Hello to everyone from down under, and thank you all for your interesting posts
My husband and I are going on our very first cruise in March from our homeport Sydney to New Zealand, via Melbourne and Burnie. We have brought the cheap special cabins N, with a chance of upgrading. So we are bit concerned about sea sickness, but figure if we start off in the worst cabin on the ship and love everything about cruising except for the cabin, well, we know we are on winner.
We enjoy a drink with our meal, but not into gambling at the casino or shopping on the ship, and as we have been to NZ before we were not going to do the shore excursions but just amuse ourselves looking around the ports. We were wondering how much to allow for expenses onboard. I understand HAL take $60 per person per night, is this usually enough to cover drinks or should allow an extra $1000 or more for the cruise? This is a 14 night cruise ending in Auckland NZ.
Thanks for your help