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Forum: Crystal Cruises Yesterday, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By calliopecruiser
There will be some things that you don't want or...

There will be some things that you don't want or can't use your credit card for, but those are small purchases (snacks, etc) from small vendors - so you probably don't need very much. Having even...
Forum: Crystal Cruises August 29th, 2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,761
Posted By calliopecruiser
That's the most tempting thing about the PS for...

That's the most tempting thing about the PS for me, but for me - a solo traveler - it is truly cost prohibitive.
Forum: Crystal Cruises August 28th, 2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,108
Posted By calliopecruiser
I also enjoyed Salzburger Nockerl on my last...

I also enjoyed Salzburger Nockerl on my last Crystal cruise, ordered by one of my table mates and shared with all. It was fabulous! I intend to ask for it again on my next cruise.

(By the way,...
Forum: Luxury Cruising August 26th, 2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,705
Posted By calliopecruiser
Air travel is a perfect analogy for that - you...

Air travel is a perfect analogy for that - you pay more and you get more. That is NOT the same as different classes. Different classes is about much more than just buying better accommodation on a...
Forum: Cruise Air August 24th, 2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,499
Posted By calliopecruiser
If your flight was Rouged after you purchased it,...

If your flight was Rouged after you purchased it, Air Canada will "easily" allow you to change the ticket (at no charge) - they will probably allow you to get a credit on a future flight as well. ...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 23rd, 2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By calliopecruiser
No, in my experience the majority do not go full...

No, in my experience the majority do not go full formal in tuxedos and floor length dresses - I would say about 20% do, but the majority are in "fancy" dress - i.e. more than just cocktail-party...
Forum: Solo Cruisers August 22nd, 2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By calliopecruiser
You can do it online, call them, or have a travel...

You can do it online, call them, or have a travel agent help you; it's up to you.

All types of cabins are offered for solo cruisers - generally, if you're willing to pay for it, you can book it. ...
Forum: Luxury Cruising August 22nd, 2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,705
Posted By calliopecruiser
Within a line, that won't happen, IMO - that...

Within a line, that won't happen, IMO - that would dilute the brand.

Across all lines, they are already marketing themselves as different from the others, so that won't change. Marketing is...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 20th, 2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By calliopecruiser
I did a Galapagos trip almost 25 years ago - a...

I did a Galapagos trip almost 25 years ago - a different world, but I highly recommend you take the smallest ship/boat that you are comfortable with (personally and financially).
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 18th, 2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 522
Posted By calliopecruiser
There aren't a lot of transpacific cruises, but...

There aren't a lot of transpacific cruises, but you still have probably more than a half dozen choices if you're flexible about when you're going. You'll have many more choices if you start and end...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 17th, 2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,826
Posted By calliopecruiser
I am more relaxed at sea in the middle of nowhere...

I am more relaxed at sea in the middle of nowhere than I seem to ever be able to be on land. The calm I feel seems sometimes meditative.....I can't explain why.

It's only the sea days that I...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 11th, 2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,821
Posted By calliopecruiser
The "most" will depend on what you want and what...

The "most" will depend on what you want and what you value.......For instance, I don't care about a large cabin or butler service, but I really value the quiet atmosphere with no announcements and...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 10th, 2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,821
Posted By calliopecruiser
None of those currently include excursions. All...

None of those currently include excursions. All of them include alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (open bars, wine at meals).
Forum: Solo Cruisers August 10th, 2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,021
Posted By calliopecruiser
I have found some interesting and fun...

I have found some interesting and fun (non-gambling) things to do in Vegas when I've been solo, but I never met anyone, let alone chatted with anyone, like I might on a cruise ship. It is probably...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 10th, 2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By calliopecruiser
What I do find surprising isn't the cost of the...

What I do find surprising isn't the cost of the cruise, but the speed at which it sold out. But I suppose if cruisers knew it would be coming available, they could have already planned for it, and...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 9th, 2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By calliopecruiser
As the article pointed out, it's not unusual for...

As the article pointed out, it's not unusual for long and/or unique itineraries on luxury lines.

$50,000 a person for over 4 months of lodging, food, drink, activities, and entertainment? Not...
Forum: Crystal Cruises August 9th, 2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,312
Posted By calliopecruiser
Thanks for the correction.

Thanks for the correction.
Forum: Crystal Cruises August 9th, 2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,312
Posted By calliopecruiser
The sushi bar is first-come, first-served (i.e....

The sushi bar is first-come, first-served (i.e. no reservations), but it is still considered part of Silk Road and will use one of your complimentary visits to a specialty restaurant. You get 2...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 9th, 2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,103
Posted By calliopecruiser
If you're interested, a lighter (and probably...

If you're interested, a lighter (and probably easier) option would be to use RFID blocking sleeves for your cards with chips. I use them all the time, and my cards fit in the slots in my regular...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 9th, 2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 51
Poll: Balconies
Views: 2,122
Posted By calliopecruiser
I totally get it, and I agree. I am happy to...

I totally get it, and I agree. I am happy to spend on things I enjoy, but if it doesn't get me anything I want, I'd rather save the money to spend on something else. If the balcony cabins were...
Forum: First Time Cruisers August 9th, 2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,689
Posted By calliopecruiser
That's exactly the way I feel. Just because I...

That's exactly the way I feel. Just because I can doesn't mean I want to!
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 9th, 2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,103
Posted By calliopecruiser
LOL - obviously you live in a great climate!

LOL - obviously you live in a great climate!
Forum: Crystal Cruises August 9th, 2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,312
Posted By calliopecruiser
I actually prefer fixed dining times traveling...

I actually prefer fixed dining times traveling solo, because I like seating with the same table mates each time. I've only done two Crystal cruises, both solo; each time I asked to be seated at a...
Forum: Crystal Cruises August 9th, 2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 16,854
Posted By calliopecruiser
I think that the low single supplements will be...

I think that the low single supplements will be gone soon, and they will not, at least financially, be as friendly to solo passengers as they have been.

I don't say that based on the pricing for...
Forum: Solo Cruisers August 9th, 2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,419
Posted By calliopecruiser
Ah, yes! I was surprised by the cobblestone...

Ah, yes! I was surprised by the cobblestone sidewalks and streets in Lisbon. Made my rolling bag a little more awkward than usual.
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