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  1. I walked through some AMA ships when they docked side by side. The ships are not as nice by a considerable margin. If looking at the other stats like guest to crew ratio, room size, they don’t compete well in that either. How do the Berlitz guide rate them so high?
  2. Currently on the Crystal Bach and it is wonderful. I highly recommend Crystal river cruises. They do have a few areas to improve on, but overall, top notch. I want to do a few other rivers but Crystal does not serve those markets. I wonder how Uniworld is compare to Crystal.
  3. Currently on The Crystal Bach and the food is equally good compare to Crystal Mozart. Wine, OTOH, is a miss. They have a new bdx, which is ok. The white options are undrinkable. Most of the red options are just as bad. We brought our own wines based on previous experience.
  4. I wonder if they really go to the market and buy food like that. Looks like they were shopping at Whole Foods. The budget for food would be insane.
  5. Do you like French wine? Bordeaux? Burgundy? Most cruises will take you to average to below average places. If you venture out on your own, you can do a lot better.
  6. You can have equally wonderful evening with other companions. What is so special about these guys that it is important to some people? Do these people want to eat with the in house hotel director when they visit the Atlanta marriott? Do they want to learn more from the chief engineer at any of the massive hotel in Las Vegas at dinner? Do accountants want to talk to in house accountant at a hotel? I am guessing not even though you can get recommendations, life stories, etc... all the same stuff from these guys as you would get from the cruise officers. I can see solo travelers would be interested in this kind of things mainly because of the socializing aspect of dining with others. Roland4 might be on to something that some people like to be ¨stroked¨ that way. The free wines are convincing though.
  7. I don´t see any offer on mine. urgh.
  8. I'm curious why do some people care to eat with officers at all? It's something TC2 touched upon when comparing Regent and Crystal. Do you have access to better food when you eat with them? What is the appeal?
  9. For sake, as long as it is classified as junmai daiginjo, regardless of brand, it should still be very good. I am so glad you get to see Mark. He is impressive.
  10. The 2008 dom perignon just hit the States in the past month. I am impressed they were able to pour it for you already. Vintage of the decade, I heard, so I loaded up. I will try to get into the champagne lunch for sure now.
  11. Got my credit, too. I guess they were waiting for Crystal to rebate them.
  12. How do one even find out about these kind of VR offer? I cannot afford it anyway. Wonder what they do with the dregs at the end of the night.
  13. Seriously? Unlimited Grange? How do they even make any money?
  14. If the loyal RC crowd have that expectation coming in, Ritz Carlton cruise should be amazing. Nothing alienate your customers faster than selling mutton dressed as lamb. They will end up losing their loyal base if the cruise is a debacle. This new venture is a huge gamble for them. Don't think they are taking it as lightly as you think they are.
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