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Hometown: Auckland
Joined: 10/23/2015
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About deconz

I am 57 and got into cruising in 2011 and have already done 11 and have 4 coming up it so easy and you only pack once.



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Sydney, Australia - Like Sydney easy port to get to good transport to and from and great views
Tauranga, New Zealand - Very nice place to stop at good shopping and lots to see the mount is great the beachs are very nice and the shopping was very good with plenty to buy
Akaroa, New Zealand - Very pretty town with lots to do like swim with dolphins to just looking thru the great shops or having a nice hot drink at one of the many cafes well worth a look
Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand - Not much here only a few shops about a 5 min walk from ship you need to go to dunedin to see anything to do like larnach castle or otago peninsula or get a train ride
Cruise Fjordland National Park - Very very pretty great place to take photos you can get some great shots of the sounds on a nice clear day well worth a look will be going back again just loved it AAAAA+
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia - Nice city with great friendly people and the shops are ok lots of places to get a coffee or hot drink lots to see and things to do nice would go back and have a good look around
Melbourne, Australia - Very poor not to much to do in the city the shopping was very poor not that many places to shop the cafes are great with lots to choose from but its just like any other city not to much to do
Carnival Spirit Carnival Spirit - Great up early go get your meals i get up at 5.00am and get my meal at 5.30am nobody around and plenty of tables i have my meal in peace then i go get my deck chair and enjoy the sun
Rarotonga, Cook Islands - I love rarotonga friendly people the snorkling is great with lots of fish get a motor bike and ride around the island great fun shopping is ok fish and chips are yum as fresh fish
Picton, New Zealand - I love comming into port here very beautiful past the island and the mountains the port of picton is nice but not to much to do in town go on a tour shopping is ok.
Mare Isle, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia - Nice place but not much to do swimming by the wharf is ok with deep water the local kids all swim here the water was nice there is a market to buy local things which are ok
Lifou Isle, New Caledonia - Found this place very nice great beach for swimming and the markets are fun lots to buy it is a lot better now they have done it up
Lifou Isle, New Caledonia - Found Lifou Isle to be very nice they have done it up and it is so much nicer the beach is great and the markets are fun well worth a look
Port Denarau - Very nice port good shopping just watch the taxi drivers they take you to a shop and make you buy something before you can leave
Pacific Aria Pacific Aria - Go to the pantry early 0600 no lines and you can get a table the food is out at 0630 then once you have finished go get your deck chair and enjoy the sun
Penang (Pulau Pinang), Malaysia - Penang is a great place good taxi ride to good shopping the building are great and the people are friendly and the food was fine
Singapore - Singapore is a very busy port lots of ships in the harbor and the sky line with all the buildings are great
Sapphire Princess Sapphire Princess - Get on have a good look around to get your bearings and then fine a good place to relax and watch the people
Nuku'Alofa, Tonga Islands - Nuku'alofa not to much to do if your not whale watching just walked around the streets looking at the peoples homes the people are friendly and helpful
End Of Vacation - Going back home after a great cruise is always sad but its nice to see my dogs and start getting ready for my next cruise but i do miss getting up and having breakfast can't bet bacon and eggs yum off to start booking next cruise😁
At Sea - At sea is a great time to look over the ship and find the best place to enjoy the sun get up early enough and nobody is around so you get the best deck chairs
Auckland, New Zealand - Great port close to shops and buses there is a lot you can do lots of eating places and the people are friendly
Sydney, Australia - Great port very pretty city with great shopping from the ship close to all transport very handy with taxi and trains and ferry all around and easy walk to the shops
Auckland, New Zealand - Auckland is a great port very pretty as you sail into port with the many islands the shops are just walking distance from the ship and you can get a bus to anywhere ie the museum, kelly tarlton's sea life aquarium or just get on a bus and have a look around
Isle Of Pines (Ile Des Pins), New Caledonia - This is my best cruise spot the araucaria conifer trees scattered across the island look great the markets are great good for souvenirs and clothing well worth a look the beachs are great for snorkeling and swimming
Bali, Indonesia - Enjoyed bali the beachs are great shopping was fun and the people are nice you can see monkeys and over the place which is cool the taxi rides are fun just close your eyes and pray
Cross International Dateline - Enjoyed the crossing the ship did plenty of fun things to do we were on the Dawn Princess we got a certificate signed from the Captain and Cruise Director
Adelaide, Australia - Did not enjoy it here not much to do shopping was poor and very cold wind the casino was not great the river was nice you could go for a ferry ride which was fun and worth a look
Penang (Pulau Pinang), Malaysia - Penang is great lots of great markets and the snake temple is a great place to see with viper snakes all around you no good if you dont like snakes but it is well worth a look
Vava'U, Tonga Islands - Enjoyed my time here having a look around but not to much to do just enjoy the laid back way of tonga and just walk around the streets and meet the people
Phuket, Thailand - Phuket is a great place well worth having a look lots to do from driving to just going for a ride in a taxi the shoppi ng was fun and there where plenty of good food outlets
Singapore Marina Bay - Very beautiful great with all the ships and all the tall buildings great sky line and so many great things to see it a must see port love coming in here in a ship
Singapore - Singapore is a great place with lots to do gardens by the bay, Singapore zoo Sky way singapore flyer just so many things to do go for a taxi ride lots of markets lots of food and malls
Doini Island, PNG - Great swimming and snorking a bar here to buy drinks and nice sandy beaches
Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands - Great place the city is a bit ran down but the diving here is great with plenty of wreck diving and WW2 history nice beaches for swimming well worth a look
Fremantle (Perth), Australia - Great place like all the old building's and the walking places around the water front the cruise terminal was ok had a cafe which sold nice food and the boarding was easy
Benoa, Bali, Indonesia - found this place was great shopping was fun and monkey park was excellent very friendly people well worth a look so go you will enjoy don't believe all the bad things you hear
Port Klang (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia - Great shopping at twin towers plenty for the ladies and younger generation with Adidas puma Levis what ever you need with a food hall and lots of places to get a coffee can get a bit boring for as men
Mystery Island, Vanuatu - Great place to go swimming and snorkeling well worth having a walk around the locals sell some nice things so take some money with you well worth the trip
Kitava, Papua New Guinea - I enjoyed my time here looking around the locals sell things to buy shells are worth a look got some very pretty ones had no trouble bringing them back
Brisbane, Australia - Brisbane is a great place to go there is plenty to do and going down the river in a cruise ship is great with plenty to see and a nice place to berth.
Noumea, New Caledonia - Ok but don't go on a Sunday all the shops are shut our ship dropped us off but didn't tell us all was closed not much to do all back to the ship to sit in the sun
Ko Samui, Thailand - went to see elephants which was great you can touch and feed them then went shopping the shops where ok some cheap things very hot most have aircon worth a look
Cairns, Australia - not much to do here a few pubs and a bit of shopping need to do a tour to have a look around or go for a dive trip lots of places to eat some are very good
Alotau, Papua New Guinea - this a place to go if you like going somewhere different it takes you back to another time it is a very interesting area to go as it has a lot of WW2 things to see

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