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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Today, 11:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 891
Posted By calliopecruiser
I wouldn't book on Carnival (not my type of...

I wouldn't book on Carnival (not my type of product or passenger, too large) or RCCI (also too large, too busy). I also likely wouldn't book Cunard, because I'm not a fan of the stratified services...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Today, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 587
Posted By calliopecruiser
Not fake at all......it's been around,...

Not fake at all......it's been around, chemically, for close to a dozen years, through not used commercially. It is not dehydrated alcohol, it is powdered alcohol - alcohol absorbed into a "capsule"...
Forum: Cruise Air Yesterday, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By calliopecruiser
I have Sennheiser noise-cancelling headphones,...

I have Sennheiser noise-cancelling headphones, and they work wonderfully well. I chose them over the Bose primarily because of the size and portability, though I've heard great things about the Bose...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 12:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 558
Posted By calliopecruiser
Yup, but more about the content than the number...

Yup, but more about the content than the number of "stars" or percentage points, since different things matter to different people --- what is a good item/experience might not be desirable to...
Forum: Saving Money on Your Cruise - Tips & Advice April 18th, 2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By calliopecruiser
Over $2100 is a significant amount of money to...

Over $2100 is a significant amount of money to save - I'd be willing to make a 6 hour drive in that circumstance. I'm a good driver who enjoys driving; I can imagine some people who don't like...
Forum: Solo Cruisers April 17th, 2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By calliopecruiser
I think the reason some of them might want solo...

I think the reason some of them might want solo travelers is that some solo travelers are willing to pay more, and willing to take tiny, inside cabins that the cruise line created from "wasted"...
Forum: Australia & New Zealand April 17th, 2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 855
Posted By calliopecruiser
That may be what I end up doing in NZ - using...

That may be what I end up doing in NZ - using primarily cash. I'm pretty sure I can use my debit card in ATMs there (as I have in Europe), but I don't know if I can use it at retailers. And then I...
Forum: Australia & New Zealand April 17th, 2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 855
Posted By calliopecruiser
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Forum: Crystal Cruises April 17th, 2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,531
Posted By calliopecruiser
I like great food and elegance! Still, I think...

I like great food and elegance! Still, I think you and I have a different definition of what is elegant.......While I appreciate great food and elegance, what I don't like is the banquet-hall type...
Forum: Crystal Cruises April 16th, 2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,531
Posted By calliopecruiser
I certainly believe they need at least one more...

I certainly believe they need at least one more dining option than they have now. Although food quality is very subjective, Crystal does need a full time casual dining venue, even a buffet.
Forum: Australia & New Zealand April 16th, 2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 855
Posted By calliopecruiser
It's the only place I've ever traveled that has...

It's the only place I've ever traveled that has this extra credit card fee - that sets it apart. Sure, I'm paying fees when I exchange money or pay in a different currency, but this is an ADDITIONAL...
Forum: Australia & New Zealand April 16th, 2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 548
Posted By calliopecruiser
I find that my electronics and cameras alone...

I find that my electronics and cameras alone unfortunately weigh a lot and take up a lot of space (DSLR camera), especially when you include all the cords and chargers :(
Forum: Australia & New Zealand April 16th, 2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 855
Posted By calliopecruiser
I would never buy an air ticket through anyone...

I would never buy an air ticket through anyone other than a travel agent or the airline itself -- there are too many weird conditions on air tickets. The airline ticket isn't prepaid, but I think...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 15th, 2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By calliopecruiser
I do like having a movie theater on board, and I...

I do like having a movie theater on board, and I could do without the evening shows (though musical performances in the lounge are lovely).

Voyages to Antiquity cruises look like something...
Forum: Australia & New Zealand April 15th, 2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 855
Posted By calliopecruiser
Yup, I don't like it, but if I want to visit NZ,...

Yup, I don't like it, but if I want to visit NZ, that's what I'll pay. Doesn't change the fact that it sucks, though.
Forum: Australia & New Zealand April 15th, 2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 855
Posted By calliopecruiser
Right, but it really doesn't offer any options to...

Right, but it really doesn't offer any options to those who aren't local and need to make a payment or deposit long-distance. That's the part that really bothers me - I'd be happy to pay even...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 15th, 2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By calliopecruiser
Because the phone does so many other things! I...

Because the phone does so many other things! I don't even have a P&S camera any more - I think my iPhone takes shots as good as almost any P&S (and does so much more), but I do have a DSLR for real...
Forum: Saving Money on Your Cruise - Tips & Advice April 15th, 2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By calliopecruiser
Untrue - many companies (including Telestial)...

Untrue - many companies (including Telestial) have cross-Europe coverage with their SIM cards. You'll find this true when you do a little research........enjoy your trip.
Forum: Australia & New Zealand April 15th, 2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 855
Posted By calliopecruiser
Here it would not only be a rip-off, it would be...

Here it would not only be a rip-off, it would be illegal. Still, there aren't many other options (especially when costs are in the thousands, or on the internet), and when in Rome........

(FWIW,...
Forum: Australia & New Zealand April 14th, 2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 855
Posted By calliopecruiser
In planning for my trip to NZ next fall, I've...

In planning for my trip to NZ next fall, I've noticed many hotels charging extra to use a credit card. Air New Zealand charged me an extra fee to use a credit card to charge my flight ticket when I...
Forum: Australia & New Zealand April 14th, 2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 548
Posted By calliopecruiser
I think the key is to remember that a lot of the...

I think the key is to remember that a lot of the rest of the world travels like that all the time. Most also don't use roller bags.....they use briefcases, knapsacks, messenger bags, and tote bags. ...
Forum: Australia & New Zealand April 14th, 2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 548
Posted By calliopecruiser
I'm not sure what your question is about --...

I'm not sure what your question is about -- what's to manage? It is what it is.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 14th, 2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By calliopecruiser
Yes. That will also allow you to use it for...

Yes. That will also allow you to use it for music, audiobooks, and any off-line apps you might have.
Forum: First Time Cruisers April 13th, 2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,525
Posted By calliopecruiser
None. In fact, there are no religions that...

None.

In fact, there are no religions that require a woman to wear a burqa, niqab, or abaya either. Those are cultural forms of dress, not religious. Islam just requires "modest" dress, with...
Forum: First Time Cruisers April 12th, 2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,525
Posted By calliopecruiser
What's pictured is not a burkha (or burqa), as I...

What's pictured is not a burkha (or burqa), as I understand it, but a niqab. A burqa has a kind of screen over the eyes - very rare in my part of the world, I haven't seen it often. ...
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