Food & Wine, well all cruises have food and wine but this was the theme. I was a little disappointed to hear once on board that the food and wine was only a title, and didn't really reflect the cruise its. I did expect to get a glass of wine recommended etc to match the meal I had chosen. But no. Nothing free on P&O Australia ships. The cruise started out 2 hours late, even with embarkation being on time. Happens. With the cruise going south down the east coast of Australia, it didn't really give any thing to see so everything was about the ship.
Whiskey tasting, 4 x 15ml nips ($16au), and a 30 mins talk, was very good to attend on day 2. Cocktail making, 4 of theses ($25au) was great fun, and a good 45 mins spent learning on how to do them correctly. Cabin on deck 6 aft was very good, good size window, better than I expected, having heard a lot of negative about the ship. Staff in general were very good, and food great. It was good to watch a game of League on the hugh screen during the day, great way to relax having a drink. The permanent entertainers were brilliant, doing a nightly show. Also had guest comedians and chefs doing 45 minute shows that were good to watch. Drinks are not necessarily cheap, so very easy to chalk up a large bar bill, but it is a holiday, so most don't care. Disembarkation was quick,with most passengers having to carry off their own luggage. Over all was a very good weekend. I'd recommend to all, especially new cruises as it short and a good way to see if you like the cruise lifestyle.