Cruising New Zealand & Australia

From Passport Magazine, February 2010:

We’ll be like unicorns,” I teased my partner Travis, as we stood before the MS Volendam, a 780-foot cruise ship docked just outside Christchurch, New Zealand. “We’ll be magical.”

We’d never been on a cruise before and had heard the jokes about passengers being “newlywed or nearly dead,” not to mention overwhelmingly straight. As a young, gay couple, we were clearly none of the above and the specter of standing out, or worse yet, being shunned, hung over our decision to sail with Holland America Line (www.hollandamerica.com) on a “general-audience” itinerary between New Zealand and Australia…

Continue the journey by reading the rest of the article at Passport Magazine.