Here is what I asked:
Hello, we are planning an Australia/New Zealand cruise and are wondering if there are any preferences for beginning the trip in Sydney, ending in Auckland, or vice versa.
In addition, please help me figure out which is best, port or starboard, based on whether we travel Sydney to Auckland or Auckland to Sydney. I realize there are discussions on the board regarding port or starboard, but I have found much of it to be confusing or contradictory. I guess I am just looking for some definitive answer, knowing of course there probably isn't one.
Thanks in advance for your help!