(Apologies if this is a bit long, but I know i love to get all the details when I read a review!)
Day 1 - Boarding
As others have noted Ponant are very strict with their 1 hour boarding window, and even turning up 15 minutes early meant we were only able to leave our luggage and head for a beer in the brewery next door!
The lowest grade of cabin, but perfectly good. Only minor drawback was solid metal balcony wall vs. glass on higher decks. However the cabin was brilliantly located with most of the major public areas very close on the same level (Reception, Main Lounge, Theatre etc).
More details in main review.
Lots for tourists to do in Cairns (except when it's flooded like it was when we were there!)
Only done for 'technical' purposes, a sail by in the night
Lots to do, but there cruise ship facilities are 3rd rate at best