BACKGROUND INFO: I'm a single traveller based in Auckland who loves to cruise. I was in need of a last minute holiday and the deal here was just too good to pass by. I've travelled a lot round NZ and have been to Australia many times so I wasn't too attracted by the ports of call - rather I was looking to have a relaxing holiday and enjoy the onboard experience.
EMBARKATION: This was extremely smooth and speedy. I was in my cabin within 5 minutes of being dropped off at the pier by a friend. (TIP: use the baggage tags that come with your documents to avoid having to stand in line to get your baggage tagged).
STATEROOM: I had a verandah stateroom which was a real luxury for me as usually the single passenger surcharge make them way too expensive. We had great weather during the cruise so I really enjoyed being able to idle away time on the balcony. For one person the stateroom was more than adequate in size and included a sitting area plus the balcony. There was tons of storage space and I probably didn't even use half of it! Once I had unpacked the suitcase could neatly be stowed away under the bed.