The itinerary really jumped out at us because it allows us to go to some new places (north cape) without having to set foot in a single airport. We had booked a 42 day cruise on the Prinsendam which embarks from NYC goes over to Portugal and eventually works itself north of the artic circle. It turned out that the cruise ended in England the very same day that the QMII leaves England for NYC. So, we couldn't resist. Now the real problem is that we do not need to practice any "luggage discipline" since there is no limitation on ships....and rather than make choices we can just take everything!