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Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty Yesterday, 09:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 932
Posted By calliopecruiser
Oh yes, presuming I could find one that fits me...

Oh yes, presuming I could find one that fits me in the first place. They are perfect for my hourglass shape! I actually have a knee length dress that looks best when I wear a crinoline underneath...
Forum: Cruise Air Yesterday, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By calliopecruiser
I was amazed to find the prices were no different...

I was amazed to find the prices were no different at all, at least on the routes I was looking at. I'll be flying back from AKL in November, and specifically chose a route and a time to get the...
Forum: Crystal Cruises Yesterday, 08:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,301
Posted By calliopecruiser
I certainly could move on, but it would involve...

I certainly could move on, but it would involve shopping around and taking a risk of finding a bad travel agent (who, as I said, could be worse than having none at all). So I'm happy to stay with a...
Forum: Crystal Cruises July 22nd, 2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,301
Posted By calliopecruiser
True, but I think a bad TA might be worse than...

True, but I think a bad TA might be worse than none at all. If I didn't get a recommendation for mine (who is only fair, IMO, as I think she caters to much bigger clients than me), it would be a...
Forum: Crystal Cruises July 22nd, 2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,301
Posted By calliopecruiser
Not a good test at all, because a good TA will...

Not a good test at all, because a good TA will know what type of vacations will be of interest to you, and what your price range and time constraints for travel are like - and that cruise will not be...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 22nd, 2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 966
Posted By calliopecruiser
Late is too late, so I choose early by default. ...

Late is too late, so I choose early by default. If I'm not terribly hungry I will eat lightly, then get another light meal or something like crackers and cheese or soup later. During my regular...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 22nd, 2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,049
Posted By calliopecruiser
LOL! On my last 10 day cruise (with 8 sea days)...

LOL! On my last 10 day cruise (with 8 sea days) I read 7 books! Different strokes..........

If you like Stephanie Plum and think you might like other humerous mysteries, pick up one of the John...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 21st, 2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,049
Posted By calliopecruiser
I'm more into audobooks than e-books, but I still...

I'm more into audobooks than e-books, but I still love the tactile feeling of a paper bound book - on my last cruise I used the library to try out some new authors that I'd heard of but never tried. ...
Forum: Crystal Cruises July 19th, 2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,135
Posted By calliopecruiser
Last year on the Serenity, there was a Table For...

Last year on the Serenity, there was a Table For Eight in each restaurant pre-arranged and made available to be booked by solo travelers, but you're stuck with their chosen date and time.
Forum: Crystal Cruises July 19th, 2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,135
Posted By calliopecruiser
I know, and I agree it's a bummer. You'd now...

I know, and I agree it's a bummer. You'd now have to take your chances that a table would be available and either hope your newfound friends haven't used their allotted included visit or be willing...
Forum: Crystal Cruises July 16th, 2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,135
Posted By calliopecruiser
I have dined alone in Silk Road and had a great...

I have dined alone in Silk Road and had a great meal and was treated as normal by the wait staff. I've also dined alone at the sushi bar in Silk Road and had great food there too. Dining alone is...
Forum: Solo Cruisers July 13th, 2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,222
Posted By calliopecruiser
It depends on the individual cruise, as well as...

It depends on the individual cruise, as well as the cruise line, and some will be more widely attended than others. However, there are plenty of places to meet other cruisers casually (sitting at a...
Forum: Saving Money on Your Cruise - Tips & Advice July 13th, 2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,558
Posted By calliopecruiser
I think that's very apt.......I was saying...

I think that's very apt.......I was saying something similar to someone on these boards considering a suite to have some luxuries in service and comfort. My response was that I'd rather have a...
Forum: Solo Cruisers July 12th, 2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,392
Posted By calliopecruiser
Last year I took a 10 day transatlantic that...

Last year I took a 10 day transatlantic that included 8 sea days, and I liked it so much I've booked a 15 day transpacific with only 1 port stop followed by 10 days doing a solo road trip in New...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 11th, 2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By calliopecruiser
Yes, I see it as general philosophy, not about...

Yes, I see it as general philosophy, not about anything medical.
Forum: Saving Money on Your Cruise - Tips & Advice July 9th, 2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,558
Posted By calliopecruiser
Yup, and you're fortunate if that's all that...

Yup, and you're fortunate if that's all that matters to you, because there are good deals to be had if the cabin size and location isn't important. Different strokes for different folks.
Forum: Solo Cruisers July 7th, 2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,974
Posted By calliopecruiser
I had a wonderful time on my transatlantic...

I had a wonderful time on my transatlantic (solo), and now I've booked myself on a transpacific, also solo......this one is 14 sea days!
Forum: Crystal Cruises July 5th, 2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,784
Posted By calliopecruiser
Regarding the ATM service fees - if the machine...

Regarding the ATM service fees - if the machine tells you that you're going to be charged a fee, try cancelling the transaction and try a different machine (from a different bank) nearby - assuming...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 2nd, 2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,001
Posted By calliopecruiser
Cash transactions are by far in the minority, and...

Cash transactions are by far in the minority, and they are shrinking annually - more and more people are paying with plastic or e-transfers and less and less with cash. Especially in the US (where...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 1st, 2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,001
Posted By calliopecruiser
Yup, everything has both pros and cons......'tis...

Yup, everything has both pros and cons......'tis the nature of life.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 1st, 2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,110
Posted By calliopecruiser
If that's what you're looking for, consider a...

If that's what you're looking for, consider a smaller luxury line - it's not a larger cabin, but it will provide fewer (or no) crowds, an almost-all inclusive experience, terrific food, and relaxed...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 1st, 2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,001
Posted By calliopecruiser
As has been pointed out, most credit cards charge...

As has been pointed out, most credit cards charge a foreign transaction fee; I don't know if any banks in the UK offer a card without that fee. But to fuel the flames, I've discovered that many...
Forum: Saving Money on Your Cruise - Tips & Advice July 1st, 2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By calliopecruiser
I'm not sure I trust email not to be hacked, but...

I'm not sure I trust email not to be hacked, but I do keep a copy in my Dropbox. I'm sure in a few years I won't trust Dropbox any more, but so far I am comfortable.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 1st, 2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,349
Posted By calliopecruiser
Very timely - I just got my Nexus card which also...

Very timely - I just got my Nexus card which also allows me to use Global Entry kiosks as well. I'll be flying back to SFO after my cruise before connecting to a flight home.
Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty June 30th, 2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 854
Posted By calliopecruiser
It's an interesting question generally.......if...

It's an interesting question generally.......if there are no buttons or collar on a top, does that make it a t-shirt? Does it matter what the material is, or whether it's a scoop neck, crew neck,...
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