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  1. I was very pleased to see that on our tour from the Symphony in Hobart, Tasmania a couple weeks ago, the buses had seatbelts that are required by law to be fastened. The driver announced it at the start of the drive. That was the first time I have been in a large bus with seatbelts anywhere. I was happy.
  2. I was on Symphony for the last Auckland segment and was so disappointed when we had to reverse course and miss the Fiordland park and sounds in New Zealand. It had been the inspiration for my extended cruise to start with! I know it was the only option to keep the ship safe. Even bypassing the worst of the Tasman sea storm we had a pretty “bouncy” couple of days! I’ll just have to go back to New Zealand for a redo!! I know some of the passengers still on board and wish you calmer seas. I miss you all!! ~Nancy
  3. They will do it however you want. I always get my dressing on the side and mix in just the “perfect” amount myself. The salad bar is my favorite lunch!
  4. On the current live view I can see me sitting at the Symphony computer behind the post right now! Having a fabulous time on the Symphony on the way to Bay of Islands, New Zealand!! ~Nancy
  5. I'm on Symphony now and met Teo last night at the Meet and Mingle. He is a very charming man! I told him I had read his book but it's on my Kindle so I couldn't have him sign it......one downside to Kindle books! The Meet and Mingle had a great turnout, I think there were about 18-20 who attended. ~Nancy
  6. Thanks for the preview of the Indian Pacific! Since I’m going in the opposite direction from Sydney the stops/timing will be different but the general trip looks as good as the website touts. I’m in a single so have to use a shared bathroom but reviews have said they keep it very clean! Thanks to Roland4 for carrying on with the world cruise. I’m currently Having fun on the Symphony. Internet has been bad the last few days around Easter Island but seems fine today. Tonight is the Meet and Mingle but wish it had been a little closer to the beginning of the cruise. I already met one CCer in the Cove though. ~Nancy
  7. Thanks Roy and all! I'll be on this cruise also. I'm flying to Santiago on Thursday and the fun begins. Wishing good travels to all getting to the ship or just continuing on from the current voyage. I'll see you at the Meet and Mingle. ~Nancy
  8. This new menu is becoming more interesting to me. I sure hope the Symphony's Silk is improving too.....I'm boarding in 8 (eight!!) days. ~Nancy
  9. Absolutely gorgeous. You have inspired me to possibly go to Patagonia in the future. I had no idea how beautiful the area is! Thank you, Nancy
  10. Thanks RuthC.......I learned something new today. It worked!
  11. That newscaster sure looks like he is amazed and having a great time! Thanks for the pictures. ~Nancy
  12. How fun! How fun to see a Crystal Ship on your morning TV!! If it shows up on YouTube let us know......I would love to see it! ~Nancy
  13. Your family looks like they are all having such a great time together. Thanks for sharing your joy Keith! ~Nancy
  14. Thanks for the thorough review rkacruiser. What kind of hats were the stewards and bartenders wearing? Every evening? I can't imagine why they would wear hats! ~Nancy
  15. Hello juicyjuju, Based on the information that was available about the Valparaiso to Tahiti Symphony cruise (02/19/19) on the Crystal website (before the changes erased it all), Russ was listed as being CD until Papeete. I'm hoping that is still the case so I can meet him as well. See you on board in a couple of weeks! ~Nancy
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