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Forum: Australia & New Zealand Today, 06:50 AM
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Views: 639
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Forum: Crystal Cruises Today, 06:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,015
Posted By calliopecruiser
I like great food and elegance! Still, I think...

I like great food and elegance! Still, I think you and I have a different definition of what is elegant.......While I appreciate great food and elegance, what I don't like is the banquet-hall type...
Forum: Crystal Cruises Yesterday, 08:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,015
Posted By calliopecruiser
I certainly believe they need at least one more...

I certainly believe they need at least one more dining option than they have now. Although food quality is very subjective, Crystal does need a full time casual dining venue, even a buffet.
Forum: Australia & New Zealand Yesterday, 08:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By calliopecruiser
It's the only place I've ever traveled that has...

It's the only place I've ever traveled that has this extra credit card fee - that sets it apart. Sure, I'm paying fees when I exchange money or pay in a different currency, but this is an ADDITIONAL...
Forum: Australia & New Zealand Yesterday, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 445
Posted By calliopecruiser
I find that my electronics and cameras alone...

I find that my electronics and cameras alone unfortunately weigh a lot and take up a lot of space (DSLR camera), especially when you include all the cords and chargers :(
Forum: Australia & New Zealand Yesterday, 07:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By calliopecruiser
I would never buy an air ticket through anyone...

I would never buy an air ticket through anyone other than a travel agent or the airline itself -- there are too many weird conditions on air tickets. The airline ticket isn't prepaid, but I think...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 15th, 2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By calliopecruiser
I do like having a movie theater on board, and I...

I do like having a movie theater on board, and I could do without the evening shows (though musical performances in the lounge are lovely).

Voyages to Antiquity cruises look like something...
Forum: Australia & New Zealand April 15th, 2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By calliopecruiser
Yup, I don't like it, but if I want to visit NZ,...

Yup, I don't like it, but if I want to visit NZ, that's what I'll pay. Doesn't change the fact that it sucks, though.
Forum: Australia & New Zealand April 15th, 2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By calliopecruiser
Right, but it really doesn't offer any options to...

Right, but it really doesn't offer any options to those who aren't local and need to make a payment or deposit long-distance. That's the part that really bothers me - I'd be happy to pay even...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 15th, 2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 721
Posted By calliopecruiser
Because the phone does so many other things! I...

Because the phone does so many other things! I don't even have a P&S camera any more - I think my iPhone takes shots as good as almost any P&S (and does so much more), but I do have a DSLR for real...
Forum: Saving Money on Your Cruise - Tips & Advice April 15th, 2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By calliopecruiser
Untrue - many companies (including Telestial)...

Untrue - many companies (including Telestial) have cross-Europe coverage with their SIM cards. You'll find this true when you do a little research........enjoy your trip.
Forum: Australia & New Zealand April 15th, 2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By calliopecruiser
Here it would not only be a rip-off, it would be...

Here it would not only be a rip-off, it would be illegal. Still, there aren't many other options (especially when costs are in the thousands, or on the internet), and when in Rome........

(FWIW,...
Forum: Australia & New Zealand April 14th, 2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By calliopecruiser
In planning for my trip to NZ next fall, I've...

In planning for my trip to NZ next fall, I've noticed many hotels charging extra to use a credit card. Air New Zealand charged me an extra fee to use a credit card to charge my flight ticket when I...
Forum: Australia & New Zealand April 14th, 2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 445
Posted By calliopecruiser
I think the key is to remember that a lot of the...

I think the key is to remember that a lot of the rest of the world travels like that all the time. Most also don't use roller bags.....they use briefcases, knapsacks, messenger bags, and tote bags. ...
Forum: Australia & New Zealand April 14th, 2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 445
Posted By calliopecruiser
I'm not sure what your question is about --...

I'm not sure what your question is about -- what's to manage? It is what it is.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 14th, 2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 721
Posted By calliopecruiser
Yes. That will also allow you to use it for...

Yes. That will also allow you to use it for music, audiobooks, and any off-line apps you might have.
Forum: First Time Cruisers April 13th, 2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,279
Posted By calliopecruiser
None. In fact, there are no religions that...

None.

In fact, there are no religions that require a woman to wear a burqa, niqab, or abaya either. Those are cultural forms of dress, not religious. Islam just requires "modest" dress, with...
Forum: First Time Cruisers April 12th, 2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,279
Posted By calliopecruiser
What's pictured is not a burkha (or burqa), as I...

What's pictured is not a burkha (or burqa), as I understand it, but a niqab. A burqa has a kind of screen over the eyes - very rare in my part of the world, I haven't seen it often. ...
Forum: Solo Cruisers April 12th, 2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 784
Posted By calliopecruiser
Yes, they both require different skills -- and...

Yes, they both require different skills -- and different expectations. I go on an annual trip to Vegas with 8-10 (extended) family members, and the only reason it works as well as it does is that...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 10th, 2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By calliopecruiser
Personally, the only insurance I get is health...

Personally, the only insurance I get is health insurance -- I don't insure the trip (i.e. for cancellation) at all, but I never leave the country without health insurance coverage. I buy an annual...
Forum: First Time Cruisers April 5th, 2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,762
Posted By calliopecruiser
That's why I can't figure out how people can pack...

That's why I can't figure out how people can pack for a cruise weeks or even months before hand........I don't pack for any trip more than 48 hours ahead of time, because I want to know what the...
Forum: First Time Cruisers April 5th, 2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,762
Posted By calliopecruiser
Well, that's a little vague.........Cruising...

Well, that's a little vague.........Cruising where? The Caribbean and the Baltic offer very different weather. Passengers from where in Canada? Those from Calgary are used to very different...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 4th, 2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,795
Posted By calliopecruiser
I'm not much of an excursion type of person --...

I'm not much of an excursion type of person -- more of a DIY traveller. There are some places where I would not be comfortable on my own, and some experiences I couldn't get without a planned...
Forum: Crystal Cruises April 3rd, 2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,037
Posted By calliopecruiser
And some of their passengers! I would love a...

And some of their passengers! I would love a Tastes on the Symphony.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 31st, 2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 601
Posted By calliopecruiser
It's like comparing apples and oranges -- they're...

It's like comparing apples and oranges -- they're two very different things, with different purposes, in my mind. If you're only cruising to have an all-inclusive vacation, then an AI resort might...
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