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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By calliopecruiser
That's because they're not thinking about what a...

That's because they're not thinking about what a tip is for (unless they don't know they're dealing with the owner). Or maybe they don't know how owning a business works.

The ridiculousness of...
Forum: Crystal Cruises Yesterday, 04:30 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,749
Posted By calliopecruiser
Wow, that seems totally at odds with your...

Wow, that seems totally at odds with your previous posts, which seem to indicate that you actually do care - especially posts #104 and #114.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By calliopecruiser
I would say no - I don't tip the owners of...

I would say no - I don't tip the owners of businesses, as they set prices and their percentage of profit is within their control. Well, not unless they do something truly special (like helping you...
Forum: Crystal Cruises February 25th, 2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,749
Posted By calliopecruiser
The fact that you can't think of anything...

The fact that you can't think of anything positive about it makes my point even stronger. Not everyone thinks like you do - not everyone has the same definition of being "properly dressed" and not...
Forum: Crystal Cruises February 25th, 2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,749
Posted By calliopecruiser
That doesn't mean it stuck out for a negative...

That doesn't mean it stuck out for a negative reason......could have been a positive one. There are some people who enjoy seeing unconventional dress (or attitudes) and surprises, whereas some enjoy...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 25th, 2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By calliopecruiser
Cruise lines that have no premium for singles

There will occasionally be sales with no single supplement on cruises, if it's selling badly..... Whether or not it's in a cruise you want is a different question.


NCL has solo cabins, but...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 25th, 2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,141
Posted By calliopecruiser
I don't know what you mean about offering meals...

I don't know what you mean about offering meals "like they used to". It used to be that you had set meal times, the only option was the MDR, and you couldn't get food whenever you wanted it. Now...
Forum: Solo Cruisers February 23rd, 2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 767
Posted By calliopecruiser
For me it is Crystal.......the service is...

For me it is Crystal.......the service is excellent, the food is terrific, the price is (virtually) all inclusive so there's no up-selling or nickel-and-diming for everything. The people I've met...
Forum: Solo Cruisers February 20th, 2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,527
Posted By calliopecruiser
Yes, very casual attire is not permitted on those...

Yes, very casual attire is not permitted on those (Black Tie Optional) nights in the bars or shows - and yes, you will be discreetly told. That said, you do not have to dress fancily, let alone...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 19th, 2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,254
Posted By calliopecruiser
Yeah, but none of those things answers my...

Yeah, but none of those things answers my question. I'm not wondering how to find a good travel agent, I asked about finding out who are the highest producing agencies for a particular line.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 19th, 2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,254
Posted By calliopecruiser
How does one find out who are the top producing...

How does one find out who are the top producing TAs for a particular line?
Forum: Crystal Cruises February 17th, 2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,499
Posted By calliopecruiser
I was thinking about this issue and my...

I was thinking about this issue and my experiences on Crystal - thinking about the buffet environments, what's left out, what's kept hot, etc, and I remembered the bar snacks........I was surprised...
Forum: Crystal Cruises February 17th, 2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By calliopecruiser
In addition to what's been said, I was pleased to...

In addition to what's been said, I was pleased to find even some after-dinner drinks like a nice 10 year old tawny port is included in the price.
Forum: Australia & New Zealand February 17th, 2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,376
Posted By calliopecruiser
"I'm also confused cos your figures say 100s...

"I'm also confused cos your figures say 100s thousand peeps in US each year in one post then 300 in another…

Now I am really baffled"

As you requested I included simply the ones that could be...
Forum: Australia & New Zealand February 16th, 2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,376
Posted By calliopecruiser
Regardless of your point of view, food poisoning...

Regardless of your point of view, food poisoning isn't something to be pooh-poohed at or minimized, as it can be very, very serious. It's often not just a few hours of diarrhea, and yes, it has led...
Forum: Australia & New Zealand February 16th, 2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,376
Posted By calliopecruiser
"Generally food poisoning is short lived. OP...

"Generally food poisoning is short lived. OP hasn't said time of day off the bus… but once stomach contents are emptied if it was immediate poisoning and within an hour or so then usually you...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 16th, 2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,726
Posted By calliopecruiser
It's a way for cruise lines to keep costs to...

It's a way for cruise lines to keep costs to their customers low, by using economies of scale (as has been mentioned) and by trying to attract more people to cruising - new and repeat cruisers -...
Forum: Australia & New Zealand February 10th, 2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By calliopecruiser
Do you want a cruise TO Australia and New...

Do you want a cruise TO Australia and New Zealand, or a cruise OF Australia and New Zealand?

I wanted to cruise to get there, so I did a transpacific cruise and then rented a car in New...
Forum: Solo Cruisers February 9th, 2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By calliopecruiser
I certainly think Crystal is the best value for...

I certainly think Crystal is the best value for solo travelers, but I did look at other options before booking my first Crystal cruise......that's how I decided Crystal was likely to be the best...
Forum: Solo Cruisers February 8th, 2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,527
Posted By calliopecruiser
Regent includes most excursions......personally,...

Regent includes most excursions......personally, I'm more of a DIY type of traveler, so it doesn't interest me.
Forum: Solo Cruisers February 4th, 2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,172
Posted By calliopecruiser
see my answers in red, above

see my answers in red, above
Forum: Solo Cruisers February 4th, 2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,172
Posted By calliopecruiser
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Forum: Solo Cruisers February 4th, 2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,172
Posted By calliopecruiser
As I said, I'm talking about an average solo...

As I said, I'm talking about an average solo cruiser. Wasn't that clear, or did you just want to brag about how frugal you are?
Forum: Hawaii February 3rd, 2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By calliopecruiser
Hawaii is a state of the USA. The Caribbean is...

Hawaii is a state of the USA. The Caribbean is an area with a lot of small independent countries. Apples and oranges.

Were you wanting every state to be separated out by counties?
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 3rd, 2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,916
Posted By calliopecruiser
Most people are on vacation when they get on a...

Most people are on vacation when they get on a cruise, and I imagine not many men wear suits while on vacation. I can envision a couple of reasons why one might (not wanting to crush it in a...
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