Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community

Keith1010

Members
  • Content Count

    107,059
  • Joined

About Keith1010

  • Rank
    100,000+ Club

About Me

  • Interests
    Cruising, Travel, Indoor Cycling, Sports,
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Crystal Cruises
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    The One We Are Currently Visiting
  • If you have a personal or hobby CRUISE or TRAVEL BLOG, include the url here:
    http://cruisingmatters.com

Recent Profile Visitors

19,249 profile views
  1. Like many cruise lines Crystal continues to plan for future sailings but the challenge is no one know when they can start up. For USA sailings lines are waiting to hear back from the CDC and from what I have read it is possible more will be known from the CDC later this month but that could range to continue staying in a holding pattern to being able to sail starting x time frame. Personally, if it is possible to sail from the USA to a limited number of places where USA citizens can go I think that would have the highest possibility as near term I don't see other countries opening up their borders to USA citizens given where we stand on COVID-19 and the forecasts for a challenging Fall and Winter. On the other hand it could be many months being depending on the successful rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine but as we all know there is a lot up in the air about that from whether it works, and if it does its success rate, to availability to how many people can be vaccinated. Lots of unknowns and this is where I do say time will tell and no one know for sure when cruising will start back up in a robust manner. Keith
  2. Given right now USA citizens can only visit a handful of countries it is not a surprise for it to be cancelled. The question in my mind is when sailings begin and where. It will be interesting to see what feedback comes from the CDC later this month with respect to cruise lines starting up in the USA. Either way I don’t see a 4 day cruise as the first one and certainly not starting January 1. Keith
  3. I don't see them starting with a four day cruise. Maybe too short to test out new protocols, and to add a new cruise so late in the game I don't see happening. Just my two cents. Keith
  4. As I said time will tell. You are right. I am not reading the refund threads on this board. I did read some early on but stopped after awhile. I do not need to read them to have a good sense of what people think because of the people I speak with and hear from and based on my own experience on refunds. I have seen enough that I could probably write a book based on my own experiences on this. I certainly have experienced my set of frustrations on this by the way as I waited for refunds and currently am waiting on refunds. And yes, I have lots of money on the table both in refund and in future cruises that is greater than "tens" of thousands. I don't need to read the threads to have a fairly good feel for what people think. The majority of people I have heard from (some are from this board) are very frustrated about the process (who wouldn't be), and have concerns in addition to this. With that said, most want to get back to cruising hoping things get back to normal or some form of normal sooner rather than later. I don't see the vast majority jumping ship at this time. They are more concerned with when cruise lines in general will get back to cruising, about Crystal's future, what cruising and travel will be like in the future with a vaccine likely not being effective for everyone, and feel a great deal for those at Crystal who have had their jobs impacted by the shutdown of cruising due to COVID-19. Of course people are very frustrated. There are some who say they won't return to Crystal. Some who say they won't will IMHO. I think many will and like most things after a period of time will just move forward on this and the experience they had. Personally, I think things could have been and still can be handled better on all of this by Crystal. In the end, time will tell. I just hope we will get beyond the virus so we can all cruise again, that