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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…

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…

Touring Around Seattle Before Taking The Amtrak Empire Builder Train Home!
Touring Around Seattle Before Taking The Amtrak Empire Builder Train Home!

Touring Around Seattle Before Taking The Amtrak Empire Builder Train Home!

After a long and eventful trip to Seattle (previous post), Steve DOS and I slept well the first night at the Hyatt Olive 8 Hotel in Seattle. This hotel is part of the Hyatt Chain and directly across the street…

Welcome to Icy Straight Point, Alaska!
Welcome to Icy Straight Point, Alaska!

Welcome to Icy Straight Point, Alaska!

Continuing on with our 10 day Alaska cruise on the Crown Princess, our next stop was Icy Straight Point. Of all the Alaska ports we stopped at, Icy Straight Point was the most unique in the fact that it is…

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…

Train Excursion on The Panama Canal Railway!
Train Excursion on The Panama Canal Railway!

Train Excursion on The Panama Canal Railway!

This post continues from the last one about the Panama Canal transit we took in March 2022 on the Caribbean Princess. This post begins the day after the Canal transit, with a shore excursion train ride on The Panama Canal…

Full Panama Canal Transit Thru The New Locks on The Caribbean Princess!
Full Panama Canal Transit Thru The New Locks on The Caribbean Princess!

Full Panama Canal Transit Thru The New Locks on The Caribbean Princess!

Steve (DOS) and I recently did a full transit thru the new Panama Canal locks aboard the Caribbean Princess on a 15 night cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to San Francisco. We had a wonderful time, and I’m just now getting…

Cozumel and the Chocolate Factory!
Cozumel and the Chocolate Factory!

Cozumel and the Chocolate Factory!

Our final port-of-call on our seven day Sky Princess Cruise was in Cozumel, Mexico. DOS and I have both been here several times over the years, and in my younger “pre-DOS” days in the late 1980s, I loved going to…

Bye to Napa. Hello Sonoma!
Bye to Napa. Hello Sonoma!

Bye to Napa. Hello Sonoma!

After a wonderful 5 night stay in Napa, it was time to move on to nearby Sonoma for another four night stay. But first, we had a couple errands to do before leaving. The first was picking up our laundry…

Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka from Maui!
Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka from Maui!

Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka from Maui!

Steve (DOS) and I are currently staying on the island of Maui for 7 nights, returning home on December 14th. It really doesn’t feel like its Christmas here with the warm and beautiful weather (as opposed to the blizzard we…