I had an enjoyable Cruise from Athens to Sydney. Personnel outstanding, Food of a higher Level than thought. Wines of very good quality, but offered at higher temperatures than would be appropriate, a pity. This new ship has somme deficiencies:
No teak decks on Verandas, in tropic climate with sun, it is impossible to stand barefoot on your terrace, too hot! Plastic! Also on Deck 7 forward area no teak at all, same problems in sunny weather. In a ship of this renommé, teak is mandatory!
Veranda suites (more cabins than suites..) are too small and give a cramped feeling. The serving person has problems to get into the cabin with a tray. The walk in wardrobe is not worth its name, to small and hangers must be positioned diagonally to get arranged...
Good port. Officials are passenger friendly .
There is even a protected way to the city over roof covered bridges. Modern amenities.
You can not have a nicer mooring place than in Cairns, in the middle of the city, friendly people!
Moored in the center of the Ferry Terminal, just across the Opera, outstanding! The procedures are easy and the officers helpful.