Posted September 22nd, 2017, 05:31 PM
YES Yes Yes! This is a major point and thx for thinking of it. A real Promenade Deck, low and protected.
And the needlepoint kits - it would not be Crystal without getting the kits and sitting around and needle pointing with other passengers. So much of my day includes those kits and the Promenade Deck.
And, just to repeat myself - Solo fares that are reasonable and a way for Solo travelers to be seated with other solos at dinner - and know that this is taken care of before even boarding - so that they do not have to worry about eating alone, night after night...
i wonder how much they spend on those needlepoint kits. Crystal actually started me doing needlepoint again, which I had not done since I was in my 20's.
Since we will have true open seating, finally, I don't think you will need to worry about dining alone. That is the beauty of open seating on all my other luxury cruises. You meet people during the day and if you wish you can set up a dinner time and enjoy further conversations. My husband and I, and when I travel on my own, have met people that we would have liked to dine with (we were DBR) and were told it wasn't possible. I am 100% happy dining alone in the MDR, at a time I wish, but now other options will be available.
I was on the Seabourn Encore and sadly, no promenade deck and really no place to walk at all. A proper ship should have a proper promenade deck.