In 2009 we are going on our journey of a lifetime. Hopefully not the last big journey of course 🙂 The start point is Auckland, NZ where we will tour the north island and visit some friends. Pat will celebrate her birthday on a beach instead of in the snow. Then we go onboard for a 66 day journey to Vancouver via 29 ports. (Oops, we just heard that Petropavlovsk was dropped from the itinerary, bummer. I think we get an extra day in Otaru, Japan so we might spend the day in nearby Sapporo.)
The MS Volendam is presently here.
We booked the trip initially onboard MS Volendam while on our Alaska cruise in June 2008. Followups and actual arrangements were done via Vacations To Go through whom we book all our cruises. They consistently deliver great value and often go the extra mile.