The cruise from Auckland to Sydney was a piggy back on the tail end of the Sea Princess around the world cruise. So for us it was a alternate way of travelling back to OZ after a couple of weeks in Nth Island of NZ.
Boarded at the main Auckland harbour and able to get on earlier than scheduled with only a fairly short wait. No fuss and pretty straight forward baggage drop off and processing as only a couple of hundred guest embarking at this port.
Spent 4 nights crossing the ditch to Sydney at a leasurily pace with a little bit of bump at one point but hardly noticeable. So uneventful trip over.
Obstructed view looking into one of the tender boats but still okay as you got a bit of light to orient yourself with day/night and privacy.
The cabin was fine if a little on the small side and does show some signs of wear but still very presentable. Lots of good storage space with plenty of hangers, drawers, mirrors etc.
The ensuite was pretty typical with curtain shower cubical that was fine, vanity etc.
The bedding mattress and sheets were excellent and information provided suggested they had been recently updated to a higher standard, which to us was evident in the quality - big thumbs up to Princess for this which assisted with a very pleasurable sleeping experience.
The cabin also had a substantial TV screen around 40 inch or close to it - this was probably an update also and nice touch.
Our cabin attendance Voltaire was also excellent - and all of our needs were taken care of almost invisibly.
We also noted there was no Towel Animals during the cruise, which to be honest suited us better as whilst a nice novelty - not needed.
We were very happy with this cabin for the short cruise but would consider upgrading to a balcony for anything over 7 days - mainly to get the fresh air.
Embarkation point - spent a week in Auckland before boarding - nice city.