Terri Brown is our International Customer Service Manager and she has been helping people find the cheapest car rentals for 25 years, the last 8 of which have been for VroomVroomVroom! Last month, Terri took an awesome trip via Celebrity Cruises, so I decided to ask her a few questions when she and her cohorts had returned home!
Question: Good morning, Terri! When did you go on this trip? Who went with you? Why did you go?
Answer: January 3rd to 17th. We are 3 couples who are friends. Together we form a team of 6 drinkers!
Q: Where did you go on this trip?
A: We flew to Auckland, and embarked on the cruise out that day. We departed from Auckland, New Zealand, and sailed to Bay Of Islands, New Zealand; Tauranga, New Zealand; Wellington, New Zealand; Akaroa, New Zealand; Dunedin, New Zealand; Dusky Sound; Doubtful Sound; Milford Sound, New Zealand; Hobart, Tasmania; and finally to Sydney, Australia.
Q: If you loved the cruise ship, rank it out of 5 stars with 5 the best!
A: Sorry, it’s 5.5 STARS!!!
Q: Was a rental car involved, and if so, tell us about logistics… did it go on the boat with you? Did you save by booking far in advance or from a particular depot?
A: We rented from one of our suppliers in Hobart. The car was great, but they missed some damage — a scratch about 2 feet long down the passenger doors. ALWAYS take the damage at pickup seriously! Our roadtrip in the car hire was to Port Arthur — Australia’s convict colony in the 19th century http://www.portarthur.org.au/
Q: Where are you guys going next?
A: We’ve booked 2 more cruises… one to the South Pacific Islands, and the other from Sydney to Honolulu via Tahiti and Bora Bora. (I’ve already done this in reverse in 2012!)
Q: What’s the best thing that happened on this trip?
A: Visiting Milford Sound, which is equally beautiful to the Grand Canyon in the United States! I was surprised by how impressive it was!!
Q: What’s the worst thing that happened on this trip?
A: Bloody Mary allllll over me at 8am in the morning…
Q: Is there anything you would do differently if you had it to do over?
Q: Thanks so much for taking a few moments to share this cool trip with everyone!