Category Archives: Cruising

Esna Lock – The Nile

Wednesday Last night, while music throbbed and the youngsters partied in the lounge, Mike slept, and I stood quietly at the window overlooking the dark night, listening to the countdown. HAPPY NEW YEAR! We were on the Nile as one … Continue reading

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Pulled the Plug on the Grand Cruise

I’m so pleased we’ve done this. The shine of MSC was slightly tarnished when they did not deduct the $33 internet payment. At least now I get to fight for the bigger unused $64 internet voucher.  I wrote to customer care … Continue reading

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We Are Home

It’s quite crazy that yesterday we were sitting on a ship off Maputo and today we are home. In yesterday’s blog I said I would be tucked up in bed in my jimmy ‘jamas.  I am! But I’m soon going … Continue reading

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Winding Down – Heading for Home

This time tomorrow, all being well, I will probably be home, tucked up in bed in my jimmy jamas! (That is a phrase my Mom used to use!). Tonight, we are somewhere in the Indian Ocean opposite the iSimangaliso Wetlands. … Continue reading

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Trip to Portuguese Island, Mozambique

I’m not quite sure who owns the little Portuguese Island but tourism on this tiny uninhabited place just off Inhaca is certainly dominated by what they call the MSC Beach Club. Overnight we arrived in the bay and anchored.. And that’s … Continue reading

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A Day At Sea Looks Like This…

Yesterday I exchanged a couple of work related messages with Riana. Once she got it , she said… So this is what we do on a cruise. Others have different activities, but pretty much a day at sea looks like … Continue reading

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My Mom Would Have Loved This…

My dear ‘Ma’ would have loved cruising. I don’t know if she ever went on one. I’m thinking of her today because it was on this day 28th January 2004 – 15 years ago – that she passed away. Slipping … Continue reading

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Relaxing Day at Sea

It’s clear the Atlantic Ocean is far wilder than the Indian Ocean and that both are a far cry from the tame Mediterranean. Mike and I woke early this morning. It was 5-30am when we headed up to the top … Continue reading

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At Sea!

I woke a couple of times in the night and checked my cell phone for the position of the MSC Musica. It was still moored in Table Bay opposite Three Anchor Bay. Finally when I woke up at about 5-20am, … Continue reading

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Waiting…

The first thing I did this morning was look to see if the MSC Musica had docked at Cape Town harbour on its return from Namibia. It hadn’t. As the morning progressed, stories began to filter through from the ship … Continue reading

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And The Answer Came…

Mike and I have been debating, thinking, wondering, praying about whether we should take a 6 week overseas holiday at the end of the year. Last year in about July we booked a cruise from Genoa to Durban. We did … Continue reading

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Back to Reality

We arrived home safe and sound yesterday afternoon. The house was in good order, but I have to admit that there were a few things that stood out, leaving me to admit that life on the ship is a false … Continue reading

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Last Blog From the MSC Sinfonia

This is the last blog from the MSC Sinfonia. Even if we decided to do this cruise again (which won’t be for a while!), next year, MSC are bringing out the MSC Musica for the South African summer cruise season. … Continue reading

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The Lord Blessed us with a Storm

We woke in the middle of the night to a lot of knocking and creaking within the ship. I got up and went outside. The sky was cloudy and it was starting to rain. I took the washing off our … Continue reading

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Third Last Day at Sea

Friday 27th October 2017 Today we have had our third last day at sea. Eating reading and exercising were the three main activities. We had breakfast and then went to the gym mid-morning. It was crazy busy. I think everyone is … Continue reading

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