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Forum: Cunard Line Yesterday, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By pepperrn
Yes, I'm afraid it does, unless you are very...

Yes, I'm afraid it does, unless you are very lucky. There are a few balconies where a (narrow) view of the sea is possible between the lifeboats, but you'd need to be able to book specific cabin...
Forum: Cunard Line Yesterday, 06:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,735
Posted By pepperrn
Hi Pushka, Couldn't agree with you more. Well...

Hi Pushka,
Couldn't agree with you more. Well said, thank you.
This is exactly what I do as well.
Forum: Cunard Line Yesterday, 02:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 854
Posted By pepperrn
I've been on the bridge of QM2 twice; In 2007...

I've been on the bridge of QM2 twice; In 2007 with Commodore Warner and again in 2013 with Commodore Rynd.

I am certain that in 2007 the seat/chair on the starboard side of the centre-line bank...
Forum: Cunard Line April 21st, 2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 854
Posted By pepperrn
Hi supered, If this helps... I enjoyed the...

Hi supered,
If this helps... I enjoyed the "Behind the Scenes" tour on the QM2 (WB transatlantic Dec '13).
I had to present myself (I asked at the Purser's Desk very soon after boarding) at the...
Forum: Cunard Line April 20th, 2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,735
Posted By pepperrn
On QM2, this bit......

On QM2, this bit... www.flickr.com/photos/pepperrn/8368797490/in/set-72157627503155752
(the starboard side is immediately downwind of (and directly below) the outdoor "walkies" area of the kennels...
Forum: Cunard Line April 20th, 2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 864
Posted By pepperrn
Hi sarafinadh, These are a few of my...

Hi sarafinadh,
These are a few of my favourites over the years (there are many others) ...

Sliced double sirloin, red onion marmalade & marchand de vin sauce
Pan fried lemon sole, grenobloise,...
Forum: Cunard Line April 19th, 2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 864
Posted By pepperrn
Further indications of drastic cutbacks on board...

Further indications of drastic cutbacks on board Cunard vessels... ;)



And to answer the OP, so many good meals in the Britannia Restaurant it is hard to pick a favourite, I'll look at the...
Forum: Cunard Line April 13th, 2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,567
Posted By pepperrn
Hi caber, There are two "types" of evenings,...

Hi caber,

There are two "types" of evenings, Formal and Informal, on Cunard ships.

In my experience, on a Cunard "Formal" evening, almost all passengers will be suitably attired; 90% of men in...
Forum: Cunard Line April 12th, 2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,808
Posted By pepperrn
Dear Tess of the Sea, My pleasure :) . (I'm...

Dear Tess of the Sea,
My pleasure :) .
(I'm an (old and) old-fashioned sort of fellow, and don't believe that I've ever asked a lady her age. I'm also fond of "history" questions in the Golden...
Forum: Cunard Line April 11th, 2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,120
Posted By pepperrn
Treat it as a chance to give £80 to charity......

Treat it as a chance to give £80 to charity... and get lunch as a thank you.

And you're wrong. Many local people have done at least two crossings/cruises (not one, as you suggest)...
... Most...
Forum: Cunard Line April 11th, 2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,567
Posted By pepperrn
Yes, on transatlantic crossings. There were three...

Yes, on transatlantic crossings. There were three in 2006, there are still three today (although the voyage is a day longer). There are less on cruises (esp short ones) it seems to me.
No. Informal...
Forum: Cunard Line April 11th, 2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,808
Posted By pepperrn
Thank you for your comment on my post.

Thank you for your comment on my post.
Forum: Cunard Line April 11th, 2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,808
Posted By pepperrn
" ... Thirty-five is a very attractive age....

" ... Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, by their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years. Lady Dumbleton is an instance...
Forum: Cunard Line March 31st, 2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 784
Posted By pepperrn
Two spots actually; starboard wing of the...

Two spots actually;
starboard wing of the Library (besides your book, you can see forward, aft and to starboard),
and... anywhere in the Commodore Club...

All best wishes :)
Forum: Cunard Line March 30th, 2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,653
Posted By pepperrn
Excellent list :) Simply superb, I'm ordering...

Excellent list :) Simply superb, I'm ordering copies now! Thank you, thank you :)

(Just so you know, having seen it well advertised on here previously, I'm already on Volume "E" (I think, except...
Forum: Cunard Line March 29th, 2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 44,968
Posted By pepperrn
Hi turquoise 6, As you've been waiting such...

Hi turquoise 6,

As you've been waiting such a long time for a QM2 crossing (January, February, March and April) I presume you are booked on the first available crossing (May 9th) and you are...
Forum: Cunard Line March 29th, 2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By pepperrn
Hi Austcruiser84, If this the 22nd June...

Hi Austcruiser84,
If this the 22nd June sailing, I think (but I am not certain) that 17.30 is near low tide in Hamburg that day and QM2 needs a high tide (because of metro tunnels under the Elbe) to...
Forum: Cunard Line March 29th, 2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,637
Posted By pepperrn
These photos: ...

These photos:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/pepperrn/4666881447/in/set-72157623936817859

https://www.flickr.com/photos/pepperrn/4666881567/in/set-72157623936817859

I took from the balcony...
Forum: Cunard Line March 29th, 2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By pepperrn
Hi sarafinadh, I hope you found the photo...

Hi sarafinadh, I hope you found the photo helpful.
The solution, it seems to me, would be to up-grade yourself to a balcony cabin on Decks 11 or 12 (+ parts of Deck 8). That way you'll have no need...
Forum: Cunard Line March 27th, 2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,194
Posted By pepperrn
I was going to suggest an after-breakfast ferry...

I was going to suggest an after-breakfast ferry trip to Hythe Pier and back, but you'd only see one end of QM2 (at the Ocean Terminal), not a broadside view, although the ferry passes right past the...
Forum: Cunard Line March 27th, 2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By pepperrn
Hi Jimsgirl, I don't think it will be long...

Hi Jimsgirl,

I don't think it will be long before brochures are just a memory with all holiday companies and cruise lines. Everything will be "on-line only". If you want to read something with a...
Forum: Cunard Line March 27th, 2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,194
Posted By pepperrn
Hi debjo, Thank you, glad you liked them :)...

Hi debjo,
Thank you, glad you liked them :) .Yes, my brother. I was escorting my elderly parents (their second voyage on QM2, first time visiting New York) and he was kind enough to drive us to the...
Forum: Cunard Line March 26th, 2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,194
Posted By pepperrn
Hi Debjo, These pictures... ...

Hi Debjo,
These pictures...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pepperrn/sets/72157626684147779/
Were taken on a May 2011 QM2 crossing.
My chief memories of that trip are an amazing sailaway party...
Forum: Cunard Line March 23rd, 2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By pepperrn
Hi sarafinadh, Remember, most don't spend a...

Hi sarafinadh,
Remember, most don't spend a lot of time in their cabins, and when I've been in an oceanview a quick glance outside to check the weather is usually all I do. If I want to spend a...
Forum: Cunard Line March 20th, 2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,654
Posted By pepperrn
Of course, forgive me, it has been a long time...

Of course, forgive me, it has been a long time since I explored that historic harbour on Rockall as a young man. The cosy little inns and pubs, the old church, the long, long walk across to the other...
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