R joined the passenger ship choir with me along for support. The noting of the choir practice in the daily newsheet Princess Patter was a total fail. It was listed when he was told it would not happen and he went along. Then it wasn't listed again for days and he missed rehearsals. It was very badly managed and on the last day when the choir was supposed to perform publicly, it did not go ahead, I think for there being too few people. R was over it due to the erratic scheduling. It is such a shame as on our Mediterranean cruise I saw the choir performance and it was great. The choir performance was very carefully planned and the songs good.
On the way to New Zealand we saw Bohemian Rhapsody on the large outdoor movie screen and caught comedian Sam Cooke one evening.
At the first light of day we entered New Zealand's South Island, Milford Sound. Our ship made a 180 degree turn on the spot to leave the sound. At times we were terribly close to the rocky walls.
It was a pretty grey and bleak day. This part of New Zealand has extremely high rainfall and many small and larger waterfalls cascade into the sounds. Milford Sound has little in the way of sea life, as though it is saltwater, a layer of freshwater sits over the top of the salt water.
Back to ocean and further south we entered Thompson Sound but there was no need to turn around as we exited using the linked Doubtful Sound.
On the big movie screen was a concert featuring Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, which was more like Bennett performing with backing vocals by Lady Gaga.