Ok, I have booked this cruise, June 12 on the ms Westerdam! Bought my own cabin.
Does anyone have information regarding shore excursions NOT through HAL? They are too expensive on HAL. Although there was one that interested me where they drop us off and we catch up with the ship at another port later in the day, an exciting train excursion, that one is worth paying extra.
Spread the word about this cruise, I think it is one very special trip, and hopefully we have lots of adventurous people onboard, at least more than the usual HAL passenger profiles.