Our post about Crystal’s woes sparked all sorts of responses, from tears among Crystal’s current and former employees to past guests and travel advisors expressing hope for Crystal’s … [Read more...] about Too Good To Fail? Crystal’s Fate
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Crystal is suspending operations for its ocean and expedition ships through April 29, 2022, with river cruises suspended through the end of May 2022. The company announced in a letter to guests … [Read more...] about Crystal’s Woes: Parent Genting Hong Kong Files For Insolvency
Before boarding Crystal Debussy in early October, I wondered if this would be the same Crystal River Cruises that I had experienced two years ago. In October of 2019, I cruised Crystal Bach on the … [Read more...] about I Cruised Crystal Debussy In October. Was This The Same Crystal That We Knew & Loved Before The Pandemic? What Changed & Why.
One day after disembarking Crystal Debussy, I received a phone call from one of the six guests who accompanied me. “Possibly the best cruise ever,” the experienced cruiser said. I had to agree. Just … [Read more...] about A Taste Of Crystal Debussy: The Vintage Room
“I listen to my body, and my body says no to the vaccine.” I was standing at Amsterdam’s Rembrandt Square, dipping fries into a dab of mayonnaise (patat met) when a fellow standing next to me said, … [Read more...] about Exploring The Pre-Pandemic World Before Boarding Crystal Debussy: Welcome To Amsterdam
After arriving at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport at noon on Sunday, I hailed a taxi (53 euros) to check into the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, just a block away from Rembrandt Square. What an … [Read more...] about Waldorf-Astoria Amsterdam: A One-Night Stay Before Boarding Crystal Debussy