This website is dedicated to family & friends who would like to follow our journey as we circumnavigate the globe three times over the course of 48 months, spanning 120,000+ nautical miles. These world voyages offer a blend of inspired itineraries, many new friendships and the pleasures of life at sea. During 2012, we literally sailed the seven seas, visiting 34 ports across seven continents emcompassing South America, Antarctica, the South Pacific, Australia, the Great Barrier Reef, Asia, India, the Middle East and the Mediterranean. During our 2013 voyage, we add New Zealand & Africa. The itinerary for 2015 will be available soon. Please join us as we share our experiences with you along the way! You may contact us at any time by using either the Guestbook or Contact Us options, and we'll make every effort to get back with you as soon as we are able.
2013 World Voyage - Jan 5 through May 16
The World Voyage in 2013 spans 129 days vs 112 during 2012. The primary differences: in 2013, we skip Antarctica, transit the Panama Canal, explore the west coast of South America, visit several ports in New Zealand, more time in Australia, several cities in South Africa, including an overland Safari into the jungles. Once we complete the World Voyage & arrive back in Ft. Lauderdale, we'll remain on the ship for an additional 14 days to visit the Carribean, Central America & western Mexico as we work our way to San Diego - MUCH closer to Phoenix than Ft. Lauderdale!
Our Home Away From Home
Although small compared with some cruise ships, the ms Amsterdam is the recipient of an international five-star diamond award. She blends the very latest in shipbuilding technology with the artistry, personalized touches and superior service that has made Holland America one of the highest-rated cruise lines. Dutch heritage and tradition is displayed throughout the ship in original Art Deco pieces that once graced the Nieuw Amsterdam of 1938. A few fun facts which may be of interest:
Ship's Registry: Netherlands
Passenger capacity: 1,380
Crew members: 615
Gross tonnage: 62,735 gross tons
Length: 780 feet
Maximum speed: 22.5 knots