We researched heavily before we picked a cruise line and ship, broken down into tonnage, amenities and restaurant choices, as well as general destinations. We chose to book a deluxe verandah stateroom, and got placed starboard on level 7.
We feel that our travel agent should have indicated to us that by paying more we would have had included all the perks and extras that we paid for anyway, but hey, she didnt, we didnt know, there you have it.
The embarkation process in Perth was actually not that bad at all - a small wait in a holding area but that wasnt a drama. Do not understand why people grizzle about that when they are trying to process through as many people as you could find living in a small town.
Good, nothing to complain about, but the housekeeping girl seems to struggle a bit. Nice having a deluxe verandah with chairs and a table - that is a must I think. Starboard isnt necessarily the way to go but that's one of the things we found out on this cruise.
Fremantle is a nice spot - lots of well preserved buildings and an easy ride into Perth on the train.
No real words to describe. Nothing there really. Went to chemist and supermarket to buy a couple of things - staff dreary and sour. Wow
Have never liked Adelaide so stayed on board the ship
walked in to melbourne on the walk/cycle walkway. Lovely walk. Enjoyed being in the city again. Lunch in a nice Cafe, was great.
loved being in Sydney again. Great! We were tendered in from where the ship moored, but the return trip was a high speed cat - great trip back to the ship.
Went to the Sydney Fish Markets for lunch, wine, seafood - awesome!
Loved going onshore in Dunedin. A gem of a place.
Too far away from Tauranga and not much that we wanted to see or do there anyway.