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MSC Seaside Live Blog

Listen to Our Review of MSC Seaside on Cruise Radio

Our July sailing on MSC Seaside was interesting for many reasons - one of them being that MSC is still new to the North American market, and the sailings they offer have had very mixed reviews.  Recently we sat down with Doug Parker of Cruise Radio to talk about our Seaside cruise on episode 502 of the Cruise Radio podcast. Read more about Listen to Our Review of MSC Seaside on Cruise Radio

MSC Seaside Live Blog Day 7, Nassau, Bahamas/The Final Day

Evening Sunset Colors on MSC Seaside

This morning we woke up to the last day with that terrible feeling of it being our last day of the cruise, but a beautiful last day in Nassau and a great way to sunset our very first (but certainly not last) cruise with MSC.  This will prove to be a somewhat short post, partially because we really took it easy and did "more of the same", taking in another round of what we enjoyed most about MSC.  Also though, we were lucky enough to tour and enjoy MSC's Yacht Club today, learning about all it has to offer guests in this exclusive suite area.  MSC was one of the lines integral in creating the "ship in a ship" experience, and we want to talk all about that...in a future article.  While this leaves a bit of a gap in our final day's post, we hope you see it more of a teaser, and we're really excited to share photos and information about Seaside's Yacht Club in an upcoming post. Still we managed to enjoy a nearly empty-ship, take in more impressive entertainment, and say goodbye to new friends on this, the last day of our first MSC cruise. Read more about MSC Seaside Live Blog Day 7, Nassau, Bahamas/The Final Day

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