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Day Trip to Manly Beach!
Day Trip to Manly Beach!

Day Trip to Manly Beach!

Steve (DOS) and I took a day trip to Manly Beach on a Monday morning during our stay in Sydney. We honestly didn’t know what to expect, but I figured most people were just heading to the beach! Wow, was…

Touring the Sydney Opera House!
Touring the Sydney Opera House!

Touring the Sydney Opera House!

G’day Mate! Welcome to Sydney and our guided tour of the Sydney Opera House! We will also be touring around a bit on our own to the surrounding areas at the Circular Quay Marina and Rocks area located close-by here,…

First Full Day in Melbourne, Australia!
First Full Day in Melbourne, Australia!

First Full Day in Melbourne, Australia!

After a good night’s rest, Steve (DOS) and I both felt refreshed from the long trip from Doha to Melbourne yesterday. We have a nice suite in the Grand Hyatt Melbourne, which is on the 29th floor off of prestigious…

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…