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Stereojeff

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About Stereojeff

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    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    Whittier (Los Angeles), CA
  • Interests
    Golf, food, wine, travel, trivia, music, conversation
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Crystal, Uniworld
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Machu Picchu

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  1. My wife and I are on segments 2 and 3 of this world cruise. We'll be joining in Auckland and departing in Cape Town. We're approaching our 20th Crystal voyage and are anxious about all the dining changes. We love to meet people and dining at a table for 8 has been a highlight. If you see Jeff and Meg from the 2017 or 2018 World Cruise--or anywhere else--please say hello. Jeff Hipps
  2. Wanted to give a shout-out to Mordi Zissman. We booked him for a two-day tour of Jersualem/Masada/Dead Sea during Crystal Serenity's 2018 stop in Ashdod. I can't imagine a better guide. Mordi is knowledgeable, personable and organized. If you are able to hire him to be your guide I promise you've reached the top-tier. Jeff
  3. We were on the Serenity this spring and fell in love with the dry rose wine served on the ship. Unfortunately we did not make a note of the brand/vintage. Can anyone help? It comes in a lovely bottle painted with white lattice. Thanks, Jeff
  4. My wife Meg and I just booked 4 segments of the 2018 WC. We'll be on 8304, 8305, 8306 and 8307. Collectively that's Manila to Rome. Hope to see you all on-board. Jeff
  5. FWIW--we were on an excursion in Valparaiso when the strike began. Yes, we were not allowed back on the ship and no one could disembark. Crystal did arrange to get essential medications from the ship to cruisers on our motor coach and also routed 3 buses full of "stranded" cruisers to local restaurants where we were allowed access to anything on the menu or in the bar at Crystal's expense. After a few hours, six at the most, the strike was settled and we returned to the ship in time to join our friends for early seating. As we were already stuffed from the restaurant, we did not eat (one of the few meals we skipped in 60 days) but nonetheless loved the conversation with our table-mates. All travelers left the ship as scheduled and headed for Machu Picchu or home, whichever applied. Jeff
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