As I said in my first post, I wanted to do a longer cruise (20+) to new areas.(New Zealand,Australia,Tahiti, Asia etc)
How many times can you do St Thomas, or the Canal? Even the Med it is a case of same old ports, often with 3 or 4 ships in at the same time.
I am lucky I can cruise 3-4 times a year,and I have done the Caribbean , Alaska,S America,North America, Europe, many times. I have also sailed from Karachi to UK route.
Just did 30day cruise on HAL, I know they are doing 56 day cruises in 2007, but I found HAL passengers had too much in common with those in "assisted living" homes. It seemed that everywhere you went on board there were wheelchairs,walkers, etc. The cruise listed many islands were tendered, yet passengers thought the crew should carry them down on to the tenders and find space for their wheelchairs.
I decided against the 56day cruise on Prinsendam ecause I know that will be the same mix as on the 30 daycruise