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MSC Seaside Live Blog Day 6, Sea Day

Wake Trail on MSC SeasideAs much as I love visiting new places, I really love sea days.  This is especially true when on a ship that has a lot to offer, and at a point in the cruise that I’ve found my favorite spots.  What I’d not done until today was really site outside and enjoy the Caribbean.  Today’s weather was perhaps the best of the cruise, so I set out to take some of it in and then enjoy more of the wonderful entertainment on MSC Seaside. Read more about MSC Seaside Live Blog Day 6, Sea Day

MSC Seaside Day 5 - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Old San Juan and MSC Seaside as seen from Fort San CristobolOur stateroom bed on MSC Seaside is quite comfortable.  Still, I somehow woke up the morning after only about five hours of sleep.  Looking out the window, I saw we’d arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico and then went back to bed for a bit - despite wanting to start the day early.  Round two of waking up was slightly more successful, so we got dressed and headed to breakfast. Read more about MSC Seaside Day 5 - San Juan, Puerto Rico

MSC Live Blog Day 4 - Sint Maarten/St Martin

MSC Seaside as seen from Great Bay Sint Maarten

Today we arrived in Philipsburg, which is a city on the island of Saint Martin, and a destination I’ve not visited in around fifteen years.  There are two parts of this beautiful and politically unique island: The Dutch side – Sint Maarten, and the French side – St Martin.  The border is completely open, and noted only by roadside markers.  The French side is part of the European Union, and is an overseas collectivity of the country of France, it’s largest city is Marigot.  The Dutch side is one of the four countries which make up the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and it’s largest city is Philipsburg.  Read more about MSC Live Blog Day 4 - Sint Maarten/St Martin

MSC Seaside Live Blog Day 2 - Sea Day

Our first full day on Seaside was exactly the pace I enjoy: relaxed.  Between the two of us, a long week of moving and a week of international travel meant we took things easy today, but still feel we took in a lot of what Seaside has to offer (as well as a nap).  We enjoyed meals, some sun, entertainment, and the best stage show I've seen at sea. Read more about MSC Seaside Live Blog Day 2 - Sea Day

MSC Seaside Live Blog - Day 1, Embarkation Day

MSC Seaside berthed in PortMiami

Waking up knowing I'm going on a cruise that day always feels great.  Interestingly, knowing the ship wasn't scheduled to set sail until 7:00pm made things feel a bit less rushed, even though 4:00pm sailings out of South Florida give us plenty of time to get to the ship ahead of schedule.  We had some breakfast, double-checked our packing list (we don't need a repeat of this day) and got into a Lyft to head to the port around 1:00pm. Read more about MSC Seaside Live Blog - Day 1, Embarkation Day

MSC Seaside Live Blog Preamble

South Beach Pool on MSC SeasideThis Saturday (July 7) we'll be setting sail and enjoying seven nights in the Caribbean while bringing all the details to you.  What makes this particularly exciting for us is that like our November sailing on Holland America, we're trying out a cruise line that is completely new to us: MSC Seaside.  To add to the excitement, we're scheduled to sail to a couple of ports that we've not visited in many years.   Read more about MSC Seaside Live Blog Preamble