We had our MiddLe Eastern cruise cancelled and thought that by sailing around our own New Zealand and Australia we would be fine. It was great, we managed to book another cruise for the return to Australia but sadly they cancelled that in the week we had as a stopover in Auckland. Understand the situation completely. The Noordam is perfect for size for us, love the crew, well presented ship with good shows. Every one of the shows was brilliant, the Cast show was really good. We had some rough nights crossing the Tasman but they still did a super job. Our weather was great, the Milford Sounds Cruise was spectacular with stunning scenery in all the sounds, Doubtful, Milford and Dusky. Not a cloud in the sky, really good stopover in Akaroa too. Wellington was tops, pity we didn’t go to Picton and Napier as I highly recommend them as top ports of call.