the ship itself is ok cabin was fine service by the steward excellent my problem was the overall standard was not as good as sea princess . the vast majority of passengers were australian and they seem to be happy with a lower standard of food and service .I did not consider it to be fine dining with a few exceptions the food was not bad just not as good as it should be . one day they had baked potato!!! as a vegetarian option. menu seemed to be in a time warp with some dishes ie baked alaska portion of which would have fed an irish navvy.
entertainment was poor and whoever it was in the atrium managed to sing off key every evening I beat a hasty retreat as soon as .
they had a tropical evening on deck 12 at 11pm the weather was cold so do not know how many turned up but would imagine the crew would outnumber them. the service in the restaurant varied from good to awful and I don't think they quite got the concept of afternoon tea
c602 balcony cabin no complaints we knew the size
docked right in centre of auckland there were kiwis from tourist board to assist with any queries found them helpful took the auckland explorer bus round the city you can get of & on as many times as you like good way to see the city if you only have a day
docked at container terminal had to pay for transfer caught the cable car to top then walked down through botanical gardens & memorial park nice walk weather improved wellington nice compact walkable city low mark because of terminal
again a container terminal have to pay for transport into town took the tram round christchurch lovely city well worth a look
another container terminal and not a nice outlook I am sorry I paid for a balcony cabin with the exception of auckland it has all been container terminals I had booked with local company back to nature so was picked up at port had a lovely day with comprehensive tour of dunedin, larnach castle & were taken to see yellow eyed penguin who live in the wild we were taken through trenched to hides built into the hillside to watch the tour would be 5