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Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing June 9th, 2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,558
Posted By CrystalPrincess
Sometimes luggage valet is necessary

Here is my problem:

I want to spend a full week traveling around Italy before the cruise, taking trains to each area. The itinerary would be going from Venice to Rome, with Florence in between,...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing June 9th, 2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,807
Posted By CrystalPrincess
Question Can apple juice go onboard?

Are you sure about that? I want to bring a case of apple juice on the ship. If the x-ray is able to see the shape of six small bottles with plastic caps would I be rejected? Or is it necessary to...
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations May 31st, 2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,146
Posted By CrystalPrincess
Question Questions about Rome In Limo

I want to know more about Rome In Limo before booking tours.

1. Is the cost dependent on number of passengers?
2. How many hours do they take you around cities?
3. What do they do for lunch if...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff May 30th, 2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By CrystalPrincess
Question I assume you are allowed to help first-time...

I assume you are allowed to help first-time cruisers who have any questions. Because I already selected a cruise ship and cabin type, I just need help with the basics of cruise planning and...
Forum: European & Mediterranean Destinations May 28th, 2010, 02:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,894
Posted By CrystalPrincess
Question I read Rome also is an hour and a half away from...

I read Rome also is an hour and a half away from the cruise port. The fact both are that far away and worth spending more than a day at makes me wonder how I can pick one to embark or disembark at....
Forum: Styles At Sea May 28th, 2010, 02:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,760
Posted By CrystalPrincess
Baggage fees

This is what I know from personal experience: United charges more if you do not print a boarding pass online. It cost only $11 for the flight to Grand Teton National Park but for the return home, we...
Forum: All Things Cruising May 22nd, 2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,638
Posted By CrystalPrincess
My point is I want to already know which ship to...

My point is I want to already know which ship to sail on, which suites are best, and the better ports of call to look for prior to booking so when it is time to book, I will know my preferences...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff May 22nd, 2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,051
Posted By CrystalPrincess
Question Confused about euros

Can somebody explain to me in simple English how the euro can be falling if it is worth the same amount when converted from a dollar? When you convert dollars to euros the number of cents is still...
Forum: All Things Cruising May 22nd, 2010, 12:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,638
Posted By CrystalPrincess
Smile Cruise line>Cruise ship>Cruise itinerary

I am guessing most people do not think about doing this: plan two years in advance. To make sure I can get one of the best penthouse suites on Crystal Serenity and an early-bird rate (if there is...
Forum: All Things Cruising May 20th, 2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,741
Posted By CrystalPrincess
Smile Flowers and chocolate

I decided to buy flowers and chocolate through Crystal's gift form online because those are two of my favorite things. People should splurge on cruises if they can afford to pay out-of-pocket costs...
Forum: All Things Cruising May 20th, 2010, 01:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 676
Posted By CrystalPrincess
Paul, I did look at other cruise lines,...

Paul, I did look at other cruise lines, especially Silversea, to choose a ship. I may want to sail on a different company's ship another time, but for my first cruise Crystal seems to be the best,...
Forum: Disabled Cruisers May 17th, 2010, 12:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,050
Posted By CrystalPrincess
Question Another hearing-impaired traveler

I also am hearing-impaired but I do not have a hearing aid because they do not work for me at all. So my biggest concern about the activities both onboard and in port is I can't hear what the...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers May 17th, 2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,295
Posted By CrystalPrincess
Question Dress code concerns

I am most worried about the definition of "casual" on port days. While in port I will want to wear t-shirts and shorts, not a blouse and dress slacks. Crystal's website has some pictures of each...
Forum: Euro-Cruise Lines May 17th, 2010, 12:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,726
Posted By CrystalPrincess
Question Help first-timer choose itinerary

:confused:HELP WANTED:confused:

I know I want to either start or end in Rome and also visit Venice and Florence (Livorno) but definitely do not want to see anything east of Italy. It looks to me...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers May 16th, 2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,534
Posted By CrystalPrincess
Not booked yet, but here are my details

1. Female, 30-35, single, none
2. I am waiting for my mom to retire in 2012.
3. Right now my biggest problem is choosing one.
4. Dress code on casual days (will sail on Crystal)
5. Is 226 sf...
Forum: All Things Cruising May 14th, 2010, 02:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 676
Posted By CrystalPrincess
Question Western Europe and U.S. embarkation ports

My biggest problem is the embarkation and disembarkation ports. If I could choose any U.S. port for a transatlantic crossing it would be Cape Canaveral or Boston, but Crystal ships go to cities I...
Forum: All Things Cruising May 10th, 2010, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,669
Posted By CrystalPrincess
Thumbs down My suggestion for the board

This thread needs to be stickied to the top. I only found it because I clicked on the little Next arrow at the bottom of the screen to read more threads in a forum about picking a cruise line to sail...
Forum: All Things Cruising May 9th, 2010, 11:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,865
Posted By CrystalPrincess
Question Crystal or Silversea?

I am planning my first cruise, which I will take alone in Western Europe. My first step - choosing a cruise line - is easier said than done because Silversea has some benefits I can't get on Crystal,...
Forum: Silversea Cruises May 9th, 2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,981
Posted By CrystalPrincess
Question Anne, the question was how do you know which...

Anne, the question was how do you know which nights are formal or casual. I only saw this much on the website: during a 10-day cruise, there are three formal nights. Do you have to book a cruise...
Forum: Silversea Cruises May 9th, 2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,917
Posted By CrystalPrincess
Question Is Silversea better than Crystal?

Can somebody tell me why Silversea is better than Crystal? I never drink alcohol so its beverage menus and policies are comopletely irrelevant. What I need to know is do the Silversea ships and...
Forum: Crystal May 9th, 2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,341
Posted By CrystalPrincess
Question Crystal versus Silversea

Right now I am leaning toward Crystal because I read its ships have more activities and entertainment on board than the much smaller Silversea ships. However, the no-tipping policy, free laundry...
Forum: Crystal May 9th, 2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,286
Posted By CrystalPrincess
Question How is that possible if Crystal's ships are...

How is that possible if Crystal's ships are relatively small? They are not nearly as large as the mass-market and premium ships, which have inside staterooms and more pools than Serenity and carry...
Forum: Crystal May 2nd, 2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,934
Posted By CrystalPrincess
Question Laundry on Crystal

I read Silversea's butlers do the laundry for guests at no extra cost. Does Crystal offer that service, even if I have to pay extra for it? I want to go on a two-week cruise combined with a tour and...
Forum: Crystal May 2nd, 2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,422
Posted By CrystalPrincess
Question Port days and shore excursions

Everything I read about "the Crystal experience" is great, but one of the most important factors when selecting a specific cruise is how long the ship will be anchored on port days. I am a night owl,...
Forum: All Things Cruising May 1st, 2010, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,195
Posted By CrystalPrincess
Actually, you should never fly on embarkation...

Actually, you should never fly on embarkation day. If I can bring a drink on board, I will get it from the port city after my flight. If not, I will not cry over spilled milk. Certainly it is...
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