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Forum: Cunard Line December 19th, 2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,068
Posted By pris993
You will love the QV... we are regular cruisers,...

You will love the QV... we are regular cruisers, over 50+ total, on Princess, HAL, Celebrity and Cunard, plus some other lines.

We went on our first Cunard cruise several years ago on the OV, did...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 18th, 2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By pris993
I have flown in and out of Rome and Barcelona and...

I have flown in and out of Rome and Barcelona and taken ships from both ports in the last year and previously.

On our last cruise on Celebrity, there were folks waiting for assistance in...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 17th, 2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,366
Posted By pris993
It is amazing how the airline industry has taken...

It is amazing how the airline industry has taken what use to be a reasonably enjoyable experience some 25+ years ago and made it a miserable experience and is only tolerable, if you have a flight...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 15th, 2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,366
Posted By pris993
The flight is the worst part for me, planes have...

The flight is the worst part for me, planes have not been designed for comfort in coach at all, no service, no meals, in some cases no entertainment worth watching, flights that are over booked and...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 14th, 2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By pris993
We have cruised in the Mediterranean many times,...

We have cruised in the Mediterranean many times, 6+ times or more, over past 25+ years: on Princess, Celebrity, Cunard, Cyrstal, HAL, and NCL.

We have cruised from Rome, Barcelona, Istanbul and...
Forum: New England December 13th, 2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By pris993
We have booked a 14 DAY on the Queen Mary2,...

We have booked a 14 DAY on the Queen Mary2, Cunard for next Sept 26 round trip out of New York to Quebec City, Montreal and back.

We are experienced cruisers, of all the lines, we thought Cunard...
Forum: Cunard Line December 13th, 2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,265
Posted By pris993
We have cruised Celebrity for years, reach elite...

We have cruised Celebrity for years, reach elite status a few years ago. We enjoyed the old Celebrity alot, the new ships just don't seem to the same appeal for us. We have curised the Equinox, the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 11th, 2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,536
Posted By pris993
I work part time only, so that I can fund my...

I work part time only, so that I can fund my travel opportunities. Retired in l999, my DH was already retired for about 9 years, he could not wait for me to retire. I got the opportunity to retire...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 9th, 2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By pris993
Because that is the way X wants it. I guess they...

Because that is the way X wants it. I guess they figure suite quests can afford the "SR" and BLU may draw them away.

We are elite on X, don't believe in all the hype X promotes about its...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 9th, 2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By pris993
We ordered off menu in Blu... agree did not think...

We ordered off menu in Blu... agree did not think the menu was that outstanding ... really the only value is peace and quiet, compared to MDR. Truth is if you save on the cabin you can go to a...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 9th, 2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By pris993
We tip in cash for Room Service, we usually do...

We tip in cash for Room Service, we usually do breakfast in our cabin, for example. Sometimes someone goes out of their way to respond to a request, for example, staff at the buffet, may look for...
Forum: Cunard Line December 4th, 2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By pris993
I forgot to comment on the QE. We are new to...

I forgot to comment on the QE. We are new to Cunard. Did two cruises on the QV, sister ship to the QE a few years ago, loved it. In fact we booked two cruises within 6 months because we enjoyed...
Forum: Cunard Line December 4th, 2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By pris993
We have cruised both to and from Southampton. ...

We have cruised both to and from Southampton. Initially we took a cab from the airport the first time, worked out well. Negotiated a price with the taxi before getting in and were very happy with...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 4th, 2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,623
Posted By pris993
How we handle this varies. We always tip both,...

How we handle this varies. We always tip both, how much depends on what they do and their level of experience/level of service. Most of the time, the lead steward is the more experienced so we tip...
Forum: Holland America Line December 3rd, 2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,329
Posted By pris993
I guess we are in the minority, did not see this...

I guess we are in the minority, did not see this as an improvement at all, more like a noisey bar and real entertainment for us.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 2nd, 2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,623
Posted By pris993
For health and cultural reasons, we eat fish and...

For health and cultural reasons, we eat fish and vegetables which are prepared without sauces in a simple manner, i.e., pan fried. We ask what fish is available on board, we don't eat seafood or...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 1st, 2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,848
Posted By pris993
It has been a few years since I visited Venice,...

It has been a few years since I visited Venice, wonderful city, best way to do it is go at least 2 days in advance, take the kids out of school if you must.

Then you can wonder around Venice and...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 1st, 2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,623
Posted By pris993
In the MDR we tip extra - to whom and how much...

In the MDR we tip extra - to whom and how much depends on what they do.

We always order off menu, on some lines the Headwaiter takes our order every night in advance and actually brings our plates...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 1st, 2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,336
Posted By pris993
Less so in the Carrbbean, especially 7 day...

Less so in the Carrbbean, especially 7 day cruises. The longer the cruise the older the passengers on most cruise lines.

We cruise Princess, HAL, Celebrity, Cunard and NCL recently... we have...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 1st, 2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,255
Posted By pris993
We love formal nights, we only skip the MDR when...

We love formal nights, we only skip the MDR when we don't care for the food and service, we do the buffet in the afternoon, then get dressed up and enjoy the formal evening and entertainment in the...
Forum: Cunard Line November 29th, 2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,341
Posted By pris993
Monkey see, monkey do.... Princess has been...

Monkey see, monkey do.... Princess has been trying to do this for well over a year.

Don't really see the point in it all. Never had any problem boarding on any line, have cruise Princess,...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question November 28th, 2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 814
Posted By pris993
Thanks folks, appreciate your thoughts. We...

Thanks folks, appreciate your thoughts. We generally cruise twice a year, have only one cruise booked on Cunard so far for next September. Never thought much about Black Friday, since we usually...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question November 27th, 2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 814
Posted By pris993
Any Black Friday Cruise Deal?

Was wondering if cruise lines offer Black Friday deals? Anyone notice any?
Forum: Cunard Line November 26th, 2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,243
Posted By pris993
Good for you, I can tell coach on the 380 is not...

Good for you, I can tell coach on the 380 is not fun at all... maybe better on the upper deck. We did a non stop on Air France 380 San Francisco to Paris, could not wait to get off the plane. Next...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question November 25th, 2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,210
Posted By pris993
There are two kinds of people in this world, type...

There are two kinds of people in this world, type A and type B. Type A are the ones who want to get off asap, type B don't care.

I'm a Type A, as difficult as travel is these days, I like to be...
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