I recently (February 2017) went on a three day trial cruise from Melbourne to Sydney, l have never cruised before so l wasn't sure what to expect. I was incredibly disappointed with the whole trip, these ships, although clean, are just too old.
The food was lucky to be 2 star, and that was the part l was really looking forward too. The best thing l had in the 3 days was a hot dog which l purchased on board, The breakfast was ok, u cant do too much wrong with an egg
Accommodation was clean l would say 3 star. If u are someone who travels 4.5 - 5 star hotels u will be disappointed. It was the spirit of Tasmania with entertainment.
All in all it was ordinary, l wouldn't do it again, if u must cruise l would travel with one of the newer big ships that really have something to offer..:
Cabin was ok