the industry can bounce back from this, that people will not give up on cruising and Crystal will be a key player in the luxury market. I think many challenges lay ahead when cruises start up again. There are those who have never cruised who might have cruised but I think they will wait for now. There are some who have cruised who will wait. There might be consolidation in the industry. Some lines might not make it. Assuming the vaccine is not 100% effective (what I read is it could be 50 to 55% effective and a major success would be if it is 70 to 75% effective) what things are like on land and at sea on this and how companies will deal with the added costs of preventing COVI-19 outbreaks assuming the scientists are right with their projections. Another challenge for the lines is depending on how much longer the industry is shut-down how many members of the crew don't come back and the challenges of augmenting teams where lots of new people are needed. Lots of issues to work through. Retaining customers is certainly one of them. Keith
  5. Latest Update: As Of September 5, 2020 PLEASE NOTE: Please use the following format when requesting to have your updates added to this thread April 18 (OCY190418-09) Venice to Athens - Keith1010 (Keith/Anne Marie) Thank you. Keith ========================================= For anyone booking a cruise, please post to this thread so that we can include you on the future cruising lists for your cruise. This thread is also used for the Bon Voyage threads. Please use the following format: Date (Cruise Number) Embarkation and Ending City - Cruise Critic Name (your own first name(s) should you choose to want to include this) Example: April 18 (OCY190418-09) Venice to Athens - Keith1010 (Keith/Anne Marie) (1) If you are new to CrystalCruises also be sure to check out the thread, which is titled “Some Thoughts For First Time Crystal Cruisers” https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2377435-some-thoughts-for-first-time-crystal-cruisers/page/5/#comments (2) If you would like to attend the MEET AND MINGLE PARTY that Crystal Cruises hosts when there are 10 or more of us on board, you can do so by visiting the registration section of Cruise Critic. This link will take you there. https://www.cruisecritic.com/rollcall/cruiselinel2.cfm?cruiselineid=12 (3) If there is a ROLL CALL for your voyage post a message or questions for your voyage on that thread. Posts for a particular cruise might be better placed on the roll call so that the maximum people on that cruise may see it. These are the links for the roll calls and after you reach the thread then click on the area that takes you to the last (most current) page. Crystal Serenity Roll Calls https://www.cruisecritic.com/rollcall/cruiselinel2.cfm?cruiselineid=12 Crystal Symphony Roll Calls https://www.cruisecritic.com/rollcall/cruiselinel2.cfm?cruiselineid=12 Crystal Esprit Roll Calls https://boards.cruisecritic.com/forum/779-crystal-esprit/ Crystal Endeavor Roll Calls https://boards.cruisecritic.com/forum/2450-crystal-endeavor/ FUTURE BOOKINGS CRYSTAL SERENITY 2021, 2022 & 2023 ===================================== FUTURE BOOKINGS CRYSTAL SERENITY 2021 2021 Full Word Cruise Jan 5 OCY210105-16 Miami to Los Angeles - AZMama2017 (Frank/Pam/Jordan) Jan 5 (OCY200106-105) Miami to Rome - Vics65 (Vicki/Gordon) Jan 5th (OCY210105-16) Miami to Los Angeles MwGw (Michael/Gayle) April 24 ( OCY210424-18) Dubai to Rome Jinn (Julia) July 20 (OCY210720-12) London to Reykjavik - Midtowngal (Georgia/Michael) Aug 1 (OCY210801-12) Reykjavik to London - Midtowngal (Georgia/Michael) Aug 27 2021 (OCY 210827-09) Dover to New York - Bitob Aug 27 (OCY210827-29) London to Quebec City - kingwood cruisers (Jim/Pat) Sep 5 (OCY210905-12) Dubiln to NYC - Bitob Sep 5 (OCY210905-12) Southampton to NYC firstcruise91 (Tom/Mary) Sep 5 OCY210905-12 Dublin to NYC - CharleMarg (Charles/Margaret) Sep 17 (OCY210917-08) NYC to Quebec City firstcruise91 (Tom/Mary) Sep 25 OCY210925-08 Quebec City to NYC - kingwood cruisers (Jim/Pat) Oct 26 (OCY211026-24) NYC to Miami - krb1000 (Kathie/Tim) Oct 26 (OCY211026-24) NYC to Miami - mreasier (Wayne/Bonnie) FUTURE BOOKINGS CRYSTAL