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HeinBloed

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  1. Day 2 in Genoa, Italy: https://heinbloed-msc.blogspot.com/2021/05/tagday-2-auf-deron-msc-seaside-in.html Day at Sea 3 https://heinbloed-msc.blogspot.com/2021/05/seetagday-at-sea-3-auf-deron-msc-seaside.html Day 4 in Valletta, Malta (meanwhile replaced by Marseille, France) https://heinbloed-msc.blogspot.com/2021/05/tagday-4-auf-deron-msc-seaside-in.html Day 5 in Syracuse, Italy https://heinbloed-msc.blogspot.com/2021/05/tagday-5-auf-deron-msc-seaside-in.html Day 6 in Taranto, Italy https://heinbloed-msc.blogspot.com/2021/06/tagday-6-auf-deron-msc-seaside-in.html Day at Sea 7 https://heinbloed-msc.blogspot.com/2021/06/seetagday-at-sea-7-auf-deron-msc-seaside.html Day 8 Disembarkation in Civitavecchia, Italy, and dinner in the Vatican https://heinbloed-msc.blogspot.com/2021/06/tagday-81-auf-deron-msc-seaside-in.html https://heinbloed-msc.blogspot.com/2021/06/tagday-82-auf-deron-msc-seaside-in.html Return journey on day 9 https://heinbloed-msc.blogspot.com/2021/06/tagday-9-nach-derafter-msc-seaside-in.html Cruising during the pandemic... I consider it a perfectly acceptable risk that I am taking. Much is being done on board to keep me healthy. It could be a little more. For example, neighbors in the corridor have been isolated, and so have our cabin stewards and butlers. But that should have been communicated more openly to test ourselves every day, for example, and not only on day 6 of the trip when the crew detected the symptoms on day 2. I found the shore excursions more problematic. There were really great ones, like in Syracuse and where the guide also saw his duty and just the opposite in Taranto, where the guide did not care whether parts of her group would not come along and would therefore automatically be excluded from the re-embarkation if you follow your own rules. However, what was new for me was the prison fever of the crew, who had only been on the job for a month and were not allowed to go ashore. I have never seen it so openly that conflicts are carried out openly in front of guests, and guests are no longer in the foreground. And yet I booked again. Cruising is just too good to let go. Until October on the MSC MAGNIFICA.
  2. Day 2 in Genoa, Italy: https://heinbloed-msc.blogspot.com/2021/05/tagday-2-auf-deron-msc-seaside-in.html Day at Sea 3 https://heinbloed-msc.blogspot.com/2021/05/seetagday-at-sea-3-auf-deron-msc-seaside.html Day 4 in Valletta, Malta (meanwhile replaced by Marseille, France) https://heinbloed-msc.blogspot.com/2021/05/tagday-4-auf-deron-msc-seaside-in.html Day 5 in Syracuse, Italy https://heinbloed-msc.blogspot.com/2021/05/tagday-5-auf-deron-msc-seaside-in.html Day 6 in Taranto, Italy https://heinbloed-msc.blogspot.com/2021/06/tagday-6-auf-deron-msc-seaside-in.html Day at Sea 7 https://heinbloed-msc.blogspot.com/2021/06/seetagday-at-sea-7-auf-deron-msc-seaside.html Day 8 Disembarkation in Civitavecchia, Italy, and dinner in the Vatican https://heinbloed-msc.blogspot.com/2021/06/tagday-81-auf-deron-msc-seaside-in.html https://heinbloed-msc.blogspot.com/2021/06/tagday-82-auf-deron-msc-seaside-in.html Return journey on day 9 https://heinbloed-msc.blogspot.com/2021/06/tagday-9-nach-derafter-msc-seaside-in.html Cruising during the pandemic... I consider it a perfectly acceptable risk that I am taking. Much is being done on board to keep me healthy. It could be a little more. For example, neighbors in the corridor have been isolated, and so have our cabin stewards and butlers. But that should have been communicated more openly to test ourselves every day, for example, and not only on day 6 of the trip when the crew detected the symptoms on day 2. I found the shore excursions more problematic. There were really great ones, like in Syracuse and where the guide also saw his duty and just the opposite in Taranto, where the guide did not care whether parts of her group would not come along and would therefore automatically be excluded from the re-embarkation if you follow your own rules. However, what was new for me was the prison fever of the crew, who had only been on the job for a month and were not allowed to go ashore. I have never seen it so openly that conflicts are carried out openly in front of guests, and guests are no longer in the foreground. And yet I booked again. Cruising is just too good to let go. Until October on the MSC MAGNIFICA.
