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Forum: First Time Cruisers February 24th, 2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 875,976
Posted By Underwatr
It really depends on the line.

It really depends on the line.
Forum: Cunard Line February 23rd, 2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 903
Posted By Underwatr
When I checked (before my first cruise) you...

When I checked (before my first cruise) you rented for the trip but it was priced by the number of formal nights in the itinerary.
Forum: Cunard Line February 22nd, 2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 903
Posted By Underwatr
Buying off the rack and Marks and Spencer is...

Buying off the rack and Marks and Spencer is likely to be less expensive than renting and probably similar quality in better condition.
Forum: Cunard Line February 18th, 2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 896
Posted By Underwatr
If you're booking from the US your fare is fully...

If you're booking from the US your fare is fully refundable until about 90 days before sailing. If you want those dates book now and watch for sales.

If it's going to get cheaper it is likely to...
Forum: Cunard Line February 15th, 2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 925
Posted By Underwatr
A 120 minute package is $47.95. Starting with...

A 120 minute package is $47.95. Starting with your third Cunard cruise (World Club Gold) you get 120 minutes per passenger as a complimentary benefit with higher packages at higher World Club levels.
Forum: Cunard Line February 13th, 2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 46,359
Posted By Underwatr
Lahaina can be a problematic port. When QV called...

Lahaina can be a problematic port. When QV called in 2012 the Harbormaster only allowed one tender past the breakwater at a time which resulted in very long waits for to get ashore. We ended up...
Forum: Cunard Line February 13th, 2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By Underwatr
It will depend on your itinerary but I found that...

It will depend on your itinerary but I found that in rough seas QV pitches more than QM2. It was pretty noticeable lying in bed but not enough to make us feel queasy.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 10th, 2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By Underwatr
It might help if you mention which lines you were...

It might help if you mention which lines you were looking at. The lines plan their cruise schedules a couple of years in advance so it would be unusual for a new 10-14 day itinerary for the summer to...
Forum: Cunard Line February 10th, 2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By Underwatr
The primary difference when they do this is in...

The primary difference when they do this is in which cabins are in which category. Since cabins are sold almost two years in advance it may not be as simple to accelerate the reclassification of...
Forum: First Time Cruisers February 8th, 2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,536
Posted By Underwatr
Here's another data graphic from the CDC web page...

Here's another data graphic from the CDC web page I linked to upthread.

http://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/images/settings.jpg
Forum: Cunard Line February 7th, 2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,231
Posted By Underwatr
Am I correct in understanding that the hosed...

Am I correct in understanding that the hosed tables are generally on second seating?
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 6th, 2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,461
Posted By Underwatr
In my experience the issuers have caught on and...

In my experience the issuers have caught on and will assess the foreign transaction fee whenever the charge goes through a non-US bank. It doesn't matter if the charge was run in US dollars.
Forum: First Time Cruisers February 6th, 2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,536
Posted By Underwatr
As long as you remember that anti-bacterial wipes...

As long as you remember that anti-bacterial wipes don't kill viruses.
Forum: Cunard Line February 5th, 2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By Underwatr
If yo want to meet a variety of fellow passengers...

If yo want to meet a variety of fellow passengers the best place is breakfast and lunch in Britannia.
Forum: Cunard Line February 4th, 2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,322
Posted By Underwatr
Are you on QE headed to Long Beach (as opposed to...

Are you on QE headed to Long Beach (as opposed to San Pedro)? There's a free shuttle from the Queen Mary (not sure whether it stops right at the cruise terminal) to downtown Long Beach. The grocery I...
Forum: First Time Cruisers February 4th, 2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,536
Posted By Underwatr
One thing to note is that Norovirus is largely a...

One thing to note is that Norovirus is largely a seasonal affliction - many more outbreaks occur in the winter months. while there are no guarantees, cruising in May means you're much less likely to...
Forum: Cunard Line February 3rd, 2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,322
Posted By Underwatr
Meh. They still get $20 for every bottle I carry...

Meh. They still get $20 for every bottle I carry on...
Forum: Cunard Line February 2nd, 2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By Underwatr
The URL suggests that this wine list is current...

The URL suggests that this wine list is current as of November 2014.

https://ask.cunard.com/resources/carnivaluk/life-on-board/CU_wine_list_nov14.pdf

If you're not flying to the ship you can...
Forum: Cunard Line February 2nd, 2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By Underwatr
Also there's Coriander, which is Indian food. ...

Also there's Coriander, which is Indian food.

The Chef's Galley mentioned at the link no longer operates as a display kitchen.
Forum: Cunard Line February 2nd, 2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,245
Posted By Underwatr
I think that would be an excessive twist on Dr....

I think that would be an excessive twist on Dr. King's speech. Kennedy's speech was made at a 1962 dinner for the crews competing in the America's Cup races.

Here's the text of the complete...
Forum: Cunard Line February 2nd, 2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,322
Posted By Underwatr
That's surprising -- I've never experienced that...

That's surprising -- I've never experienced that with Cunard. Gin, rum, what have you, I've been free to carry it to my stateroom.
Forum: Cunard Line February 2nd, 2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 585
Views: 46,359
Posted By Underwatr
One or the other is typically the case in my...

One or the other is typically the case in my experience. ;)

I don't drink much wine aside from on cruise, so I look for nice bottles at a good price to bring along. The objective is to shop at a...
Forum: Cunard Line February 2nd, 2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 585
Views: 46,359
Posted By Underwatr
The FAQ statement has been the same for few...

The FAQ statement has been the same for few years at least. I've always interpreted it to say, "Our written policy is one bottle per passenger but we only intend to enforce it as an exception. We...
Forum: Cunard Line February 2nd, 2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,245
Posted By Underwatr
I don't share your opinion. It was a fitting...

I don't share your opinion. It was a fitting statement about what draws us to the sea from a man who is widely loved even 50 years after his death. I don't think the intent of his words was twisted...
Forum: Cunard Line February 2nd, 2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,322
Posted By Underwatr
I had no problem on QM2 in December. Nine or ten...

I had no problem on QM2 in December. Nine or ten bottles of wine and champagne.
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