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Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty January 25th, 2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By calliopecruiser
I have not sailed with them, but I've heard...

I have not sailed with them, but I've heard Cunard is the most formal. Crystal no longer has formal (black tie) nights and instead has made them "black tie optional", but they do enforce an evening...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 25th, 2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 732
Posted By calliopecruiser
If the surprise is from someone I know who has...

If the surprise is from someone I know who has thoughtfully chosen the surprise to be something I'd like (since that person knows me) and not just something they want, then yes, I like them. So a...
Forum: Solo Cruisers January 23rd, 2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By calliopecruiser
Luxury is certainly a personal definition -- what...

Luxury is certainly a personal definition -- what is luxurious to one may be unimportant to another. For me, luxurious is in the quality of the service, food, and furnishings (which includes decor)....
Forum: Saving Money on Your Cruise - Tips & Advice January 23rd, 2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By calliopecruiser
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Forum: Solo Cruisers January 22nd, 2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By calliopecruiser
Crystal doesn't do many of those types of cruises...

Crystal doesn't do many of those types of cruises -- they only have 2 ships -- but a 2016 14 day Miami to New Orleans cruise hitting a 8 Caribbean ports along the way is about $500 a day for solo...
Forum: First Time Cruisers January 21st, 2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,950
Posted By calliopecruiser
Actually, it does......it says she stays on the...

Actually, it does......it says she stays on the ship except to see her family on the few days the ship docks in Miami each year.
Forum: Crystal Cruises January 21st, 2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,105
Posted By calliopecruiser
When shopping for cruises I have definitely found...

When shopping for cruises I have definitely found that NOT to be true.....in my experience, many (most?) cruise lines price by location first, then by view, then by size. That is, even for the same...
Forum: First Time Cruisers January 21st, 2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,950
Posted By calliopecruiser
The article says she lived for 3 years on Holland...

The article says she lived for 3 years on Holland America before switching to the Crystal ship.

I wonder how much more it is than actually living similarly on land? It's not just a place to...
Forum: Solo Cruisers January 19th, 2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By calliopecruiser
They charge what the market will bear...... ...

They charge what the market will bear......

I will not pay a 200% solo fare with anyone, ever, but there are some people who don't care about the percentage increase if they total is within their...
Forum: Crystal Cruises January 19th, 2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,465
Posted By calliopecruiser
I have been a solo passenger on my two Crystal...

I have been a solo passenger on my two Crystal cruises, and both dining experiences have been good in different ways.

Concerning dinners: Your initial dinner table assignment will be to a table...
Forum: Crystal Cruises January 18th, 2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,747
Posted By calliopecruiser
I have never seen clothing choices as equitable...

I have never seen clothing choices as equitable with manners of behaviour (behaviour being how one acts, not what one chooses to wear). Whomever taught you that a clothing choice was a form of...
Forum: Crystal Cruises January 18th, 2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,747
Posted By calliopecruiser
Why? Seriously, why do you think you can...

Why?

Seriously, why do you think you can reconcile two dramatically different opinions and, what's more, why do you think you should? While you may see this board as a "community", even in...
Forum: First Time Cruisers January 17th, 2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 965
Posted By calliopecruiser
LOL......you know it's against the rules...

LOL......you know it's against the rules (otherwise you wouldn't be looking at Rumrunners), so you know there's no way it can be a "legit option". It's the exact opposite of "legit".
Forum: Crystal Cruises January 17th, 2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,747
Posted By calliopecruiser
Why is it a different discussion? Isn't that...

Why is it a different discussion? Isn't that exactly what your original post was about?

I don't care what Emily Post says, seeing as I don't know what Emily Post knows about my life and I don't...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 17th, 2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,168
Posted By calliopecruiser
That's true of both your money and your passport!...

That's true of both your money and your passport!





The exact same thing happened to me but regarding a Nexus card, and I was the one who put off applying for so long.
Forum: Crystal Cruises January 17th, 2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,747
Posted By calliopecruiser
"Dining venues" is kind of a broad category, so I...

"Dining venues" is kind of a broad category, so I can't agree across the board. Wearing a baseball cap while dining on the aft deck of the Lido for breakfast or lunch makes perfect sense (outdoors,...
Forum: Crystal Cruises January 16th, 2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 742
Posted By calliopecruiser
There are 2 cards in Canada that don't charge a...

There are 2 cards in Canada that don't charge a foreign exchange fee - Amazon.ca Visa card and Sears Financial Mastercard (both from Chase), and neither has an annual fee (but I wouldn't want to...
Forum: Crystal Cruises January 16th, 2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 742
Posted By calliopecruiser
Ah.....now it makes more sense. If you...

Ah.....now it makes more sense.

If you travel or do business with a US company frequently, you've got the right idea about getting a US dollar bank account (probably with a US dollar credit card...
Forum: Luxury Cruising January 16th, 2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,041
Posted By calliopecruiser
I agree that it's not a comfortable space to dine...

I agree that it's not a comfortable space to dine and anything more than munchies and drinks in the room would not be comfortable. I just didn't get your sarcastic presentation (which is difficult...
Forum: Luxury Cruising January 15th, 2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,041
Posted By calliopecruiser
I haven't sailed all of those lines, but I can...

I haven't sailed all of those lines, but I can already say that the differences will be variable and personal........For instance, some may see a huge difference in service, others may not notice any...
Forum: Luxury Cruising January 15th, 2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,041
Posted By calliopecruiser
Huh? Even in a window cabin on Crystal, I had a...

Huh? Even in a window cabin on Crystal, I had a table, loveseat, and upholstered chair. And when I had a balcony, I also had a small table and chair on the balcony.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 15th, 2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 942
Posted By calliopecruiser
Well, my phone is always with me, and that has a...

Well, my phone is always with me, and that has a point-and-shoot camera built in. My DSLR is only taken on outings around the ship from time to time.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 13th, 2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 942
Posted By calliopecruiser
I love to photograph, I do travel with my digital...

I love to photograph, I do travel with my digital SLR (a Nikon D7100). I don't carry it everywhere, of course, and most of the time on the ship I have just my iPhone camera - very good images, but...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 13th, 2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 409
Posted By calliopecruiser
I wonder if it's a European or British thing? ...

I wonder if it's a European or British thing?

However, if I go to NCL's UK page (ncl.co.uk), and look up a med cruise, it says

"Fares include Government Taxes, Port Expenses & Fees and,...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 13th, 2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 409
Posted By calliopecruiser
Are you are talking about an "all-inclusive"...

Are you are talking about an "all-inclusive" optional add-on? That's different the entire cruise line being "all inclusive". What lines are you talking about that you think have gone all-inclusive...
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