Australia and New Zealand had been on my bucket list forever. I decided to upgrade my cruise experience and take this trip on Oceania. The cruise was a disappointment. It started when we came to board and we’re told we had to vivid test even though we had gotten an email 2 weeks earlier that we did not have to test. Mass confusion for the next three hours. The bathroom in the cabin was tiny. If you were a big person you couldn’t close the shower door. The food in the dining room was poor. The food in the specialty restaurants were excellent.
We had to skip 2 ports because the bottom of the ship had to be cleaned for New Zealand. The ship knew about this before leaving Sydney. Due to the cleaning we had to stay at sea an extra day. The excursions were just okay. I has booked a private excursion the last day at sea that I had to cancel since we arrived in the port much later than expected. I could not get another ship tour at that port so there was nothing to do there. The service was good and the room steward was great.
The cabin was small. My roommate and myself wanted the bed separated into 2 beds but there was not enough room. The soda and water was replenished daily. The bathroom left a lot to be desired.