Where and how did you go?
This was our trip to New Zealand in 2014 we left Sydney November 21st and returned December 4th
What was your experience?
Fabulous I would recommend cruising to everyone there is so much to do or not to do if you want to take it easy all the cooking and cleaning is done for you beds made bed turned down and the staff on board are to kind considerate and bend over backwards to make your stay enjoyable.
Any advice for people wanting to take this journey?
These cruises to New Zealand only depart from Australia between November and March because of the weather and be warned pack lots of warm clothes you will need them
Any dos and don’ts for people doing this for the first time?
Do’s plan your shore tours before you go they can sell out pretty quickly and make sure that you have your medication. Don’t forget your travel insurance seeing a Doctor on board is expensive
Any tips and tricks and you think people should know before embarking on this particular journey?
Plan and think about what you want to see and do but plan to go with the flow and enjoy also check what fancy dress clothes you will need they have special nights like formal wester Island nights pirate nights but you can purchase things on board. Some advice try to book a cabin in the middle of the ship it rocks less there if you are prone to sea sickness ( which I am not) and for me I always book a cabin that has a window I do like to know whether it is day or night.
Tell us about your accommodation?
It is fantastic we had a queen size bed bathroom TV everything is clean and comfortable there is only one power point in each cabin though but we really only sleep in there too much fun going on
Anything else you want to add?
We have sailed three times now all with P&O and have had a fantastic time the food is fabulous so much of it be prepared to gain weight remeber really the only things you will need to buy is your drinks food and activities are all included and fingers crossed we will be off on another cruise next year.
Sailing out of Sydney Harbor and the Opera House.