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Forum: Cunard Line July 19th, 2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By AstroExeter
Yes. There is an actual dress code on board. You...

Yes. There is an actual dress code on board. You do not need to wear a jacket for breakfast or lunch but you do for dinner.

https://ask.cunard.com/help/life-on-board/dress_code
Forum: Cunard Line July 15th, 2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,136
Posted By AstroExeter
Yes. It is true....

Yes. It is true. http://www.cunard.co.uk/cunard-experience/media-centre/press-releases/qm2-refit-2016/
Forum: Cunard Line July 15th, 2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,149
Posted By AstroExeter
QM2 re-fit announced

Cunard have today announced the major re-fit of the Queen Mary 2 will take place between 27 May- 21 June 2016.

http://www.cunard.co.uk/cunard-experience/media-centre/press-releases/qm2-refit-2016/
Forum: Cunard Line April 4th, 2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By AstroExeter
There are just over 200 on the full World Voyage.

There are just over 200 on the full World Voyage.
Forum: Cunard Line March 2nd, 2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By AstroExeter
No they don't allow visitors on board as far as...

No they don't allow visitors on board as far as I'm aware.
Forum: Cunard Line February 16th, 2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,420
Posted By AstroExeter
Paul is a great guy with years of experience and...

Paul is a great guy with years of experience and he's always approachable and friendly.
Forum: Cunard Line February 13th, 2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,219
Posted By AstroExeter
The Black, Red and Gold are specifically for the...

The Black, Red and Gold are specifically for the 175th Anniversary Balls being held on every voyage this year. They reflect the corporate colours of Cunard but there is no need to comply with any...
Forum: Cunard Line February 13th, 2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,674
Posted By AstroExeter
I was referring to the fact that it is not an...

I was referring to the fact that it is not an option on the Cunard website when booking a discount fare. I don't know why.
Forum: Cunard Line February 11th, 2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,674
Posted By AstroExeter
maggiemou...

maggiemou (http://cruiseforums.cruisecritic.com/member.php?u=569327)

You can still ask to be on a hosted table when you make your booking. This doesn't happen on the...
Forum: Cunard Line February 9th, 2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,674
Posted By AstroExeter
Unfortunately we don't get to be on hosted tables...

Unfortunately we don't get to be on hosted tables when working on board. :( I do enjoy sharing my experiences of astronomy but will usually wait to be asked. :)
Forum: Cunard Line February 9th, 2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,040
Posted By AstroExeter
We have done this twice in New York. The last...

We have done this twice in New York. The last time was September last year and it was $65 per bag. They will give you special tags for the bags you are storing and you leave them outside your...
Forum: Cunard Line February 7th, 2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,674
Posted By AstroExeter
On Formal nights, certain tables are "Hosted" by...

On Formal nights, certain tables are "Hosted" by a ships officer. They join you for dinner and you are treated to wine with the meal at their expense. If there are many Formals then you may find that...
Forum: Cunard Line January 19th, 2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,973
Posted By AstroExeter
I think, possibly, the key to the question is the...

I think, possibly, the key to the question is the matter of the "open neck" shirt. An open neck shirt on a Cunard formal night may seem rather "casual" no matter how smart the cravat. On the other...
Forum: Cunard Line September 17th, 2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,346
Posted By AstroExeter
Thanks for your kind comment JollyJackTar52. Glad...

Thanks for your kind comment JollyJackTar52. Glad you enjoyed my "Aliens" lecture. I thoroughly enjoyed myself even though I got a badly sunburned head hosting the Solar observing on Deck 12! :)
Forum: Cunard Line September 16th, 2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,460
Posted By AstroExeter
I too have just disembarked from lecturing on...

I too have just disembarked from lecturing on Astronomy on board. Had a great time and both the lectures and Solar observing on deck 12 went well. Guests were also fascinated to hold a piece of...
Forum: Cunard Line September 7th, 2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,966
Posted By AstroExeter
I expect the Sporrt24 channel will show it in the...

I expect the Sporrt24 channel will show it in the Golden Lion.
Forum: Cunard Line August 3rd, 2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,009
Posted By AstroExeter
Hi JollyJackTar52 I deliver talks on astronomy on...

Hi JollyJackTar52 I deliver talks on astronomy on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Forum: Cunard Line August 2nd, 2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,009
Posted By AstroExeter
Hi JollyJackTar52! I will be one of your Onboard...

Hi JollyJackTar52! I will be one of your Onboard Guest speakers on your crossing. I'm sure you will have a great time as there is always plenty to do on TA's. :)
Forum: Cunard Line August 2nd, 2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,889
Posted By AstroExeter
To be fair, only an extremely small percentage of...

To be fair, only an extremely small percentage of Cunard passengers are members of CC and even less participate in Roll Calls and of those, only a few actually attend "Meet and Greets". I myself have...
Forum: Cunard Line May 12th, 2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,412
Posted By AstroExeter
We are on the August 27th TA and took the Cunard...

We are on the August 27th TA and took the Cunard flights to the USA and they even changed the dates to allow us to visit with my son in Mystic before sailing home.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 2nd, 2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 842
Posted By AstroExeter
I am an astronomer on Cunard Lines and we have...

I am an astronomer on Cunard Lines and we have "stargazing nights" on deck 13 of the QM2. The Captain will slow the ship and turn out the lights to allow us to use the telescope. You can get a pretty...
Forum: Cruise Fashions & Beauty March 24th, 2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 18,551
Posted By AstroExeter
Smile The thing about wearing Highland dress is that it...

The thing about wearing Highland dress is that it a National Dress and not "Fancy Dress" or a fashion item. I wear my full Highland dress for formal nights and as a Scot I wear it with pride. Now,...
Forum: Military Cruisers March 24th, 2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,320
Posted By AstroExeter
Cunard give Military OBC on proof of service....

Cunard give Military OBC on proof of service. This applies to Active Military and Veterans.
Forum: Cunard Line March 18th, 2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,354
Posted By AstroExeter
My wife celebrated her birthday on board in Jan...

My wife celebrated her birthday on board in Jan and a cake was brought to the table along with singing waiters! It was excellent. :D
Forum: Cunard Line February 24th, 2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,191
Posted By AstroExeter
On some voyages there are also Planetarium shows...

On some voyages there are also Planetarium shows run by Fellows of the Royal Astronomical Society and they are very different from the pre-recorded shows.
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