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Jayayeff

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    Dubai, U.A.E. & Derbys., U.K.
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  1. Couldn't agree more - Hoi An is the real star of any visit to Vietnam... Anne...
  2. Try Arabian Adventures as they are the inbound local tourism arm of Emirates. I feel certain they have an office/desk in the Arrivals hall of T3 at Dubai Airport so they should be able to arrange something for you with airport pick-up and drop-off. If you are travelling on full USA passports then a visa isn't an issue as the US is part of the visa waiver programme and you are entitled to a visit visa on arrival... Anne...
  3. I think it is the day of travel... I believe the ticket shows Abu Dhabi as the point of departure but the segment from Abu Dhabi to Dubai is by road.... They check you and your bags in at their ‘terminal’ in Abu Dhabi, then transfer directly to the airport in Dubai... However I may be wrong as I haven’t used the service myself, I just know it exists... Anne..
  4. The April 23 cruise is now the April 24 cruise embarking in Kuala Lumpur and as per the advice issued the other day the notification date for cancelling for those who no longer wish to sail is March 20... Anne..
  5. Vince, Gosh, you really do have an encyclopaedic memory of Crystal menus and individual dishes don't you??? The only individual dish I ever remember as being a 'must have' is/was the Crab & Brie soup on embarkation night in MDR on the Symphony!!! However, you're spot on with the Forrest Mushroom Tart - it was the first night... I do have screen shots of all the menus that I took from the app and quite a few photos of dishes we had during the week. When I get the time I'll try and post some more of them... Anne...
  6. The menu from the evening it was served and the appetiser itself.... Anne...
  7. My friend and I booked one of those flex fares on our recent Esprit cruise. We had to pay in full at the time of booking (7 months out in our case) but received our room assignments almost 3 months prior to sailing. We were also told that those voyages don’t count toward your CS rewards too but I haven’t checked whether it has or hasn’t - no big deal in our case as we’re not likely to reach any significant milestones!!!! Anne...
  8. You should try the one on the Esprit, that was to die for!!!! Presentation is a little different but it was unbelievably good... As you know I'm not a fan of taking 'food photos' in fine dining restaurants but I did take some on the Esprit as we usually dined at a table for two so were not intruding upon anyone else's service by doing so.... I don't have my photos on this computer but I'll post one later from home.. Anne...
  9. Spot on...👏👏👏 High Tea is served later than the Afternoon Tea hours on the ship, and will contain at least one hot dish... Anne...
  10. It is the Ritz Carlton however, there are 2 of them in Dubai and the one Crystal uses is the original one on the JBR beach in Dubai Marina area. It’s quite a distance from the airport and the cruise terminal if you were thinking of using it pre or post cruise....One thing Dubai isn’t short of is hotels so there are plenty of other options available... Anne
  11. Neil, Pleased you finally got this resolved - I’m also pleased now I chose the Indian Ocean for my holiday - there’d have been toys flying in all directions if I’d had to go through your experience!!!! Anne..
  12. I’m surprised at you getting all bent out of shape over this one, I would have thought you would have been more aligned with me on the wearing of caps indoors without the need for a published code advising of the same.... Baseball caps indoors anywhere other than the gym, etc.. is even higher up my list of pet peeves than balloons!!!! 😱🤣😱🤣 Anne...
  13. Sorry for late reply - I have been away on a cruise around the Seychelles!!! Other than offices, banks etc.. all markets, malls etc are open until late in the evening, as are many of the leisure parks.... Anne...
  14. That excursion is something of a misnomer. The ship anchors in St. Anne Channel and the tour is a visit to the Moyenne Island national park - home to many giant tortoises followed by the glass bottom boat ride over a reef with time for snorkelling or swimming (or itinerary vice versa for the other timing). I did the 8.45 and started in the nature reserve and ended with the glass bottom boat, the 8.15 did them the other way round.....We haven’t got to La Digue yet, that’s our island visit tomorrow... Today we did the Fond Ferdinand nature reserve hike on Praslin. It’s allegedly the easier of the two national park hikes but it’s still pretty challenging as it’s all uphill (but on a stepped pathway). However, most of our group made it all the way up, with two almost making it (me being one!!!). The guide we had was great, it was worth the effort to have him accompany us and keep stopping on the way both up and down to point out things and tell us about all the plants/trees/birds, etc.. we were seeing along the way.... Anne...
  15. Good Luck with your alternative arrangements Sue - must be a nightmare trying to find flights from Taipei to the Seychelles!!! I hope you make it...😱 Anne...
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