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Choose cruise on price and destination Layout, size of the ship, staff, entertainment and food excellent. Embarking at Whites Bay was a nightmare as we were relying on public transport. Decided to use Captain Cook ferry and continued on the long walk to the terminal. No time was wasted on embarkation, whole process maybe 15 minutes. Cabin excellent level 5 close to lifts. Spacious shower. Disappointed the advertising pictures of the inviting back pool area, and surrounds with dinning areas are only available to Palace customers who were no where to be seen. Like many other ships they have returned to tiered class ships. The service charge of 18% plus 10% GST + gratuities, choice of 10 extra food outlets all with price tag has taken away what cruising was all about. A beer started out $7 end cost $9 a bottle. Shuttle into Brisbane $35, we were to be docked up the river but ended up in the cargo port We have clocked up 28 cruises and feel now they are just money making machines on water.

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Explorer Dream Cruise Review by Isie

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Layout, size of the ship, staff, entertainment and food excellent.

Embarking at Whites Bay was a nightmare as we were relying on public transport.

Decided to use Captain Cook ferry and continued on the long walk to the terminal.

No time was wasted on embarkation, whole process maybe 15 minutes.

Cabin excellent level 5 close to lifts. Spacious shower.

Disappointed the advertising pictures of the inviting back pool area, and surrounds with dinning areas are only available to Palace customers who were no where to be seen. Like many other ships they have returned to tiered class ships.

The service charge of 18% plus 10% GST + gratuities, choice of 10 extra food outlets all with price tag has taken away what cruising was all about. A beer started out $7 end cost $9 a bottle. Shuttle into Brisbane $35, we were to be docked up the river but ended up in the cargo port

We have clocked up 28 cruises and feel now they are just money making machines on water.
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