The cruise to Tasmania was a substitute for one we had needed to cancel earlier. It was our first for 4 years due to Covid, and it was interesting to experience cruising again, on a ship that we have always enjoyed before. We knew there would be changes, such as only servicing the cabin once a day and reduced benefits for diamond plus cruisers so we were not expecting it to be the same. However, the only real disappointment was food in the dining room, we gave up after 3 nights and ate in Windjammers, which was as good as it had ever been. The entertainment was hit and miss, the best show being Spectra’s cabaret in two 70. Service by all crew was excellent as always, bar service was good too. Diamond lounge was very small but our drink vouchers were pre loaded on to our cards, which could be used at all venues at all times. We chose not to participate in busy venues with dancing etc. but there were lots of activities.
The ports of Adelaide and Hobart were good, both easy to access, by walking in Hobart and train in Adelaide. Overall we were happy with our experience back on RCL Ovation.