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by drib
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: adrift lounge
Topic: august 2020 updates
Replies: 7
Views: 113

Re: august 2020 updates

About two-thirds through the process and it doesn't look like there will be any fare updates today. * The final emails will go out in about an hour. To everyone **, and especially to the dribnuts, thank you for participating on the board, even if you were just following along, and best wishes from d...
by drib
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: adrift lounge
Topic: august 2020 updates
Replies: 7
Views: 113

Re: august 2020 updates

Crystal: trips w/insert: 5, total inserts: 10, total sql: 120 * Oceania: trips w/insert: 0, total inserts: 0, total sql: 64 Regent: trips w/insert: 0, total inserts: 0, total sql: 99 ====== * I think the Crystal web pages for 2023 are messed up. The dollar amounts appear to be right, but the port fe...
by drib
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: adrift lounge
Topic: august 2020 updates
Replies: 7
Views: 113

bottom of the ninth

Yesterday, I decided to cancel my one remaining, booked, Regent cruise. I've held on to that cruise because the deposit was small, compared to the cruises we cancelled months ago, and we had a great fare. (We even picked up a free day when there was an itinerary change.) The cruise embarkation date ...
by drib
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: adrift lounge
Topic: july 2020 updates
Replies: 9
Views: 321

regent 143 night world cruise

I put in a placeholder trip for the 2023 world cruise, assuming it will be on Mariner again, and guessing at the start and end dates and ports. Trip 7680: trip=7680 This is exactly what they wrote in their email: SOON TO BE REVEALED... An epic journey that traverses 42 countries and 6 continents . W...
by drib
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: adrift lounge
Topic: july 2020 updates
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: july 2020 updates

FYI, the 2023 Symphony web pages are now up, so I'll go to work to get Fare Compare updated by the end of the day. ====== All trips and fares are updated. The average fare per day, on a B1, is $502, which is significantly more than 2022. There was only one new port - new to drib critic - which is Ka...
by drib
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: adrift lounge
Topic: july 2020 updates
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: july 2020 updates

I'm running an update now, but I can see that it's only status changes, and the usual sprinkling of Crystal categories that changed from unavailable to available. (I won't post those because it makes the Fare History selector look like a hoarder lives there.) I'll update the new Crystal Symphony tri...
by drib
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: adrift lounge
Topic: august 2020 updates
Replies: 7
Views: 113

august 2020 updates

August 1 is a Saturday, so I may just spot check then, and wait until Monday, August 3, for the full update and emails.

New subscribers for emails, by the way, are non-existant.
by drib
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: adrift lounge
Topic: july 2020 updates
Replies: 9
Views: 321

crystal symphony 2023 itineraries

I added placeholder trips for these itineraries. I'll complete them and run Fare Compare for them as soon as their web pages are live on the Crystal web site. A couple of notes of interest: There is a gap from February 7, in Singapore, to February 22, also in Singapore. There are some six night itin...
by drib
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: adrift lounge
Topic: july 2020 updates
Replies: 9
Views: 321

oceania

trips w/insert: 26, total inserts: 286, total sql: 350.

It looks like the fare decreases from July 1 were for a temporary promotion, and the fares have reverted to their previous value. (They are all still fare decreases from their original values, though.)
by drib
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: guests can post here!
Topic: Crystal flies Team Serenity Economy
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: Crystal flies Team Serenity Economy

... I can't believe that the rank of captain would be given only an economy seat. Also that Crystal would be ready to risk his health on these longhaul flights sardined into economy. Amazing. Keith said Team Crystal was boarding and disembarking, so I guess others flew economy to KL. ... flutterbie...
by drib
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: tester bistro
Topic: the shit hole, water cooler for on-topic posts
Replies: 3
Views: 56

the shit hole

This is The Shit Hole (THS)! Discussing a colonoscopy is Totally On Topic (TOT). As is this:


Any other shit you want to discuss is Totally Off Topic (TOT).

Please keep it TOT.
by drib
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: adrift lounge
Topic: july 2020 updates
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: july 2020 updates

For what it's worth, all status was updated today.
by drib
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: tester bistro
Topic: the shit hole, water cooler for on-topic posts
Replies: 3
Views: 56

the shit hole, water cooler for on-topic posts

... because this is exactly what was missing from drib critic.
by drib
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: adrift lounge
Topic: july 2020 updates
Replies: 9
Views: 321

nothing new from the first follow-up

Emails launched! I'll probably do some more follow-ups between now and August 1, but I'm not going to plan for them as planning seems kind of pointless these days. One other small observation I'll make, about Crystal Serenity, is that these three trips are no longer on the legacy file: Ship 2, Seren...
by drib
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: adrift lounge
Topic: july 2020 updates
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: july 2020 updates

Mixing things up with a midnight run ... Crystal: trips w/insert: 13, total inserts: 117, total sql: 177 Of those 13 trips, six of them were across all categories - all on Symphony. Three of those were large fare decreases (30-40% jcalc on a B1), in Southeast Asia, in January 2021 . I double-checked...
by drib
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: adrift lounge
Topic: june 2020 updates
Replies: 23
Views: 940

Re: june 2020 updates

When I wrote that no words were censured on drib critic, how could I have anticipated that someone would post FL*CK and FR*CK?

I am so offended by your post, scuba diver from cc, that I may never post on this board again! (Or maybe not until Wednesday afternoon.)
by drib
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: adrift lounge
Topic: june 2020 updates
Replies: 23
Views: 940

nattering nabobs of negativism

Speaking of Negative Nellies, a few hours ago, Verbacious * Vince, wrote this: ... Tables have been spaced out, as have barstools. Parties (mostly couples) at the bar could ***** together, but had to be 6’ apart from other parties, and I didn’t see any groups larger than 3 persons at the bar. ... An...
by drib
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: adrift lounge
Topic: june 2020 updates
Replies: 23
Views: 940

Email from Tom Wolber

I got an email from Tom Wolber too. He wanted to know what it would take get a Wilburrrr Award for Crystal. I told him that the Wilburrrr Award was not for sale ... for anything less than 50 grand ... but that Crystal's credit was no good here. Cash only. (50K for one award, but a 15% discount for e...
by drib
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: adrift lounge
Topic: june 2020 updates
Replies: 23
Views: 940

Re: crystal serenity new fares for november and december

There were five existing itineraries, from November 12 thru December 23 with new reduced fares - along the lines of the new itineraries (see three posts above). ... I re-ran just these trips today to pick up the solo fares which were missing from the Crystal web site last time. I don't get all solo...
by drib
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: adrift lounge
Topic: june 2020 updates
Replies: 23
Views: 940

crystal serenity new fares for november and december

There were five existing itineraries, from November 12 thru December 23 with new reduced fares - along the lines of the new itineraries (see three posts above). If you already booked one of the newer itineraries, this might give you some buyers remorse. These new reduced fares are in a much better t...