Left Sydney on a wet day but what an amazing first time experience over the next 9 days.
Room was a large oceanview stateroom but considered adequate for family of 3. Might be a bit of a squeeze if 4 in room. Located towards the front away from noise from Deck 4 to 6 and the engine at the back.
A bit choppy coming out of Sydney Heads but got use to the slight rolling after a day or so. There are free sea sick pills available at medical center.
Service was beyond my expectations with 2 room cleans per day ie in morning (during breakfast)and at night inclusive of bed turn down(during dinner).The friendliness of every crew from room attendants, bar waiters, security through to dinner staff should be congratulated on their perfect service.
Dining be it at main dining, casual buffet dining or speciality restaurants had to be seen to be believed re the choice, quality and quantity available.Great self control required to avoid weight gain!!! Opinion is to have all dining in main dining room where possible. But the casual buffet is still very good.
Dining at speciality restaurants should be experienced if time permits as it brings dining to another level of excellence. The Park Cafe allows one to slow down on some days.
Entertainment is top quality of international standards daily. Nightly Broadway Shows are well worth attending.If one is inclined, one can probably party every night to 2am !!!There is no full-time cinema on board but some afternoons and nights, fairly new movies are shown in the main Broadway theatre.
My only problem is that tea on board is horrible. Coffee is OK most times as it is brewed coffee. Wifi is fairly expensive and not very reliable while in the rooms.