SERENITY 2022 ====================================== Jan 17 (OCY220117-116) World Crise 2020 Miami to Miami - fogchase (Jim/Ginny) Feb 2 (OCY220202-19) Los Angeles to Auckland (bitob) Feb 21 (OCY220221-18) Auckland to Perth (bitob April 29 (OCY2204429-14 )Monte Carlo to Miami (bitob) May 19 (OCY220529-16) Los Angeles - Los Angeles firstcruise91 (Tom & Mary) May 29 (OCY220529-25)Los Angeles to Vancouver Wearesiamese (Carolyn) Jun 14 (OCY220614-09) Los Angeles to Vancouver - CabinBoy (Bill) Jun (OCY220623-07) Vancouver to Whittier, AK - CabinBoy (Bill) FUTURE BOOKINGS CRYSTAL SERENITY 2023 March 25 (OCY230325-14) Singapore to Colombo Wearesiamese(Carolyn) FUTURE BOOKINGS CRYSTAL SYMPHONY 2021, 2022 & 2023 ========================================= FUTURE BOOKINGS – CRYSTAL SYMPHONY 2021 Jan 27 (OCS210127-15) Singapore to Hong Kong - sunandsealover (Lauren) Feb 11 (OCS210211-8) Hong Kong to Singapore - sunandsealover (Lauren) Feb 19 (OCS210219-17) Singapore to Mombasa - sunandsealover (Lauren) Mar 08 (OCS210308-14) Mombasa to Cape Town - sunandsealover (Lauren) Mar 22 (OCS210322-22) Capetown to Lisbon - Buzz_Rosenberg (Buzz) Mar 22 (OCS210322-40) Cape Town to Rome sunandsealover (Lauren) Apr 23 (OCS210424-07) Barcelona to Rome - YoungDubFan (Kelly/Mary) Sep 21 (OCS210912-09) Venice to Marseille - BlueSea72 (Barbara) Sep 28 (OCS210928-13) Rome to Athens - CabinBoy2020 (Bill) Oct 11 (OCS211011-16) Athens to Abu Dhabi - CabinBoy2020 (Bill) December 21 (OCS211221-16) Auckland - Melbourne mskatiemae (Catherine) FUTURE BOOKINGS – CRYSTAL SYMPHONY 2022 FUTURE BOOKINGS CRYSTAL ESPRIT 2021, 2022 & 2023 ============================================= FUTURE BOOKINGS CRYSTAL ENDEAVOR2021, 2022, & 2023 Future Cruise Bookings Endeavor 2022 October 9 (YEN221009-10) Panama City - Lima mskatiemae (Catherine) FUTURE BOOKINGS CRYSTAL RIVER CRUISES 2021, 2022 & 2023 =================================
  6. I don't see how Crystal has gone down the toilet. This is a challenging time for the entire travel industry; Airlines, Hotels, Cruise Lines, Travel Specialists, Major Parks such as Disney, Restaurants, etc. Does this mean they are down the toilet? No. We have found plenty of enhancement since Genting purchased Crystal. This includes the changes made to Symphony and Serenity with respect to the enhancements made to both ships in dry dock and the changes including open dining. The river cruise vessels are amazing and we loved the opportunity to sail one of them. Haven't sailed the Yacht but heard almost all good things about it and was looking forward to Endeavor. If you go back to the live reports for the past few years you would read lots of positive things that people have expressed along with some items that people didn't care for. Having been on these boards from inception I would tell you that the positive views have been as positive as I have read since that time. There are always some who don't care for the cruise line or didn't have a good experience but by and large the vast majority have been positive. Crystal has been making changes since its inception and some have been applauded by many people and some have not. From the moment we sailed Crystal in 2002 some complained about cut backs. I've seen this mentioned on every cruise line board and on every line we've sailed. I am reminded that some people don't like change which is a contributing factor. The future was very bright for Crystal. I believe booking for 2020 and 2021 were very strong just simply looking at cruise availability before COVID-19 hit. COVID-19 put a damper on all of this. It has some similarities to the Great Recession of 2018 where without a bailout banks, the largest insurer, major companies (in the USA GE, Verizon, etc.), would have gone under without the government taking many steps to safe them. It was a matter of days before the banking and financial institutions were to collapse and companies such as GE and Verizon had insufficient cash on hand to even meet their payroll. Yes, the refund process has been very difficult. Many thought that COVID-19 would impact itineraries for a few months and by end of Summer cruises would sail again. Remember, when some in the