We arrived at wharf 5 around 11.15, check in was a breeze and we were walking into our cabin just before noon, after dropping of hand luggage went straight up for a lovely buffet lunch overlooking Sydney harbour, after lunch took the kids up to HQ to register them which again was easy, back down to cabin to see if bags had arrived -yes and also meet Phillip our cabin steward., had a quick lifeboat drill then up on deck to enjoy sail way party, cocktails following kids happy what an awesome start to a great holiday, dinner that night was booked in the restaurant when we first arrived also booked Salt for dinner in 2 nights time didn't want to miss out, we ate at the restaurant, Salt and Buffet over the next 9 days, we liked to have an early dinner at 6pm so we could go to the early shows and not miss karaoke and the trivia and drinks in connections with the awesome bar staff, Howie and George you rock! The food over all was lovely, waterfront restaurant for dinner, Buffet for lunch plus the grill on a sea day, We dined at Salt one night and it is really lovely, breakfast was restaurant and Buffet ( I did enjoy the Buffet breakfasts a little more) I cannot complain about any meal I had, they do it so ell and the choice is amazing,
We had 4 ports 3 being tender ports, easy easy easy grab a tender ticket and jump on no real waiting at all, a little wait on returning but you are standing in line chatting anyway no drama, they do run a few tender so not a problem there.
We did most things the ship offered, trivia, casino, shows, bingo golf, swimming, martini course ( a must do so much fun) and karaoke, all staff we meet we're great, entertainment crew very friendly. Restaurant staff and bar staff fantastic.
Our weather was not the best - our fault cyclone season but still lovely and warm, the captain was excellent explaining what was going on due to the weather, luckily we don't miss a stop.
I travelled with my husband, 16 and 12 year old kids, we all loved it, the kids clubs are fantastic the staff so good at what they do.
I haven't cruised for about 11 years it's has really changed and so much better than before, what a great holiday on such a Lovely ship, our cabin was clean and spacious, the common areas spotlessly clean, a great time and highly recommended by our family, disembarking was quick and painless as well.