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Forum: Luxury Cruising Today, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By calliopecruiser
As has been said, the best value will depend on...

As has been said, the best value will depend on what YOU value -- both it real goods (i.e. food, drink, etc) and in experiences (service, furnishings, etc). And, if you travel solo, the single...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 804
Posted By calliopecruiser
But that's only the slots (if it's true - I have...

But that's only the slots (if it's true - I have no idea). I often enjoy casino gambling, but at tables rather than machines. For many table games, the odds don't change much between different...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 23rd, 2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,791
Posted By calliopecruiser
But that's not what a sexual offender...

But that's not what a sexual offender list/registry is.......there are so many non-assaultive ways to get on the list. The definition of a "sexual offender" is so broad as to be meaningless, IMO.
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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 23rd, 2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,791
Posted By calliopecruiser
I hope not! I don't like "sexual offender...

I hope not! I don't like "sexual offender registries" from police forces, let alone if there are attempts to use them from private companies.
Forum: Crystal Cruises October 21st, 2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,055
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 October 21st, 2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,160
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 October 21st, 2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,160
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: 47
Views: 2,317
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: 45
Views: 2,265
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: 47
Views: 2,317
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: 47
Views: 2,317
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: 25
Views: 1,933
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: 14
Views: 433
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: 488
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: 2,351
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: 45
Views: 2,265
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: 2,351
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: 25
Views: 1,933
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: 2,063
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: 45
Views: 2,265
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: 60
Views: 2,784
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: 60
Views: 2,784
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: 759
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: 7,422
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: 411
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.
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