Week of March 2nd to March 9, 2019

Cruise Week on the MSC Seaside Cruise Ship β›΄

March 2nd, 2019

International Rescue Cat Day

While on a excursion in San Juan, Puerto Rico coffee tour in the evening, first stop was the Zombie Coffee which served the group of about 30 people ice cold coffee. This cold ice coffee is better than the Tim Hortons ice cappuccino back home in Canada, it doesn’t have that heavy cream taste that upset your stomach if your lactose intolerance like myself, they use yogurt instead.

I didn’t walk out like a zombie after having that ice coffee but while walking the streets from one coffee shop to another and learning the history of the town and the aftermath of the last hurricane, it is sad to hear that the people in the old town of Puerto Rico had no electricity power or water for up to a year. Sad πŸ™

The streets of Puerto Rico, the tour lady mentioned population was at 2.5 million at one time and has gone down to 2 million after the 2 last hurricanes.

As they took time to build back up the town, alot of people had moved out or left the country.

The country depends on tourism to help stimulate the country.

Alot of U.S. and Canadian franchises has pop up in Puerto Rico like Starbucks, Subway Sub, Marshalls and many others added to the list.

We came across some stray cats in the street and the tour guide was telling the group please do not touch or feed the cats on the streets. It looks like someone needs to rescue these poor homeless cats as March 2nd called for International Rescue Cat Day. We ran into a lady on the street feeding a bunch of cats who couldn’t speak English and the tour lady was not to pleased, don’t know why because these poor cats 🐱 are starving. The cat lady did the right thing and came to the rescue to feed them, no harm in doing a great deed for homeless cats in my book. Don’t you agree?

Unknown women feeding the homeless cats on the dark street of Puerto Rico, bless her heart and the cats.

Anyways off we went to the last coffee shop before heading back to the ship as it was getting dark in Puerto Rico.

Songs of the day! 🎡

In The Dark – Billy Squier

Cat Scratch Fever – Ted Nugent

Quote of the day!

Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children- Walt Disney

Phil Lim


March 3, 2019

National Mulled Wine Day

What does Mulled Wine mean?

Mulled wine is a beverage usually made with red wine along with various mulling spices and sometimes raisins. It is served hot or warm and is alcoholic, although there are non-alcoholic versions of mulled wine.[1] It is a traditional drink during winter, especially around Christmas.[2]

Cited: Wikipedia https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulled_wine

The MSC Seaside Cruise Ship has this stunning assortment of wine bottles displayed lighted up on the ship. Anyone care for a glass of red wine today on National Mulled Wine Day or on any day for all you wine lovers! 🍷

Here is another display of fine art of three wine glasses and a bottle of wine on the ship. Doesn’t it look elegant!

Speaking of fine art, the MSC has some awesome fine paintings auctioning off with some prices starting from $2,500/U.S. do we have any bidders out there? Lol πŸ’²πŸ’²πŸ’²

March 3rd, is also 33 Flavors Day

33 Flavors is a day dedicated to ice cream, 🍦 on the MSC Seaside Cruise Ship you can find some amazing ice cream flavors like pistachio and cappuccino which was my two favorites at the Venchi 1878 Chocolate Bar on deck 6 along with some amazing chocolates and espresso and cappuccino β˜• drinks. Everything is charged to your room key card as they do not except cash.

Gotta love Chocolate! 🌰

So much to choose from……….

I think I’ll settle for a cappuccino

This looks so good you want to get a taste of it! Lol πŸ˜ƒ

Chocolate fine art displays

I Want You to be Happy Day is also March 3rd.

If you want some one to be happy you should check out the price of purchasing this purse for your loved one! Lol…. Here’s what we came across in Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands at the Louis Vuitton Store.

Would make a nice birthday present! Lol

WOW! and that’s U.S. Dollars, covert that back in Canadian Dollars with tax and it will be over $2,000 now that would sure make someone happy! 😊

Remember happiness 😊 is not always a material thing, you can always make people happy without spending money! Put on Just for laughs like the crew ship did on the last day as we waited in the Metropolitan Theater on deck 6-7 prior to departure, that sure make alot of people happy and laughing! Lol πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜€

Just being on this amazing beautiful Luxury MSC Seaside Cruise ship is enough to make anyone happy!

