Chosen because of its destination. New Zealand. First impression. The ship was big. Cabin was very comfortable. Nice touch with floor lights when using the bathroom at night. Plenty of hanging space and storage.Initial thoughts that the ship had a lot of rust for its age. Fixtures and fittings in some public areas looked tired.. Theatre was very good but only catered for 1400 passengers per show when carrying 3000 so not always able to get in.
Service in the bars and restaurants was slow. Having using the main dining areas and the self service restaurant. Quality and choice in the main restaurant was not very good. The self service had a better selection although choice was sometimes a little strange. downside was plastic plates and mugs.
On the main deck if you wanted peace and quiet then forget it. Music blaring away from breakfast onwards.