The Volendam excelled once again.
We took the opportunity to upgrade into a Neptune Suite for this cruise. We had already sailed on all decks of the Voledam and the Neptune Suite was the final class of room for us to try. The room was more than enough to keep anyone happy. With a very large balcony and plenty of space inside the room we could have stayed on board forever.
This cruise was one of the more extreme and showed why we enjoy cruising on the Volendam. After leaving Japan for the final time we headed towards a huge storm brewing in the North Pacific. On the second night out the weather was brewing up significantly and Captain Bayens gained approval to move the ships course North into the Bering Sea. We talked to Captain Bayens later and in all his time at sea he had not been into the Bering Sea so it was an experience which he will also remember. Despite the significant weather on that night Volendam behaved very well as I had experienced previously in a storm south of New Zealand.