Arrive at Sydney airport. The train Station is in the airport on the ground level use the lifts $12 to Circular Quey. You can Book your luggage onto the Ship early and have a walk around the city. We booked into the Russell Hotel and eat at the Fortune of War Pub two doors up Cheap and great food. 2 minutes walk to the Ship.
Leave your cosmetics at home. There is a Woolies up the road where you can get all your toiletries, sunscreen and stuff for on board. Remember binoculars, cameras, batteries, and chargers. Take two really small torches for your room as the bathroom light is really bright and also a light weight shower jacket it can get really windy at times There is a small washing line in the shower in the bathroom plus plenty of shower gel and shampoo,tissus,soap,towels face washers and beautiful bath robes. You can buy most things onboard but I noticed No Hair conditioner or hair spray.
The room has plenty of hanging space and mirrors with a fully stocked fridge and
safe for valuables.
Ladies I would suggest one pair of white one black three quarter pants and one pair of shorts you can match these up with all your tops. Gents two white shirts five ties and black pants remember you can wash onboard and it cuts down on luggage. In the laundry there is four dryers Free and two washing mashines no need for money you use you sign and sail card also an iron which is free to use.
I would suggest you book the early dinner at 5.30pm if you are going to eat in the formal dinning room as you don't want to miss the amazing showsIf you want to take part in the sail away you might want to dine informal those nights thats no problem as the food is amazing where ever you choose to eat.
There will be so much to do onboard you have to check your FunTimes everyday
you can do as much or as little as you want.
Theme nights are fun Mexican night was aesy but most people got confussed with the Carribian night and dressed Fijian which is the way to go.
Our stops were Noumae,Vanuatu,Port Denarau Fiji, Suva, Isle of Pines.
We stayed on board at Noumae and Vanuatu at Port Denarau we got off and spoke to the locals who said do not get in the cabs try the local bus which is a dollar or the Bula bus which is a small open bus which does a circuit of the Resorts for $7 hop on hop off all day if you want. The Resorts want you to try their facilities as you may go back there for a holiday.
Suva looked to busy. The Isle of Pines is a must see It's like somthing out of a movie with palm trees and pine trees be carful not to be hit by a falling cocanut and the sacred rock is beautiful.
Dont worry to much about the money change as you wont shop at Noumae or Vanuatu
Denarau will take credit cards. If you are going to change your money have small change and small bills. then you wont be ripped off.
Ladies the ship has great sales on with gold and silver also mens watches
clothing and jewellery.
Happy Sailing you are going to have a ball.