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june 2020 updates

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June 1 is a Monday. I'll do an update then, and continue to spot check throughout the month - which is kind of what I've been doing since March, looking for itinerary changes based on our new circumstances.

As always, I work on Pacific time, so emails won't go out until after noon, my time, on June 1.

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trips w/insert: 34, total inserts: 204, total sql: 244

The 34 trips are mostly increases on some categories - look at A4 as an example - that had large decreases in March. They are still lower overall, but if you jcalc them, you'll see how much they went up since March.

There were no changes for B1 or PH1, for example. So, in essence, fares are the same as mid-May. Nothing to get excited about.

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trips w/insert: 5, total inserts: 13, total sql: 26

In other words, nada.

I put placeholder trips in Roll Call for Serenity starting May 2023, but there are no web pages for that yet, and therefore no fares. It wouldn't affect the emails going out later today anyway because no one is subscribed to those trips.

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trips w/insert: 0, total inserts: 0, total sql: 64

In other words, zilch ... and Iceland is still spelled wrong.

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Re: june 2020 updates

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Forgive me Paul.

I'm going to Icleand
Poor boys and pilgrims with families
And we are going to Icleand

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3500 miles from memphis to icleand

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Must have taken a wrong turn at Albuquerque.

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It was a "left turn at Albuquerque" no matter where you end up.

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crystal serenity new itineraries

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These are now fully updated in both Roll Call and Fare Compare.

The average B1 for 2023 is $480 per day, a bit more than 2022, but less than 2021.

There are solo fares, C3-S and B1-S, for all the new trips.

The itineraries are pretty ordinary, but for all those who have been cruise-starved these last three months, they probably look like good times and noodle salad.

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Re: crystal serenity new itineraries

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drib wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:53 pm
The itineraries are pretty ordinary, but for all those who have been cruise-starved these last three months, they probably look like good times and noodle salad.
There's some that are alright - and the 7 sea days for the trans Atlantic looks ok to me!
No rush to book anything though and I want to see what they're planning to do with Symphony in 2023
Of course by then we will also have the new Ocean ships itineraries to choose from - I'm sure :cheers: :wink:
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June 2021 - Crystal Serenity - London to Stockholm - 25 days
Sept 2021 - RSSC Explorer - Vancouver to Tokyo - 19 days
Feb 2022 - Crystal Serenity - Los Angeles to Auckland - 19 days

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Re: crystal serenity new itineraries

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drib wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:53 pm
These are now fully updated in both Roll Call and Fare Compare.

The average B1 for 2023 is $480 per day, a bit more than 2022, but less than 2021.

There are solo fares, C3-S and B1-S, for all the new trips.

The itineraries are pretty ordinary, but for all those who have been cruise-starved these last three months, they probably look like good times and noodle salad.
Thanks!!

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crystal serenity new itineraries for fall 2020

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Crystal added six new itineraries, from October 1, 2020 through November 12, 2020.

They are all seven nights, and go from Miami to San Juan, then San Juan to Miami, and repeat two more times. The three segments from Miami to San Juan all have the same description, "Sunkissed Chic," and from San Juan to Miami, "Tropical Interlude." The fares are all different, though - the first two are $1599 for a B1, the second two are $1600 for a B1, and the last pair are $1799 for a B1. But all of them are the lowest per diem available for any Serenity cruise.

To simplify Roll Call, because the old itineraries would be overlapping, I removed all the old trips from September 12 through November 12. (I suppose I should put a GAP trip in there, but maybe that would be confusing as well.) The first original itinerary after all the cancelled itineraries, then, is November 12, nine nights, round-trip Miami.

I think they would have been more attractive as seven day cruises, round-trip Miami, because of air travel. But I suppose many people will book any two of the new itineraries, back-to-back, and have round-trip Miami, or round-trip San Juan. So anyone out there chomping at the bit, this may be a good opportunity for you, win, place or show.

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see you later, navigator

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Speaking of biting, two Regent Nav itineraries bit the dust - March 20, 2022, 14 nights, Miami to New York City, and April 3, 2020, 12 nights, New York City to London.

No explanation given, so it could easily be that SpaceX is going to launch Navigator into orbit and land it in half-way around the world, saving days and days of ocean travel.

