I chose this re positioning cruise because I wanted to sail up the eastern coast of Australia and the great barrier reef around Torres Is. It ended up at Singapore which is a place I've heard many positive things about. I must say I wasn't disappointed. The cruise and the service as well as the food and entertainment exceeded my expectations.
Although some people have said the VOS is a bit tired, that's not what I saw. A $100 m upgrade saw it revamped with new carpet. They did take out some bars and added more cabins though. One criticism is there seems fewer places inside to just read a book in a corner somewhere. If you find a spot sooner or later there will be a activity there and you have to move on for peace. Some people complained that there wasn't a place you could just play cards at a table for 4 inside.
Although we had times for embarkation we found that when you arrived you just moved forward and did it smoothly. Well done guys.
It was out 4th cruise and the 1st with a balcony. You know they say once you have a balcony you won't go back. As we went up towards the equator we realized the balcony wasn't a pleasant place to be. Hot humid like a hair dryer. But we did see some great sights so maybe they are right. We found the cabin roomy enough for two with plenty of cupboards to put all your belongings.
Mirrors everywhere so you can see the results of the great food. Bed was hard but seemed OK. No sore backs. Bathroom was big enough for one at a time. I found you could sit on the toot and rest your weary head on a towel on the sink. Small proved a bonus.