Radiance of the Seas - February 23, 2019

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  • Rassa
    Rassa February 15, 2019 8:39 pm


    It will take you at least an hour to pass through customs.    A taxi may cost about $50-$60 into the city but peak hour is 7 am - 9 am, Uber would be cheaper.   I always catch taxis straight away but they by pass the city.   Lately we have caught the Skybus to the city.  The Skybus is easy to catch and about $20 and leaves every 10 minutes.   You catch it as you exit the Arrivals Terminal doors, then turn right.  The bus is a short walk and departs outside Domestic Departures.  You can catch a taxi to your hotel from Southern Cross Station where the Skybus journey ends.  Ask the driver where to go to catch a taxi.  It would be a short taxi ride to your hotel - may-be about $10-$15.


    To go to the port on Saturday catch an Uber or taxi to Port Melbourne.  It will probably take about 30 minutes on Saturday late morning for about $40.


    Most times overseas, we have been given access to our rooms earlier than the afternoon.  You will be tired after your 24 hr flight but If you cannot get into your room, by all means take the free tram around the city.    You could also catch a hop on hop off bus - it goes down to the bay area and is a pleasant ride.    I think you catch the bus at Federation Square which is a 10-15 min walk from your hotel.


    Good luck and safe journey.

  • earn
    earn February 15, 2019 8:13 am

    Does anyone know anything about the Jasper Hotel.  It was booked through our TA and looks ok on tripadvisor.  Is it best to get a taxi or Uber from the airport and to the port?  Seems like the free tram has a stop outside the hotel, for touring around the day we arrive.  Hope we get some sleep on the plane, as it arrives at 6.30 am after 24 hrs of travelling and I’m pretty sure the hotel room won’t be available until the afternoon 😊

  • msgtray17
    msgtray17 February 14, 2019 8:11 pm
    55 minutes ago, Ed342 said:

    Again, we arrive on the 20th. We will be out and about, so I will leave my email at the front desk. See you next week.


    we also arriving on 21 Feb just planning on seeing Melbourne. 22 Feb going on viator steam train,  sanctuary, and wine tour looking forward meeting all on cruise

  • Ed342
    Ed342 February 14, 2019 7:11 pm
    On 1/16/2019 at 8:33 PM, dbarimo said:

    We arrive on the 21st and are taking a Viator tour of Phillips Island/wildlife and penguin parade at 2 pm.   We will get in early morning.   Maybe leave us a message at hotel front desk so we can meet up before the cruise.  We are doing a Viator tour, Healesville Sanctuary and Yara Valley wine tour the 22nd.    Would love to see option of getting to ship together.   


    Doug and Mary Barimo

    Again, we arrive on the 20th. We will be out and about, so I will leave my email at the front desk. See you next week.


  • earn
    earn February 14, 2019 8:04 am

    Thank you.  Searching didn’t work on my phone but link has.  

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