The Traveling Steve's

Cruise Ports

Welcome to New Zealand! First Stop: Picton and the Marlborough Wine Region.
Welcome to New Zealand! First Stop: Picton and the Marlborough Wine Region.

Welcome to New Zealand! First Stop: Picton and the Marlborough Wine Region.

After 3 very rough days at sea on our crossing from Sydney thru the Tasman Sea, we arrived at our first port of call, Picton New Zealand. As our cabin was located in the very aft of our ship, the…

Welcome Aboard the (delayed) Majestic Princess in Sydney!
Welcome Aboard the (delayed) Majestic Princess in Sydney!

Welcome Aboard the (delayed) Majestic Princess in Sydney!

After traveling around Australia for the last 3 weeks, it was time to say goodbye to Sydney and board the Majestic Princess for a 9 night repositioning cruise to Auckland, with several stops in New Zealand along the way. We…

Day Trip to Manly Beach!
Day Trip to Manly Beach!

Day Trip to Manly Beach!

Steve (DOS) and I took a day trip to Manly Beach on a Monday morning during our stay in Sydney. We honestly didn’t know what to expect, but I figured most people were just heading to the beach! Wow, was…

Three Nights in Perth! Arrival Day One!
Three Nights in Perth!  Arrival Day One!

Three Nights in Perth! Arrival Day One!

We arrived into Fremantle, the gateway port for Perth, on a Wednesday after taking the five night repositioning cruise on P&O Australia’s Pacific Explorer from Adelaide. Our friends Manuela and Jenny from Adelaide had sailed with us to Perth, and…

Welcome Aboard the Pacific Explorer!
Welcome Aboard the Pacific Explorer!

Welcome Aboard the Pacific Explorer!

After spending three days in Adelaide, Steve (DOS) and I headed to the port of Adelaide for our five night repositioning cruise to Perth, Western Australia. Our Adelaide friends Manuela and Jenny were traveling with us on the cruise, and…

Hospitals around the World! Happy January 2024!
Hospitals around the World! Happy January 2024!

Hospitals around the World! Happy January 2024!

Today is Tuesday January 31th, and I’be been in a Rehabilitation Hospital (for Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy) in the Orlando area for the last 10 days. I was previously in the Oviedo Medical Center for 10 days as well;…

Happy New Year’s Eve 2023 from Singapore Airport!
Happy New Year’s Eve 2023 from Singapore Airport!

Happy New Year’s Eve 2023 from Singapore Airport!

It’s now December 31, 2023 as I write this from the Singapore Kris Silver Lounge in Terminal 2 at Singapore Airport. (Sorry for any typos; I didn’t get a change to proof-read this before our flight). Steve (DOS) and I are…

Dubai in a Day! Touring the QE2 Hotel.
Dubai in a Day!  Touring the QE2 Hotel.

Dubai in a Day! Touring the QE2 Hotel.

A few years ago I held a subscription to Cruise Travel magazine for over 25 years, starting shortly after my first cruise on the tiny Bahamas Cruise Line’s Veracruz, which got me hooked on cruising for life. While unfortunately Cruise Travel…

Seabourn Cruise Day 20 continues . . .
Seabourn Cruise Day 20 continues . . .

Seabourn Cruise Day 20 continues . . .

We are loving our cruise aboard the Seabourn Encore, and it is now day 20 of our 34 day cruise as I write this, so we are now into the second half of our cruise.  We booked this as a…

Long but Exciting Day Touring Luxor Egypt!
Long but Exciting Day Touring Luxor Egypt!

Long but Exciting Day Touring Luxor Egypt!

In what was perhaps our longest shore excursion ever, Steve (DOS) and I took a nearly 16 hour tour from our port stop in Safaga, Egypt to Luxor Egypt.  We had an early breakfast in the outdoor section of the…