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  #1787254 24-May-2017 08:57
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Absolutely good points. Quite a difference between a local 3 night booze cruise and spending weeks at sea.

Parents have just begun a 'SKI' holiday with Princess Cruises that won't see them home for over two months!




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  #1787307 24-May-2017 10:29
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The cruise was chosen by itinerary and it's Norwegian which should suit us as they have a more casual atmosphere according to cruisecritic expert review. 

 

Seem to be a ton of NZ companies claiming to be cruise experts. Any other recommendations for agents?


 
 
 
 


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  #1787364 24-May-2017 11:52
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More practical discussions is watch for the hidden costs.

 

 

 

Things like the cut you have to pay for the help, Gratuities from memory.

 

eg:http://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=2031

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #1787387 24-May-2017 12:28
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Another good point. With Princess you can have the automatic gratuities disabled. I think for NZ/AU cruises they were already disabled in the system.




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  #1787454 24-May-2017 13:56
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Stu: Another good point. With Princess you can have the automatic gratuities disabled. I think for NZ/AU cruises they were already disabled in the system.

 

This is not a cruise ex NZ/AU

With NCL you can pay gratuities and taxes upfront or onboard. The Air NZ quoted costs include them, the others do not  


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  #1791669 30-May-2017 11:53
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Some folks from Australia on the CruiseCritic forums have used overseas travel agents to access better deals than are offered in their region


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I've narrowed it to two:

 

Cruiseabout. NZ company part of the flightcentre group. They can do Cruise + flights

 

CruiseVacationOutlet. US company. Can only do the cruise portion

 

Need to park this for now, will come back to it Sep/Oct (travel is in 2018).


 
 
 
 


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Gemini:

 

I've narrowed it to two:

 

Cruiseabout. NZ company part of the flightcentre group. They can do Cruise + flights

 

CruiseVacationOutlet. US company. Can only do the cruise portion

 

Need to park this for now, will come back to it Sep/Oct (travel is in 2018).

 

 

Ok trying again now but will be different travel dates

 

CruiseVacationOutlet is cheapest (but not GST amount of -15%)

 

CruiseSaleFinder is a bit more

 

CruiseAbout is the most 

 

Planning on booking Mon or Tue!


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