After several ticketing shuffles we ended up with one way fares to Auckland, departing on Nov. 30, leaving on the MS Noordam from Auckland on December 7. The cruise stops at various Ports along the east coast of the Morth and South Islands, then heads out to sea to Hobart, Tasmania, then to Melbourne, Eden, and finally arriving in Sydney on December 21. As it happens, my brother Hugh and his family moved there in August. We will stay with them and also see brother James and Arie and also Hugh and James' mother Helen. We will fly home on Quantas on Christmas Eve.
Eleven days to go!!!
So, let the adventure begin!