MSC Seaside

MSC Seaside

Is not a small ship. Carmen and I are sailing her on her first trip across the Atlantic. Originally she was to be leaving from Venice. That city very sensibly decided that mega ships were no longer welcome, especially at the inner city docks. Might be they learned from the damage a few other ports have sustained from the wake of very powerful thrusters?

In any case, MSC most sensibly decided to offer free bus service from both the port and the airport in Venice so that those who already had plane/train/ship arrivals scheduled for Venice would not be too badly inconvenienced.

The Route


and the day to day schedule as it currently stands – always – of course, subject to revision…

Date Port Arrive Depart
Friday, December 1 Trieste, Italy 11:59pm

Saturday, December 2 At Sea

Sunday, December 3 Messina, Sicily, Italy Noon 8:00pm

Monday, December 4 At Sea

Tuesday, December 5 Palma de Mallorca, Spain 9:00am 11:59pm

Wednesday, December 6 Barcelona, Spain 10:00am 6:00pm

Thursday, December 7 At Sea

Friday, December 8 Cadiz, Spain 8:00am 6:00pm

Saturday, December 9 At Sea

Sunday, December 10 Funchal, Madeira, Portugal 7:00am 4:00pm

Monday, December 11 Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands 8:00am 4:00pm

Tuesday, December 12 At Sea

Wednesday, December 13 At Sea

Thursday, December 14 At Sea

Friday, December 15 At Sea

Saturday, December 16 At Sea

Sunday, December 17 Antigua 7:00am 4:00pm

Monday, December 18 San Juan, Puerto Rico 8:00am

Tuesday, December 19 San Juan, Puerto Rico 2:00am

Wednesday, December 20 At Sea

Thursday, December 21 Miami, FL 7:00am


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About Holly

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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