Thoughts please? We're a couple in our fifties wanting to book a cruise from Sydney to the South Pacific that will encompass Christmas...around 9-12 days. We don't want to be on a 'party' type ship, or one that's overrun with kids (not that we don't like kids; just looking for a quieter atmosphere). Have looked at Celebrity Century, RC Voyager/Radiance and Carnival Spirit/Legend.
Does anyone have recommendations/tips about any of these ships? And is it a 'must ' to have a balcony for a South Pacific cruise? We did an Alaskan cruise with HAL last year (first-timers) and just had a window, as it would have been too cold to sit outside anyway.
Also, what happens on a cruise ship on Christmas Day? Will there be 'Christmassy' stuff going on? Even though we will be away from our family we would still enjoy a festive atmosphere for Christmas.