We sailed on 1 May from Sydney and after Brisbane visited Fiji, then American Samoa, the Hawaiian Islands, the Tahitian islands, New Zealand, back to Sydney, 35 days in total. I loved the cruise and found the crew fantastic. They could not do enough for you and were always bright and cheerful.
Our steward, Milbert, was excellent, friendly but courteous. The ship seems to have Art Deco decor that is very pleasing. There was a constant program of activities such as trivia, carpet bowls, enrichment sessions, presentations on the ports that we were visiting, hula dance classes, ukelele lessons, shopping sessions, art auctions, presentations by various health and beauty experts and much more. So there was no excuse to be bored.
Rowena gave great talks on Hawaii and Kay Taylor seemed to give daily presentations for which she had done a huge amount of research on ports that we were to visit and many others as well.
This is towards the stern - our travel agent suggested it, saying that as it was near the suites it would be sure to be good. It was a good location. It was quiet, little passing traffic. I also found that we had no noise at all of people slamming doors which I have had on other cruise lines. It had a balcony but it felt very cramped. My partner and I asked for single beds but as he is tall he found his too short but our steward right away put an insert at the head and that made it long enough. Comfortable beds, pillows and lovely bed linen. Towels changed twice daily it seems. Room serviced twice daily. Room service very prompt.The balcony was lovely - so nice to sit there with a book in the sun and watch the flying fish when we ere near the equator.Steward Milbert was excellent.
The cabin is not under any public rooms and that is most important. That way you eliminate noise. I chose a very expensive stateroom that happened to be under the pool deck on another cruise line and was kept awake every night by people running. Not so with this cabin - it was a good choice.