We chose this cruise as it was from and to Fremantle, and it took in Christmas and New Year. (For us, a repeat of 3 years ago, then to NZ). These celebrations were mostly non-existent and only available to a few in the Atrium.
The Ship is clearly showing its' age in many departments, especially our cabin. The 'serving' staff were tremendous, but the Officers were perhaps too busy running the ship to be communicative - even avoiding eye contact in passing.
Food in Anytime dining is highly recommended - we like to eat when we are hungry, not because of the time. It is also better to enjoy the entertainment.
Drinks were, we believe unnecessarily expensive - Duty free after all - $8.75 a stubby. $16+ for an average glass of wine.
As always, we met with many new people (another advantage of any time dining), and also with several established friends and acquaintances from the Mandurah area.
To sum up - We have been spoiled by sailing on an inaugural voyage of a new ship through the Mediterranean, and that voyage cannot be repeated!
OK sizewise. We chose single beds, which were comfortable but tiny. Mostly clean but dusty fixtures and fittings. Inevitable smal but very efficient shower