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Forum: Cunard Line Yesterday, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By pepperrn
Hi hexaflexagon, Welcome to the Cunard...

Hi hexaflexagon,

Welcome to the Cunard board; Like you my first voyage with Cunard was on QM2, transatlantic to New York in September (but mine was ten years ago in 2006). I was completely hooked...
Forum: Cunard Line Yesterday, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,618
Posted By pepperrn
Yes, Underwatr, that isn't a keel! To quote...

Yes, Underwatr, that isn't a keel!

To quote from "Queen Mary 2, The Greatest Ocean Liner of Our Time" by the late, great John Maxtone Graham... (Bulfinch Press 2004).

"... As a result, Payne's...
Forum: Cunard Line February 9th, 2016, 04:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,618
Posted By pepperrn
Yes, obviously storms "can happen to any ship,...

Yes, obviously storms "can happen to any ship, including the QM2".

However having experienced (:eek:) a couple of December/Winter North Atlantic storms on board Queen Mary 2, and seen how she...
Forum: Cunard Line February 5th, 2016, 03:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,902
Posted By pepperrn
Thank you Underwatr, my thoughts exactly. I...

Thank you Underwatr, my thoughts exactly.

I truly wish this latest proposal the greatest luck, however I believe we've been here before (Star Cruises? I think, sorry if I'm wrong), I hope this is...
Forum: Cunard Line February 3rd, 2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 13,242
Posted By pepperrn
You're right Thaxted! In the UK brochures,...

You're right Thaxted!

In the UK brochures, on the deck plans, the Deck 11 Laundry hasn't been shown for several years (but it is still there in reality, I checked!)... but the "Glass Floor" in the...
Forum: Cunard Line February 3rd, 2016, 02:30 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 13,242
Posted By pepperrn
Hi DDBINK1, The six laundries are located on...

Hi DDBINK1,

The six laundries are located on decks 4 (forward), 5 (aft), 6 (aft), 8 (aft), 10 (forward), 11 (forward)
(so three located forward & three aft).

So new laundries would need to...
Forum: Cunard Line February 2nd, 2016, 05:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,292
Posted By pepperrn
As others have stated, you can have as many...

As others have stated, you can have as many breakfasts as you wish!

Almost every day I am on board my routine (as a very early riser) is to walk the promenade (best time of day) and then dive...
Forum: Cunard Line February 2nd, 2016, 04:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By pepperrn
QM2 has docked in three different places in New...

QM2 has docked in three different places in New York when I've been on board:

Bayonne, New Jersey (once). I read it has much improved since I was there ten years ago (it was quite inadequate back...
Forum: Cunard Line January 24th, 2016, 04:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,386
Posted By pepperrn
jimmybean has it right; what you do is up to you....

jimmybean has it right; what you do is up to you.

I've a "golden rule" about travelling on "port days"; The time taken travelling (both ways) must never exceed the time spent at the destination. ...
Forum: Cunard Line January 22nd, 2016, 03:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By pepperrn
I received a "Welcome Home" booklet after my last...

I received a "Welcome Home" booklet after my last trip. I thought it was a good idea, marketing-wise.

Sometimes, in the past, the slight impression has been given on disembarkation morning...
Forum: Cunard Line January 21st, 2016, 04:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,229
Posted By pepperrn
Hi sandancer Recently short cruises don't...

Hi sandancer

Recently short cruises don't seem to bother with even one formal evening, which is a pity as these trips are frequently used by some to try Cunard for the first time, and I think a...
Forum: Cunard Line January 7th, 2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,730
Posted By pepperrn
Thank you BlueRiband for reminding me of this...

Thank you BlueRiband for reminding me of this terrible, awful accident... and of Stephen Payne's wise advice to build QM2 as a liner (the height of the lifeboats above the waterline was a unique...
Forum: Cunard Line January 7th, 2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,730
Posted By pepperrn
Well said :) Me too :( (well, sadder than 2008).

Well said :) Me too :( (well, sadder than 2008).
Forum: Cunard Line January 7th, 2016, 04:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,730
Posted By pepperrn
Hi Conte Di Savoia, Thank you :) , I was...

Hi Conte Di Savoia,

Thank you :) , I was forgetting the attractive Italian sisters :o .
So that makes three "pure" liners that were hugely unprofitable; Cunard were correct in their decision not...
Forum: Cunard Line December 30th, 2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,730
Posted By pepperrn
Hi Rotterdam, We are all entitled to our...

Hi Rotterdam,

We are all entitled to our personal, deeply-held opinions ("the world is flat", "man didn't walk on the moon", "my bus will arrive on time", "England can win the "World Cup" again"...
Forum: Cunard Line December 28th, 2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By pepperrn
Ah, welcome to my world... I'm at the stage of...

Ah, welcome to my world... I'm at the stage of writing L & R in appropriate colours on the back of the correct hand... if I can remember which is which before I write :o
Forum: Cunard Line December 28th, 2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By pepperrn
Yes, no problem, IMHO. (On several...

Yes, no problem, IMHO.

(On several occasions I've seen people dressed formally on non-formal evenings, I have presumed... To celebrate a special occasion [anniversary, birthday...] on "the"...
Forum: Cunard Line December 28th, 2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By pepperrn
It's been a few years since I was on QV, but my...

It's been a few years since I was on QV, but my recollection is of the Cafe Carinthia and Chart Room being on the starboard side of the ship? My apologies if my memory is playing tricks yet again.
Forum: Cunard Line December 28th, 2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By pepperrn
Agreed, the show is usually after dinner for both...

Agreed, the show is usually after dinner for both seatings.
(very occasionally before dinner for second seating).
Forum: Cunard Line December 25th, 2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,638
Posted By pepperrn
I received the Cunarder :) and the Cunard Year...

I received the Cunarder :) and the Cunard Year Book :) but not the Cunard Christmas Card :( .
Forum: Cunard Line December 23rd, 2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 866
Posted By pepperrn
Same here. For days I didn't know I had any...

Same here. For days I didn't know I had any neighbours on the other side of the connecting door, until I saw them in the corridor one day, leaving their cabin :) .
Forum: Cunard Line December 23rd, 2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,415
Posted By pepperrn
Sadly, I believe not. I think the Boat Train...

Sadly, I believe not. I think the Boat Train Pullman hasn't run for around a decade now.
There is still rail access to alongside the QEII Terminal (but not direct to the Ocean Terminal); the...
Forum: Cunard Line December 23rd, 2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 981
Posted By pepperrn
A very Merry Christmas to you Hattie, and also to...

A very Merry Christmas to you Hattie, and also to everyone here; I hope the festive season brings good health and happiness to all.
Forum: Cunard Line December 23rd, 2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,262
Posted By pepperrn
Hi Skillies, once to a "sheltered balcony" cabin...

Hi Skillies, once to a "sheltered balcony" cabin all the way aft on Deck 6 (a very long walk to the Commodore Club (and an even longer stroll heading back ;) )), and I think another time was to an...
Forum: Cunard Line December 22nd, 2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,262
Posted By pepperrn
You're not kidding! At least twice I've booked an...

You're not kidding! At least twice I've booked an Atrium View (so I could photograph one), and each time I've been upgraded... so I've yet to stay in one!

Merry Christmas :) ,
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