We always wanted to tour these two countries and experience the culture. We are so fortunate to have completed this trip prior to the devastation caused by the fires in Australia and the horrendous terror incident at Christ Church.
The ship was fabulous- from cuisine to cabin. New Zealand was amazing. And we chose the right time - late summer. We were able to swim outdoors on the ship.
What amazed us: kangaroos; Christ Church and its exceptional cultural attractions( botanical garden; museum); the coastline of New Zealand ; Napier and the Art Deco architecture;
The level of service was exceptional. The cabin as ALWAYS clean and restocked. The choices and quality of dining were superb. The entertainment was Broadway quality. The public spaces were beautiful and inviting with evening musical entertainment provided nightly.
We were particularly pleased with the ability to plan free time in several ports which permitted us to visit additional museums and attractions.