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Forum: Asia November 16th, 2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,155
Posted By stowaway2k
Usually still a bit chilly and can be drizzly......

Usually still a bit chilly and can be drizzly... come prepared. ;)
Forum: Asia July 27th, 2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,464
Posted By stowaway2k
I have heard of it... The Yokohama terminal...

I have heard of it...

The Yokohama terminal has a website with a contact email address. Maybe you can ask them for details.

http://www.osanbashi.com/en/index.html

Let us know what they...
Forum: Asia July 19th, 2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By stowaway2k
There is an interesting thread on tripadvisor: ...

There is an interesting thread on tripadvisor:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g294232-i525-k5216402-o10-Best_cell_phone_rental_option-Japan.html

Most people seem to like Rentaphone:
...
Forum: Asia July 16th, 2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,070
Posted By stowaway2k
As mentioned in the Lonely Planet guide: ...

As mentioned in the Lonely Planet guide:

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/japan/kansai/osaka/activities/transportation-travel-services/private-arrival-transfer-osaka-airports-kyoto


It says Osaka...
Forum: Cunard Line July 13th, 2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,963
Posted By stowaway2k
How nice to have a flashback to the QE2 Winter...

How nice to have a flashback to the QE2 Winter Crossing Club.

The badges, the Cavalcades, the the friends the fun and the priceless memories.
Forum: Cunard Line July 13th, 2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,430
Posted By stowaway2k
At a glance I read this as "cross dressing". ...

At a glance I read this as "cross dressing".


Don't mind me... Please continue... :)
Forum: Asia July 8th, 2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By stowaway2k
Assuming you're docking at Wusongkou: ...

Assuming you're docking at Wusongkou:

http://www.taxiautofare.com/cn/taxi-fare/Shanghai-taxi-fare-from-WusongKou-International-Cruise-Terminal,-Baoshan-to-Pudong-airport


Expect almost the...
Forum: Asia July 6th, 2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By stowaway2k
More accurate from another Chinese friend... ...

More accurate from another Chinese friend...

In pinyin: "Xian Hou Xuan Zhuan"

English: Fairy Queen Revolving Restaurant

Again, the common English name for a restaurant may not be a...
Forum: Asia July 6th, 2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By stowaway2k
The characters on the chopstick don't match the...

The characters on the chopstick don't match the simplified or traditional Chinese characters for the name of Jumbo Kingdom floating restaurant.

My Chinese friend (I am in China now) says the last...
Forum: Freighter and Other Non-Traditional Cruise Travel July 4th, 2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,184
Posted By stowaway2k
Between China and Japan by 2-night ferry

I recently traveled by 2-night ferry from Shanghai to Kobe, and then back to Shanghai from Osaka on another 2-night ferry. I put my comments in the flickr albums, under the album title so as not to...
Forum: Asia June 26th, 2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,253
Posted By stowaway2k
At the end of Yama****a Park near the foot of the...

At the end of Yama****a Park near the foot of the passenger ship terminal, there is a convenience store called LAWSON. They have a small but acceptable selection of wine from France, Spain, South...
Forum: Asia June 24th, 2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,630
Posted By stowaway2k
Yes, it's very easy. A quick taxi ride or...

Yes, it's very easy. A quick taxi ride or depending on where you dock, there is a monorail that goes along the cruise terminal from the airport to Sannomiya (the city center) and then one subway...
Forum: Asia June 16th, 2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By stowaway2k
As some taxi drivers may have never been to the...

As some taxi drivers may have never been to the cruise port, be prepared to inform the driver exactly where to go. The hotel staff can help you with this by writing it out in Chinese for the driver...
Forum: Asia March 17th, 2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By stowaway2k
I "second" this.

I "second" this.
Forum: Asia March 4th, 2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By stowaway2k
Ships greater than 70k tons cannot navigate the...

Ships greater than 70k tons cannot navigate the Huangpu River. Even QE2 couldn't do it and that was before a proper terminal had been built out there.

Have a good time in Shanghai :)
Forum: Asia February 18th, 2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By stowaway2k
http://www.tour-beijing.com/transportation/shangha...

http://www.tour-beijing.com/transportation/shanghai_port_transfer.php


You can expect QE to berth at Wusongkou.

The Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal, in the city center, is out of...
Forum: Asia January 6th, 2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,460
Posted By stowaway2k
I agree with Ashland. Shanghai is very "do-able"...

I agree with Ashland. Shanghai is very "do-able" on your own. Come with a good guidebook such as "Lonely Planet". Plus the Grand Central is convenient to the subway if you're up to it, which will...
Forum: Asia December 15th, 2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,460
Posted By stowaway2k
Choosing a hotel in Shanghai can be daunting, as...

Choosing a hotel in Shanghai can be daunting, as there are so many very good hotels in good locations.

The Hyland Hotel on East Nanjing Road (Nanjing Dong Lu) is another to consider. It's right...
Forum: Cunard Line November 27th, 2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,952
Posted By stowaway2k
This was over a decade ago. It took four months,...

This was over a decade ago. It took four months, cost $5million, (plus how many millions more if it were present day?) and the life of one sailor after the carrier broke her lines and was adrift for...
Forum: Cunard Line November 7th, 2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,437
Posted By stowaway2k
I've been in the habit of photographing my...

I've been in the habit of photographing my luggage for years, ever since a friend had hers "misplaced". When asked to describe it, she couldn't, (other than "It's green" :rolleyes:)but she had a...
Forum: Cunard Line November 7th, 2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,862
Posted By stowaway2k
There used to be a gloved staff person at the...

There used to be a gloved staff person at the head of the buffet queue to hand you your plate. Keeping the plates away from the queue is a good idea. :)
Forum: Cunard Line November 5th, 2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,245
Posted By stowaway2k
Just off the top of my head... Columbus ...

Just off the top of my head...

Columbus
Washington
Presidents Hoover/Cleveland/Roosevelt/Wilson/Monroe
Michelangelo
Raffaello
Andrea Doria
Conte de Savoia
REX
Forum: Cunard Line October 30th, 2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,782
Posted By stowaway2k
Smile Caronia

Here is a video slideshow I made of images taken during a Caronia Med cruise some years ago, 2004.

If you see any images that you like, just let me know...

Enjoy.
...
Forum: Cunard Line October 17th, 2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,055
Posted By stowaway2k
It's possible... but how likely is it? ...

It's possible... but how likely is it?
According to those who would know, as discussed at theqe2story.com their plan is to grossly under-crew her.

What's not going to happen is her going...
Forum: Cunard Line October 16th, 2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,055
Posted By stowaway2k
Oh my. This is a joke, right? Much of this...

Oh my. This is a joke, right? Much of this simply cannot be taken seriously, yet these are the finalists, as chosen by those in control of QE2?


So much for

Most of proposed "renovations"...
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