Taking this cruise was a big mistake as in February both China & Japan are very cold at this time of the year, also there were 6 continuous sea days from Japan to the next port of call and warmer climate.
The ship itself is beautiful, including the balcony cabin, but there is little else to commend.
Lots of empty bars, containing bored waiters, and a few sleeping passengers.
Nice balcony cabin on B deck. Clean, bed very comfortable.
In bad weather it is difficult to open the door to the balcony.
Cabin B7 at bow end. A long walk the whole length of the ship to reach reataurants
Most our other ports are not listed. THAT SAYS A LOT !
HONG KONG IS FAB
Docked right in the middle of the town - Great !
Best port of the lot because it has been our home for the past 6 years (POMS IN OZ)
It is seriously one of the best ports in the world.
Usually docks right in the middle of the action at Circular Key but due to increased cruise ship activity, this may always be possible, but what ever happens, alternative berthing should not be too far away.
No need to book ship organised trips here. Plenty to do without joining the throngs on a bus.
If you must book trips, do so online.
Blue Mountains trip OK but the time it takes leaves little time to enjoy this fabulous city.
By the way, I'm English, not an Ozzie