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Forum: First Time Cruisers Yesterday, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,579
Posted By Underwatr
If a land-based restaurant has a service...

If a land-based restaurant has a service charge/automatic gratuity (typically only for larger groups like more than 6 or 8) an additional tip isn't expected.

Some waiters or restaurants might add...
Forum: Cunard Line Yesterday, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By Underwatr
Fly during the day and sail back. 23 hour days...

Fly during the day and sail back. 23 hour days are one thing but that overnight makes for a 19 hour day when you think of it.
Forum: Cunard Line October 29th, 2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,625
Posted By Underwatr
At least nominally it's a pollution control...

At least nominally it's a pollution control measure,

http://www.dailynews.com/business/20131230/ports-vessels-get-ready-for-new-statewide-regulation-to-lower-emissions-through-shore-power
Forum: Cunard Line October 29th, 2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,191
Posted By Underwatr
They'll never discourage drinking like they...

They'll never discourage drinking like they discourage smoking. Too much benefit to the bottom line in serving drinks.
Forum: Cunard Line October 28th, 2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,625
Posted By Underwatr
From "The USCGC Hamilton (WHEC-715) Coast Guard...

From "The USCGC Hamilton (WHEC-715) Coast Guard Ship of the Future," US Naval Institute Proceedings, October 1969
https://www.uscg.mil/history/cutters/378/docs/387-1969-USNIP_article.pdf

Which is...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 28th, 2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,806
Posted By Underwatr
http://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/hcp/clinical-overview...

http://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/hcp/clinical-overview.html
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 27th, 2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 583
Posted By Underwatr
If you get left behind and your passport is in...

If you get left behind and your passport is in the safe the ship will remove it and leave it with the port agent, or at least that's the "common knowledge" on CC (I don't have verification). So it...
Forum: Cunard Line October 27th, 2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,087
Posted By Underwatr
I found somewhere that QV/QE's dance floor is...

I found somewhere that QV/QE's dance floor is about 23.4ft x 42.2ft, just under 1000 square feet. Should be verifiable somewhere on ask.cunard.com.
Forum: Cunard Line October 27th, 2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,087
Posted By Underwatr
The ballroom is the full width of the ship, so...

The ballroom is the full width of the ship, so ~135 feet, but I don't know the size of the dance floor. I agree that the dance floor is closer to the size of QE/QV than the difference in room size...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 26th, 2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 583
Posted By Underwatr
True, but in a port where it's not required to...

True, but in a port where it's not required to carry your passport, many people consider it safer to carry a DL rather than a passport when ashore.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 26th, 2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,806
Posted By Underwatr
There is a formula of Purell (not available in...

There is a formula of Purell (not available in the US) that is effective against viruses including Norovirus.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7362/11758734406_28c42f4a6e_z.jpg...
Forum: Cunard Line October 25th, 2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,191
Posted By Underwatr
They say reading comprehension is the first thing...

They say reading comprehension is the first thing to go...
Forum: First Time Cruisers October 25th, 2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1,863
Views: 820,415
Posted By Underwatr
I depends on the line but in my experience...

I depends on the line but in my experience luggage has usually arrived about the time I get to the stateroom.

You can carry on as much as you'd like (can't you?) but carried luggage has to fit...
Forum: East Coast Departures October 25th, 2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By Underwatr
When I did it last December, Park Plus was among...

When I did it last December, Park Plus was among the most reasonable. We reserved in advance for $7.95/day. We came back into the big snowstom right after New Years and they had the car cleaned off...
Forum: East Coast Departures October 25th, 2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By Underwatr
May 24 is a Sunday. I-83 through downtown should...

May 24 is a Sunday. I-83 through downtown should be fine.

But when I did it I took 83 to 695 around the west side and then up 95 to the cruise port, avoiding tunnel tolls that you'd get going...
Forum: Cunard Line October 23rd, 2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 919
Posted By Underwatr
The errant statement about a nominal charge for...

The errant statement about a nominal charge for detergent has been on the website for at least a year. I'm confident that it will be free when you get there.
Forum: Cunard Line October 23rd, 2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By Underwatr
I know what the Cunard FAQ says, and I know how...

I know what the Cunard FAQ says, and I know how unreliable shipboard Internet can be, but last Christmas I was sitting the the Golden Lion on QM2 and saw some people skyping (or maybe it was...
Forum: Cunard Line October 23rd, 2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,204
Posted By Underwatr
More info here: ...

More info here:

http://www.cunard.com/campaigns/campaign-detail/2016-world-cruises/
Forum: Cunard Line October 23rd, 2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,485
Posted By Underwatr
I think the thread forked at Post #10, where...

I think the thread forked at Post #10, where Jeffrey1950 asked about booking a flight home on arrival day. So reading the OP is important, as is reading all the subsequent posts... :)
Forum: Cunard Line October 21st, 2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,485
Posted By Underwatr
Surely you'd want to spend at least one night in...

Surely you'd want to spend at least one night in New York, wouldn't you?
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 21st, 2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,451
Posted By Underwatr
Senegal was declared Ebola-free over the weekend...

Senegal was declared Ebola-free over the weekend as well. But in the countries between Senegal and Nigeria - Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, it continues to ravage and will for months at least.
...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 21st, 2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,451
Posted By Underwatr
Sounds like there will be some last minute...

Sounds like there will be some last minute bargains in the near future...
Forum: Cunard Line October 21st, 2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,625
Posted By Underwatr
My recollection was that scheduled docking was at...

My recollection was that scheduled docking was at 6 and actual docking was at noon. I don't know what the normal time under the bridge is but 5-5:30 might be about right.
Forum: Cunard Line October 21st, 2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,625
Posted By Underwatr
In 2010 we were delayed 6 hours leaving Quebec...

In 2010 we were delayed 6 hours leaving Quebec for New York. I figured they'd pour on the turbine fuel to make up the time but we arrived in New York 6 hours late.
Forum: Cunard Line October 20th, 2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,641
Posted By Underwatr
Noro season is coming also. Wash your hands!

Noro season is coming also. Wash your hands!
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