This was a 30 day that was a rd trip from Sydney. Tasmania, Kangaroo Island, Melbourne, up the Queensland coast with several stops then Papua New Guinea (3), Conflict Islands, Cairns, Great Barrier Reef and Brisbane. The crew was second to none! Fantastic food and service. Really good entertainment of all types brought on at many ports. Really enjoyed America's Test Kitchen and band in BB King. 4 Happy Hours every day. 2 each in 2 lounges. Jai, the CD was really professional but fun and very approachable. He is Dutch as most officers are. The mainly Filipino and Indonesian crew go out of their way to make you happy. We are Elite on Princess and Platinum on Carnival. Had only sailed HAL 25 years ago and were bored. This was far from It! We had a wonderful time and have already booked a 28 day to China and Japan. No, it's not all old people (I thought it would be). Granted very few children but guests of all ages.
We like Interior. Had plenty of room, larger shower than other lines. Comfy bed.
We spent 3 days prior to cruise exploring Sydney. This trip was 3 cruises, 3 months long so we explored a good deal of AU and NZ
Rough seas. We were not able to call on Port Arthur
Excellent chocolate and coffeeView All 1 Haigh's Chocolates Reviews
EnjoyedView All 7 Mount Lofty Reviews
Wonderful tour! Saw kangaroos, wallabys, beautiful seashores. Lots of historyView All undefined undefined Reviews
Spent 2 days there. Enjoyed the toursView All 4 Dandenong Ranges Reviews
Kind of a short ride but pretty sceneryView All 23 Puffing Billy Train Reviews
Fed Cockatoo! Went to a winery.View All undefined undefined Reviews
Pretty town. Nice people. It's a retirement town. Took free bus into town and explored
It was a Sunday so town was quiet. They had a big craft show with vendors just for us! It was big and right by the port.
Got to watch the different tribes in their native costumes do their dances. Lots of wood carvers. Nice people. PNG is VERY 3rd world but glad we had the experience!View All 26 Alotau Cultural Festival Reviews
These were beach visits only. We did not get off the ship. Deserted islands
We went for the glass bottom boat because we do not snorkel. Boat was broken down. Enjoyed the day on the reef. We received a 20% refund. It should have been moreView All 27 Barrier Reef Reviews
Loved Brisbane! Went to 2 wineries. Enjoyed the day immensely
Drove they city and saw sitesView All 6 City Tour Reviews
Very enjoyable tripView All 6 Mount Tamborine Reviews