We did the NYE cruise & as per my heading, there were some hits & a few missed.
I'll start with the hits. The seafood meal served was amazing. The fish couldn't have been cooked any better.
Another plus was being able to watch the fireworks from the front of the boat. Just magical.
Misses: We were told to arrive at 5.45pm for a 6pm departure. So we did. However, no one to greet us when we arrived. We hung around the entrance to the boat & finally a bloke appeared (assuming captain, he didn't introduce himself), simply asked if we'd checked in, which we had, & then our names. No "welcome aboard", nothing. He just turned to the next person after checking us off his list.
The boat ended up leaving closer to 6.30pm, so nearly 45 mins sitting on a boat in the dock. No apology for late departure.
Am assuming that it was due to the late departure that the boat rushed back to Nelson Bay for the fireworks, splashing sea water on everyone at front.
However, all said & done, good food & great entertainment (being the fireworks) won us over.