The Traveling Steve's

Port of Calls

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…

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…

Skagway: Alaska’s Wild West and Gateway to the Klondike Gold Rush!
Skagway:  Alaska’s Wild West and Gateway to the Klondike Gold Rush!

Skagway: Alaska’s Wild West and Gateway to the Klondike Gold Rush!

The next stop on our 10 day Crown Princess Alaska cruise was Skagway. Skagway is traditionally our favorite stop on an Alaskan cruise; it reminds me of an old Hollywood wild west movie set with a wide main street (Broadway)…

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…

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…

Heading out for a month: 2 Cruises and lots of Nautical Miles and Sea Days!
Heading out for a month: 2 Cruises and lots of Nautical Miles and Sea Days!

Heading out for a month: 2 Cruises and lots of Nautical Miles and Sea Days!

First of all, Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all! I started this post before I went to bed on St. Paddy’s Day (Thursday night), and I’m doing some last minute packing of mostly my electronic gear; i.e. cords adapters, meds…

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…