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Excellent crew, facilities, scenery and food. What else could you ask for. Well there is one thing. If I had known it was so good I would have looked for a two or three day cruise not just overnight.
Great all over. Punctual pick up times, very friendly staff, very helpful.
The captain and crew made sure that a good time was had by all travellers. The boat was excellently prepared. The room was very comfortable. The food was excellent. It was flavorful and there was plenty for all. The scenery was gorgeous and the captain's commentary was very informative. We would recommend this trip to anyone who travels to New Zealand as a way to relax and see some great sights.
A really enjoyable mini cruise, superb craft with excellent facilities, great food and very friendly staff.
Superb trip. Well organised. Great food and value for money.
Crew were very nice, food was great. However, it seemed like the itinerary was shortened, and none of the activities that were scheduled on the second day took place. Overall, I had a great time, just wish there were more things to do. This trip is wonderful if you want to relax and enjoy the views of the Bay of Islands. The captain takes you around, and you have the option to do some kayaking or walking on a beach on the first day. Afterwards, it's all time spent on the boat. Great experience if you have someone special to spend time with together.
The cruise was a great way to experience the Bay of Islands area. We were treated to dolphins riding our wake on the way to our anchorage for the night. The crew is friendly and helpful. The meals were good and plentiful.
Fabulous, a beautiful way to see the Bay of Islands. The crew were outstanding, the food was just lovely and I would highly recommend to anyone - New Zealanders or Internationals. We would love to have had a week on this lovely boat, very comfortable.
What a great experience. The standard of accommodation and dining was excellent. The crew were also very friendly and this helped to make it an enjoyable and relaxing 24 hours - despite the not so good weather on the day. We had less than 20 people on our trip so it was very spacious but I imagine in peak season with 60 people onboard it might feel a little crowded.
The over-all trip was great apart from the bad weather for the whole two days....The food was excellent & the staff were very friendly & helpfull... Our double room which was on the floor below the main deck, was extremely comfortable & quite, but I heard from other people who had stayed on the floor below us, that they had very little sleep due to the noise from the engines. The only down- side was the cost of 2 beers for 7.50 each....I thought that was a bit expensive....
The ship was very modern and luxurious and the staff very helpful and friendly. An extra day on board would have been a good option.
Unfortunately, it was raining both days so we didn't get off the boat to kayak, snorkel or visit an island as the brochure indicated. It was very rough getting out to islands but we settled down for night and one of the lovely stewards got the Trivial pursuit out. It was good fun in end with our fellow passengers. I must say that the crewe were fabulous, food was great but weather let us all down.
My rating in no way reflects the cruise itself. The cruise was lovely and the bay of islands were one of the most beautiful places. But this is where the negatives start, the cruise is not even one day long, it starts at 1pm and ends at 10am. And also if you took the auckland coach option on the cruise they expect you to spend 6 hours from 10am to 4:30pm at the bus station because they only have a evening bus back. But if you do want to travel back to auckland But yes i was really disappointed by the fact that the cruise was literally only 20 hours for such a beautiful location and ship.
We enjoyed the cruise very much but did not think it was clear that we had to take a bus from Auckland. Our documents said " king room ex Auckland" which is misleading. Also we did not think it should be called a 2 day cruise, also misleading as we were not on the boat for even 24 hours