Can't tell you anything about the ship but we did essentially the same cruise on the HAL Statendam 2 years ago and it was great! After shanghai we went to a 2 day port for Beijing saw the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Ming Tombs etc. then on to Busan Korea, Nagasaki, Osaka/Kyoto, Tokyo and Aamori. (Japan was wonderful!), Petropavlovsk Russia then Dutch Harbor, Kodiak and Sitka, the inside passage and Vancouver. A great cruise!
Landlocked in Denver, but cruisin every chance we get.
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