Beachs as Decks

Ok, that might not make as much sense on the screen as it did in my head.

The theme behind the two new MSC ships seems to be an “at the seashore” experience. This ships is the Seaside, the sister ship coming out next year to cruise the Med will be the Seaview. The decks all have names along with numbers – those names pulled allegedly from world renown beaches.

Me? I don’t think of decks in terms of names which made navigating a couple of years ago on the Star Princess a bit challenging and actually the same with the Phoenix ship this past summer. I am a fan of numbers. Preferably numbers that are in consecutive order. It is not unusual for certain organizations/ entities to skip the number 13 as potentially being unlucky. It is a superstition that most of us have heard at some point in our lives.

This ship has a deck 13. Ok, no problem. What it doesn’t have is a Deck 17 Seriously, the deck numbering goes from 16 to 18 with a certain number conspicuous by its absence. It seems that 17 might be unlucky in certain portions of Southern Italy but I was unable to find any facts or reference.

If anyone can clear that up?

Anyway – I will attempt to do a listing, description and review of the various decks as beaches over the next few sea days. Decks 5-8 have public areas, 9-15 are all guest cabins, 16&18 have both the fancy Yacht Club and some more public ares.

As I am currently not out and about on the ship, I don’t have the list of deck names in my hand. And, as it turns out – I can’t easily find it on the net either.

Update when I find the list to follow….

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fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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One Response to Beachs as Decks

  1. Stuart Moxley says:

    In Italy, 17 is considered an unlucky number. One anagram of the Roman numeral XVII is VIXI, which in Latin translates as “I have lived”, with the implication “My life is over” or “I’m dead”.Nov 15, 2007

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