USA said it would be gone soon and very few people would be impacted. This turned out to be wrong and with so many cruises being cancelled it has resulted in massive refunds. I am reminded that if everyone went to the bank today to withdraw all of their money we would have a crisis. Time will tell how this all plays out. I am hopeful Crystal will make it through this troubling time. To me the overall product before COVID-19 was as good as ever with some things being better than ever before, some about the same and a few that we miss. Service levels IMHO have been the best we've ever experienced and overall we have enjoyed the continued changes to other areas including all the choices in entertainment and all of the options for dining. Viking is interesting. There was an article about Viking I read in May of 2019 (ether in Forbes or Fortune 500 - can't remember) about the owner and Viking. It had several positive things to say but also covered their financial challenges and how the owner was on the verge of bankruptcy and also questioned if he was doing things so the company could be sold. Whether right or wrong I've learned as an outsider and even an insider when I worked that some companies might have financial issues which are not readily picked up by most people. Time will tell on them as well. The unknown to all of this is COVID-19, what happens over the coming months, whether or not there will be a successful vaccine, whether or not the virus will continue to mutate, whether or not antibodies will prevent reinfection in most people, how long it will take for those who want a vaccine to get it when countries will open up to USA travelers and for that matter to travelers outside their own country and the list goes on and on. All of this will impact the travel industry and so many other industries. Time will tell. My opinion though is if things get resolved and Crystal gets back to cruising it won't be long before most people forget about waiting for refunds. I truly believe that most people would rather be cruising on Crystal rather than having their cruise cancelled or having cancelled it themselves and waiting for a refund. This is not the first bumpy road for Crystal or the travel industry. Yes it has been the bumpiest of all roads. Keith
  7. These are all the six to seven day cruises (you said 7) on Serenity and Symphony in 2021 and 2022. Use the link and then click on some of the voyages that come up to see pricing. Easy Peasy. https://www.crystalcruises.com/voyage-finder?dates=Jan++2021|Feb++2021|Mar++2021|Apr++2021|May++2021|Jun++2021|Dec++2021|Nov++2021|Oct++2021|Sep++2021|Aug++2021|Jul++2021|Jan++2022|Jul++2022|Aug++2022|Feb++2022|Mar++2022|Sep++2022|Oct++2022|Apr++2022|May++2022|Nov++2022|Dec++2022|Jun++2022&&duration=6 to 7 Nights++6-7&&ship-types=Crystal Serenity++Ocean|Crystal Symphony++Ocean Keith
  8. Latest Update: As Of August 28, 2020 PLEASE NOTE: Please use the following format when requesting to have your updates added to this thread April 18 (OCY190418-09) Venice to Athens - Keith1010 (Keith/Anne Marie) Thank you. Keith ========================================= For anyone booking a cruise, please post to this thread so that we can include you on the future cruising lists for your cruise. This thread is also used for the Bon Voyage threads. Please use the following format: Date (Cruise Number) Embarkation and Ending City - Cruise Critic Name (your own first name(s) should you choose to want to include this) Example: April 18 (OCY190418-09) Venice to Athens - Keith1010 (Keith/Anne Marie) (1) If you are new to CrystalCruises also be sure to check out the thread, which is titled “Some Thoughts For First Time Crystal Cruisers” https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2377435-some-thoughts-for-first-time-crystal-cruisers/page/5/#comments (2) If you would like to attend the MEET AND MINGLE PARTY that Crystal Cruises hosts when there are 10 or more of us on board, you can do so by visiting the registration section of Cruise Critic. This link will take you there. https://www.cruisecritic.com/rollcall/cruiselinel2.cfm?cruiselineid=12 (3) If there is a ROLL CALL for your voyage post a