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Hear! Hear! Just to mention that, although...
Hear! Hear!

Just to mention that, although their numbers a slight, women are also stevedores, and they wouldn't have the job if they didn't do as well as the men.
Hi Pavovsky. Sure you can bring your own bags on...
Hi Pavovsky. Sure you can bring your own bags on board - as long as those bags fit through the screening machine. I've often carried my hand luggage on board, plus extra large handbag but I wouldn't...
The new Deck 13?
The new Deck 13?
As a supplement to the fine responses given...
As a supplement to the fine responses given previously : https://ask.cunard.com/help/life-on-board/cover_charges
Hi Keith. Yes, I remember the spirited...
Hi Keith. Yes, I remember the spirited discussions at the time of the re-flagging. If I recall correctly, most of us agreed the re-flagging to Bermuda was to allow Cunard to circumvent Britainn's...
If Cunard was so looking forward to being able to...
If Cunard was so looking forward to being able to offer same sex marriage at sea...then why did Cunard register their 3 ships in Bermuda at a time when Bermuda did not permit same sex marriage. It's...
Csardas, I understand. Hubby and I took the QM2...
Csardas, I understand. Hubby and I took the QM2 Holiday Caribbean cruise once years ago, and it was not like a Christmas at home - and there is good reason why! We weren't at home, we were at sea!...
Hi Mark. Interesting that one of the reasons you...
Hi Mark. Interesting that one of the reasons you were given for delayed departure was that "the computer kept crashing". Nasty things happened to computers world wide* so that's as good an...
Could not your butler restore your living room to...
Could not your butler restore your living room to pristine condition prior to serving breakfast? - provided, of course, that the occupant of the sofa bed had vacated said bed? As has been said,...
aussiebossyboots, no worries. Casual dress works...
aussiebossyboots, no worries. Casual dress works in the MDR for breakfast and lunch. For those who don't wish to dress for Formal nights, Kings Court is an attractive alternative - especially if you...
Thanks for that info. Now I can identify at least...
Thanks for that info. Now I can identify at least one kind of men's dancing shoes:)

You mentioned Bergdof's - one of my favorite stores. BTW, if Mrs.SR isn't already aware, the view from the 7th...
Right, thanks - except no one wrote that VSP...
Right, thanks - except no one wrote that VSP inspections take place every port visit. But I had the impression that the US Coast Guard inspects ships coming from foreign ports because every time I...
Yikes! on A QG suite, you are expected to pull...
Yikes! on A QG suite, you are expected to pull out the sofa bed ? That doesn't sound right - please ask Cunard. I really don't think you want a rollaway bed or cot - not terribly comfortable.
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My understanding is that the US Coast Guard...
My understanding is that the US Coast Guard inspects every cruise ship entering a US port from a foreign port.

Inspection by the CDC Vessel Sanitation Program - that is perhaps more likely to...
My husband and I usually arrive at the Red Hook...
My husband and I usually arrive at the Red Hook Terminal between 1:30 and 2:30 pm ET. Easy Peasy. No crowd. Security checks excellent, but no delay in boarding.

The hours between 11 am and noon...
I've never seen a man wearing spats in real life,...
I've never seen a man wearing spats in real life, so please forgive my curiosity - but are you wearing spats in this photo? Are spats seeing a revival in your part of the World?

Thanks,
Salacia
Same sex marriages now permitted in Bermuda...Cunard ships to follow?
"A Supreme Court ruling allowing same-sex marriage in Bermuda has also opened the door to same-sex marriages on dozens of cruise ships operating around the world.In addition to local marriages, the...
They don't expect tips from passengers from...
They don't expect tips from passengers from Countries know as non-tippers. And stevedores certainly have enough dignity not to hang about with their hand out - very similar to the staff on board QM2...
Hi Tatka. My husband and I prefer late seating,...
Hi Tatka. My husband and I prefer late seating, and sometimes we request a table for six, sometimes a table for two; those requests has always been accommodated.

On our QM2 Caribbean cruise last...
Quite right,Keith. Just to mention that...
Quite right,Keith.

Just to mention that living on a $75K salary in NYC is a struggle, consider how much it costs to live in NYC. I know $75K sounds HUGE, but image supporting a family on that in...
Hi. If I understand correctly you are asking...
Hi. If I understand correctly you are asking about the current style of casual maxi dresses. I've taken several Caribbean QM2 cruises (good fun!) but I've seen only the very occasional maxi dress...
John, there is a H U G E sign at the terminal...
John, there is a H U G E sign at the terminal that states "tipping is optional". Thirteen QM2 trips departing from Red Hook, and my observation was this: cars/cabs/buses pull up, and luggage is...
First of all: happy B-Day to your dad in advance....
First of all: happy B-Day to your dad in advance.

Nice of him to offer to treat the family for dinner in the Veran$a, but maybe (considering the different food preferences), the birthday...
If you haven't booked Grill or Britannia Club...
If you haven't booked Grill or Britannia Club accommodations, then you have no worries about your tablemates staggering in during dining times. Britannia Category has two seating options (early or...
scdreamer, crucial question - what accommodations...
scdreamer, crucial question - what accommodations have you booked? -