Monthly Archives: April 2023

MSC – Hits and Misses – Things to know before you book

“The Unvarnished Traveler” by Brian Raymond Let’s be upfront. We usually sail upper premium cruises (Celebrity) and luxury cruise lines. So normally our expectations are pretty high, but for this cruise we have tempered our expectations appropriately. This time we were interested in experiencing something different and wanted to see what MSC Cruises had to offer. MSC is based in Switzerland and is one of the largest cruise lines in the world. ……

By |2024-02-02T13:35:06-07:00April 24th, 2023|

Our first MSC Cruise vacation

"The Unvarnished Traveler" by Brian Raymond Later this month we'll be taking our first cruise on MSC Cruises. In the past, we've only cruised on upper premium and luxury lines. We prefer a more mature clientele without the noise and activities that little ones bring. In addition, we enjoy a higher quality of cuisine and service that tends to be found on upscale cruise lines. However, this year we are going to explore two mass-market large-ship cruise lines and travel on the MSC Meraviglia (4,500 passengers) and the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas (5,494 passengers). We've reset ......

By |2024-02-02T13:35:07-07:00April 9th, 2023|

FEDEX launches expedited passport service

With passport applications now taking 18 weeks to complete, more travelers are needing to use passport expediters. For an extra fee, expediters can reduce the wait time from 18 weeks to just days, even overnight. FEDEX & RushMyPassport Partnership FEDEX has teamed up with RushMyPassport to offer a new service which is available at over 2,000 FEDEX offices throughout the United States. While the U.S. State Department offers expedited passport service, it's expedited program delivers you passport in 2 - 3 weeks. The new FEDEX service offers five ranges of delivery dates and prices from next day ......

By |2024-02-02T13:35:08-07:00April 2nd, 2023|
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