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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 09:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By calliopecruiser
By pretty much doing whatever I feel like,...

By pretty much doing whatever I feel like, without worrying about what I think I "should" do or what others expect me to do. If I don't want to eat in the MDR one night, I won't. If I feel like...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 4th, 2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By calliopecruiser
If you can get an Air NZ "Spaceseat" in Premium...

If you can get an Air NZ "Spaceseat" in Premium Economy (only available on 777-300 longhaul flights), they are terrific - but I've heard the "Skycouch" in Economy isn't all that helpful except for...
Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty May 2nd, 2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,221
Posted By calliopecruiser
I use a Lowepro camera bag - usually worn cross...

I use a Lowepro camera bag - usually worn cross body - that's big enough for my camera (with filters, extra SD cards, etc) as well as my wallet, sunglasses, water bottle, and my iPhone. And an extra...
Forum: Saving Money on Your Cruise - Tips & Advice April 30th, 2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By calliopecruiser
I agree that it's way too vague......even on the...

I agree that it's way too vague......even on the same ship, the price will vary with time of year and destination.

I also agree that a "per day" rate is the best way to price out a cruise and...
Forum: Crystal Cruises April 28th, 2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By calliopecruiser
Thanks, everyone. I'm looking at a transatlantic...

Thanks, everyone. I'm looking at a transatlantic in 2016, but more likely this transpacific in 2017.
Forum: Crystal Cruises April 26th, 2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By calliopecruiser
Symphony dock in Tokyo

I'm looking at V7208 Tokyo to LA on the Symphony, and wondering if it starts in Tokyo itself (port near Harumi) or in Yokohama.
Forum: Australia & New Zealand April 22nd, 2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 906
Posted By calliopecruiser
Like the others, I'll say if you really want to...

Like the others, I'll say if you really want to experience New Zealand, do a road trip. Perhaps as a compromise, you might want to consider a cruise TO New Zealand. I did that last fall - cruised...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 17th, 2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,583
Posted By calliopecruiser
That can also be a great way to travel, but it...

That can also be a great way to travel, but it can also be like Spring Break. Just like cruising, there are different experiences at different times, different locations, and different price points.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 17th, 2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,583
Posted By calliopecruiser
So, why not cruise on the non-mass market...

So, why not cruise on the non-mass market lines......Maybe Silverseas or Windstar? Or Crystal (I'm a big fan, but the recent sale might mean the future changes will alter it's character and the...
Forum: Crystal Cruises April 17th, 2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,018
Posted By calliopecruiser
Yup, and from my point of view, it's a plus for...

Yup, and from my point of view, it's a plus for Crystal, because I love the regular dining tables and tablemates.

To each his/her own......that's why there are choices.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 16th, 2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,583
Posted By calliopecruiser
I am pleased to see the end of the midnight...

I am pleased to see the end of the midnight buffets and and food sculptures.....those things always seemed so wasteful to me.

Some of the things mentioned so far are actually still available on...
Forum: Cruise Air April 14th, 2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,633
Posted By calliopecruiser
I understand it, and I too can't believe how many...

I understand it, and I too can't believe how many people decided that a stranger was "stupid" based on a second hand story. There are many other options other than "stupid", but people like to...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 14th, 2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,418
Posted By calliopecruiser
On my last couple of cruises, I took advantage of...

On my last couple of cruises, I took advantage of the on-board library to try out some new authors (whom I had heard about but never read). That's in addition to the audiobooks on my iPhone.
Forum: Solo Cruisers April 12th, 2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,147
Posted By calliopecruiser
There was a recent thread on this: ...

There was a recent thread on this: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2182607
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 12th, 2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,410
Posted By calliopecruiser
Or the other option - cruising solo.

Or the other option - cruising solo.
Forum: Crystal Cruises April 12th, 2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,524
Posted By calliopecruiser
Also Taylor's 10 year old tawny port, if you like...

Also Taylor's 10 year old tawny port, if you like an after-dinner tipple.
Forum: Crystal Cruises April 12th, 2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,018
Posted By calliopecruiser
I like the photo wall.......Maybe because I'm...

I like the photo wall.......Maybe because I'm kind of curious and like to look for photos of the people I've met on the ship. More likely because I have a photographer's heart and enjoy looking at...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 23rd, 2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,454
Posted By calliopecruiser
I disagree; if the circumstances are right, the...

I disagree; if the circumstances are right, the iPhone can take excellent pictures (I presume so can other smartphones). But you don't have much flexibility with respect to focus, depth of field,...
Forum: Solo Cruisers March 23rd, 2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By calliopecruiser
That has not been the feeling of most solo...

That has not been the feeling of most solo cruisers I've met across several lines......maybe it's an age thing?
Forum: Solo Cruisers March 22nd, 2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By calliopecruiser
There is lots of room for solo...

There is lots of room for solo passengers.......just not a lot of places that are limited to only solo passengers. And I don't blame them; they can't afford to travel with any empty cabins. You can...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 22nd, 2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,454
Posted By calliopecruiser
My Nikon DSLR, but I don't carry it with me all...

My Nikon DSLR, but I don't carry it with me all the time......for snapshot photos that I happen upon, I use my iPhone. The DSLR is for times when I'm planning to take pictures.
Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty March 17th, 2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,371
Posted By calliopecruiser
Typically I use my knapsack as my carry-on, and...

Typically I use my knapsack as my carry-on, and it holds my camera and laptop (with the cables and chargers), my noise-canceling headphones, a small Ziploc with a few toiletries and my lens...
Forum: Solo Cruisers March 16th, 2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,762
Posted By calliopecruiser
Voyages to Antiquity's ship has over two dozen...

Voyages to Antiquity's ship has over two dozen single-occupancy cabins.
Forum: Australia & New Zealand March 16th, 2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 12,871
Posted By calliopecruiser
I flew in the pod-style Premium Economy seats...

I flew in the pod-style Premium Economy seats from Auckland to SFO last November, and I figured it went the other way too. So, just for fun, I looked on their website for flights in the opposite...
Forum: Australia & New Zealand March 15th, 2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 12,871
Posted By calliopecruiser
I flew the 777-300 ANZ premium economy seats to...

I flew the 777-300 ANZ premium economy seats to SFO from Auckland, and I found them very, very comfortable. Well worth the bump in cost from Economy, and I didn't feel badly that I hadn't paid for...
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