We have corresponded before. And I've now seen your response to Mike, here is my response if you are interested.
I will be arriving in Vancouver B.C. on 4 September with a view to sail home to Sydney. I had my eye on Holland America Volendam first to cruise Alaska and then transpacific to Sydney.
Like you I am retired from a professional career with Price Waterhouse and travel a lot and like to cruise two or three times a year whenever I can find a bargain.
Todate I have cruised 18 times and have been lucky to find compatible cruisemates who offered precruise hospitality and I was able to reciprocate in Australia. (Just a optional suggestion even if its not reciprocal.)
If you feel that we could have a future then please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org