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Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty Yesterday, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By calliopecruiser
Yes! Don't forget your shoes.......no flip flops...

Yes! Don't forget your shoes.......no flip flops if you want to dress "smart casual" IMO. I'm on the fence about capris, because I hate the look in general and have yet to see any woman looking...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 27th, 2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 995
Posted By calliopecruiser
Right.......and when someone makes a post asking...

Right.......and when someone makes a post asking about favourite cocktails, I'll post that not drinking alcohol is the best way to enjoy a cruise.
Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty September 27th, 2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,358
Posted By calliopecruiser
I do, but only because the entire ship maintains...

I do, but only because the entire ship maintains the dress code in the evenings........so if the dress code is "Black Tie Optional" and no jeans or shorts are allowed, then that's what I do. I would...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 27th, 2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 995
Posted By calliopecruiser
On board: Just Audible (to listen to...

On board:

Just Audible (to listen to audiobooks), and Boggle and Scrabble (games) (all off line).

On shore (before, ports, or after cruise):

TripIt, Xe currency convertor (both off line,...
Forum: Crystal Cruises September 25th, 2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By calliopecruiser
I agree -- and I found even their "house" wine...

I agree -- and I found even their "house" wine that was offered at dinner was very good and a step above a "house wine" offered in a standard restaurant on land. I'm not an oenophile, but I was...
Forum: Australia & New Zealand September 25th, 2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By calliopecruiser
Sorry, not making sense.........do you mean if I...

Sorry, not making sense.........do you mean if I use a VISA debit card, I should use the credit button, or do you mean I do that if I'm using my VISA credit card? My intention is to use a debit card...
Forum: Australia & New Zealand September 24th, 2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By calliopecruiser
They're relatively new here - Canada has had it's...

They're relatively new here - Canada has had it's own debit system for over 30 years, but not ones attached to Visa or Mastercard.......that's why I wasn't sure.

Thanks.
Forum: Crystal Cruises September 24th, 2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,014
Posted By calliopecruiser
Very interesting, since I have said repeatedly...

Very interesting, since I have said repeatedly that I agree to and do adhere to all of Crystal's dress codes, so Crystal does, at this point, suit my needs. It does not, however, fulfill all my...
Forum: Crystal Cruises September 24th, 2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,014
Posted By calliopecruiser
Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner for the best...

Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner for the best post in this thread (a contest I was running only in my own mind). A shot of humour and a shot of understanding, all at the same time.
Forum: Crystal Cruises September 24th, 2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,014
Posted By calliopecruiser
Yes, if you are opposed to "slipping on a...

Yes, if you are opposed to "slipping on a sportcoat".

You're illustrating my point exactly, by putting your expectations and priorities onto someone else rather than simply accepting that they...
Forum: Crystal Cruises September 24th, 2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,014
Posted By calliopecruiser
But it's not just missing dinner, as the entire...

But it's not just missing dinner, as the entire ship is relegated to adhere to the dress code for the entire night. So it means no music, no casino, no movie, no stage show, no cigar bar, no...
Forum: Crystal Cruises September 24th, 2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,014
Posted By calliopecruiser
I do understand some people's concern and...

I do understand some people's concern and reluctance, because unlike on land, there aren't many options for dining when on a Crystal ship (particularly the Symphony). And if one does not wish to...
Forum: Crystal Cruises September 23rd, 2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 975
Posted By calliopecruiser
I won't suggest that you will be sure to be...

I won't suggest that you will be sure to be assigned to a great table with people you'll hit it off with, because sometimes that doesn't happen. But that doesn't mean that you're stuck at a table of...
Forum: Crystal Cruises September 23rd, 2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,014
Posted By calliopecruiser
Same old, same old.........'tis always been true...

Same old, same old.........'tis always been true through history. Who do you think writes those dress codes anyway?

Sigh.
Forum: Crystal Cruises September 22nd, 2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,014
Posted By calliopecruiser
Thanks for the info. I've never sailed with NCL,...

Thanks for the info. I've never sailed with NCL, so the term is only barely on my radar.
Forum: Australia & New Zealand September 22nd, 2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By calliopecruiser
NZ debit purchases - question

I know New Zealand has a very popular debit system (EFTPOS), but is it possible to use non-EFTPOS debit cards in shops and hotels? Canada also has a very popular debit system, but obviously not the...
Forum: Crystal Cruises September 22nd, 2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,014
Posted By calliopecruiser
Good heavens, no! Your choices are your own and...

Good heavens, no! Your choices are your own and if you enjoy dressing formally 6 or 7 times a year, I wouldn't care.

The prejudice was in the phrase "race to the bottom", which is more a comment...
Forum: Crystal Cruises September 22nd, 2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,014
Posted By calliopecruiser
Looks like great news, as far as I'm concerned. ...

Looks like great news, as far as I'm concerned. Essentially it's a simplification to only 2 dress code standards, which I think will make things a little easier for everyone. As for a "race to the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 19th, 2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By calliopecruiser
Crystal does - evening dress codes(whatever it is...

Crystal does - evening dress codes(whatever it is that evening) apply ship-wide after 6pm.
Forum: Saving Money on Your Cruise - Tips & Advice September 18th, 2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By calliopecruiser
I have used Telestial for SIM cards while...

I have used Telestial for SIM cards while traveling in the past, and their prices and service have been good for what I needed. (http://www.telestial.com/international_sim_cards.php).

All the...
Forum: Solo Cruisers September 18th, 2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,057
Posted By calliopecruiser
Many years ago, in my early 30s, I did a solo...

Many years ago, in my early 30s, I did a solo vacation at a Club Med, and I had a great time. No concerns or awkwardness being solo. My first solo cruise, a few years before that, was just OK, and...
Forum: Crystal Cruises September 16th, 2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,996
Posted By calliopecruiser
But I didn't want to say "my view is xyz". What...

But I didn't want to say "my view is xyz". What I wanted to say was "I don't understand what you've said and it doesn't match my experience; could you elaborate further on your point and perhaps...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 15th, 2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By calliopecruiser
Sure, there are lots of international SIM cards...

Sure, there are lots of international SIM cards that cover many different countries (I am assuming that your cell phone is unlocked and you can use a different SIM). I've purchased from Telestial...
Forum: Crystal Cruises September 15th, 2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,996
Posted By calliopecruiser
Where you see a war, I see a question. A...

Where you see a war, I see a question. A legitimate question about someone's posted comment.
Forum: Cruise Air September 15th, 2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By calliopecruiser
Air Canada's got great service, if you ignore the...

Air Canada's got great service, if you ignore the Rouge side of things.

Nothing beats Porter though. Just had the great experience of a regional trip on Porter, and I continue to be amazed at how...
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