I am a bit confusedm about the message board. I posted the following on the Australia and Zealand Cruising message board, but not under the Ports of Call Australia board. I will spend much more time reading both boards to figure out the differences...unless someone has a quick clue for me!

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!