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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…

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…

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…

Amtrak’s Empire Builder: Seattle to Chicago!
Amtrak’s Empire Builder: Seattle to Chicago!

Amtrak’s Empire Builder: Seattle to Chicago!

After 3 days in Seattle, Steve (DOS) and I took Amtrak’s Empire Builder cross-country for 2 days from Seattle to Chicago. This was our second cross-country trek on Amtrak, with the first one being from Chicago to Emeryville on the…

Scarlet Lady – Day 4 and at Sea!
Scarlet Lady – Day 4 and at Sea!

Scarlet Lady – Day 4 and at Sea!

Today was the last full day of our Virgin Voyages cruise on the Scarlet Lady, and was a lazy sea day for us aboard. While we normally love sea days, as. Bimini is only 50 miles or so from our…

Happy Fourth of July! Summer of 2023
Happy Fourth of July! Summer of 2023

Happy Fourth of July! Summer of 2023

It’s actually now the 6th of July, and I’m quite a bit behind in posting. On the last post we were on the Mariner of the Seas, and since then we’ve been enjoying the hot Florida summer, mostly at home.…

Sailing Home: Farewell to the Mariner (For now)!
Sailing Home: Farewell to the Mariner (For now)!

Sailing Home: Farewell to the Mariner (For now)!

After our third and final port at Coco Cay, Steve (DOS) and I packed up our luggage, tagged it, and placed it outside the room for delivery to the terminal building in the morning. Since this was an eight night…

Dining out in Sarasota – fun dinners Downtown!
Dining out in Sarasota – fun dinners Downtown!

Dining out in Sarasota – fun dinners Downtown!

Steve (DOS) and I stayed in Sarasota a week on this Way-Cation, and enjoyed dining out each night at the nearby downtown restaurants. Although we had a car, it was much more convenient taking Uber the short distance to the…

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…