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Forum: Solo Cruisers Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By calliopecruiser
I've been on two Crystal cruises solo so far, and...

I've been on two Crystal cruises solo so far, and my next two are already reserved (2017 and 2018). The cruises were wonderful, the value terrific, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself each time. My...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 12:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,181
Posted By calliopecruiser
That's one of the reasons I enjoy an...

That's one of the reasons I enjoy an "all-inclusive" cruise....not needing to even give a moment's thought to what an drink or class costs, and being able to try something without the fear of wasting...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 09:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 698
Posted By calliopecruiser
Perhaps you should learn more about the places...

Perhaps you should learn more about the places you're traveling if worried about that small risk (paralysis from a Zika-bearing mosquito), as there are other mosquito borne diseases in the Caribbean...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 9th, 2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 655
Posted By calliopecruiser
I should have said I most often eat DINNER in the...

I should have said I most often eat DINNER in the MDR -- breakfast is usually the Lido buffet (so I can sit outside), lunch varies between the buffet and the cafe (and rarely the MDR).
Forum: Crystal Cruises February 9th, 2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,156
Posted By calliopecruiser
That is how I too first found Crystal, and my...

That is how I too first found Crystal, and my third (solo) Crystal cruise is booked for April 2017.

I think routinely solo passengers are seated at a table with other solo passengers (and...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 9th, 2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 655
Posted By calliopecruiser
If we are at port, I will choose to eat in port...

If we are at port, I will choose to eat in port -- trying a local restaurant. If we are at sea, I most often eat in the MDR, though about 1/3 of the time I eat in a specialty restaurant (no extra...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 8th, 2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By calliopecruiser
Yes, you need a new TA, and no I don't read the...

Yes, you need a new TA, and no I don't read the brochures. I do, though, read terms and policies on the website
Forum: Crystal Cruises February 8th, 2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By calliopecruiser
Check out limitedviewcabins.wordpress.com. It...

Check out limitedviewcabins.wordpress.com. It has some photos of some of Crystal's cabin views. If your cabins aren't there, take a photo on your cruise to contribute for the future ;)
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 7th, 2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 720
Posted By calliopecruiser
Lots of sea days with no set plans. Excellent...

Lots of sea days with no set plans. Excellent food and low key but helpful service. Warm winds, and calm public places to curl up and dream, read, or do puzzles.
Forum: Crystal Cruises February 6th, 2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,764
Posted By calliopecruiser
It depends on who "they" are -- different...

It depends on who "they" are -- different airlines have different limits.
Forum: First Time Cruisers February 5th, 2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,989
Posted By calliopecruiser
Are you saying that the zika virus warnings are a...

Are you saying that the zika virus warnings are a hoax? Seriously? That's not only wrong, it's dangerous. The number of very serious and/or life threatening effects of this virus around the world...
Forum: First Time Cruisers February 5th, 2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,393
Posted By calliopecruiser
Whenever I'm done doing what I'm doing (excursion...

Whenever I'm done doing what I'm doing (excursion or DIY). It might be 4 or 5 hours before the latest time, it might be 10 minutes before the latest time.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 5th, 2016, 06:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,181
Posted By calliopecruiser
LOL......as if the "working stiff" at the...

LOL......as if the "working stiff" at the Caribbean bar is making more than the "working stiff" tending bar on the cruise ship?
Forum: Australia & New Zealand February 4th, 2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By calliopecruiser
Te Papa was great - I highly recommend it. If...

Te Papa was great - I highly recommend it. If you are interested in nature and New Zealand flora and fauna, Zealandia was a great stop too.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 4th, 2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 632
Posted By calliopecruiser
If your phone is unlocked, it's cheap and easy to...

If your phone is unlocked, it's cheap and easy to buy a local SIM card. If your phone isn't unlocked (and you can't or don't want to unlock it), buy a local phone with included minutes/data.

I...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 4th, 2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,755
Posted By calliopecruiser
And it's not a bad thing to not make wise choices...

And it's not a bad thing to not make wise choices once in a while.....and once in a while is all we can tell from seeing some people on a cruise. Perhaps they make wise choices 350 days a year, but...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 4th, 2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,181
Posted By calliopecruiser
What are the prices? My recent cruises have been...

What are the prices? My recent cruises have been on an "all inclusive" basis, and my last cruises that weren't were decades ago. However I think I asked once and they were in the $5-$8 range for...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 4th, 2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,755
Posted By calliopecruiser
I know you think it's a joke, but it really...

I know you think it's a joke, but it really isn't.......you know nothing about strangers lives based on seeing them occasionally for several days duration.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 3rd, 2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,755
Posted By calliopecruiser
Because it's so good! And I indulge a little bit...

Because it's so good! And I indulge a little bit more because I'm on vacation (so I don't eat a lot more, but I do eat more things, and more fattening things).
Forum: Crystal Cruises February 3rd, 2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,764
Posted By calliopecruiser
I think the only limit should be your ability to...

I think the only limit should be your ability to carry it........pack as little or as much as you like, as long as you are able to carry/move it (or pay someone to do it for you).
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 30th, 2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By calliopecruiser
I book it as soon as I see a cruise I want - I...

I book it as soon as I see a cruise I want - I know that (at least with my preferred cruise line and travel agent) that if the price drops, I will still get the lower price. If the price rises, I'm...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 27th, 2016, 10:16 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 5,427
Posted By calliopecruiser
Is there diminished food enjoyment if you're...

Is there diminished food enjoyment if you're concentrating on a conversation with a table mate? Maybe laughing at a joke or listening to an interesting recap of the day's events is detrimental to...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 26th, 2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,456
Posted By calliopecruiser
[QUOTE=Magnum60;48886238]The only way dressing...

[QUOTE=Magnum60;48886238]The only way dressing nicely is going to work [weather you're on land or at sea] is to establish meaningful role models. The media pretty much drops the ball in this area as...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 26th, 2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 5,427
Posted By calliopecruiser
I never said someone should not be allowed to eat...

I never said someone should not be allowed to eat in the MDR, or that they should be denied a meal........I said it would be rude to read when there are others at the table. If someone wants to be...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 26th, 2016, 01:11 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 5,427
Posted By calliopecruiser
I'd still think it rude if someone at a table sat...

I'd still think it rude if someone at a table sat reading and ignoring everyone around them. That's not social behaviour, and if you don't want to be social you shouldn't sit at a table with other...
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