This story is not a travelogue, even though it begins with a luxury cruise. And, it’s not for the faint of heart. It’s about a New Zealander and a Canadian who embark on a mercy trip. Put yourself in their lives. Share their tragedies. Cheer their successes. Witness how a Canuck deals with living as a New Zealander (down to the driving on the ‘wrong side’ of the road.)
Words are not wasted in this human interest narrative. It’s written by a travel business veteran, known by many in the industry as “Uncle Bert.” Let Uncle Bert into your life with this drama. It’s a fast read. Some will be fascinated, none bored!
Author Bert Ollivier observed hard at work on Holland America’s Volendam.