new zealand cruise
john spincer | November 16, 2016 | Azamara | Azamara Quest
Excellent destination and good ports of call in New Zealand. The land excursions were good and the New Zealanders provided excellent tour guides.
The ship is a good size and a little worn and is going for refit in two months . The service and cleanliness of the ship is excellent. However for a so called 4/5 star cruising experience the food was disappointing. There is too little fresh food, had to put up with UHT milk whilst visiting a country with famous dairy industry. We had far too much products from USA including lots of Californian wine and not much New Zealand wine for example. The food seemed to be geared for USA residents who clearly have different tastes for example we found much food bland and very repetitive.
This was our second cruise and was not as good as the previous one. The entertainment was poor and very repetitive. Previous cruise had more variety and mainly British artists.
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