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  1. Add another vote to the list for The Bistro Host Dan or Roy - can you add that as an option to the poll?
  2. Summer Salads with Jon Ashton https://blog.crystalcruises.com/sunday-cooking-with-chef-jon-ashton-panzanella-salad-italian-pasta-salad/
  3. I like the idea of a Crystal angle for the name Some other possible options - Chat in the Cove or Cove Chatter
  4. You know at only 5% loading it would be worth getting two cabins for a couple to enjoy! - one way to avoid the morning rush hour in the bathroom..... and I could enjoy my early morning snacks without waking my wife after a hard night in the Avenue! 🍔 😂
  5. Well do we? Some other forums have one and they seem to function well for off topic discussions - I suspect the challenge would then become staying off topic! 😂 I imagine if there’s support for one from the Crystal community then cruise Critic would agree I certainly support one as all the off topic topics and posts these days make the forum experience a lot less enjoyable Here’s some examples from other groups: Regent Silversea
  6. Sadly it’s not like I can even respond with advice to go outside and smell the roses instead.....You’d have to don your PPE to do so We’re all sad and missing our cruising (and our refunds 😂) - and I’m less confident everyday about our January cruise on Serenity as I can’t see Australia being open to receive cruise ships by then - decision time in around 4 weeks for that one I guess
  7. Kudos to CC for removing the off topic threads - hopefully we can now discuss Crystal Cruises topics
  8. Just announced by Crystal - reduced solo fares on 6 Symphony Gateway sailings SOLO TRAVELERS ENJOY REDUCED SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS ABOARD SELECT CRYSTAL SYMPHONY GETAWAYS MIAMI, July 6, 2020 – Crystal Cruises announced today reduced single supplements of just 105 percent for six Crystal Getaways aboard Crystal Symphony. The applicable Getaways – abbreviated segments of longer full itineraries – sail in November and December 2020 as well as January and February 2021 and range from seven to 10 nights. Guests can explore temples, modern icons and tropical landscapes of India, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Abu Dhabi, Oman and Sri Lanka on itineraries that are designed to suit busy travel schedules while offering all of the acclaimed luxury and discovery for which Crystal is known. The reduced single supplements apply to the following voyages: November 14-21, seven-night sailing from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai November 21-30, nine-night sailing from Mumbai to Yangon December 7-15, eight-night sailing from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City December 28 – January 6, nine-night holiday sailing from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok January 27 – February 4, S eight-night sailing from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City February 19 – March 1, 10-night sailing from Singapore to Malé The reduced solo rates are combinable with the Crystal Confidence program for the select 2020 voyages, which offers reduced deposits of just $100 and extended final payment deadlines of 60 days prior to sailing. Those who book by August 31, can also take advantage of Crystal’s Easy Book program for the applicable 2021 itineraries, which requires a no-riskreduced deposits of 15 percent and waives admin fees if a guest needs to cancel prior to Crystal’s standard cancellation schedules. Crystal’s Voyage Assurance program offers additional peace of mind for several select voyages in 2020 and 2021, allowing travelers seven days to cancel their cruise for a full refund upon notification of significant changes to their chosen itinerary. With 30 years of cruising to the far reaches of the world, Crystal has a long tradition of implementing and maintaining the highest health and safety policies at sea. While the fleet is paused, the Crystal team is developing new procedures and policies that will support all public health and regulatory requirements and ensure that guests’ vacations continue to be not only relaxing and pleasurable but safe and healthy. Details of these new measures and initiatives will be announced soon. Additionally, the inherent design of Crystal ships maximizes personal and public space, offering plenty of options for those who choose to keep a healthy distance during their voyage. All Crystal ships across the fleet including Ocean, River, Yacht and Expedition offer nearly double the space per person than ships of a similar size, which is among the highest space ratios in the industry and their social spaciousness will be further augmented through the new measures we will be implementing. Further, Crystal Endeavor and Crystal’s River ships are all-suite and all-balcony suites and most staterooms on our two Ocean ships feature private verandas for fresh airflow. The safety of guests and crew members is Crystal’s number one priority and the fleet will resume service only when the company’s expert team and global health and government authorities indicate that it is safe to do so.
  9. I don’t think so.... Not sure what your definition of opening up is but things aren’t really improving and cruising is a long way off
  10. Some of those in the US do - NASA got the spelling of the Space Shuttle Endeavour right The choice to name the yacht Endeavor was a deliberate move by Crystal and despite the previous CEO claiming it was about a clash of the Endeavour name already being taken that could have been worked through I’m sure (and I’m yet to be able to locate a Crystal Endeavour)
  11. She’s not going anywhere at the moment - at anchor off Port Klang, Malaysia
  12. Thirsty Thursday - Caribbean Rum cocktails https://blog.crystalcruises.com/all-the-shades-of-caribbean-rum-the-cocktails-you-need-to-try/
  13. ssshhh.....we dare not mention the R word on here - lol PS - Thanks - I have friends booked on an October river cruise - it just seems inevitable that it isn't going to happen I'm afraid - and Australian's still can't travel overseas anyway
  14. Caribbean cuisine https://blog.crystalcruises.com/delicious-island-hopping-caribbean-cuisine/
  15. It’s an interesting list and certainly not one I’d be comfortable with - one notable airline omission is Qantas Who hold a good market share of Trans Pacific travel. Virgin Australia is missing too, that would have been handy as they are going through restructuring but it looks like they’ll survive now
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