We chose this trip from Sydney to New Zealand to enjoy a cruise and to see some of New Zealand. We flew from Hobart, Tasmania to stay with our son in Sydney the night before. We weren't due to embark until 4.00 pm but we arrived at the terminal around 2 45 and we were very impressed with the embarkation process. I think it took only about 15 minutes to get to our cabin and our luggage had just arrived at the cabin door.
Our cabin was a mini suite on deck 9 dolphin. It was a wheelchair accessible cabin even though we didn't require a wheelchair cabin. It was available when we booked and is quite a bit more spacious than ordinary mini suites. We had a big bathroom and a couch with a table and one chair. Our cabin steward was excellent and kept our room immaculate and made the bed and changed the towels morning and night. He was so friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The balcony was a good size.
We had anytime dining and usually had our meals around 7.30. We ate in Di Vinci or Michelangelo. The menus were the same and the quality of the food was excellent. The receptionist in Di Vinci greeting us every morning and evening and was so friendly and helpful. We occasionally had lunch at the Horizon buffet but we didn't eat much on those days as the cooked breakfast kept us going until dinner time.
Excellent, spacious and clean