message or questions for your voyage on that thread. Posts for a particular cruise might be better placed on the roll call so that the maximum people on that cruise may see it. These are the links for the roll calls and after you reach the thread then click on the area that takes you to the last (most current) page. Crystal Serenity Roll Calls https://www.cruisecritic.com/rollcall/cruiselinel2.cfm?cruiselineid=12 Crystal Symphony Roll Calls https://www.cruisecritic.com/rollcall/cruiselinel2.cfm?cruiselineid=12 Crystal Esprit Roll Calls https://boards.cruisecritic.com/forum/779-crystal-esprit/ Crystal Endeavor Roll Calls https://boards.cruisecritic.com/forum/2450-crystal-endeavor/ FUTURE BOOKINGS CRYSTAL SERENITY 2021, 2022 & 2023 ===================================== FUTURE BOOKINGS CRYSTAL SERENITY 2021 2021 Full Word Cruise Jan 5 OCY210105-16 Miami to Los Angeles - AZMama2017 (Frank/Pam/Jordan) Jan 5 (OCY200106-105) Miami to Rome - Vics65 (Vicki/Gordon) Jan 5th (OCY210105-16) Miami to Los Angeles MwGw (Michael/Gayle) April 24 ( OCY210424-18) Dubai to Rome Jinn (Julia) July 20 (OCY210720-12) London to Reykjavik - Midtowngal (Georgia/Michael) Aug 1 (OCY210801-12) Reykjavik to London - Midtowngal (Georgia/Michael) Aug 27 2021 (OCY 210827-09) Dover to New York - Bitob Aug 27 (OCY210827-29) London to Quebec City - kingwood cruisers (Jim/Pat) Sep 5 (OCY210905-12) Dubiln to NYC - Bitob Sep 5 (OCY210905-12) Southampton to NYC firstcruise91 (Tom/Mary) Sep 5 OCY210905-12 Dublin to NYC - CharleMarg (Charles/Margaret) Sep 17 (OCY210917-08) NYC to Quebec City firstcruise91 (Tom/Mary) Sep 25 OCY210925-08 Quebec City to NYC - kingwood cruisers (Jim/Pat) Oct 26 (OCY211026-24) NYC to Miami - krb1000 (Kathie/Tim) Oct 26 (OCY211026-24) NYC to Miami - mreasier (Wayne/Bonnie) FUTURE BOOKINGS CRYSTAL SERENITY 2022 ====================================== Feb 2 (OCY220202-19) Los Angeles to Auckland (bitob) Feb 21 (OCY220221-18) Auckland to Perth (bitob April 29 (OCY2204429-14 )Monte Carlo to Miami (bitob) May 19 (OCY220529-16) Los Angeles - Los Angeles firstcruise91 (Tom & Mary) May 29 (OCY220529-25)Los Angeles to Vancouver Wearesiamese (Carolyn) Jun 14 (OCY220614-09) Los Angeles to Vancouver - CabinBoy (Bill) Jun (OCY220623-07) Vancouver to Whittier, AK - CabinBoy (Bill) FUTURE BOOKINGS CRYSTAL SERENITY 2023 March 25 (OCY230325-14) Singapore to Colombo Wearesiamese(Carolyn) FUTURE BOOKINGS CRYSTAL SYMPHONY 2021, 2022 & 2023 ========================================= FUTURE BOOKINGS – CRYSTAL SYMPHONY 2021 Jan 27 (OCS210127-15) Singapore to Hong Kong - sunandsealover (Lauren) Feb 11 (OCS210211-8) Hong Kong to Singapore - sunandsealover (Lauren) Feb 19 (OCS210219-17) Singapore to Mombasa - sunandsealover (Lauren) Mar 08 (OCS210308-14) Mombasa to Cape Town - sunandsealover (Lauren) Mar 22 (OCS210322-22) Capetown to Lisbon - Buzz_Rosenberg (Buzz) Mar 22 (OCS210322-40) Cape Town to Rome sunandsealover (Lauren) Apr 23 (OCS210424-07) Barcelona to Rome - YoungDubFan (Kelly/Mary) Sep 21 (OCS210912-09) Venice to Marseille - BlueSea72 (Barbara) Sep 28 (OCS210928-13) Rome to Athens - CabinBoy2020 (Bill) Oct 11 (OCS211011-16) Athens to Abu Dhabi - CabinBoy2020 (Bill) December 21 (OCS211221-16) Auckland - Melbourne mskatiemae (Catherine) FUTURE BOOKINGS – CRYSTAL SYMPHONY 2022 FUTURE BOOKINGS CRYSTAL ESPRIT 2021, 2022 & 2023 ============================================= FUTURE BOOKINGS CRYSTAL ENDEAVOR2021, 2022, & 2023 Future Cruise Bookings Endeavor 2022 October 9 (YEN221009-10) Panama City - Lima mskatiemae (Catherine) FUTURE BOOKINGS CRYSTAL RIVER CRUISES 2021, 2022 & 2023 =================================
