Well we won't have to go through 2001 without setting sail. Booked 12/12 Volendam 10 day Seafarer which stops at Bonaire, Isla Marghurita(sp?), St Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Thomas(ugh! 5th time), and Nassau. This will be 9th cruise, 3rd HAL. Took 7 months to kill off the Visa balance from last year, but now We're ready and rarin' to go.
You and Anne will love Volendam - I sailed her to Alaska last year and was
impressed and very at home on this ship. Yes they have a laundry and
I always say I'm not doing wash on vacation ! But in Alaska it was really handy
for wet things and having been in Vancouver for 5 days before, I really did
need to wash a few items. The iron was so good - I contemplated seeing
if they wanted to sell it to me !! And a few guys did ask me to iron their
shirts - see I do have one or two talents :-)))) Hahahah
Have a really wonderful cruise - any questions about the ship, email me.