All ports were good. Cruise Tours were very expensive so we organised our own. Left from White Bay and getting aboard was smooth and easy. Once we departed things were a bit disorganised. On stern pool deck there was a table of drinks but no assistance from wait staff as to price/type of cocktail. There was none of the usual atmosphere of departure (same at every port). Only advantage was going under Harbour Bridge. Cabin was fine albeit a pretty small balcony. Whole ship needs a real freshen up/full refurb. Lido lounge food was average. Some hot foods not hot but if asked for fresh cooked steak/fish then this was done (that's the clue!). Breakfast omelette was the best choice. Entertainment was very ordinary. Magician/Comedian was good. movies were on a very small screen and sound ordinary. Cabin staff were excellent. Stern Pool Bar staff were great, especially Troy! This ship seems to cater to older travellers. I'm 58 and there weren't many younger than me. Most people we spoke to were not happy with entertainment, bar times, Lido Market food.
The day time food demos were good. Trivia bar quizzes were ok as were bar happy hours (if you could work out where/times).
in summary, cabin was very good, quiet. Whole ship was immaculately clean. All Bar staff and some Lido Market staff were excellent. Dining Room was top shelf, staff, ambience and food. Would I travel Noordam again? No.Have travelled Celebrity before and they are chalk and cheese apart.
Super clean. Very comfortable bed. Smallish balcony but adequate to read a book, have cup of tea. Shower is within a smallish bath and ok for able bodied but I don't know how elderly cope.
Went to MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) - very unusual, confronting but I enjoyed it. Ferry ride there is a bonus. Be prepared to get lost navigating around bu that's part of the experience. Walked around Hobart.
Walked independently, really enjoyable. Been here before.
Started in Sydney
Rented a car and drove to Admirals Arch - could stay all day watching the seals there. Book your rent a car early, there isn't many. This is the best value on KI.