Boarded the ship in Honolulu. Ease of check-in very good. Activities were lacking and mostly centered around sales pitches, such as a Good Feet presentation. There were 13 at sea days with very little to do. We had a deck 3 inside cabin which was very nice. However, there was nothing to watch on TV except sales presentations -- no current news at all. Ports were -- Moorea, Tahiti, Bora Bora and Wellington. No maps or information on ports but plenty of chances to sign up for ship's excursions. In Moorea we took a cab to the beach for $5; Bora Bora had le trucks for $5 as well. Wellington arranged for shuttle buses to take us to the Te Papa museum which was fantastic. Biggest problem -- the ship left in mid-afternoon at some of the ports, not allowing much time. The best part of the cruise was the theater entertainment. The internet fees were, frankly, a rip-off.
Food: The food was kept at unsafe temperatures with several people at our table getting food poisoning; the food was mostly the same everyday; and no precautions were taken with serving utensils spreading sickness to more than half the passengers. Chicken backs were served as barbecue for lunch along with a couple of salads. Cafe floors were at times like a skating rink and several people fell and got injured.
Fellow passengers were a cheerful bunch and a lot of fun.
Te Papa is one of the best museums i have ever visited.View All 31 Cable car Reviews
Shuttle bus arranged to pick up passenger at cruise terminal. Very convenient and appreciated.View All 28 Te Papa Museum Reviews
Le Truck to beach -- beautiful port of call.
Took a taxi to the beach -- fantastic!