I am going to cut to the chase, the only reason any people would give this cruise a good review is that they have either never cruised before and therefor have nothing to compare this against or they have no standards themselves! It was second rate rubbish from start to finish. The food in The Pantry is appalling and I was served only one hot meal in 9 days!! Oh and do not waste your time complaining, they just do not give a hoot. My family and I could not wait to disembark, we have cruised before and this was total rubbish, but hey don't take my word for it, go ahead and waste $3000, I just did!! If you are a bogan you will love it, if you have an ounce of decorum, you will pay the extra and book with Princess Cruises as I intend to do so from now on. I hope this was useful to you.
Broken slates in the bed, broken tiles in shower, rusty shower base and take your ear plugs as the ignorant bogans will wake you as they pass your room drunk at 2am, laughing and joking as if it was 2pm!!