  9. I hope you don't mind me seeing things a bit differently. Ever since I have sailed Crystal back in 2002 some on this board said Crystal has declined. This was way before Genting came into the picture. The same has been said about Seabourn and Silversea. We sailed Seabourn starting in 2005 and I remember some of the guests we met who sailed Seabourn said it declined. Same when we first sailed Silversea. I would say it evolved. This means things are done differently. Some might see some of it as enhancements, changes and cutbacks. No matter what change Crystal has made some will blame it on Genting. So when Crystal eliminated being able to order Caviar was that a decline? If so, happened under NYK. How about when Crystal started to charge for the Specialty Restaurants ($30.00 per person) at certain thresholds? Was that a decline? Happened under NYK. I could list several more but I won't. Did some things change after the purchase by Genting? Yes. Would some have changed anyway? Yes because that is part of the evolution. There are things that changed that we love and others do too and I am sure there are things that people might not like. If NYK still owned Crystal who knows what things would be like. Sure, the plus is the cruise line market represents a small portion of their revenue and profit so if they still owned Crystal that would be a plus. The con might be they seemed to want to not make any additional investments on Crystal so the River Cruise vessels and the Yacht which the vast majority of those who have taken, including myself, (River Cruise) would not exist. And what would the ships be like. Who knows. Don't see there would have been any new ships. And they dragged their feet on lots of things some which were so simple to make a go/no go decision such as docking in Tokyo, docking in Bordeaux (Serenity) and a wide arrange of items. I think if Genting didn't come along Crystal would have been sold anyway and likely to one of the other cruise lines. Would that have been good or not over Genting. Who knows. What I do know as Vince said a Japanese firm does not guarantee success as we know from performance of some of the companies. Crystal is not perfect nor is Genting. No company is perfect. Most companies I am familiar with have ups and downs. Some don't rebound while others do but that does not mean they will be successful forever. COVID-19 is like nothing we have seen in our lifetime. Many more businesses would have failed if not for the bailouts. Some would have failed anyway but this accelerated their failure. I think Lord & Taylor ceases operation today. Would likely have happened down the road but probably not now. Cruise lines are doing lots of things to survive. Just look at Carnival. Time will tell how this all plays out. Like you and so many people I hope things do work out. When lines will be able to sail is still up in the air. A positive though is the MSC sailing and hopefully that will be a start. Keith
  10. In the end each of us will need to make our own decision on this. There is no guarantee when it comes to most businesses who hit a large bump in the road. For example, will any USA airlines go bankrupt? How about individually owned Hotel companies? How about additional stores? Or will a buyer come along? Something that makes me feel good is the Chairman and this includes his passion for the industry, his passion for Crystal, the fact that he is letting his actions speak for him and that includes all the stock he has put up. I suspect he will get more creative if that is necessary. At the same time there are other opportunities with respect to revenue from non-cruise businesses they own. I also think all Chairman are not created equally. There are some who wouldn't put their own skin in the game and their others who would. There are some who will do everything possible to not fail and there are some who might look for a golden parachute. Anyway each person can do their own due diligence as best they can. Like most things time will tell. I would never tell anyone what to do on this nor would I ever tell people what stock to buy when to buy and when to sell because no one ever knows for sure no most of this including the so called experts. I know what I plan to do having come to some conclusion after doing my own research. As to the deposits, do you all remember all the flack about Crystal offering cruises on Serenity in the Fall to get money from customers which is the furthest from the truth IMHO. My continued belief is it was because they felt at the time they announced them there was a good chance it could sail and doing this would have allowed them to test out new procedure and protocols before the start of the World Cruise. What