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Forum: Crystal Cruises Yesterday, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By calliopecruiser
Thanks for posting the list.......it's nice to...

Thanks for posting the list.......it's nice to see delivery service is available for some sundries, especially the pharmaceuticals. I find it interesting to note which things are available 24 hours...
Forum: Luxury Cruising Yesterday, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 949
Posted By calliopecruiser
Of course it does! I wasn't serious about it,...

Of course it does! I wasn't serious about it, just using it as an illustration that I believe that the OP's concern is irrelevant to a luxurious experience (i.e. that I believe the luxury is in the...
Forum: Luxury Cruising Yesterday, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 949
Posted By calliopecruiser
For what it's worth, I am also not a big drinker...

For what it's worth, I am also not a big drinker (I also prefer to eat my calories than drink them), but I really like the all-inclusive types of arrangements..........the feeling of not having to...
Forum: Crystal Cruises October 20th, 2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,569
Posted By calliopecruiser
To clarify, the outbreak has ended in Senegal and...

To clarify, the outbreak has ended in Senegal and Nigeria, as announced recently by the WHO. That means that it has been at least 42 days (twice the longest known incubation period) since a new case...
Forum: Australia & New Zealand October 20th, 2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,972
Posted By calliopecruiser
Yes - in New Zealand, pseudoephedrine is illegal...

Yes - in New Zealand, pseudoephedrine is illegal without a prescription, but it's commonly sold in Canada in OTC decongestants.

The truth is, I could probably have some tabs in my toiletry kit...
Forum: Crystal Cruises October 20th, 2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,569
Posted By calliopecruiser
I watch a lot more BBC news when I'm traveling...

I watch a lot more BBC news when I'm traveling and it is definitely a different look at the world - IMO a better, more balanced look. Al Jazeera does a good job too.
Forum: Crystal Cruises October 19th, 2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,569
Posted By calliopecruiser
Sorry, I think it's a badly written policy...

Sorry, I think it's a badly written policy statement -- now that they've warned everyone that a "yes" answer will deny someone boarding, how many people to whom it applies (though there aren't many)...
Forum: Crystal Cruises October 19th, 2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,345
Posted By calliopecruiser
I know! My brother said "after you've cruised...

I know! My brother said "after you've cruised with Crystal, it makes it really hard to go back to coach", but my response is that maybe I never will. Even if I have to cruise less frequently, I'm...
Forum: Saving Money on Your Cruise - Tips & Advice October 18th, 2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By calliopecruiser
How many people are involved (i.e. how much are...

How many people are involved (i.e. how much are you saving on plane tickets)? If you've got some people to share driving, I would drive -- not only for cost reasons, but to save the time and hassle...
Forum: Crystal Cruises October 18th, 2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By calliopecruiser
The staff at the specialty venues are included...

The staff at the specialty venues are included along with MDR staff in the "included gratuities" of the fare. Of course, should you have exceptional service above and beyond, then by all means tip...
Forum: Crystal Cruises October 16th, 2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,023
Posted By calliopecruiser
Yup, from Crystal......looks like it might have...

Yup, from Crystal......looks like it might have been generated from the PCPC, as it includes a summary of my dinner reservations.
Forum: Australia & New Zealand October 16th, 2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,972
Posted By calliopecruiser
OTC medicines don't have the same restrictions as...

OTC medicines don't have the same restrictions as prescription medicines, but there are some vitamin and supplement regulations that might apply - especially if they are not vitamins or minerals but...
Forum: Crystal Cruises October 16th, 2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,023
Posted By calliopecruiser
There's an app for that! I downloaded an...

There's an app for that!

I downloaded an app with instructions for the new equipment (it was mentioned in an email Crystal sent me about my upcoming voyage).
Forum: Crystal Cruises October 16th, 2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,345
Posted By calliopecruiser
Here's the opinion from a new-to-Crystal cruiser....

Here's the opinion from a new-to-Crystal cruiser. I first chose Crystal because it offered me two important things: lots of sea days and a low singles' supplement. What I found was more than that;...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 16th, 2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,001
Posted By calliopecruiser
But that's an issue about volume, not technology....

But that's an issue about volume, not technology. I get that, but it doesn't matter to me if they're talking loudly on the phone or to their friend across the table (or to their kids! don't get me...
Forum: Australia & New Zealand October 16th, 2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,972
Posted By calliopecruiser
By "glass cage" do you mean the scanner, or is it...

By "glass cage" do you mean the scanner, or is it some glass room where they do a separate check.

I prefer the rotating scanner thingy when going through security, and I'll choose that every time...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 16th, 2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,568
Posted By calliopecruiser
Yeah, I see this all the time on these...

Yeah, I see this all the time on these boards........about what other people wear, about what other people eat, about what other people talk about at dinner..........
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 16th, 2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,568
Posted By calliopecruiser
Fortunately the virus doesn't last long on...

Fortunately the virus doesn't last long on surfaces once it's dried and at room temperature. In experimental conditions kept at specific temperatures (cold), it can last a few days, but in...
Forum: Hawaii October 16th, 2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 706
Posted By calliopecruiser
On my last cruise (almost 1000 people aboard), I...

On my last cruise (almost 1000 people aboard), I don't think I met the cruise director once, and the only ship's announcements were a daily update from the captain on sea days - well, except for the...
Forum: Cruise Air October 16th, 2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,330
Posted By calliopecruiser
I also had to present my new passport to get it...

I also had to present my new passport to get it updated........I'm Canadian but also have a NEXUS card as well Global Entry benefits (technically we're not Global Entry members, but are allowed to...
Forum: Solo Cruisers October 16th, 2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By calliopecruiser
These days, 2000 is not considered that large --...

These days, 2000 is not considered that large -- it might even fall into the "medium" category! My preference (whether solo or not) is about 1500 people max, preferably less than about 1000.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 16th, 2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,001
Posted By calliopecruiser
Just curious.......why do you care if other...

Just curious.......why do you care if other people are on their phones/tablets while in a restaurant? I assume you meant other people at other tables, and not your dining companions.
Forum: Crystal Cruises October 15th, 2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,186
Posted By calliopecruiser
I don't know about dress code police, but yes,...

I don't know about dress code police, but yes, the dress codes do apply to the entire ship. So if you want to change out of your dinner clothes, you are probably limited to your cabin and the pool...
Forum: Australia & New Zealand October 15th, 2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,972
Posted By calliopecruiser
I received a response to my inquiry -- this is...

I received a response to my inquiry -- this is not to advise anyone else, and it is an uncomplicated medical situation encompassing only one prescription drug. Do not take this as legal advice; I...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 15th, 2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,813
Posted By calliopecruiser
I agree - I would hope the nursing board would...

I agree - I would hope the nursing board would have something to say about this and some disciplinary action would not be amiss. However, seeing some of the stupidly risky things nurses have done...
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