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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…

Welcome Aboard the Crown Princess!
Welcome Aboard the Crown Princess!

Welcome Aboard the Crown Princess!

On Tuesday morning after having breakfast at the hotel, we checked out of the Hyatt Regency, and Uber’d the short few blocks to the Canada Place Cruise Terminal. We first dropped our luggage off with the porters, and brought aboard…

Scarlet Lady – Day 3 Bimini Bahamas!
Scarlet Lady – Day 3 Bimini Bahamas!

Scarlet Lady – Day 3 Bimini Bahamas!

Welcome to beautiful Bimini, Bahamas! Bimini is the “private island” Virgin Voyages uses for the exclusive use of its sailors (Virgin’s lingo for fellow passengers) when the cruise ship is in port there. While technically not a private island as…

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…

The Globe Theater and Greenwich via Uber-boat
The Globe Theater and Greenwich via Uber-boat

The Globe Theater and Greenwich via Uber-boat

Today was our fourth day in London, and third full day to tour around. I’ll start this post with a London tip, but it’s actually relative to travel in general; even the best (or in our case semi-mediocre plans) are…

Welcome Aboard the Sky Princess!
Welcome Aboard the Sky Princess!

Welcome Aboard the Sky Princess!

Steve (DOS) and I are currently sailing on a seven day Caribbean Cruise aboard the beautiful Sky Princess. We drove down to Ft. Lauderdale from Orlando on Friday morning, and another four hours later we were checking into the Hyatt Place,…

Christmas and post-Retirement Blues in the Hospital.
Christmas and post-Retirement Blues in the Hospital.

Christmas and post-Retirement Blues in the Hospital.

This week Steve (DOS) and myself, Steve (UNO) flew up to my hometown of Roanoke, Virginia the Christmas holidays. Unfortunately for me, I also ended up spending most of the Christmas visit in the hospital due to a freak pre-Christmas…