Inaugural AFF Cruise 25 - 29 Jan 2018

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My vote for a cruise in 2018.
Sinophile888 took this and did the necessary ground work to get everybody thinking and then it was on. (Unfortunately Bindibuys was on another cruise and could not join us)

Golden Princess 25th - 29th January 2018. (plus two extra days for some)

The countdown seemed to go for ever which was maybe fortunate as it gave people time to prepare and sort things out ahead. Some did and some didn't. All of a sudden the date was upon us and even quicker the cruise was over and part of history. A new term was invented. Australian Frequent Floaters!

We had thirteen willing participants with one or two initially considering themselves outsiders which they were NOT. The cruise was a good intro with good weather and a port day, a tender day and a sea day so the newbies got to try all the options.

Everyone please make sure you complete the email survey that you should have received yesterday. Unlike some airlines we know Princess are quite reasonable at responding to surveys.

The only thing that needs to be sorted out now is where and when #2 will occur. Suitable 3, 4 or 5 day cruises are not in abundance.

Thanks everyone it was great fun.

... and one last question. How many have weighed themselves and found the four day cruise is a four kilo cruise, rule applies to them?
 

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I haven’t weighed myself but nothing feels tighter than before. The minimum walking I did on the cruise was 4.2km on one day and the maximum was 6.4km on one day. The other days were in between those amounts. Not including Zumba ;)
 

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Sinophile888 took this and did the necessary ground work to get everybody thinking and then it was on. (Unfortunately Bindibuys was on another cruise and could not join us)

Golden Princess 25th - 29th January 2018. (plus two extra days for some)

The countdown seemed to go for ever which was maybe fortunate as it gave people time to prepare and sort things out ahead. Some did and some didn't. All of a sudden the date was upon us and even quicker the cruise was over and part of history. A new term was invented. Australian Frequent Floaters!

We had thirteen willing participants with one or two initially considering themselves outsiders which they were NOT. The cruise was a good intro with good weather and a port day, a tender day and a sea day so the newbies got to try all the options.

Everyone please make sure you complete the email survey that you should have received yesterday. Unlike some airlines we know Princess are quite reasonable at responding to surveys.

The only thing that needs to be sorted out now is where and when #2 will occur. Suitable 3, 4 or 5 day cruises are not in abundance.

Thanks everyone it was great fun.

... and one last question. How many have weighed themselves and found the four day cruise is a four kilo cruise, rule applies to them?
Thanks straitman and a nice summary. For the record I never weigh myself until a week has passed.
Have already replied to the Princess survey and the Certificate credit for another cruise has been received. I’ve checked my Princess account and have moved up a level and will book another cruise as a solo so I can scoot up to Platinum in the next go. At least that’s a lifetime status.

The similar cruise is being promoted heavily in SA radio right as I type as I think Phil Hoffman TA purchases bulk cabins, hence the frantic calls from Princess to ‘move over’. And yes the ‘outsiders’ fitted in very well. Alcohol will do that!
 

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Next cruise possibility - 4 nights on Sun Princess ex Syd to Moreton Island departing 5 Jan 2019 would suit me. Sailaway out of Sydney Harbour is something I’d love to do one day.
 

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Next cruise possibility - 4 nights on Sun Princess ex Syd to Moreton Island departing 5 Jan 2019 would suit me. Sailaway out of Sydney Harbour is something I’d love to do one day.
Cruised out of Sydney harbour three times now and every time is memorable.

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The 5th might be a little close to our holiday next year but who knows. Sounds like a nice trip.
 

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Next cruise possibility - 4 nights on Sun Princess ex Syd to Moreton Island departing 5 Jan 2019 would suit me. Sailaway out of Sydney Harbour is something I’d love to do one day.
I just looked at this and some categories are already heavily booked. :eek:
 

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I just looked at this and some categories are already heavily booked. :eek:

Would it be good for a booking and hope for an email; "we are in an oversell situation. "

I would be interested in a New Zealand to Australia cruise 3 or 4 nights but only seem to offer the 14 days or 13 day cruises on offer at the moment.

It was a good cruise but the cruise bug hasn't bitten me.
 

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I just looked at this and some categories are already heavily booked. :eek:

Quite a few oceanview available on deck 8 :p I just put a hold on one while I think about it. I’ve decided I like oceanview - reminds me of the old days pre 2000 when the first gargantuan, all-balcony ships started appearing ;)
 

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Quite a few oceanview available on deck 8 :p I just put a hold on one while I think about it. I’ve decided I like oceanview - reminds me of the old days pre 2000 when the first gargantuan, all-balcony ships started appearing ;)
Cruiseguru has $10 non refund deposits and $100 obc. Prices just a little higher than Princess but OBC takes it down. Early full payment though.

Quite a few oceanview available on deck 8 :p I just put a hold on one while I think about it. I’ve decided I like oceanview - reminds me of the old days pre 2000 when the first gargantuan, all-balcony ships started appearing ;)

As in convict days?
If I did this I’d go solo to get extra credit but would book an inside.
 
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i didn’t see that many. I’m betting neither did DameO, Anna, mrsmajor or JessicaTam. Kids don’t hang around bars or casinos that much ;)
Err, are you suggesting that we hung around the bars?? :):p

My son asked me what I did on board and when I thought back it seemed to be 'nothing much' but the time just seemed to slip away.
 
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