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Forum: Crystal Cruises July 5th, 2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,306
Posted By calliopecruiser
Crystal's shore excursions can be purchased with...

Crystal's shore excursions can be purchased with OBC, if you're looking for ways to spend it. I'm not typically an excursion type of person (more of a DIY traveler), but I have a generous amount on...
Forum: Solo Cruisers July 5th, 2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,657
Posted By calliopecruiser
That's a huge part of why I never talk about it...

That's a huge part of why I never talk about it -- it avoids "buyer's remorse"; I just think about enjoying myself, regardless of whether someone else paid more or less than I did.
Forum: Solo Cruisers July 5th, 2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 681
Posted By calliopecruiser
Yes, Aussies do love to travel.....and (unlike...

Yes, Aussies do love to travel.....and (unlike most Americans) you are allotted the vacation time to do it. Americans are often shocked by what is considered "standard" vacation time for most...
Forum: Crystal Cruises July 2nd, 2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By calliopecruiser
Wow - that's very interesting; thank you.

Wow - that's very interesting; thank you.
Forum: Solo Cruisers July 2nd, 2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 681
Posted By calliopecruiser
Between 2 and 4 weeks.......I don't want to be...

Between 2 and 4 weeks.......I don't want to be away from home for more than a month, and 10 days to 2 weeks is a minimum. I only want cruises with lots of sea days - at least 8-10 days at sea,...
Forum: Crystal Cruises July 1st, 2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,889
Posted By calliopecruiser
Different strokes......I happily paid for a 5th...

Different strokes......I happily paid for a 5th specialty restaurant visit on my last cruise, in part because the MDR - while having very good food - is still a banquet hall (in design) rather than a...
Forum: Crystal Cruises June 30th, 2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,944
Posted By calliopecruiser
The other possibility is that there were more who...

The other possibility is that there were more who spoke Japanese, but preferred not to let that become common knowledge among the guests.
Forum: Crystal Cruises June 30th, 2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,889
Posted By calliopecruiser
It's worth it for me.........whether it's worth...

It's worth it for me.........whether it's worth it for you depends on what you want, what you value, and what your priorities are.

I don't find the ships or decor "tired", but that's about my...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 30th, 2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,227
Posted By calliopecruiser
Wow, that so very, very wrong. In many...

Wow, that so very, very wrong.

In many countries in the world other than the US, prescriptions for non-narcotics are still required for many drugs. They may not be the same drugs as in the US,...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 30th, 2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,227
Posted By calliopecruiser
Why not? Isn't this a discussion forum? ...

Why not? Isn't this a discussion forum? Seriously - this is not your mother's house and we are not children told not to say anything if we can't say something nice.

Real life conversations and...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 29th, 2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,762
Posted By calliopecruiser
Doesn't matter to me - I'm happy to do my casual...

Doesn't matter to me - I'm happy to do my casual stuff myself (undies, t-shirts, jeans, etc), but I'd also be happy to send them out if that was the only way to get them done. I would not consider a...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 29th, 2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 961
Posted By calliopecruiser
Self serve laundry is included on Crystal, so I...

Self serve laundry is included on Crystal, so I usually do my own stuff in their machines - which is how I answered. However, I have also sent something out, but that's the exception (for better...
Forum: Solo Cruisers June 29th, 2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,194
Posted By calliopecruiser
I'm sure it's not patronizing, but sincere. For...

I'm sure it's not patronizing, but sincere. For some people, being alone for an extended period (days) and traveling alone is truly frightening on a basic level (the base desire for security and...
Forum: Crystal Cruises June 28th, 2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,676
Posted By calliopecruiser
Well said.......I prefer the Symphony too. There...

Well said.......I prefer the Symphony too. There are just a few things that I don't like as much as her sister ship, and both provided a lovely cruise.
Forum: Crystal Cruises June 26th, 2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,676
Posted By calliopecruiser
I know that exact feeling, and I missed a more...

I know that exact feeling, and I missed a more casual dinner venue on Symphony. There is nothing similar, but I did enjoy the sushi bar once, and a very casual deli dinner at the Bistro another...
Forum: Solo Cruisers June 25th, 2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By calliopecruiser
I don't generally do excursions, but I would want...

I don't generally do excursions, but I would want to do them if I had safety concerns about a particular part. If I were to do an excursion, I would also do one through the ship.

I don't know...
Forum: First Time Cruisers June 23rd, 2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,421
Posted By calliopecruiser
Pest control is one of the things included in the...

Pest control is one of the things included in the CDC's cruise ship inspections. The Navigator of the Seas got a 98/100 rating this past April. ...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 23rd, 2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,736
Posted By calliopecruiser
Ideally I would like a 3-4 week cruise; I don't...

Ideally I would like a 3-4 week cruise; I don't think I'd be comfortable being away from my home for more than a month at this stage of my life. Too long and I think I'd get tired of always eating...
Forum: Solo Cruisers June 17th, 2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 825
Posted By calliopecruiser
No magic number for me! I'm not looking for the...

No magic number for me! I'm not looking for the lowest price, I'm looking for a ship and itinerary that I want. Yes, I'm looking for good value, but not the lowest price.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 13th, 2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By calliopecruiser
I also recommend Hotel 1898 - a lovely rooftop...

I also recommend Hotel 1898 - a lovely rooftop patio (for a sangria or tapas in the evening - before, after, or instead of dinner), very comfortable beds, lovely atmosphere, and a great location.
Forum: Crystal Cruises June 12th, 2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,055
Posted By calliopecruiser
I have done 2 Crystal cruises solo, and both had...

I have done 2 Crystal cruises solo, and both had over a week of sea days, so I had lots of time on the ship........I found the cabins to be more than adequate in size and organization for me as a...
Forum: Crystal Cruises June 11th, 2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,544
Posted By calliopecruiser
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Actually, that might be an issue that could impact other guests, because the space of the specialty restaurants is very limited......And it's not really a "post-surcharge world" as we...
Forum: Solo Cruisers June 7th, 2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By calliopecruiser
The Crystal cabins are small when compared to...

The Crystal cabins are small when compared to other luxury lines, but they're the same, if not bigger, than those on Celebrity (the window and verandah cabins on Crystal are identical - each about...
Forum: Crystal Cruises June 7th, 2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,544
Posted By calliopecruiser
I think that the tables are around $100-$500...

I think that the tables are around $100-$500 minimums, but they might also have a minimum buy-in, and the maximum bets are higher.
Forum: Crystal Cruises June 7th, 2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,544
Posted By calliopecruiser
I don't see how adding a high rollers' room will...

I don't see how adding a high rollers' room will make a difference - there was gambling on the ship before, and there will be now. I think this is a generally benign change......I am not surprised to...
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