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    What is the best cruise line to travel around Australia?

    Going travelling to Australia in 3 months and wondering how much money I should take, minimum. I was thinking about a thousand pounds, yes, no?

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    Why bring one thousand pounds to a place that does not accept them? Aussies have their own dollars, so all of it will be useless. Just tell your credit card company you are traveling and use that. If you need cash, something Americans call ATMs will be available.
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    I think he was considering the converted amount. One thousand pounds GB converted to however many dollars Australian.
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    At the current rate 1,000 would be about $1,530 Australian.
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    Are there many lines that actually circumnavigate Australia ?










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    Quote Originally Posted by nealberk View Post
    I think he was considering the converted amount. One thousand pounds GB converted to however many dollars Australian.
    He does not need nearly that much because a GBP is worth more than an AUD. Besides, why pay cash where there are credit cards?

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    Are there many lines that actually circumnavigate Australia?
    They don't just circumnavigate Australia. Those cruises also include New Zealand.
    Stay tuned for my review of the Sapphire Princess northbound repositioner

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonylinsdell View Post
    Are there many lines that actually circumnavigate Australia ?
    I know Princess have done it in the past and QM2 did it this year and will be doing it again in 2014.
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    Hi all, there are quite a few ships that do the circumnavigation. Celebrity Solstice, Dawn Princess, Radiance, Oosterdam and the Cunard ships are all doing a trip around. And yes, quite a few of them include stops in New Zealand so they're a pretty good way to see a lot of this beautiful region!
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    As Hope has pointed out, there are several ships that are available. So the question is not which one is best, but which one is best for you. Remember, what one person loves, another will hate, so it really depends on which cruise line fits your lifestyle and budget, plus which one goes where you want to go. All of them are nice in their own way, so I would begin by looking at itineraries and that might eliminate some of them right away.

    As for the amount to bring, again, that depends on the cruise line, plus what type of cabin you're most interested in.

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    As usual Pete hits the nail on the head. The ports throughout Australia and New Zealand each have their own secrets and although you might think you are going to see particular things at each one that is not always the case.

    eg. Many itineraries still include Christchurch as a port of call, but it hasn't been active since the Earthquake. Ships are instead visiting Akaroa which is a further up the coast and a tender port

    Many cruise ships stop in to the ports in North Queensland promising the Great Barrier Reef, but some of them are better than others and as 4 are tenders and only one comes into the pier, you want to make sure you're getting the best port time for your $.

    Posting your questions in the forum always helps as someone will be able to assist!

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