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    Dubai, U.A.E. & Derbys., U.K.
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    Travel, Golf, Photography & The Arts
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    Crystal Cruises
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  1. The Seychelles is still included in the itinerary listed on the website but the announcement is clear, no port calls for cruise ships so who knows what the final itinerary will be, maybe just scenic cruising????🤔🤔 Anne...
  2. The voyage hasn’t changed they still have it listed as the full 17 night voyage from Singapore to Mombassa but also as two Getaway voyages, Singapore to Male (Maldives) which is 10 nights and Male to Mombassa which is 7 nights... Anne.....
  3. The UK press release that appeared in several newspapers today... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8325803/Ken-Rees-dies-cancer-aged-76.html Anne..
  4. Well, it is heading somewhere! The Nautica and the Norwegian Jade left Port Rashid together a couple of days ago and are both now sailing towards the Red Sea and the Suez Canal so they should be entering the Med in a week or so...🤔
  5. We’re clearly even more locked down than we thought we were - whilst we are both in countries with closed land, air and sea borders still, they must be closed to emails too!!!! 🤣🤣 Anne...
  6. Resetting password and submitting the email subscription didn’t work for me - still nothing in my inbox!!! Anne..
  7. I’ve just done the same however, I had to reset my password first as even my profile account didn’t let me in with the one I had set previously. We’ll see if a full reset works if not then I’ll just have to contact them via the email address given... Anne..
  8. Strange. I haven’t received any emails from Crystal for a few months either. I’m pretty certain the last email correspondence I received was my post cruise QA questionnaire following my Esprit cruise in early February. Like a previous poster I too signed up again for emails but still nothing - the only ones I receive are those forwarded by my TA...🤔🤔 Anne.
  9. I bravely ventured outside and had my hair cut (and coloured) earlier this week and I was comfortable doing so. My hairdresser is not located within a mall or other public place so I could drive straight to the building, park and go directly inside. I know her, trust her and could see she is following the re-opening guidelines to the letter. However, after more than a month of sitting gathering dust my car felt decidedly in need of a little TLC so I've also been to a nearby quick service station and had that done too... Due to age specific restrictions in place, I'm still not allowed in public places that are beginning to reopen (malls, restaurants, retail outlets or certain open spaces) or to return to working from the office but it's good to be able to restore some semblance of normality to life. I now have my fingers crossed for my first 'social distancing' golf outing which I hope will happen this coming weekend... I was fortunate to have spent a fantastic week onboard the Esprit in the Seychelles a few weeks before Covid-19 took over all our lives so I'm not suffering serious cruise withdrawal symptoms just yet - and I think there is a long road to travel before cruising becomes a reality again for anyone.....I'm sure lessons will need to be learned from other transport, accommodation, dining and entertainment providers such as airlines, hotels, restaurants, theatres etc. before cruise ships sail again.. Anne..
  10. Emirates announced the same thing last week, between sheer volume of refunds in the pipeline and the financial restructuring they said it could be August before they could get them all processed...
  11. Yes, I heard that from someone else yesterday... Anne..
  12. I live under the flight path into/out of DXB and was thinking the same thing earlier today. It’s just over 6 weeks now since all scheduled flights were suspended and even though DXB is the only airport they are using just now for both cargo and repatriation flights I actually notice any plane taking off or coming in to land more now than when they are doing so every few minutes... It’ll be a shock to see an A380 flying over the house when they are back in service again as they are only using some of the 777’s since scheduled flights were suspended... Anne...
  13. Keith, Are they completing their 14 days quarantine onboard the ship? I heard on the news here this morning that both Emirates and Etihad have had to cancel the 9 repatriation flights that were due to go out from Dubai and Abu Dhabi this week due to the Philippines government closing all the airports in the country to repatriation flights due to pressure on quarantine facilities.....The airport closure is for a week starting today (3rd May)... Anne..
  14. Vince, I’m with you on both the demise of the Baked Alaska (fortunately before my time on Crystal) and the MDR ‘strolling’ musicians, and I sincerely hope that the Grand Gala Buffet goes the same way when the post Covid-19 style of cruising is revealed... I don’t doubt for a minute that I’ll get shot down in flames for that one but IMHO this is the perfect time to move on from this display of excess and the lack of social distancing and hygiene discipline that goes with it... Anne...
  15. I’m not even sure it was Roger Federer, I thought I’d read that it was Novak Djokovic who was quoted as being anti-vaccinations in response to the ATP tour proposals being considered for the return of professional tennis events??? That would make more sense to me as I know he follows a very strict nutrition regime due in part to multiple allergies, and I believe some vaccinations are not recommended for people with specific allergies....🤔🤔 Anne...
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