Yeah embarkation took a little time but the line moved well. The ship itself was impeccable regard cleanliness, the food in all free restaurants was great and in particular dinner selections were very good and the quality was excellent we were lucky enough to be on the top floor of the dinning room during the 6:00pm sitting but apparently the young children were feed on the bottom floor and it may have been a bit noisy but I can't confirm this.
We were at table 552 (4) just near the musician and had terrific meals together. Great family time. I recommend this table if you can book them prior?
Our cabin was interior and was our little get away cave. Once that door is shut and the lights off you wouldn't know what time of day it was. Good for sleeping off a late night. we had adjoining rooms with the kids (16 & 14) and found this to be good for families.
We found all the staff including waiters, cabin stewards to be very efficient and helpful. The shows we a little ordinary but I thought the 3 different comedians we had we're pretty good. The ice show was freeking unreal, truely amazing that this can happen half way across Bass Straight.
Be carefull of the spirits they are free poured and strong I got caught out and ended up checking out the plumbing, which was also good. No backing up of the toilets or showers in our cabins as we've suffered in the past with cheaper cruises.
Great time in Hobart must suggest Muirs Seafoods for freshly shucked oysters $15 a doz. Just near the dock.
We will certainly go back on this cruise line and this ship but may try another ship with the same company. After having been on local cruise lines in the past the differance of having a holiday on something of this size and quality was very refreshing for not alot of exra money.