changed? Lots. New cases in the USA of COVID-19 jumped significantly. Many more deaths. What else changed? Because of all of this most countries don't allow USA citizens to enter their countries? If Crystal started to promote future cruise and take normal deposits do you want to take a guess what the posts would be like? I will. People would accuse them of trying to take money so they could, in turn, use it to pay others back. Don't you think. So, this program avoids this. This is my take. Anyway, like most things each person will do what they think makes sense for them and whether or not people think Crystal will survive or not will vary by person. Who is right? Time will tell. I have learned though over the years when times are bad that is when some people and some companies can figure out how to take advantage of that. We have several cruises planned but not for awhile and we hope each one will sail and most importantly that there will be a solution(s) to COVID-19 allowing us to feel comfortable to travel again and allowing the travel, hospitality and several other industries too numerous to list to ramp up their businesses. Keith
  11. You are wrong about me reading/posting on refund threads. I don't. I keep saying "ON OTHER THREADS" I don't look at the refund threads and that is correct. I last posted on a refund thread last on July 24 (a couple of times) when a friend mentioned to me that someone posted incorrect information about me and would never have seen it if not for the heads up. You are right it is a free country which allows people to say correct as well as incorrect things. 😀 Keith
  12. Well I've ignored reading any thread about refunds but for whatever reason clicked on this one because it was a poll. You do know that the interval for refunds that was in place several months ago is very different from the one which people are experiencing today. So while history is nice for someone who just cancelled their cruise the history is meaningless. Also if someone cancelled three cruises at different time points what should they use for the poll? First, second or third experience. It's sort of analogous to could you get toilet paper in the supermarket on March 25, 2019 versus March 25, 2020? Same goes for Purell Hand Sanitizer.Nice to know about 2019 but totally irrelevant to the experience in 2020. May I ask with all due respect what is the purpose of the poll? Keith
  13. Latest Update: As Of August 21, 2020 PLEASE NOTE: Please use the following format when requesting to have your updates added to this thread April 18 (OCY190418-09) Venice to Athens - Keith1010 (Keith/Anne Marie) Thank you. Keith ========================================= For anyone booking a cruise, please post to this thread so that we can include you on the future cruising lists for your cruise. This thread is also used for the Bon Voyage threads. Please use the following format: Date (Cruise Number) Embarkation and Ending City - Cruise Critic Name (your own first name(s) should you choose to want to include this) Example: April 18 (OCY190418-09) Venice to Athens - Keith1010 (Keith/Anne Marie) (1) If you are new to CrystalCruises also be sure to check out the thread, which is titled “Some Thoughts For First Time Crystal Cruisers” https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2377435-some-thoughts-for-first-time-crystal-cruisers/page/5/#comments (2) If you would like to attend the MEET AND MINGLE PARTY that Crystal Cruises hosts when there are 10 or more of us on board, you can do so by visiting the registration section of Cruise Critic. This link will take you there. https://www.cruisecritic.com/rollcall/cruiselinel2.cfm?cruiselineid=12 (3) If there is a ROLL CALL for your voyage post a message or questions for your voyage on that thread. Posts for a particular cruise might be better placed on the roll call so that the maximum people on that cruise may see it. These are the links for the roll calls and after you reach the thread then click on the area that takes you to the last (most current) page. Crystal Serenity Roll Calls https://www.cruisecritic.com/rollcall/cruiselinel2.cfm?cruiselineid=12 Crystal Symphony Roll Calls