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Forum: First Time Cruisers Today, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By Underwatr
You might have better results posting in the...

You might have better results posting in the Florida Departures forum.

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=495
Forum: Cunard Line Today, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By Underwatr
The sheltered balcony meets our minimum standard...

The sheltered balcony meets our minimum standard for a balcony stateroom so it's our stateroom of choice for most trips. The lack of a glass front prevents seeing the water from inside the stateroom...
Forum: Cunard Line Today, 06:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,757
Posted By Underwatr
In all my QM2 voyages I have yet to check out a...

In all my QM2 voyages I have yet to check out a set of headphones from the purser's desk and tour the Maritime Quest exhibits in one go. I think I've seen all of the displays at one time or another...
Forum: Cunard Line Yesterday, 04:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,103
Posted By Underwatr
My experience is as recent as December 2014; I...

My experience is as recent as December 2014; I haven't seen any change in their written policy nor heard of any cases where passengers experienced different treatment than I was given. I think you'll...
Forum: Cunard Line Yesterday, 09:43 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,757
Posted By Underwatr
We enjoy the Kings Court alternate dining options...

We enjoy the Kings Court alternate dining options and do it at least once every trip. They've raised the price to $15 which is still small enough not to matter. If it goes to $20 we might reconsider,...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 31st, 2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By Underwatr
There"s a free city shuttle from the Queen Mary...

There"s a free city shuttle from the Queen Mary area to downtown Long Beach.
Forum: Cunard Line August 30th, 2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By Underwatr
When they convert to the large flatscreen TV...

When they convert to the large flatscreen TV mounted on the wall, does that result in additional unused US outlet available on the wall over the fridge (with the TV over the fridge there's a duplex...
Forum: Cunard Line August 30th, 2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Underwatr
Anticipating the next question: If both...

Anticipating the next question:

If both guests in the room have their accounts registered to the same credit card, their OBCs are pooled so there's no need to make sure that each passenger burns...
Forum: Cunard Line August 30th, 2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,757
Posted By Underwatr
Note that the planetarium shows won't be a...

Note that the planetarium shows won't be a planetarium show per se, but a series of Imax-style short films projected onto a planetarium dome. There are some starfield segments during the films but...
Forum: Cunard Line August 29th, 2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,757
Posted By Underwatr
I've already responded in the other thread but I...

I've already responded in the other thread but I didn't mention Roy Hunt. He was on our first QM2 cruise. I remember seeing him in the checkin line ahead of us because I thought it was interesting...
Forum: Cunard Line August 29th, 2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 751
Posted By Underwatr
Sign up on embarkation day and you get something...

Sign up on embarkation day and you get something like 10 extra minutes in the package. Every little bit helps.
Forum: Cunard Line August 29th, 2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,047
Posted By Underwatr
I like Bill Miller, although having seen him on a...

I like Bill Miller, although having seen him on a few Christmas cruises in a row I realize that his presentations tend to reuse the same material from one year to the next.

I grew up during the...
Forum: Cunard Line August 28th, 2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By Underwatr
Direct transfers are available but not necessary....

Direct transfers are available but not necessary. Since most eastbound flights are overnight flights, Cunard offers transfers that include some sightseeing before delivering you to the airport a few...
Forum: Cunard Line August 27th, 2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 761
Posted By Underwatr
There's a pretty nice chocolate buffet on QM2...

There's a pretty nice chocolate buffet on QM2 just after midnight (local (Atlantic)? Eastern? I forget) on New Year's Eve/Day.
Forum: Cunard Line August 27th, 2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,225
Posted By Underwatr
https://www.google.com/search?q=translate+veuve+fr...

https://www.google.com/search?q=translate+veuve+from+french+to+english&oq=translate+veuve+from+french+to+english&aqs=chrome..69i57.19206j0j4&client=ms-android-oneplus&sourceid=chrome-mobile&espvd=1&ie...
Forum: First Time Cruisers August 26th, 2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By Underwatr
I'd go at least a day early. Maybe schedule a...

I'd go at least a day early. Maybe schedule a trip from Buenos Aires to Rio via Iguazu Falls.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 26th, 2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By Underwatr
I wouldn't recommend going to a T-Mobile postpaid...

I wouldn't recommend going to a T-Mobile postpaid account just for the cruise. For some reason this cruise ship rate is double what othe r carriers charge. Five or six dollars a minute. However, with...
Forum: Cunard Line August 26th, 2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 869
Posted By Underwatr
We generally travel in a forward stateroom. In...

We generally travel in a forward stateroom. In 2012 we were in 7011 on QV to Hawaii and back. We didn't feel rolling but it was interesting sleeping with all of the pitching. I could feel myself...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 26th, 2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,507
Posted By Underwatr
On the 22nd she said "next Monday" which to me is...

On the 22nd she said "next Monday" which to me is more likely the 31st.
Forum: Cunard Line August 23rd, 2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,107
Posted By Underwatr
One issue with doing ship-by-ship comparisons of...

One issue with doing ship-by-ship comparisons of food quantity and quality is that the Executive Chef has a food budget per voyage that is determined at least in part by the average fare paid for...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 23rd, 2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 816
Posted By Underwatr
You'll find fewer children on the Princess or...

You'll find fewer children on the Princess or Celebrity cruises, both because of the lines and because the cruises are a little longer. I haven't sailed on Celebrity so I can't help decide between...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 22nd, 2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,507
Posted By Underwatr
How old is your daughter? Is she old enough (21...

How old is your daughter? Is she old enough (21 or so) to occupy the cabin without an adult?
Forum: Cunard Line August 22nd, 2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By Underwatr
Usually the westbound flights are in the daytime....

Usually the westbound flights are in the daytime. Of course I don't know anything about your itinerary.
Forum: Cunard Line August 21st, 2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By Underwatr
Whether 50 degrees is much above 40 degrees is a...

Whether 50 degrees is much above 40 degrees is a matter for discussion, I suppose.
Forum: Cunard Line August 21st, 2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By Underwatr
I won't argue with your conclusion but I will...

I won't argue with your conclusion but I will observe that Soton is at 50.9 degrees latitude
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