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... let me count the ways

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I'm answering this question from that other message board:
FlyerTalker wrote:How many ways are there to say "7 day Caribbean yada yada"?
Since 2013, these are the actual descriptions for Caribbean trips on Symphony and Serenity:

Accent on the Lesser Antilles
Azure Escape
Azure Escapes
Boutique Caribbean
Captivating Caribbean
Caribbean Cachet
Caribbean Chic
Caribbean Cornucopia
Caribbean Holiday
Caribbean Holiday Escape
Caribbean Idylls
Caribbean Interlude
Caribbean Kaleidoscope
Caribbean Splendor
Caribbean Wanderlust
East to West Caribbean Celebration
Gems of the Caribbean
Glittering Island Gems
Haute Caribbean Holidays
Holidays in the Caribbean
Island Discoveries
Island Holidays
Seashells & Sunshine
Sunkissed Chic
Sunkissed Tradewinds
Taste of the Tropics
Tropical Escape
Tropical Holiday Wonders
Tropical Interlude
Tropical Island Tapestry
Tropical Serenade
Tropical Thanksgiving
Tropical Trade Winds
Yucatan Channel Palette
Yucatan Discovery

And here are some from other cruise lines:

A New Year in Paradise
A Toast to the Islands
Allure of the Islands
Atlantic & Amber Gems
Atlantic Charms
Awe of Aruba
Balmy Breezes
Bays to Beaches
Beaches & Bays
Beauty of Belize
Beauty of the Yucatan
Bermuda and Colonial South
Bermuda and the Colonial South
Blissful Beaches
Blissful Holidays
Bohemian Paradise
Breezes, Bays & Beaches
Brilliant Beaches
Captivating Caribbean
Captivating Treasures
Carefree Caribbean
Carefree Getaway
Caribbean Allure
Caribbean Celebration
Caribbean Charisma
Caribbean Charms
Caribbean Colonial Chic
Caribbean Colonies
Caribbean Comforts
Caribbean Dawn
Caribbean Daydreamer
Caribbean Discovery
Caribbean Explorer
Caribbean Fiesta
Caribbean Flair
Caribbean Gems
Caribbean Hideaways
Caribbean Impressions
Caribbean Jewels
Caribbean Pearls
Caribbean Perfection
Caribbean Rhythms
Caribbean Sand & Sea
Caribbean Serenity
Carnival Across the Caribbean
Celebrate the Sunshine
Cerulean Dreams
Champagne Toasts & Caribbean Dreams
Colonial Collage
Colonial Cuba
Colorful Caribbean
Colors of the Caribbean
Coral Reefs and Island Feasts
Coral Reefs and Silver Sands
Cuba Celebration
Cuba Charms
Cuba Collage
Cuba Impressions
Cuba Serenade
Cuban Charisma
Cuban Immersion
Cultural Awakening
Delightful Dominica & Beyond
Dream Isles & Secluded Shores
Edens in the Sun
Emerald Coasts & Lush Forests
Empires of the New World
Escape to St. Barts
Exotic Explorations
Exotic Islands & Luxe Seascapes
Exotic Sands & Hidden Treasures
Festive Caribbean
From Rivera to Hemingway
Gems of the Southern Caribbean
Glamorous Gustavia
Glamorous Isles
Glimmering Shores
Golden Sands & Balmy Breezes
Grand Antilles Journey
Havana Rhythms, Caribbean Dreams
Havana Rhythms, Sapphire Dreams
Heart of the Caribbean
Heavenly Beaches
Heavenly Sunsets
Hemingway & the Sea
Hemingway's Hideaways
Hidden Coves & Stunning Beaches
Historic Forts & Pristine Sands
Holiday in Paradise
Holiday Revelry
Holiday Warmth
Holidays and Havana
Holidays in the Tropics
Iconic Cuba
Iconic Havana
Icons of the Caribbean
Idyllic Caribbean Isles
Idyllic Isles
Illuminated Isles
Island Blues, Sunset Golds
Island Delight
Island Living
Island Paradise
Island Rendevous
Island Rendezvous
Island Tempos
Island Vibes
Islands in Bloom
Islands in the Sun
Journey Through the Islands
Lights & Nightlife in Havana
Mayan & Miami Montage
Mayan Jewels
Mayan Magic
Mayan Marvels
Mayan Mosaic
Mayan Mystic
Mayan Mystique
Mayan Rhythms
Mayan Treasures
Mayans & Islands
Mystical Maya
Myths, Mayans & Marinas
New Year in Paradise
New Year, More Cheer
Old Town Rhythms
Palms & Paradise
Panoramic Caribbean
Paradise Awaits
Paradise Found
Paraiso Eterno
Pink Sands & White Gardenias
Pink Sands and Palms
Postcards from Cuba
Pristine Shores
Private Islands & Secret Shores
Reefs & Ruins
Reflections of Cuba
Romantic Shores
Royal Bermuda & Historic Charleston
Ruins of the Maya
Sage Mountain to Grand Pitons
Salsa on the Sand
Sand, Surf & Rum
Sands & Shores
Sandy Shores
Sapphire Winter
Seaside Silhouettes
Seaswept Breezes
Secret Gardens & Secluded Islands
Serene Caribbean Sea
Serene Islands
Sophisticated Sands
Southern Allure
Southern Caribbean Charm
Southern Caribbean Dreams
Southern Caribbean Gems
Southern Flair
Southern Medley
Spices & Sandy Beaches
Steel Drum Fantasy
Sun & Sea Breezes
Sun & Serenade
Sun & Style
Sun Kissed Spring
Sun-Splashed Holiday
Sun-Splashed Isles
Sunny Celebrations
Sunny Charms
Sunny Festivities
Sunny Getaways
Sunset Splendors
Taste of the Caribbean
Timeless Cuba
Toast to the Holidays
Towering Palms & Lush Islands
Traveling the Tropics
Treasures of the Tropics
Tropical Breeze
Tropical Breezes
Tropical Discoveries
Tropical Essence
Tropical Hideaways
Tropical Holiday
Tropical Holiday Cheer
Tropical Holidays
Tropical Radiance
Tropical Retreats
Tropical Rhythms
Tropical Sunsets
Tropical Tempos
Tropical Temptations
Vibrant Vistas
Waves & Wonders
Welcome to Paradise
White Sand Winter
White Sands & Golden Sunsets
Yucatan Adventures

