A friend of ours went on the Regent Seven Seas Voayger 2005 World Cruise. This http://www.bkrssc.com/2005_WC_Marcie_Diary.htm
is a compilation of all of her reports from the cruise. She liked it so much, she is leaving on 2007 World Cruise soon.
Congrats on your plans for 2009 World Cruise; you really do need to plan in advance. It looks like our plans for 2014 World Cruise may have to be postponed a year or two.