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About debshinder

Technology analyst and author, specializing in enterprise security. Author of or contributor to over 25 books, including "Scene of the Cybercrime." Fourteen-year Microsoft MVP, married to Microsoft FTE Tom Shinder, and proud mom of two wonderful grown-up human children and three amazing Japanese Chin pups. In my spare time, I love to travel - especially on cruise ships - and write about my grand adventures.

Seaside: The Second Time Around (Part 1)

PART ONE: Getting there is (can be) half the fun There is an old saying that love is even sweeter the second time around. Whether or not that’s true of human interactions is up for debate, but after my recent … Continue reading

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SHIP OF TOMORROW: high tech on the high seas

MSC Seaside is a techie’s dream boat Copyright 2018 by Debra Littlejohn Shinder For a long time, cruising was an activity that remained firmly rooted in the past. It was only about three years ago that discussion of cruise ship … Continue reading

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Favorite photos from MSC Seaside Sept 2018 cruise

September 1-8, 2018 PEOPLE, PLACES, PARTIES AND OTHER PICTURES Embarkation Day    Early morning sighting of the ship from our hotel room window   On board: First the food       Membership has its privileges: Lunch in the Yacht … Continue reading

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SUN FOLLOWER: MSC Seaside ship design and environment

 Nave bellissima – in so many ways Copyright 2018 Debra Littlejohn Shinder Thus far, in this long series of articles, my focus has been on the Seaside experience: my day-to-day activities, and all the wonderful people who made the cruise … Continue reading

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La mia famiglia: my new MSC family

Copyright 2018 Debra Littlejohn Shinder This article lays a foundation for its topic of discussion by starting out with some dry historical and statistical information, but please bear with me; I will then get into la parte importante, the important … Continue reading

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Falling in Love (with cruising) again: The MSC difference

Copyright 2018 Debra Littlejohn Shinder This is the first in a series of “editorial commentaries” inspired by my first cruise, as a long-time Carnival cruiser, on the MSC Seaside. For a day-by-day account of that cruise and photos of my … Continue reading

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MSC SEASIDE: THE FULL EXPERIENCE (Part Eight)

The never-ending review: The debarkation situation Copyright 2018 Debra Littlejohn Shinder My bags are packed,I’m (not) ready to go … Like most cruisers, I always dread debarkation day, for multiple reasons. There is the obvious: I don’t want the vacation … Continue reading

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