Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Other Half

Been a while between posts.........again. I never did get back to post on each New Zealand port, never mind they were all good. But I have just paid a deposit for half next year's World Cruise,yay! Well nearly half, last time I went to Dover and this time I leave from New York and sail to Sydney. I could have started this time on Dover but decided with the money "saved" on starting in NY I can have a few days pre sailing there to look around. While I would be more than happy to visit London/England again, best to keep trying new places first.

Though if you ever did read my last blog I never thought I'd get to travel again and since then have cruised to NZ and have a Solar Eclipse cruise up the QLD coast and over to New Caledonia in November, this time with Holland America (all the others are Princess). And then my new "Half the World" in July 2013 for 38 days. Solar Eclipse is with Di and Louise same as NZ and Half World is by myself (first time solo)

Did think about starting a whole new blog but the title of this one fits nicely. I am very happy to be doing the Panama Canal as it completes my 2 canals :)

Shall list the ports another time and also will give my view on HAL cruise on the Oosterdam in November, I have an aft cabin with a balcony which is pretty exciting as when doing laps of the Promenade on Princess we would always stop at the back and watch the wake or walk to the back on deck 11 and do the same......

Nice to remember those things on such a wet cold wintery day here at home.


  1. Hi Helen

    I know your dilemma regarding blogging. I blogged our 4 months World cruise with P&O (live) - then blogged our month cruise to Tahiti (blogged live - but posted after we got home.) Then we have just done the "3 Queens" cruises - started a blog but was unable to complete it because I forgot to take my laptop charger and also because the trip was just too hectic. Now I am home, I don't even have the energy to post any photos or ship reports anywhere.

  2. Thanks for the comments, I was just thinking about the cruise and thought I'd look at the blog. I forget that others might still stumble upon it. Blogging a cruise every night (just about) was an effort, not so sure I will do it again as diligently, but its nice to look back on it and if I don't do it live, it won't happen :)