When to Panic?
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I booked an inside cabin on the August 12th QM2 voyage about 6 weeks (NY to Southampton) ago thru my travel agent and was told it had to be a guaranteed cabin.Take a look at this very recent thread which may or may not set your mind at rest: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2523818
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I booked an inside cabin on the August 12th QM2 voyage about 6 weeks (NY to Southampton) ago thru my travel agent and was told it had to be a guaranteed cabin. I was not happy especially when I did a dummy booking the next day on my computer and could have picked a cabin - they were not great choices but would have preferred Deck 13 over the insides on Deck 6 that are in front of Stairwell A. This morning my e ticket is still not available because of no cabin assignment. I have done a little research but could not find any info real current - it seems Cunard sometimes issues an e ticket with no cabin assigned but what about luggage tags?. Although I have sailed many times on the QM2, my memory fails me - it seems to me that in Southampton I had to show my e ticket before I could enter the terminal and had to show it inside the terminal in Brooklyn before I could go thru security. It appears that talking to my travel agent or calling Cunard direct will not help much but will do so in a few more days. First I thought I would for ask for advice here...................THANKSDefinitely call your travel agent. I would have done that the minute I discovered that it was possible to book a specific cabin online.
You're right that you will need to show your e-ticket first thing. Ticket checkers were in the lobby at the entry to the Brooklyn terminal when we boarded a few weeks ago. After the ticket checkers see your ticket and your passport, you go on to security. I remember the procedure well because we were behind the inevitable bumbler who couldn't find his ticket.
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