We choose to experience the bigger ship but it fell short on expectations. Symphony dining was one third full with two people at 8 seater tables. Background music was so loud we couldn’t hear ourselves with the Head Waiter saying it couldn’t be changed as it was arranged from Miami. Some diners were dressed in singlet shirts, caps and thongs and the Head Waiter said they would be offended if told to change. This complaint goes back some years.
Windjammer buffet restaurant was noisy and food ‘just ok’.
Promenade Coffee shop - too small for a 4,000 person ship particularly on sea days and coffee well and truly brewed most of the time. Balconies overlooking the Promenade had lights shining into their cabins and noisy.
Sufficient room and Ocean View good. Bathroom was large enough although we aren’t large people. Cabin steward kept the cabin well maintained and was polite and watchful when we left and returned.
Sydney is a top spot for travellers,
Interesting, but not necessarily a ‘must see’ spot.
A beautiful day spent on Isle of Pines. Definitely a lovely stopover.
Another lovely day trip by tender from the ship for swimming and relaxing.