I am also retired and love cruising. I am planning one for sure Feb 2011 Australia/New Zealand. I also want to spend some time doing Australia inland excursions and of course spend some time on one of the barrier reef islands.
there is 14 day Holland America on the MS Volendam Feb 13th. I know that is some time away but I am planning this now as it will take some time to arrange flights etc.
I also have a friend in Brisbane Australia who I want to visit while there.
Maybe we can do a more local shorter cruise if you are interested in this.