The Traveling Steve's

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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;…

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…

Happy Thanksgiving from the Suez Canal!
Happy Thanksgiving from the Suez Canal!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Suez Canal!

DOS and I celebrated Thanksgiving Day 2023 sailing thru the Suez Canal. We had a most enjoyable day, and in the evening Seabourn Cruises had a nice Thanksgiving buffet in the Colennade Restaurant, with the traditional American turkey, stuffing, and…

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…

Journey to Miami on the Brightline Train!
Journey to Miami on the Brightline Train!

Journey to Miami on the Brightline Train!

After many months of being excited about the Brightline Train starting service from Orlando to Miami, Steve (DOS) and I finally took the train on this route to take an international flight out of Miami. There have been quite a…

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…

Sailing back to Vancouver on the Crown Princess!
Sailing back to Vancouver on the Crown Princess!

Sailing back to Vancouver on the Crown Princess!

As everything in life (both good or bad: “This too shall Pass”) eventually comes to an end, so ends this 10 day Crown Princess cruise. We had a wonderful time, and it was so nice to finally complete the Alaska…