Our 16 day cruise to NZ was excellent. We booked an guaranteed inside cabin which we saved around $800. Being Amercian based we did have to pay gratuity which cost us $300 each. There were four of us in our group which meant we were towards the front & the others were towards the back. The cabin was good, bathroom was good and being an inside cabin was nice and dark to sleep. Also was very quiet inside the cabin. We were both positioned on the 10th floor, probably mid ship would be the ideal position or if not towards the back as most of the restaurants & bars were towards mid or back.
The shows were excellent, food was good with lots of restaurants to choose from. Plenty of bars as well.
The staff were all excellent too. Getting on the ship was very easy & quick as we were onboard & eating lunch all within an hour. Disembarking on the last day was a bit longer. Overall we all had a fantastic trip.