We are regular cruisers. We like to have a change of environment about twice a year. There was no special reason for this particular cruise. It just happened to be about the right time of the year for us.
We choose Princess because they are one of the few cruise lines to operate from Brisbane.
Also, they have the best loyalty program.
We have used Suites, balcony, outside, and inside cabin categories. The cheapest cabins provide the best value because the food, entertainment and service are the same.for all.
Cabins generally are too small for double beds. There is not enough space at the sides for this configuration, The separate single bed configuration which leaves all the space between the beds is the better solution.
We have relatives in Cairns. This was a chance to catch up.
We have been on several cruises that view Willis Island. It may break the monotony for the residents there, but I see no other reason. Maybe someone can explain why the ships go there.