Rita's Crab Shack was worth the extra money.
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The cruise line should put its emphasis on the main dining room food rather that trying to make more money with putting the special food in the specialty restaurants.
Bring a warm jacket for NZ in November.
bring waterproof shoes, jacket and pants
Balcony cabins truly enhance the experience
Take the time to eat meals in the Cascades Dining Room, or any of the other specialty Dining Rooms. The service and food were great.
We always went to the Windjammer for breakfast. A lot of variety and never a wait. Good food.
For a healthy option eat at Park cafe
We didn't do too many of the activities--especially when they seemed to be selling something. But the comedy acts were top notch--as was the juggling act from Vegas. I recommend dinning in the main dining room every night and getting your buffet fixes for breakfast and lunch.
Bring things to do onboard. Also bring a light waterproof jacket that can be layered and takenit everywhere (especially to water activities like whale watching) just in case.
It's a smaller boat than I thought. The mini golf was fun. I wanted to do the rock wall but it was closed the day I went because of winds. I wish it was opened later at night. The ship is well maintained and clean. It has many elevators which made getting to rooms much easier than on some ships
Even though it's cold out, you can go to Solarium (the indoor pool) 24 hours a day. So don't forget to bring swimming suits. Bring sunscreen for the trip! Don't forget to check out all the headline shows! (Piano man, City of dreams) And the activities (Quest game, and 70s disco night).
Enjoyed the speciality restaurants especially Samba. Also recommend the Italian speciality restaurant.
Chef's Table is the best thing on this ship. The destinations aside from Pt. Hedland were great; wish there had been more time to explore them. Not enough excursions, but that may be because of the short time you are in port.
Nice size ship, not too crowded and not empty. Lines relatively short and not too much time standing around. Excellent music groups and well varied. If you did not enjoy yourself on this cruise, you were asleep all the way or dead.
Sign up for MY TIME DINING. We never had to wait in lines or tables.
Eat breakfast in diningroom
Sunrise whale watching on bow.
Get a balcony room, otherwise you will not see anything
Go on the very front part of the ship off deck 5. We loved being here and sat for hours just looking at the sea. Sunrise and sunset were tremendous here. There are very few seats and not too many people.