Songs of the Day

Red Red Wine (Remastered) – Ub40

I want you to be happier by Franklin Jame

Quote of the Day

Life’s not just being alive, but being well. – Martial

Phil Lim


March 4, is March Forth also known as Do Something Day

Being on vacation and on one of the largest Cruise Ship gives you so many choices to do something on and off the ship, you can never be bored. Did I heard Zip lining on a cruise ship? Yep the MSC has zip lining on the top of the ship deck 19 for only $10.00 but weather permitting.

My shirt says it all “Just do it”

The MSC Sports Bar Deck 8

Ready for the game with this tub of beer on ice!

The infinity Bridge deck 8 is also on this amazing ship which is a walkway out of plexiglass, don’t look down if your afraid of heights especially when the ship is sailing in the ocean, all you see is water! Reminds me of the CN tower looking down at the people that look like ants in Toronto. 😯

The Casino deck 7 on the MSC looks like the only place that takes your cash,πŸ’²πŸ’² everywhere else on this ship doesn’t except cash when you want to buy something, it is scan to your room card and billed to your credit card on file at the end of the cruise. πŸ™

Ok the first day is always the day the slots pay out to get people addicted to play all week while your on the ship. That’s just my belief, or maybe it was my lucky Jamaica coin! Lol ☘

Here is my payout, $37.20/U.S. not much but better than nothing! Lol

Another small winning of $4.10/U.S. on the last night on Friday evening! Lol

Anybody care for a game of bowling deck 7 with games arcade on the ship!

F1 Simulator deck 7

Life in the fast lane! Zoom, Zoom 🚘

DJ in action on deck above the bar

Playing some The Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling (Official Video)

Some more photos of the streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico on the Monday evening!

The street of the red handing umbrellas, cool for selfies!

The Flag of Puerto Rico, I had to purchased one from the gift shop before stores where closed to add to my collection of flags of all the places I have traveled. πŸ‡΅πŸ‡·

Love the STβ˜†R!

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The 2nd. Destination stop was Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands

The MSC Seaside ship looks like the Captain parked on the one way street! Lol

The Priates are out! Lol

Having fun with this! Lol

After all the walking and no Starbucks or Tim Horton’s coffee we came across some Bad Ass coffee, man that was some good badass coffee! Lol

Had to buy this Badass coffee mug!

Found some chickens on the street.

3rd, Stop over is St. Maarten

Did you know there is two sides of St. Maarter

One side is the Dutch and the other is French

Population of 48,000 on the Dutch St. Maarter and 39,000 the French St. Maarter

Average temperature is 80of (27Β°C)

St. Maarter A Walk Around Philipsburg

Vacationstmaarten.com for more information.

Song of the Day 🎡

A Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton

Crossfire – Hot Hot Hot Featuring Elephant Man

Quote of the Day πŸ€”

We live in a wonderful World that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventure that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. – Jawaharlal Nehru

Phil Lim


March 5, is International Pancake Day and Cinco de Marcho

You can never have enough pancakes at the morning buffet or at the Seashore Restaurant on deck 5 on the Cruise Ship. It is also National Pancake Week so pancakes anyday of the week is fine with me….

Here are the 10 of the best Pancake recipes by Great British Chefs


With so many food choices, one day I had the pancakes on the buffet and the other day enjoying the French toast with berries and Nutella in the Restaurant. Yummy yummy! πŸ€—

The MSC Seaside Ship has so many drinks to choose from, on this day why not enjoy a Cinco de Marcho drink at the bar! πŸ˜‰ Cheers, πŸ₯‚

Here are 27 Cinco de Marcho drink recipes you must check out! https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bonappetit.com/recipes/slideshow/19-drink-recipes-for-cinco-de-mayo/amp

You can never run dry on a hot sunny day with a bar like this! Lol 🀣

Song of the Day

Come Sail Away – Styx (Lyrics)

I’m Okay Drinking Rub & Redbull (Official Music Video) Beenie Man Feat. Fambo

Quote of the day

Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream. Khalil Gibran

Cheers πŸ₯‚

Phil Lim


March 6, is National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day and Stop Bad Service Day

I decided to skip the cheesecakes on the cruise and went for something different that my server recommended for dessert. Great choices, I wish I remembered what the names were that my server recommended. Anyways desserts all taste great when your hungry.