https://www.cruisecritic.com/rollcall/cruiselinel2.cfm?cruiselineid=12 Crystal Esprit Roll Calls https://boards.cruisecritic.com/forum/779-crystal-esprit/ Crystal Endeavor Roll Calls https://boards.cruisecritic.com/forum/2450-crystal-endeavor/ FUTURE BOOKINGS CRYSTAL SERENITY 2021, 2022 & 2023 ===================================== FUTURE BOOKINGS CRYSTAL SERENITY 2021 2021 Full Word Cruise Jan 5 OCY210105-16 Miami to Los Angeles - AZMama2017 (Frank/Pam/Jordan) Jan 5 (OCY200106-105) Miami to Rome - Vics65 (Vicki/Gordon) Jan 5th (OCY210105-16) Miami to Los Angeles MwGw (Michael/Gayle) April 24 ( OCY210424-18) Dubai to Rome Jinn (Julia) July 20 (OCY210720-12) London to Reykjavik - Midtowngal (Georgia/Michael) Aug 1 (OCY210801-12) Reykjavik to London - Midtowngal (Georgia/Michael) Aug 27 2021 (OCY 210827-09) Dover to New York - Bitob Aug 27 (OCY210827-29) London to Quebec City - kingwood cruisers (Jim/Pat) Sep 5 (OCY210905-12) Dubiln to NYC - Bitob Sep 5 (OCY210905-12) Southampton to NYC firstcruise91 (Tom/Mary) Sep 5 OCY210905-12 Dublin to NYC - CharleMarg (Charles/Margaret) Sep 17 (OCY210917-08) NYC to Quebec City firstcruise91 (Tom/Mary) Sep 25 OCY210925-08 Quebec City to NYC - kingwood cruisers (Jim/Pat) Oct 26 (OCY211026-24) NYC to Miami - krb1000 (Kathie/Tim) Oct 26 (OCY211026-24) NYC to Miami - mreasier (Wayne/Bonnie) FUTURE BOOKINGS CRYSTAL SERENITY 2022 ====================================== Feb 2 (OCY220202-19) Los Angeles to Auckland (bitob) Feb 21 (OCY220221-18) Auckland to Perth (bitob April 29 (OCY2204429-14 )Monte Carlo to Miami (bitob) May 19 (OCY220529-16) Los Angeles - Los Angeles firstcruise91 (Tom & Mary) May 29 (OCY220529-25)Los Angeles to Vancouver Wearesiamese (Carolyn) Jun 14 (OCY220614-09) Los Angeles to Vancouver - CabinBoy (Bill) Jun (OCY220623-07) Vancouver to Whittier, AK - CabinBoy (Bill) FUTURE BOOKINGS CRYSTAL SERENITY 2023 March 25 (OCY230325-14) Singapore to Colombo Wearesiamese(Carolyn) FUTURE BOOKINGS CRYSTAL SYMPHONY 2021, 2022 & 2023 ========================================= FUTURE BOOKINGS – CRYSTAL SYMPHONY 2021 Jan 27 (OCS210127-15) Singapore to Hong Kong - sunandsealover (Lauren) Feb 11 (OCS210211-8) Hong Kong to Singapore - sunandsealover (Lauren) Feb 19 (OCS210219-17) Singapore to Mombasa - sunandsealover (Lauren) Mar 08 (OCS210308-14) Mombasa to Cape Town - sunandsealover (Lauren) Mar 22 (OCS210322-22) Capetown to Lisbon - Buzz_Rosenberg (Buzz) Mar 22 (OCS210322-40) Cape Town to Rome sunandsealover (Lauren) Apr 23 (OCS210424-07) Barcelona to Rome - YoungDubFan (Kelly/Mary) Sep 21 (OCS210912-09) Venice to Marseille - BlueSea72 (Barbara) Sep 28 (OCS210928-13) Rome to Athens - CabinBoy2020 (Bill) Oct 11 (OCS211011-16) Athens to Abu Dhabi - CabinBoy2020 (Bill) December 21 (OCS211221-16) Auckland - Melbourne mskatiemae (Catherine) FUTURE BOOKINGS – CRYSTAL SYMPHONY 2022 FUTURE BOOKINGS CRYSTAL ESPRIT 2021, 2022 & 2023 ============================================= FUTURE BOOKINGS CRYSTAL ENDEAVOR2021, 2022, & 2023 Future Cruise Bookings Endeavor 2022 October 9 (YEN221009-10) Panama City - Lima mskatiemae (Catherine) FUTURE BOOKINGS CRYSTAL RIVER CRUISES 2021, 2022 & 2023 =================================
  14. The delay in the processing of the refunds is cash flow whether that has been explicitly said or not. This is something which many companies have and are facing and why cruise lines were not refunding money the moment you cancel. Before someone comes back to me, yes Crystal is taking more time than most cruise lines I am aware of to refund the money. I do think more communication would be good while realizing there is not a lot they can say. They can't tell you the world is rosy and they can't bleed their soles and there are some items that are uncertain. However, an e-mail from time to time would be wise and dong some pro-actively even better IMHO. Keith
  15. The article is based on what Crystal sent them. Either the post from Crystal on their website and/or what they sent out to TA's on Thursday night or a combination of the two. Many TA's got something from the Crystal Marketing Executive on Thursday night and these two are consistent with that. Keith
×
×
  • Create New...