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
Shuttle to town
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.
These were beach visits only. We did not get off the ship. Deserted islands
Loved Brisbane! Went to 2 wineries. Enjoyed the day immensely