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  1. Oooh, I did not realize that on the Serenity in May the USB looking outlets were the actual USB outlets. Perfect!! I carry with me: iPhone iPad hairdryer Camera cochlear implant dryer Cochlear implant remote (need to be charged) Cochlear implant rechargeable battery (backup in case throw away battery holder croaks) i do just fine with with just about everything with the camera and iPhone charged at night before the next days tour. Nothing wrong bringing gadgets. kate
  2. Stickman is absolutely correct. No OBC can be used in Casino or Bingo games. Straight from Crystal website, page 32, the booklet that is sent to all guest along with Cruise Documents about 4-6 before the sailing. http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d518c33c#/d518c33c/1 Kate
  3. Keith, Please add two more names to: Dec 6 (OCY191206-08) Fort Lauderdale to San Juan Add Frank/Angela next to Kate/Ellen that is already on the Future Cruises on the Serenity. Just this segment only. Please add: May 31 (OCY200531-07) Rome to Venice - Summer Time- (Kate/Ellen) June 7 (OCY200607-07) Venice to Athens - Summer Time - (Kate/Ellen) Thank you for your help. kate
  4. With due respect, Barcelona to London cruise, I just checked the reflections, Marketplace stayed open longer, ie closed later, one day at 2:30pm Saturday at Honfleur. Same at Mallorca, marketplace stayed open until 2:30pm with Trident grill opening early, at 11:30am. In addition, Marketplace was open for breakfast earlier for early tour departures, 6:30am for 7:15 departures. Lastly, there are room service for breakfast for those who want to eat real early. I noticed the line at the grill, perhaps folks just wanted burgers while Marketplace was open for lunch at various times.
  5. We were on the same cruise, Barcelona to London. On the nights we dined in Waterside, we went in around 6:15 - 6:20 ish and were seated in the same area. Around 7 to 7:15pm we saw a huge rush of many people coming and being seated almost all at once. I am not sure what time the op dined, if around 7 to 8pm, the Waterside was quite busy with many tables full. But, every cruise is different. This cruise, most of the TA’s along with regular cruisers came to the Waterside between 7 to 7:15pm for dinner. We would watch DR fill up quickly and waiters scurry to greet the diners. The night Scallops were served, I was also give two little scallops. Most restaurants on land serve 4-6 scallops with vegetables.. Our waiter brought out more scallops for us. I have have to say, food was very good on this cruise. Even better than the last cruise, last fall. Kate
  6. Suzeluvscruz, upon entering the room, the bed, closet and bath are on the left side of the room. I always have had that type of the room. imagine after many cruises, all of the sudden I am being assigned to a room with bed, bath and closet on the right? Chaotic! And Confusing. Kate
  7. What Texas Tille said, I make sure I have a room with everything on the left after walking in, on every cruise for familiarity. Makes unpacking so easy and to find things. As others have said, there are so much storage space and so many hangars to use. kate
  8. Just got off in Dover from the Serenity, I was happy to have straws. Asked for it and got it every time. Quickly, I got used to the straw. This brought back to my childhood days when we had the real paper straw which went limp after a while in water, soda or whatever. Crystal Straw did not go limp on me. Ironically, on Virgin Atlantic coming home, their straw was more of a paper kind. The bottom of the straw was limpy at the end of the flight. Oh, at the ice cream place, Crystal still uses plastic little spoons. Kate
  9. Always have paper copy proof of OBC, if you can. I always carry copies of proof and there were times a certain OBC was not on the folio. I would go go down to the front desk, show a copy of proof from my TA, they make a copy, and before I know it, OBC appears on my folio, usually within a day or two. Kate
  10. Thank you! We are now heading to Barcelona. We can’t wait to see the crew and visit new ports we have not been to. This will be an exciting cruise. kate
  11. It is correct that Crystal provides complimentary laundry, complete with washer/dryers along with the works in the laundry room. There are detergent, bounce, starch and laundry basket. Can’t go wrong. kate
  12. Towards the end of the cruise, if I have any OBC left, large or small, I donate to the crew welfare fund by filing out a form at the front desk. Crystal ship senior staff member will send a very nice letter acknowledging the OBC donation. if I need extra spending cash, I go to the casino, get some cash, charged to my room account. At the end of the cruise, the casino cash charge will be charged to my CC. Easy Peasy. Kate
  13. I am height and feet challenged. Slippers are super too big. Have requested on surveys for Crystal to provide “petite” sizes for small feets. Robes hang down at my ankles. That could be my long gown for BTO! Again, I have requested on surveys for “petite” robes..... kate
  14. Posha, it looks like you are from the USA. You do not need converter or adapter if your 110 plugs are from the USA as you say you are on your profile. I am from New York and I simply plug in my stuff like blow dryer, iPhone, iPad, etc into the 110 outlet on the Serenity and the Symphony with no issues. I use a power strip, 110 outlets strip. Regular staterooms, excluding Seabreeze Penthouses on the Symphony, have 3 hole 110 outlets. Do not remember the 220 outlets as I never paid attention to it. However, if you are doing pre cruise hotel stay in Europe or overseas, then you do need appropriate converter and adapter for your USA plugs. Kate
  15. We will miss the Captain saying “hello, it’s me again.” Captain was a class act and well respected. Sympathies to his family. Kate
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