia DangerMouse Travel Information 0 11-15-2008 10:22 AM
Down Under In Australia Bails Hi, I am... 36 10-15-2008 02:37 PM
Hello from australia weny Hi, I am... 18 12-27-2007 07:59 AM
Australia, anyone? Sam Other topics 17 08-13-2007 03:45 PM
AUSTRALIA SolidA Life after FIRE 25 05-31-2006 08:40 PM

» Quick Links

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:21 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.