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#23
Ireland
347 Posts
Joined Nov 2013
This is my kind of review . Following along with interest. Here's hoping I can write a review as fun and interesting on my cruise
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#25
Myrtle Beach, SC
1,575 Posts
Joined Nov 2003
Maureen, I hope you have a great cruise. I was on the Seaside the end of January and didn't really care for it because of the many problems we encountered. I know they have corrected many of those so I will give MSC a second chance in the future. Enjoy!!!!!!

Are you going on the President's cruise on the Harmony in September?

Nat
#26
Newfoundland Canada
1,522 Posts
Joined Apr 2006
Originally posted by maureencruiser
Completing our tour, here is the drawer space in the closet..
Please please as part of your tour, can you post the room service menu... every menu for everything can be found online, except room service. Bella or Fantastica would be fine... and thank you if you can
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UPCOMING CRUISES:
2018
Dec 23 B2B 6 nt Horizon W
Dec 15B2B 8 nt Horizon s
Sep 16 - 14 nt Journeys S
Apr 28 B2B2B - MSC Seaside 7 nt E
Apr 21 B2B2B Glory 7 nt W
Apr 14 - B2B2B Glory 7 nt E

PREVIOUS CRUISES:

2018
Jan 14 - Splendor 13 nt Journeys Panama Canal

2017
Dec 1 - Sunshine 8 nt ULTRA Eastern
Oct 8 - B2B2B2B2B Splendor 6 nt E
Oct 1 - B2B2B2B2B Vista 6 nt W
Sept 23 -B2B2B2B2B Glory 7nt W
Sept 16 - B2B2B2B2B Glory 7 nt E
Sept 9 - B2B2B2B2B Glory 7 nt W
Aug 10- B2B Sensation 4 nt W
Aug 5 - B2B Sensation 5 nt E
May 15 - B2B Sunshine 10 nt E Journeys
May 6 - B2B Sunshine 8 nt S
Mar 18 - Conquest 8 nt S
Jan 30 – B2B2B Victory 4 nt West
Jan 22 – B2B2B Splendor 7 nt W
Jan 15 – B2B2B Splendor 7 nt E

2016
Nov 27 – B2B Vista 6 nt Elite W
Nov 16 – B2B Vista 11 nt Journeys S
Oct 29 - Conquest 8 nt S
July 30- Glory7 nt Ex W
May 1 - B2B Vista INAUGURAL CRUISE 13 nt Europe
May 14 B2B - Vista 10 nt Europe

2015
Nov 1 - B2B Breeze MILESTONE 25th! 6 nt W
Nov 7 - B2B Breeze DIAMOND CRUISE 8 nt E
Sept 27 - B2B Sensation 4 nt Bahamas
Sept 19 - B2B - Sunshine 8 nt E
July 27 - Splendor 8 nt E
July 4 - Breeze 8 nt S
May 7 - Legend 11 nt Hawaii
Mar 2 - Triumph 12 nt W

2014
Nov 7 - Liberty 8 nt E
Sept 13 - Breeze 8 nt E
Jun 24 - Miracle 7 nt Alaska
Mar 30 - Conquest 7 nt E

2013
Dec 28, - Dream 7 nt E
June 9, - Legend -PLATINUM- 12 nt Med

2012
Apr 2 - Miracle- 8 nt S
Nov 17 - Oasis of the Seas- 7 nt W

2010
June 11 Dream 7 nt E
May 8 B2B Liberty - 7 nt W
May 1 B2B Liberty 7 nt

2009
Dec 30 - B2B Miracle 8 nt W
Dec 22 - B2B Miracle 8 nt S

2008
Dec 6 Liberty B2B 7 nt W
Nov 29 Liberty B2B 7 nt E

2006
Dec 17 Valor B2B 7 nt E
Dec 10 Valor B2B 7 nt W
Jan 2, 2005 Victory 7 nt W
#27
London, Ontario
11,854 Posts
Joined Aug 2006
That pizza looks so much better than RC’s. I’m here till they kick you off.
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#28
Tampa
271 Posts
Joined Feb 2014
That’s for the wonderful play by play review! It’s quite enthralling.

We’re sailing on the Seaside in September and will be using this review as a step by step guide!
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#29
Northeast
26 Posts
Joined Feb 2011
Great review. Following! How many hangers are provided in the closets? Thank you.
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#30
Ontario
176 Posts
Joined Jan 2016
So i saw you posted something on another thread the other day and saw your timeline as 2 days before embarking for Seaside. Wondered if you would do a report.

Signed on this morning and yay you are doing a live review. They always make me laugh out loud. So entertaining and whet my appetite even more for our Seaside cruise next year.

Question: In your air b and b the pic of the 3 beds (a queen and a single?) was that it or was there another bedroom? Looked fabulous. Just right for a before cruise stay.

