Monthly Archives: October 2019

MSC Seaside Day Three: Late Port Day

This is the third installment of the day-by-day, blow-by-blow review of our September 14-21, 2019 cruise on the MSC Seaside. If you don’t have the time or inclination to read the “long form,” there is an intro/overview that hits the highlights … Continue reading

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Safety at Sea: It’s a shared responsibility

I’ve been working in the IT security sector for two decades, and as more and more organizations have transitioned to cloud computing, something we stress is that security becomes a shared responsibility when you entrust your resources to a cloud … Continue reading

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The Travel Gamble: When Good Trips Go Bad

Someone I know, who is travel-averse, is fond of saying that taking a trip is a gamble. And it is – just like getting married or accepting a job offer or, indeed, getting out of bed in the morning.  Like … Continue reading

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MSC loyalty program: Diamond is the new Black

Note: I don’t have any “insider info” about any upcoming changes to the loyalty program. This article is purely analytical and speculative as to what some MSC cruisers might like to see if a higher status tier should ever be created. … Continue reading

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MSC Seaside Day Two: Underway

This is the second installment of the day-by-day, blow-by-blow review of our September 14-21, 2019 cruise on the MSC Seaside. If you don’t have the time or inclination to read the “long form,” there is an intro/overview that hits the … Continue reading

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MSC Seaside Day One: Third Time’s a Charm — Pre-cruise experience and embarkation

This is the first installment of the day-by-day, blow-by-blow review of our September 14-21, 2019 cruise on the MSC Seaside. If you don’t have the time or inclination to read the “long form,” there is an intro/overview that hits the … Continue reading

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MSC Seaside: Third Time’s a Charm (The Overview)

I started writing a day-by-day, blow-by-blow review of my September 14th sailing, and I’m still working on that. But it’s obvious that it’s going to take a while to finish (and that some people won’t have the time and patience … Continue reading

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