Here is a Contest-Winning White Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/contest-winning-white-chocolate-cheesecake/amp/

The theme for the evening was to wear anything white, that I can do since it is National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day! Lol 🍰

This dessert filled with ice cream in the inside

Songs of the Day

Love this song by Dawin – Dessert (Official Music Video) ft. SilentΓ³”Ε• on YouTube

March 6, is also Stop Bad Service Day

While dining at the Ipanema Restuarant every day during the 7 day cruise on deck 6, we had an amazing service, our server was on the ball every day and we had no issues at all, he put a stop to bad service day every day! πŸ‘πŸ‘

BAD ~ Michael Jackson (Official Video)

Speaking of M.J., the last night was a Thriller of a show of Michael Jackson musical theater on the MSC SEASIDE CRUISE. πŸ•ΊπŸΏβœ‹πŸΎ

Quote of the Day

The greatest thing in the World is to know how to be oneself. Montagne


Phil Lim


March 7, is National Cereal Day and National Crown Roast of Pork Day!

Anyone care for cereal on a Cruise ship? Not much of a selection compare to the Norwegian https://www.ncl.com/ca/en/

Some people like their cereal and some people like their hot breakfast in the morning, I guess depends on your mood in the morning or what looks good on the buffet. How about some pork bacon to start your day off before going to the gym deck 8 or playing basketball outdoor on the top of the ship deck 20, if it doesn’t rain.

We got rain on Thursday while were in the sea cruising to the last destination to the Bahamas for the Friday.

Well its National Crown Roast of Pork Day and my dinner selection from the menu was Prime Rib of Beef, close enough! Lol

Check out this Pork Crown Roast with Cranberry Rosemary and Balsamic Recipe


Song of the Day

Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough (Official Video)

A Sky Full Of Stars (Official Video) Coldplay

Quote of the day

Of the blessings set before you make your choice, and be content. Samuel Johnson


Phil Lim


March 8, is International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day to all the ladies around the World.

International Women’s Day


Wikipedia – International Women’s Day


A good day to relax on the ship balcony and enjoy the view while reading a good book!

For Women or anyone who want financial freedom read this book by Joey Ragona How to win at Real Estate to Break the Freedom Barrier

Buy it here on Amazon https://www.amazon.ca/Real-Estate-Break-Freedom-Barrier-ebook/dp/B01BSC4WRA

On this day on the cruise ship the theme for the evening was to dress in a pirate outfit.

Songs of the Day

Miss independent ~ Ne-Yo

Girls Have Fun ~ Feat G-Eazy & Rich the Kid

Quote of the day

Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back. Babe Ruth


Phil Lim


March 9, is Get Over It Day

The last destination is Nassau Bahamas and doing some shopping on a nice sunny day!

The beach was about a 15 minutes walk without any changing or washrooms I was told from one of our group members. Keep on shopping! Lol

Clear the way Limousine coming through…….

Gotta love there police uniform, must be hot for them to wear in the heat.

Oh boy! Someone has my number! Lol

The pirates museum

Car steering wheel on right side in there country. We the North πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ on the left!

Peaceful street!

Anyone called for a ride with horse taxi?

No problem, Love these licenses plates! Had to get some!

Time to say good bye to Bahamas!

What a view!

The last day and the 7 day Cruise vacation comes to an end! Back to Miami airport! 🀨

Flying back to the cold winter in Toronto after enjoying some sunshine down south…

Back to the cold weather covered in white snow!

It’s time to get over it since it is Get Over It Day! Lol πŸ˜‰

I’m all over this, especially with this blog! πŸ˜‰ Good to be home! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

Hope you enjoyed my blog since I haven’t been blogging for a while as life can take its turns with our health and personal life can play a part in our progress to do more but with not enough time with so many other projects to take on in life. Till next time, thanks for following and a safe journey to your next big adventure!

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Cheers, 🍻

Songs of the Day

M C Sar & The Real McCoy Another Night Club Mix

Back to Life — Soul to Soul

Quote of the Day

It is nice finding that place where you can just go and relax. Moises Arias

Thank you shout out to the Centennial College Alumni Association Board for the planning and organizing this group Cruise, happy cruising and also Happy Birthday πŸŽ‚ to everyone onboard the MSC Seaside Cruise. Thank you and don’t forget to click follow πŸ‘£ me on my blog for future postings πŸ‘€ or connect with me on Linkedin!

Cheers, πŸ₯‚

Phil Lim


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