We like the Volendam. She is a nice size ship.
Check out our trip report and pictures at http://www.bully4.us/volendam.html
for our cruise to Alaska on her!
We are travelling with our friends Connie and Pam on this one, so the four of us make a convenient size group.
For what it is worth, I am a compulsive over planner. Here is what we have lined up:
AR Sydney March 12, Coffee cruise of the Harbor. Next day limo pickup at hotel, 4 hour tour including Opera House, arriving at the Volendam about 1:30.
Brisbane, Mike to Koala Sanctuary, Renée to Rain Forest, ship's tours.
Hamilton Island, Mike and Pam to Resort, Renée and Connie to beach, ship's tours.
Cairns, Aborigine Experience and ducks for both of us, ship's tour.
Darwin Jumping Crocs for all four of us, ship's tour.
Komodo, Renée on ship's tour to dragons. Too much for me.
Padang Bai (Bali) private tour to the Bat Cave, Reptile Park, Badang Dance.
Semarang (Java) private tour to Borobudur and local village
Jakarta Private tour to Safari Park and sights
Singapore, Renée Icons, Mike Night Zoo tour.
Then we fly to Siem Reap Cambodia for three nights for a private tour of Angkor Wat, Tonle Sap Lake, and riding elephants; and then to Bangkok for three nights.
It is going to be a big blowout for us! We are really looking forward to it.
See you on board!