I am in the initial stages of finding out to get the best out of our first cruise scheduled for Feb 2015. An experienced traveller but a complete novice when it comes to cruising. We have selected our cruise and its from Auckland New Zealand to Perth Western Australia and is for 17 nights.
I have read threads here on the Cruising forum and on Cruise Critic and the same underlying theme seems to be appearing and in general it is the quality of food presented. On one post someone complained that they used and paid extra for the specialty restaurants because they were tired of the 12 choices put up in the main dining room.
Give me a break at home I don't get a choice.
Am I to spend 2 1/2 weeks on a cruise ship worried about the quality let alone the amount of food we are going to eat.
I looked at the drinks packages on offer. For me to take the minimum drinks package for the two of us will add an additional $NZ2000 to the trip. That's an awful amount of booze in anybodys language.
Am I being over synical here or not