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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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Going “home” again: Carnival Glory December 2018 (Prelude)

We’ve all heard the saying: You can’t go home again. It was the title of a novel by Thomas Wolfe, the theme of which is that everything — places, people — is constantly changing, and the memories you hold dear generally belong … Continue reading

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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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