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Re: june 2020 updates

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No updates today. I'll probably try again next Monday.

Time to open up the July thread!

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crystal serenity new fares for november and december

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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 time slot for the Caribbean in that they are outside of hurricane season. (Also, Crystal is more likely to have the new post-Coronavirus experience ready for prime time.) On the other hand, they are closer to what might be the second wave of Coronavirus.

In any case, Fare Compare has been updated for those five itineraries.

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Re: june 2020 updates

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LOL, for those who have or are considering booking any of these cruises ... I quote the one and only Darryl Kerrigan - "Tell 'em they're dreamin'!"

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Re: crystal serenity new fares for november and december

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drib wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:55 pm
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 fares, just E2-S on Symphony, C3-S on Serenity, and B1-S on both ships. Not even Darryl Kerrigan would expect me to keep the history of all solo fares.

And from that other message board:
cruisingxpert wrote:Drib" who does his own site and updating as a hobby shows a PH guarantee for $5999pp. ...
Fare Compare is an archive, so guarantee fares, like PG, do not disappear. However, it will show as "not found" on Fare Compare, and if you hover over the "per day" column in the Dollar View, a title balloon will show both the status and the date it changed - in this case "not found on 2020.06.19." But the best place to see the current status and status date here is on ship dollar:

ship dollar for trip 6881

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Re: crystal serenity new fares for november and december

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drib wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:24 pm
Not even Darryl Kerrigan would expect me to keep the history of all solo fares
Good to see that Aussie classic being quoted

I suspect Darryl would say - “Tell him he’s dreaming”
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Future Cruises - who knows if cruising ever resumes? But maybe they’ll include these ones
June 2021 - Crystal Serenity - London to Stockholm - 25 days
Sept 2021 - RSSC Explorer - Vancouver to Tokyo - 19 days
Feb 2022 - Crystal Serenity - Los Angeles to Auckland - 19 days

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Email from Tom Wolber

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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 each back-to-back years. Bargain!)

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Re: june 2020 updates

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Drib, stop being such a 'Negative Nelly' ... that Wilburrrr Award is "going straight to the pool room!" Darryl has spoken!

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