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Old July 29th, 2008, 05:32 PM
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Unhappy Pacific Sun - rough ride back to Auckland

Poor things. What is it about the seas around New Zealand????

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Old July 29th, 2008, 07:43 PM
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Poor things. What is it about the seas around New Zealand????

Hi Jen,
Just checked the cruise cam again...seas still look very wild ....hope everyone is well stocked with pills
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Old July 30th, 2008, 12:36 AM
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Mmm definitely looks like a pretty bumpy ride. We are boarding tomorrow and have just had a call from P&O advising that we are not not embarking until 4pm as the ship is going to be very late arriving in Auckland due to the weather.

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Old July 30th, 2008, 01:37 AM
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Yes, seas look stirred up alright. Brings back memories of the 40 foot seas we were in at the bottom of south island of NZ, end of Sept last year, on Regal Princess.

Good luck to you all on board, take plenty of ginger.

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Old July 30th, 2008, 02:37 AM
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Poor things. What is it about the seas around New Zealand????

I hope the stabilisers are working!!
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Old July 30th, 2008, 02:49 AM
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is this the cruise Trish was on? Her name has stuck in my mind due to our discussion about her sons allergies
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Think Mickalex is on this one, hope the kids are doing ok

OOps, just had a check and realised he is on on the 31st, hope the weather clears up by then

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Old July 30th, 2008, 03:05 AM
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oh is he? I thought he didn't board till today or tomorrow....that the last few days were travel time? maybe he gets on this one when it arrives???hope the weather settles
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oh is he? I thought he didn't board till today or tomorrow....that the last few days were travel time? maybe he gets on this one when it arrives???hope the weather settles
Haha, sorry just edited my post, I got it wrong

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Old July 30th, 2008, 03:07 AM
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lol no worries....
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I hope the stabilisers are working!!
Bleurrgghh ... so do I Geoff!!!
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Old July 30th, 2008, 04:43 AM
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Mickalex is due to board tomorrow (same as Anton & I). Just had another message from P&O advising that we are now not going to be boarding until Friday 1st as the ship is going to be very delayed into Auckland due to the weather. Mick & his family will be on the plane now heading to Auckland so will probably find out about the change when they arrive at their hotel. I hope we don't miss too many ports due to the delay (now going to be 24hrs late) - pretty disappointing, but then you can't control the weather!

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Old July 30th, 2008, 04:45 AM
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oh how disappointing fro you Lisa.....imagine mick trying to explain all of that to his kids
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I don't envy him that job, I just hope that the weather clears at least a little bit in the next 24 hrs.
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I don't envy him that job, I just hope that the weather clears at least a little bit in the next 24 hrs.
I hope it clears for you all too.

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I hope the stabilisers are working!!

ROTFLMAO!!!! YOU ARE SOOOOOOO FUNNY!!!!

Nudge nudge, wink wink, say no more, say no more!!

lol!!!!!!


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Old July 30th, 2008, 08:45 PM
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Some more news on this: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=818909
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Thank you for all the kind thoughts.The kids took it well as the flight and being in Auckland made up for the 24 hour delay to them.
Nice weather you have here in Auckland Lisa.
Was blowing a gale when we landed last night,after we stopped everyone was clapping the cap for the landing{or landings}!It was a very bump landing on a wet runway and we had a bit of a slip but well under control.
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Old July 31st, 2008, 05:20 AM
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Can almost feel another P & O witch hunt coming up... All their fault I suppose nothing to do with mother nature.
Your a bit late , it has already started: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showp...50&postcount=8 see the TV3 news link.

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hopefully Walt will kick her off the web site...
I don’t think Walt will as she has not broken any CC rules.
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I don’t think Walt will as she has not broken any CC rules.
Very much against the rules.
A few years ago when a cruise ship was attacked by pirates off the coast of Africa ,members were posting stories and pics on CC and the journo's were trying to contact them via the boards .
They got kicked off real quick.
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