Lin-- thanks for your prompt reply. Sorry to hear that your schedule won't permit you to consider joining me on QM2, but I hope you do take the Alaska trip. I was on the Norwegian Sky (now sailing the Hawaiian isles as Pride of Aloha) in May 2003, and the scenery was as spectacular as I'd been led to expect. From personal experience, I'd recommend an itinerary that features Tracy Arm/Sawyer Glacier. (It's a fjord-- so I'm sure the Norwegians felt right at home!) And as long as you're "in the neighborhood", try to see Victoria and Butchart Gardens-- another spot that will give your camera a workout.
Best wishes for smooth sailing-- jeph