Have a fantastic time and hammer that drink package. Btw where is Hello Kitty did she accompany you this trip?
#31
99 Posts
Joined Dec 2001
I am having so much fun reading your play-by-play review out loud to my family. You have such a great wit! Seaside in July for us.

Waiting to find out how your first "dinner encounter" goes down!!
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#32
Citrus Heights, CA United States
4,119 Posts
Joined Dec 2002
Looks like you are already having fun. Can't wait to read more.
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#33
Solarium Bar
5,664 Posts
Joined Sep 2009
Come on Mo wake up, hit the unmentionable place, jam a finger down your throat and then get back to work on your drink package.
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#34
1,102 Posts
Joined Apr 2007
Loving this! I traveled solo in March, I was fortunate to have been assigned to a table of 8 with great table mates. Hope the same for you.

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#35
North West NJ
5,437 Posts
Joined Jan 2010
YAY.....Maureen is BACK!!!!!! You are one of my top three posters for reviews....I absolutely LOVE them (as long as I have my Depends on)...you make me LAUGH...I hope one day to cruise with you.
#36
Annapolis, USA
837 Posts
Joined Apr 2016
I am very interested in your review, and I am enjoying it so far. I will be on the Seaview in July and have been waiting for Seaside reviews, but many are either extremely positive or extremely negative, or they are are from people in the ship's nicest staterooms and yacht club guests. I'll be in an inside on the Seaview, so I'm excited for your approach. Thanks for taking time out of your holiday to do this!
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#37
North West NJ
5,437 Posts
Joined Jan 2010
Originally posted by OceansOfTravels
I am very interested in your review, and I am enjoying it so far. I will be on the Seaview in July and have been waiting for Seaside reviews, but many are either extremely positive or extremely negative, or they are are from people in the ship's nicest staterooms and yacht club guests. I'll be in an inside on the Seaview, so I'm excited for your approach. Thanks for taking time out of your holiday to do this!
You won't be sorry. She is the BEST!!!!!
#38
Lynchburg, VA
5,244 Posts
Joined Jan 2007
[quote=nat9511;55778060

Are you going on the President's cruise on the Harmony in September?

Nat[/quote]

Hi Nat, how have you been? I'm glad to see you're still cruising. I wasn't planning to, I was just on Harmony. I usually cruise for my birthday In Sept, though...

Originally posted by ImANewfie
Please please as part of your tour, can you post the room service menu... every menu for everything can be found online, except room service. Bella or Fantastica would be fine... and thank you if you can
Will do, it's in 6 different languages, I'll post English unless you prefer otherwise. I won't post the Romantic Moments packages, although they're on the menu. That's things like champagne, rose petals, chocolate covered strawberries, etc. I'll just post the food and the pizza. You know, the good stuff!
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My MSC Seaside review https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2621564
#39
Lynchburg, VA
5,244 Posts
Joined Jan 2007
Originally posted by A&L_Ont
That pizza looks so much better than RC’s. I’m here till they kick you off.
OMG, It's fabulous. The margherita is the best. I'm a pepperoni lover () but I only eat the margherita on MSC. Don't worry, you'll see more, I've decided to just do the buffet for dinner. Somebody fortify that boom, it's taking on a heavy load!


I looked for your summer house, the one with the Flowrider, but, I didn't see it...

Originally posted by Motegi
That’s for the wonderful play by play review! It’s quite enthralling.

We’re sailing on the Seaside in September and will be using this review as a step by step guide!
Thank you for saying that, I was afraid people would be saying, I thought this was a cruise review? I like to post everything, so, people can get to know me, then they can see what I like and if they think they would like similar things, you know?
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My MSC Seaside review https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2621564
#40
Lynchburg, VA
5,244 Posts
Joined Jan 2007
Originally posted by georgemoe
Great review. Following! How many hangers are provided in the closets? Thank you.
I have 7 of the regular shirt hangers and 4 of the shirt hangers with the clips for pants, skirts. I had to double up some of my pants, shorts. When I bring my big suitcase, I bring one of those 4 tiered clipping hangers, do you know what I mean? A few of my non cotton shirts, I just have sitting on a drawer. I love those for traveling, you can just wad them up in a ball and they still look good.


Originally posted by Mattnvick
Question: In your air b and b the pic of the 3 beds (a queen and a single?) was that it or was there another bedroom? Btw where is Hello Kitty did she accompany you this trip?
That was it, a queen and a daybed. Sometimes, the host can provide an air mattress or cot if you need that. I can't remember if this one could or not, since it was just me. I'm big, I'm not that big! I almost brought Pirate Kitty, but, I figured the MSC crowd, being more European and sophisticated, wouldn't abide by that foolishness. I wanted to, though...
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My MSC Seaside review https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2621564