Sitting here on a rainy Auckland Day.  Had no trouble getting from the Stamford plaza to the waterfront even with the construction for their underground metro.

Several people on my airport transfer are all taking cruises. One mentioned Celebrity, but now looking out at the gigantic ships I instead see “Fred Olsen Cruise Lines”, “P&O”, and “CMV”.

Here’s one docked next to the Hilton.

I need to look these up, they are just as big and I now wonder how the cruise experience would be different.  One fellow traveler pointed out that Fred Olsen is German, P&O is a venerable London company.