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On Cunard formal nights are taken seriously, with...
On Cunard formal nights are taken seriously, with the great majority of men in a suit if not in a tuxedo. On many other lines it's a suggestion and compliance varies widely.
The Sugar Train can only be booked as a ship's...
The Sugar Train can only be booked as a ship's excursion, just so you know.

On days when a ship is in port they don't sell to the general public.
Verandah is pricy as an alternative to Britannia....
Verandah is pricy as an alternative to Britannia. $50/person.
The Kings Court alternative nights are better at about $20. Since the remastering it's located in the port side all the way aft in KC.
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CDC - Vessel Sanitation Program ...
CDC - Vessel Sanitation Program
https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/vsp/desc/about_inspections.htm
How often are ships inspected?Cruise ships under VSP’s jurisdiction are subject to two inspections each year....
The coffee in King's Court comes out of a big...
The coffee in King's Court comes out of a big machine with several buttons. One button gives you coffee, another hot cocoa, another hot water...
It's certainly intended for someone who has...
It's certainly intended for someone who has essentially zero experience in the sport, and only to the point of giving one a feel for the very basics (my experience is from QV, I haven't seen it on...
The pricing for Christmas (BF Balcony) is far...
The pricing for Christmas (BF Balcony) is far higher than what we paid back in December (I haven't seen a price as good since).
The sailings can be found here: ...
The sailings can be found here:

http://www.cunard.com/cruise-deals/sale-3/
KoTux shirts are too fussy for self-service...
KoTux shirts are too fussy for self-service laundering, though. I send them out.
Club balcony rooms are the same size as regular...
Club balcony rooms are the same size as regular balcony rooms. I don't have HAL experience but IME Cunard balcony rooms are a little larger than Princess balcony rooms (e.g., Princess lacks a...
Same stateroom? Post-it notes on the mirror....
Same stateroom? Post-it notes on the mirror. Different stateroom? Room-to-room phones have voicemail.
Britannia Club (and the Grills) has open seating...
Britannia Club (and the Grills) has open seating albeit at the same table and same table mates for all meals throughout your voyage. If you arrive say 45 minutes after your table mates you'll be...
I'm not sure that QE and QM2 are close enough for...
I'm not sure that QE and QM2 are close enough for good visibility of each other there. It looks like they're at least 25 nm apart.
I've seen it in use, but it's not officially...
I've seen it in use, but it's not officially supported. I think at busy times it would be fairly unreliable.
There was a time when that mattered. I've done...
There was a time when that mattered. I've done the whole thing; had a hotel clerk gasp when he saw my frequent guest status (I think he was new); learned to upgrade to first on the westbound flights...
I dunno - I have a Visa card that pays 3% on...
I dunno - I have a Visa card that pays 3% on restaurants & travel and 4% on gas, and an Amex that pays 3% on groceries. I don't have annual fees that start me off in the hole.
The four night Soton-Hamburg itinerary is usually...
The four night Soton-Hamburg itinerary is usually also sold as segments ending or beginning in Hamburg. The means that every night of the itinerary is either some passengers' first night onboard or...
But your Brit brethren will still complain about...
But your Brit brethren will still complain about the paucity of good deals from there, so it's all good.
There will be a full slate of speakers but the...
There will be a full slate of speakers but the sailings and the speakers don't necessarily have a theme. I'd say that the speakers being related to a theme is the exception rather than the rule.
Yes, for some reason my browser tricked me into...
Yes, for some reason my browser tricked me into believing I was the first one to respond to the OP, so I just answered the question..

But here's the deal. As anyone who has taken the free galley...
People like to complain...
People like to complain...
I have no idea what my wife's evacuation cost (I...
I have no idea what my wife's evacuation cost (I never saw that bill) but her health insurance picked up the bulk of the medical expenses (should have been 80% but they ended up paying 100% of the...
Trip interruption coverage works as your question...
Trip interruption coverage works as your question suggests (it's cancellation if it happens before the start date, and interruption if it happens after your trip has started).

If you're...
We've done QM2's Christmas/New Year's itinerary...
We've done QM2's Christmas/New Year's itinerary for many years running, so I guess for us it's a yay.

There are a lot of others who repeat the trip every year as well, so now we enjoy linking up...
I had noticed earlier that the 6 July Eastbound...
I had noticed earlier that the 6 July Eastbound is also shown at one of the "last minute" cruise sale sites with a good fare. It bookends nicely with this crossing, giving someone eight days across...