Posted October 5th, 2017, 12:22 AM
Our family did this cruise 12 months ago. Was probably the best cruise we had done, till we did PNG in Feb this year.
We didn't get onto Norfolk Island unfortunately, but this should be a problem of the past with the construction of a new dock at Cascade finishing by the end of the year.
Tonga was brilliant, Fiji as well. Highly recommend the Ohaihi(sp?) Beach and cave tour in Nuku'alofa and the Savala Island day cruise from Denaru. Also in Fiji, try and look for Moana Tours, they have a Facebook page. We booked privately with them and they hosted us around Suva and took us to a village outside of Suva. Much better than anything the ship had on offer. They also have a tent when the ships are in port at the dock.
As far as the cruise, be warned that it is a blue rinse cruise. The line up of walkers and carts at the Waterfront each night was spectacular. Other than that it was a fantastic cruise and one every serious cruiser from Australia should do at least once.