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Welcome Aboard the Seabourn Encore!
Welcome Aboard the Seabourn Encore!

Welcome Aboard the Seabourn Encore!

On Sunday we checked out of the Grand Hyatt Athens, where we had stayed for the last four nights, and took our arranged transportation once again with Welcome Pickups.  Our driver Manos had met us at the airport on our arrival…

Our Pre-Cruise Days in Athens!
Our Pre-Cruise Days in Athens!

Our Pre-Cruise Days in Athens!

Steve (DOS) and I have had a wonderful 4 night stay here at the Grand Hyatt Athens. As it’s nearly midnight on our last day and I’m back in the room packing up for our Seabourn Cruise tomorrow, I told…

Happy Birthday to Steve DOS from DISNEY SPRINGS!
Happy Birthday to Steve DOS from DISNEY SPRINGS!

Happy Birthday to Steve DOS from DISNEY SPRINGS!

We got back from our MSC cruise and had a couple days at home to unpack, wash clothes, and repack for our 3 night trip to Disney Springs to celebrate Steve (DOS’s) big “Medicare” birthday. We stayed at Hyatt Regency…

The Steve’s Review of MSC Seaside’s Yacht Club
The Steve’s Review of MSC Seaside’s Yacht Club

The Steve’s Review of MSC Seaside’s Yacht Club

Steve (DOS) and I sailed MSC’s Seaside cruise ship for the first time this past week; October 15 – 22, 2023 for a 7 night cruise to MSC’s Ocean Cay (MSC’s private island in the Bahamas), Costa Maya, and Cozumel…

Welcome Aboard the MSC Seaside’s Yacht Club!
Welcome Aboard the MSC Seaside’s Yacht Club!

Welcome Aboard the MSC Seaside’s Yacht Club!

Steve (DOS) and I just returned from a wonderful 7 night cruise on the Italian owned and operated MSC Seaside. This was our first time sailing on MSC, and although we had heard mixed reviews about the line, we had…

Flying to Seattle and taking the Amtrak Empire Builder Train Back!
Flying to Seattle and taking the Amtrak Empire Builder Train Back!

Flying to Seattle and taking the Amtrak Empire Builder Train Back!

Steve (DOS) and I stayed at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport on Monday night, in anticipation of our flight to Seattle on Tuesday. While we used to only stay at the Hyatt Airport when we had an early flight, as…

Welcome to the Capital of Alaska: Juneau!
Welcome to the Capital of Alaska: Juneau!

Welcome to the Capital of Alaska: Juneau!

We were in the Capital city of Juneau on a busy day cruise-wise, with a total of 5 ships docking there. Although our ship was docked at the furtherest pier, a complimentary shuttle bus took passengers the short distance into…

Windy Day at Hubbard Glacier, Alaska!
Windy Day at Hubbard Glacier, Alaska!

Windy Day at Hubbard Glacier, Alaska!

On Friday, our Crown Princess cruise ship sailed to and around Hubbard Glacier. Hubbard is the biggest of the glaciers visited by cruise ships, at over six miles wide and 400 feet in height, with another 250 feet beneath the…

Welcome Aboard the Crown Princess!
Welcome Aboard the Crown Princess!

Welcome Aboard the Crown Princess!

On Tuesday morning after having breakfast at the hotel, we checked out of the Hyatt Regency, and Uber’d the short few blocks to the Canada Place Cruise Terminal. We first dropped our luggage off with the porters, and brought aboard…

Review of Virgin’s Scarlet Lady – Part 1
Review of Virgin’s Scarlet Lady – Part 1

Review of Virgin’s Scarlet Lady – Part 1

Steve (DOS) and I sailed the Scarlet Lady from Miami for four nights to Key West and Bimini, Bahamas this past week as first time cruisers on Virgin Voyages. Here is our review, tips, opinions, likes and dislikes of this…