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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question November 25th, 2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,026
Posted By calliopecruiser
A 15 day trans-Pacific crossing from San Diego to...

A 15 day trans-Pacific crossing from San Diego to Auckland that included just a single port stop in Honolulu for approximately 24 hours. Maximum days at sea and minimum port stops is my perfect...
Forum: Crystal Cruises November 25th, 2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By calliopecruiser
I make them as soon as I've decided on the cruise...

I make them as soon as I've decided on the cruise I'm going to take - even if it's 10+ months away - and found the routing I want. If I know I'm going on the cruise and I've decided on the flights I...
Forum: Luxury Cruising October 26th, 2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,874
Posted By calliopecruiser
I believe it means different things to different...

I believe it means different things to different people --- that's what makes questions like this one so difficult.
Forum: Luxury Cruising October 25th, 2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,874
Posted By calliopecruiser
That's not deceptive, that's what "included"...

That's not deceptive, that's what "included" means (i.e. included in the fare). What would be deceptive is if they said something was "free".
Forum: Luxury Cruising October 25th, 2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,874
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 October 24th, 2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,361
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, 05:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,809
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, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,297
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, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,689
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, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,689
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, 05:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,457
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, 07:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,214
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, 07:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,457
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, 10:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,457
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, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,404
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, 06:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,459
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, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
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, 06:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,233
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, 05:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,214
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, 05:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,233
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, 05:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,404
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, 05:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,207
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, 11:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,214
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, 11:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,244
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, 10:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,244
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...
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