  3. So - the blog has been completed. Day 1 of the cruise starting with the embarkation: https://heinbloed-msc.blogspot.com/2021/05/tagday-11-auf-deron-msc-seaside-in.html https://heinbloed-msc.blogspot.com/2021/05/tagday-12-auf-deron-msc-seaside-in.html The voyage started actually with a pre-cruise https://heinbloed-msc.blogspot.com/2021/05/tagday-0a-auf-dem-weg-zuron-way-to-msc.html https://heinbloed-msc.blogspot.com/2021/05/tagday-0b1-auf-dem-weg-zuron-way-to-msc.html https://heinbloed-msc.blogspot.com/2021/05/tagday-0b2-auf-dem-weg-zuron-way-to-msc.html and some more personal words, to explain why we did not start two month earlier on MSC GRANDIOSA: https://heinbloed-msc.blogspot.com/2021/03/msc-grandiosa-2103-28032021-march-21-28.html
  4. So - the blog has been completed. Day 1 of the cruise starting with the embarkation: https://heinbloed-msc.blogspot.com/2021/05/tagday-11-auf-deron-msc-seaside-in.html https://heinbloed-msc.blogspot.com/2021/05/tagday-12-auf-deron-msc-seaside-in.html The voyage started actually with a pre-cruise https://heinbloed-msc.blogspot.com/2021/05/tagday-0a-auf-dem-weg-zuron-way-to-msc.html https://heinbloed-msc.blogspot.com/2021/05/tagday-0b1-auf-dem-weg-zuron-way-to-msc.html https://heinbloed-msc.blogspot.com/2021/05/tagday-0b2-auf-dem-weg-zuron-way-to-msc.html and some more personal words, to explain why we did not start two month earlier on MSC GRANDIOSA: https://heinbloed-msc.blogspot.com/2021/03/msc-grandiosa-2103-28032021-march-21-28.html
  5. The last chapter before the new (old) job in Frankfurt on Main, Germany, starts. Say goodbye to Basle, Switzerland, again. One last delicious meal together in Alsace, France. https://heinbloed-minis.blogspot.com/2020/07/tagday-13-nach-derafter-vista-sky-in.html
  6. The last chapter before the new (old) job in Frankfurt on Main, Germany, starts. Say goodbye to Basle, Switzerland, again. One last delicious meal together in Alsace, France. https://heinbloed-minis.blogspot.com/2020/07/tagday-13-nach-derafter-vista-sky-in.html
  7. The route from St. Moritz in Grisons to Brig in Valais takes Bruno and his parents on the Glacier Express. I am on the trail of James Bond 007 "Goldfinger" in my car. We continue together through the Lötschberg tunnel into the Bernese Oberland to Lake Thun. https://heinbloed-minis.blogspot.com/2020/07/tagday-12-nach-derafter-vista-sky-in-st.html
  8. The route from St. Moritz in Grisons to Brig in Valais takes Bruno and his parents on the Glacier Express. I am on the trail of James Bond 007 "Goldfinger" in my car. We continue together through the Lötschberg tunnel into the Bernese Oberland to Lake Thun. https://heinbloed-minis.blogspot.com/2020/07/tagday-12-nach-derafter-vista-sky-in-st.html
  9. For the sake of completeness, I will add three more chapters. To complete the trip. Day 11 goes to the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens, Austria, at Innsbruck's gates and then on to St. Moritz in the Engadin, Switzerland, for a highlight away from the ship. https://heinbloed-minis.blogspot.com/2020/07/tagday-11-nach-derafter-vista-sky-in.html
  10. For the sake of completeness, I will add three more chapters. To complete the trip. Day 11 goes to the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens, Austria, at Innsbruck's gates and then on to St. Moritz in the Engadin, Switzerland, for a highlight away from the ship. https://heinbloed-minis.blogspot.com/2020/07/tagday-11-nach-derafter-vista-sky-in.html
  11. https://heinbloed-minis.blogspot.com/2020/07/tagday-10-auf-deron-vista-sky-in-passau.html The cruise on the VISTA SKY comes to an end in Passau. Not our trip yet. Regardless of whether it's a river or an ocean: it's the same queasy feeling when you have to get off-board. Even if you didn't want it to be like that initially, you took the crew to your hearts. That's why it is harder to say goodbye, and in your mind, you start to think about what else you can discover in rivers. And although we are about to get rid of it: Hotel director Birgit measures the temperature again. Nobody should disembark and claim that they brought the virus home with them from the VISTA SKY. I am visiting the old town of Passau for the first time. Thanks to Helmut Eckert from Donau-Schiff-Reise-Service, we have a great city tour through Passau on the way from the winter harbor to the car rental company. Charming city! Especially the cathedral. Incidentally, he is the specialist who links all means of transport in and around Passau. It continues through Austria to Germany: to the Lake Königssee in Berchtesgadener Land. Here we are unlucky on the water: we don't see St. Bartholomä. Instead, we go up to the Jenneralm. Very lovely, too. Later we meet a fellow passenger Karin in Kufstein, whom we know from NORWEGIAN SPIRIT. The day ends in Innsbruck.
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