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  1. Keith1010

    Crystal Themed Cruise 2019, 2020, & 2021

    I am not aware of any app that would provide schedules and allow you to sign up for e- mails as mentioned earlier by Miles in post number 2. If someone knows of a current app that does this, I would love to know. I go to the Crystal Cruises web site for the majority of this information. Keith
  2. Keith1010

    Combination Cruise question

    Muriel, as a rule of thumb they are now opening all of the dining venues for Embarkation Day. Also they will open up Waterside around 11:45 unless embarkation is late. On turn around day in this port usually it is not late. This is a recent change. Keith
  3. Keith1010

    Serenity Question

    Miles, no need to be sorry. I did understand that one of the CP's needed more detailing than the others so maybe you and Dan were in that one. At the same time the dry dock provided the opportunity to address detailing issues in some of the other rooms as well. Keith
  4. Keith1010

    Crystal Themed Cruise 2019, 2020, & 2021

    Terry yes that is the Olympian. I think I need to wear my glasses the next time I visit that page. I saw it for several weeks but then couldn't find him listed. I think I looked further down and missed where he was listed. Keith
  5. Keith1010

    Rabbi on Board?

    Yes they don't make the Gefilte Fish. I thought it was fine but growing up my parent's never made the Gifelte Fish either so I can't compare. They do make the Kosher Chicken and the Challah and the other items. On the cruises that Rabbi Morrie and is wife Gerie is on often she provides recipes for items such as Chopped Liver and some of the other items. Very special. As to Rap often the Rabbi will tease about it on the first session of Rap with the Rabbi. Before the lounge on Symphony was converted to the high rollers room he would tease about Rapping since if you were going to Rap that would be the place to do it. Something special when it comes to Rap with the Rabbi is often it attracts members from various faiths and on the World Cruise even more and often the Protestant Minister attends. I love that as Rap with the Rabbi encourages a lot of discussion and it is so nice to get a range of opinion to the discussion items. Just like CC you will find that there are a lot of views on the subjects. It's great. Keith
  6. Keith1010

    Last Minute Booking Advice Please

    I am so sorry for the passing of your Mom. Let me start with the easy question. Beginning with the present cruise there is no longer fixed Seating. The main restaurant now called Waterside has open seating. So now worries there. The standard rooms will be a good deal smaller than those on Regent. Whether or not that will bother you is something that none of us know. What I can say is that on Crystal ships we spend a lot of time outside our room and in the public areas since they offer so much enrichment and entertainment. You could waitlist for a larger room but you might not know till the last minute if one will be available. Rather you might want to book a room that is available and make the final payment and then keep checking to see if a suite opens up. Since we are so close to the start of this cruise it is not very likely that a suite will open up though unless there is a last minute cancellation. I would recommend going with a TA as often they can provide great level of amenities. We are on this holiday cruise as are several members from this board. A great itinerary. Keith
  7. Keith1010

    Booking a guarantee cabin

    You just never know what will happen. You could end up with the category that you have a guarantee for or you could get an upgrade. A lot can change between now and next July in terms of bookings/cancellations. You may find out a few months before the cruise or you might not know till you arrive to the ship or something in between this in terms of time frames. Keith
  8. Keith1010

    Combination Cruise question

    On turn around day you can come and please as you would like. It will be like any embarkation day. People will be getting off in the morning and then at Noon newly arriving guests will board. If you have never been to Rome you could go in. Another option is to just go into port. There are a few things to see and then just relax on the ship. Keith
  9. Keith1010

    Rabbi on Board?

    Muriel, yes he and his lovely wife are usually on either Symphony or Serenity for the Jewish Holidays. They will be on Serenity on this years Holiday Cruise which we will be on. They are also on the World Cruise. They are beloved by many guests of all faiths. Keith
  10. Keith1010

    Serenity Question

    Some photos from the CP we were in during a voyage with our family in 2017. I believe the CP's were only redone in 2014. It was very special. Keith Some photos from our stay in one of the CP's on 2017. I want to say they were just updated in 2014.
  11. Keith1010

    Crystal Themed Cruise 2019, 2020, & 2021

    Yes, it is supposed to be on the first segment. Actually about two months ago they did have someone listed but his name has been removed. My experience is that from time to time someone who first agrees to participate has a conflict but then Crystal finds someone else. In fact, a couple of times I found the replacements to be absolutely wonderful. Keith
  12. Keith1010

    Rabbi on Board?

    +1 Murial. It is usually one clergy though except for the major religious holidays and the entire World Cruise. 😁
  13. Keith1010

    Serenity Question

    Cryssymph, you are very welcome. Keith
  14. Keith1010

    Rabbi on Board?

    For the vast majority of voyages it would be one clergy; Catholic Clergy For voyages such as Holiday Cruise, if Passover fall at the same time as Easter you will have three clergy on board and also for the World Cruise; Catholic Clergy, Jewish Clergy, Protestant Clergy. Keith
  15. Keith1010

    Rabbi on Board?

    Absolutely, Ed has it right. You will have a Rabbi on board for Rosh Hashanah and for Yom Kippur. It is way too early to find out who will be on board but rest assured there is always a Rabbi on board for both these holidays. The same is true for Passover, Chanukah and also for the Holiday Cruise even if Chanukah does not fall on the Holiday Cruise. Keith
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