We flew from Sydney to Auckland via Air New Zealand and stayed three nights at the Sofitel property Grand Windsor in Queen St. We had breakfast included and there were plenty of restaurants and cafes nearby for lunches and dinners. The hotel was in a great location. Highly recommend day trip to Waiheke Island (and we would stay overnight when we visit NZ again).
We travelled with another couple who had never cruised. This was our fifth cruise with Celebrity (have not travelled with others as we like Celebrity). Our friends were super impressed with cruise life and would agree with the comments that follow.
Cruise embarkation smooth and quick; temperatures were checked upon boarding which gave us confidence they were taking the coronavirus seriously.
Surprisingly spacious and we managed to store everything without making the cabin feel like it was a trip hazard. Very comfortable bed. Bed near bath is this cabin. Aqua spa shower was fabulous and we would pick this class room for the shower alone! Balcony pleasant as we always like to have fresh air.