Search Results for posts made by: Underwatr

Welcome to Cruise Critic! If you'd like to participate on our forums by joining in the conversation, please Register Now! Be sure to visit our FAMOUS Roll Call forums, where you can meet other cruisers sailing with you and share a tour or shore excursion and SAVE MONEY!

I asked our steward to empty the fridge and it...
I asked our steward to empty the fridge and it was no problem

Be careful about canned soda as checked baggage. The cans are very thin and make a mess if they get punctured. It's much better to...
Since the ICE officers are Federal agents, the...
Since the ICE officers are Federal agents, the fact that they happen to be working in California shouldn't matter.
Baltimore is too far from open ocean to be...
Baltimore is too far from open ocean to be practical as a port of call. It's six hours from the ocean at Norfolk and it's pretty uninteresting sailing.
In Halifax we rented a car to drive four people...
In Halifax we rented a car to drive four people to Peggy's Cove for the cost of one excursion ticket. The rental location (it Hertz or Avis, I forget which) was a short cab ride from the pier. Sure...
I'm not sure whether you're referring to a boxed...
I'm not sure whether you're referring to a boxed case (i.e., 12 bottles) or someone carrying one of those 3 liter wine boxes. Either way, so what?
The movies shown in Illuminations usually show up...
The movies shown in Illuminations usually show up on the in-room TV a couple of days later, in my experience.
A close reading of the Contract of Carriage (I've...
A close reading of the Contract of Carriage (I've only read the US version if there's any difference) will show the two-bottle language. But it seems to be there to used as a last resort. We usually...
It's been Entertainment Director at least 6 or 7...
It's been Entertainment Director at least 6 or 7 years in my experience.
You can dress casually in the buffet and the...
You can dress casually in the buffet and the Carinthia Lounge (QM2) or Winter Garden (QE or QV) but wrt to jeans, note the following https://ask.cunard.com/help/life-on-board/dress_code
But my point was that the bearer of an EDL at an...
But my point was that the bearer of an EDL at an ocean point of entry should be welcomed into the US as a citizen and not ordered to produce additional proof of citizenship, regardless of whether it...
I think an EDL signifies that the bearer has...
I think an EDL signifies that the bearer has passed a citizenship screen (such as presenting a BC to obtain one).



https://www.dhs.gov/enhanced-drivers-licenses-what-are-they
Hopefully you've booked port side, on a Westbound.
Hopefully you've booked port side, on a Westbound.
I don't know about MSC but most lines charge by...
I don't know about MSC but most lines charge by the minute for any WiFi access.
The lifeboats aren't as close to the obstructed...
The lifeboats aren't as close to the obstructed balcony as I had assumed. If possible I think you'd want a lifeboat (or even better, a Zodiac) outside your balcony rather than a tender, which is...
The last time we boarded QM2 in New York the...
The last time we boarded QM2 in New York the Golden Lion was serving lunch, but only until their scheduled serving end time of 2:30 PM.
I booked for Christmas 2017-18 while onboard over...
I booked for Christmas 2017-18 while onboard over the 2016-17 holiday, during the current double-upgrade promotion. For what it's worth we will be in a Deck 11 Britannia balcony for a lower price...
That's certainly been one of my questions in the...
That's certainly been one of my questions in the process. If I book the cruise via a travel agent, Cunard will speak to me directly about add-on airfare?
US bookings are better in that regard.
US bookings are better in that regard.
Not all Caribbean cruises visit the mainland.
Not all Caribbean cruises visit the mainland.
Just me, but I wouldn't consider Fort Lauderdale...
Just me, but I wouldn't consider Fort Lauderdale to be in the Caribbean. I got the impression Philip was referring to ports like San Juan or St. Thomas, both nominally US ports but with higher...
In another venue I've recently seen a transcript...
In another venue I've recently seen a transcript of an email from Cunard to another passenger essentially confirming the information that Bell Boy related.
I'd rather they put their efforts into presenting...
I'd rather they put their efforts into presenting the news channels in true HD rather than upscaling an SD satellite feed. It was easy to tell which programming was received over satellite and which...
On the January 3 turnaround in New York between...
On the January 3 turnaround in New York between the Caribbean trip and the eastbound transatlantic crossing, Cunard appeared to have been told by DHS that transiting passengers not going ashore could...
Inexpensive one-way NYC-London flights are...
Inexpensive one-way NYC-London flights are available with a connection. Look at IcelandAir (connect in Keflavik), Aer Lingus (connect in Dublin), or WestJet (connect in Toronto). The cheapest in late...
Years ago on QV we had a late excursion in Panama...
Years ago on QV we had a late excursion in Panama City and ended up going directly to the Lido for dinner. About halfway through I realized that we were still in shorts while most people had adhered...