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Kiwi-Reds
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jan 2024
Cabin: Mini-Suite with Balcony
Traveled with children
The pool deck fountain set to music.
Dinner in MDR
Champagne waterfall.
Surf n turf in MDR
Dessert MDR
Another dessert in MDR
A treat delivered to our room
The couch made up into bunk beds.
The famous Love Boat Dream in MDR
Desk area
Shower over bath.
Bathroom vanity
Covered Balcony

We chose this cruise as was in the tail end of the school holidays for us and it left from our hometown of Auckland and came back to Auckland. This was a joint cruise which already had people who had boarded in Sydney and who disembarked when we hit our second port of Sydney. Once there, another load of people embarked. The organisation of those of us in transit in Sydney was much better handled than we had experienced a year previously in Brisbane when doing a similar cruise. Princess even offered a couple of tours for us in Sydney whilst there for the day.

Finding our way around the ship was easy having cruised on the Royal's sister ship Majestic a few years back. The ship is doing pretty good. Quality of service was outstanding and all crew and staff were wonderful. Very friendly and willing to help make the journey as great as it can be. One daughter spent a lot of time at the teen area doing various crafts. There were less children on this cruise as school had just gone back after the Christmas break in Australia.

We had a minisuite on Aloha deck. It was the first time for a minisuite and we felt very spoiled after only having balconies previously for the 4 of us. It just gives that bit extra room even to just hang out in during the day when you want a bit of down time. Having the shower over a bath was a lovely experience. Having a bit more room and not having a shower curtain sticking to you. We also had a wonderful room attendant, Norman, who was always so cheerful and happy to help in any way he could.

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Mini-Suite with Balcony

We had a minisuite on Aloha deck. It was the first time for a minisuite and we felt very spoiled after only having balconies previously for the 4 of us. It just gives that bit extra room even to just hang out in during the day when you want a bit of down time. Having the shower over a bath was a lovely experience. Having a bit more room and not having a shower curtain sticking to you. We also had a wonderful room attendant, Norman, who was always so cheerful and happy to help in any way he could.

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