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Forum: Saving Money on Your Cruise - Tips & Advice Yesterday, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,732
Posted By calliopecruiser
Mainstream cruise lines are offering very...

Mainstream cruise lines are offering very inexpensive cruises compared to other hospitality industry offerings (and compared to what they used to charge), so it wouldn't at all be surprising if they...
Forum: Crystal Cruises August 31st, 2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By calliopecruiser
I see the Viking ships have included a 360 degree...

I see the Viking ships have included a 360 degree promenade, which I love on the Crystal ships, though the Viking design has the promenade more covered in.
Forum: Solo Cruisers August 28th, 2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,312
Posted By calliopecruiser
But a cruise isn't a hotel room -- it's a hotel...

But a cruise isn't a hotel room -- it's a hotel room plus food and drink and entertainment.
Forum: Saving Money on Your Cruise - Tips & Advice August 26th, 2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,446
Posted By calliopecruiser
No muss, no fuss, but an increased risk of losing...

No muss, no fuss, but an increased risk of losing a lot of money to a pickpocket or mugger. Ten bucks in fees is worth it to me in order to not carry around that much cash. YMMV.
Forum: Saving Money on Your Cruise - Tips & Advice August 25th, 2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,446
Posted By calliopecruiser
It will vary depending on where you are and what...

It will vary depending on where you are and what machine you happen to be using. I found some ATMs in Spain that wanted to charge me a transaction fee, but when I used the machine down the block...
Forum: Solo Cruisers August 25th, 2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 818
Posted By calliopecruiser
Crystal has popular dance classes.....Though I...

Crystal has popular dance classes.....Though I had a bad knee on my last cruise and didn't try them, there were some table mates of mine who were very happy with the classes. Crystal also has a...
Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty August 24th, 2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,443
Posted By calliopecruiser
Don't forget LL Bean - basic styles, but good...

Don't forget LL Bean - basic styles, but good quality.
Forum: Cruise Air August 24th, 2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By calliopecruiser
Hey, that's very interesting! Thanks for...

Hey, that's very interesting! Thanks for pointing it out - it might come in handy some day.
Forum: Crystal Cruises August 22nd, 2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,549
Posted By calliopecruiser
Barcelona is one of the worst cities in the world...

Barcelona is one of the worst cities in the world for pickpockets, but with respect to physical safety it is very safe at all hours. Regarding pickpockets, you need to be aware and plan your outfit...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 22nd, 2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 515
Posted By calliopecruiser
What do you consider best about an itinerary? ...

What do you consider best about an itinerary? Lots of ports or few? Common ports or unique ports? And do you mean an itinerary around Australia and NZ or TO Australia and NZ? I will be on...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 21st, 2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 746
Posted By calliopecruiser
Many, if not all of those, are run by a Canadian...

Many, if not all of those, are run by a Canadian pharmacy but are not actually filled by Canadian pharmacies.....they are kind of clearing houses that arrange for other international pharmacies to...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 21st, 2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 746
Posted By calliopecruiser
The ship won't care (for a volume for your...

The ship won't care (for a volume for your personal use), but most Canadian pharmacies will.

Canadian pharmacies are forbidden to fill a prescription from an out-of-province doctor, though most...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 21st, 2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 793
Posted By calliopecruiser
Wow! Very cool app. Thanks for the...

Wow! Very cool app. Thanks for the recommendation!
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 20th, 2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 834
Posted By calliopecruiser
To me they're not the same at all (6 of one, half...

To me they're not the same at all (6 of one, half dozen of the other).....For me there's a huge benefit in the experience of an inclusive cruise and not having to pay (i.e. sign to your account) for...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 20th, 2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,645
Posted By calliopecruiser
I remember a criminology course where the...

I remember a criminology course where the instructor, and FBI agent, told us that US Customs officers have the most latitude and the greatest powers of any law enforcement branch in the US.......and...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 19th, 2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 834
Posted By calliopecruiser
I think Regent is the closest -- they have some...

I think Regent is the closest -- they have some included excursions, but they also offer excursions that cost extra. Still, I don't think there are any lines that include things like photos and spa...
Forum: Crystal Cruises August 19th, 2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,229
Posted By calliopecruiser
That was my thought too.......I saw it, but it...

That was my thought too.......I saw it, but it was never really a problem. And I agree that the sunny places are more available than the shaded ones.
Forum: Crystal Cruises August 19th, 2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,185
Posted By calliopecruiser
But not many luxury cruise lines. As far as...

But not many luxury cruise lines. As far as luxury cruise lines go, the standard Crystal cabins are smaller (maybe the smallest?) I think sometimes by 15-20 percent - they're fine for me traveling...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 18th, 2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 841
Posted By calliopecruiser
I'd recommend going to your bank and exchanging a...

I'd recommend going to your bank and exchanging a little to have about $25-50 or so in local currency, regardless of whether it's Canada, France, or Taiwan......that way you can grab a cab to the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 18th, 2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 793
Posted By calliopecruiser
the compass (not actually an app, but a part of...

the compass (not actually an app, but a part of my iPhone)
Google maps
XE currency converter
Time Tape (like having multiple international clocks so you know time in different places)
...
Forum: Crystal Cruises August 16th, 2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,185
Posted By calliopecruiser
What does wanting connecting rooms have to do...

What does wanting connecting rooms have to do with being a "helicopter parent"? I think it's just nice to be able to open the connecting door and talk to one another while doing something in the...
Forum: Saving Money on Your Cruise - Tips & Advice August 16th, 2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 999
Posted By calliopecruiser
Those are hysterical. I love the Ostrich Pillow...

Those are hysterical. I love the Ostrich Pillow idea, LOL. In school I used to put my head down between classes and throw my long hair forward over my eyes to block the light.
Forum: Crystal Cruises August 16th, 2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,185
Posted By calliopecruiser
It doesn't sound like sour grapes to...

It doesn't sound like sour grapes to me.......Crystal could not offer you the cabin type you were looking for. 'Nuff said. You shouldn't be made to feel that what you want isn't important or that...
Forum: Crystal Cruises August 16th, 2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,479
Posted By calliopecruiser
I agree with them all except for the muster...

I agree with them all except for the muster drill. I hated the singing and the
Baked Alaska parade, and I am so glad Crystal doesn't do the announcements (of bingo, sales, etc).
Forum: Solo Cruisers August 15th, 2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,178
Posted By calliopecruiser
I did a spring crossing from Florida to Portugal...

I did a spring crossing from Florida to Portugal that involved 8 sea days, and it was wonderful. I was never bored or lonely - I had people around and things to do when I wanted to, and quiet time...
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