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Forum: First Time Cruisers July 31st, 2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,571
Posted By calliopecruiser
Good for you! I think this world is too full of...

Good for you! I think this world is too full of worry about what strangers think about us.
Forum: First Time Cruisers July 30th, 2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,571
Posted By calliopecruiser
That would be a great idea for ID and charges,...

That would be a great idea for ID and charges, but it won't open the cabin door.

I do think they they are far from good looking or classy (regardless of whatever label might be on it) - but those...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 29th, 2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By calliopecruiser
I don't know if there are deals to be made, but...

I don't know if there are deals to be made, but there are definitely advantages.......whether or not those advantages matter to you is a different matter. Assuring your cabin is one, assuring your...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 29th, 2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,247
Posted By calliopecruiser
. Why would I care what other passengers...

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Why would I care what other passengers paid on their cruise? It makes no difference to me. If I didn't think that the price I paid was reasonable for what I was getting (including getting the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 29th, 2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 924
Posted By calliopecruiser
Flying is a huge hassle these days (except for...

Flying is a huge hassle these days (except for regional Porter Airlines), and it has been for years.........so when I fly, it better be a worthwhile trip. I am now much more choosy about whether I...
Forum: First Time Cruisers July 28th, 2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,571
Posted By calliopecruiser
Since I don't carry a purse or bag on board and...

Since I don't carry a purse or bag on board and often don't have pockets, I clip my card to a bracelet. I have them punch a hole in the card, then use a small jewelery finding to attach it to one of...
Forum: Crystal Cruises July 27th, 2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By calliopecruiser
I think you will find the difference isn't great...

I think you will find the difference isn't great -- based on my observing tables around me. There are enough staff to serve appropriately, and no one is waiting longer than anyone else, really. ...
Forum: Solo Cruisers July 27th, 2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By calliopecruiser
Itinerary is important -- I like a maximum of sea...

Itinerary is important -- I like a maximum of sea days and a minimum of port days. However, I also like a smaller ship of 1500 people or so, max, so that will limit my choices as well.
Forum: Crystal Cruises July 27th, 2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By calliopecruiser
For additional reservations at the specialty...

For additional reservations at the specialty restaurants, you go to see the Maitre d' in person once on the ship. Remember the sushi bar does not take reservations, so it's first come, first served.
Forum: Cruise/Travel Insurance July 27th, 2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 9,886
Posted By calliopecruiser
Well.......you never actually said that. You...

Well.......you never actually said that. You questioned "trip insurance", which could be a lot of things -- trip medical, trip cancellation, trip property losses, etc. I took it to mean any...
Forum: Crystal Cruises July 27th, 2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,252
Posted By calliopecruiser
Oh my gosh, you're right. It was the best thing...

Oh my gosh, you're right. It was the best thing about Barcelona for me, so it stood out in my mind.

In Lisbon, I've also stayed at the Sofitel and it was a great location, just not the...
Forum: Crystal Cruises July 27th, 2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,252
Posted By calliopecruiser
My recommendation would be the terrific Hotel...

My recommendation would be the terrific Hotel 1898......it has relatively large rooms and beds (by European standards) and a lovely rooftop lounge and pool. I enjoyed several nights sitting on the...
Forum: Crystal Cruises July 27th, 2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 894
Posted By calliopecruiser
Yes, it's a real advantage and decreases the risk...

Yes, it's a real advantage and decreases the risk of theft, since your card never leaves your side.
Forum: Cruise/Travel Insurance July 27th, 2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 9,886
Posted By calliopecruiser
Yup, add me to the list of people who've pointed...

Yup, add me to the list of people who've pointed out that accidents and illnesses can happen to anyone, regardless of age or the type of activity/vacation you're planning. Even something "ordinary"...
Forum: Crystal Cruises July 26th, 2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By calliopecruiser
It is in the same restaurant, but a separate...

It is in the same restaurant, but a separate 6-seat bar that does not take reservations. Nevertheless, they charge you the same whether your second visit is to the table part of the restaurant or...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 26th, 2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 874
Posted By calliopecruiser
I want maximum sea days and minimum port days, so...

I want maximum sea days and minimum port days, so I guess you could say the itinerary is important because if there aren't enough sea days, I'm not interested. That's why I've fallen in love with...
Forum: Hawaii July 26th, 2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 875
Posted By calliopecruiser
Any concern walking around Waikiki alone at...

Any concern walking around Waikiki alone at night? I'm cruising solo and will likely be solo on our port stop in Honolulu........daytime activities are set, but is it a safe part of the city to walk...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 26th, 2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 746
Posted By calliopecruiser
I loved my transatlantic cruise (10 days Miami to...

I loved my transatlantic cruise (10 days Miami to Lisbon) - maximum number of sea days is what I like best about cruising. While traveling westward from Europe to North America will give you extra...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 26th, 2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By calliopecruiser
Sorry for your circumstances......Check out the...

Sorry for your circumstances......Check out the Solo Cruisers forum here at CC (http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=373) - you certainly will not be the only person going on a cruise...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 25th, 2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,509
Posted By calliopecruiser
Always have medical insurance, as those costs...

Always have medical insurance, as those costs could end up being tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. Even ordinary things like a slip or a spill could end up with an injury and a huge bill -...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 25th, 2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By calliopecruiser
Any site that sells insurance should have an...

Any site that sells insurance should have an explanation of the different types, then you can decide which types of coverage you want. Here's a nice summary from the Travel Insurance Association:...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 24th, 2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By calliopecruiser
My first cruise was with a girlfriend about 35...

My first cruise was with a girlfriend about 35 years ago, and honestly I don't remember much about it, so obviously it wasn't great in any way, but also wasn't bad. My next cruise was solo, a...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 24th, 2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By calliopecruiser
There are sales where the solo supplement is less...

There are sales where the solo supplement is less than double available for certain voyages on various lines, and Crystal has a standard supplement on all cruises that is only about 25%-35% more. ...
Forum: Cruise Air July 24th, 2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,550
Posted By calliopecruiser
Probably, but as a general rule, I try to stay...

Probably, but as a general rule, I try to stay out of war zones, and that includes the airspace. I wouldn't drive a car in a war zone either, LOL.
Forum: Cruise Air July 24th, 2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,550
Posted By calliopecruiser
Flying is far safer than driving, yet people...

Flying is far safer than driving, yet people probably never give driving around the city a second thought.

I will concede that flying in a war zone may not be prudent.
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