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#1
96 Posts
Joined Oct 2014
Just a few facts and a question....

1. Formerly public space on the ship has been used to insert a number of additional cabins.

2. Furniture is obstructing the mural. Those responsible, do they know the meaning and the significance of this intallation?





3. Breakfast buffet (a day at sea - June 11, 2017). The omelette station (about 9:00 AM):
- ... with tomatoes and mushrom, please...
- Sorry, we ran out of tomatoes and mushroom at this station.
- Shall I try the other side?
- Yes, please.

4. Breakfast buffet. Port day (Hamburg). Yesterday.
No salmon.
Miserable bakery products, etc.
Half empty counters (in the active lane).


Asking someone involved:
- Where is the food?
- This is the food (pointing at hot beans and sausages on the other side).


Question:
What is the connection between the ignorance of their own heritage, added cabins, and miserable breakfast buffet (Hamburg, June 12, 2017) ?

Answer:
Direct !
#2
Brooklyn, NY, USA
581 Posts
Joined Mar 2009
WOW, what a shame the cruise you are experiencing.

Yes, those chairs are misplaced. They are properly trying to add additional seating without thought.

Cruise with no/limited food...Unheard of...I wish you approached the Food and Beverage Officer with this question.

Better days to come.
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#4
Hampshire, England
1,266 Posts
Joined Mar 2008
Originally posted by ronbe65
Just a few facts and a question....

1. Formerly public space on the ship has been used to insert a number of additional cabins.

2. Furniture is obstructing the mural. Those responsible, do they know the meaning and the significance of this intallation?





The chairs in front of the mural in the Midships Bar have been there for as long as I can remember...

2013...




2015...



To the best of my knowledge they haven't caused a stir at any time.

Great place to sit and 'people watch'.
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#5
Pennsylvania
5,329 Posts
Joined Jul 2010
Originally posted by exbiologist
So tell me about the mural. I love nautical history and tradition.
It's adapted from the ship's position mural on the Queen Mary (and I assume the old Queen Elizabeth).

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#6
Iowa
1,158 Posts
Joined Mar 2010
Originally posted by Underwatr
It's adapted from the ship's position mural on the Queen Mary (and I assume the old Queen Elizabeth).

Ah, yes, this brings back some good memories. This is the very photo I took back in 2008 of the map mural in the Grand Salon (formerly the First Class Dining Room) on the Queen Mary in Long Beach and posted here on Cruise Critic in reply to a thread about the original Queen Mary. That was one of my earliest posts here back in 2010. Great to see that photo again. Thanks for posting it.

Regards,
John
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#7
Chicago, IL, USA
1,925 Posts
Joined Jul 2000
Hi,

I cruised aboard the Queen Elizabeth for 10 days in late November / early December 2012. During my cruise, I took many photos of the ship's public areas. I recently reviewed my photos and discovered two photos of the same chairs in front of this mural. I agree that the placement of these chairs is nothing new.

Chuck
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#8
Pennsylvania
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Joined Jul 2010
Originally posted by bluemarble
Ah, yes, this brings back some good memories. This is the very photo I took back in 2008 of the map mural in the Grand Salon (formerly the First Class Dining Room) on the Queen Mary in Long Beach and posted here on Cruise Critic in reply to a thread about the original Queen Mary. That was one of my earliest posts here back in 2010. Great to see that photo again. Thanks for posting it.

Regards,
John
I googled for a good picture and eventually ended up in some Cruise Critic thread.
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#9
Up North, UK
1,476 Posts
Joined Aug 2011
I saw the thread title and expected to open another QE2 nostalgia thread from someone who wants the old girl relocated to central London and mounted on a golden dias half way down The Mall at taxpayer expense.

But it's worse, someone has got the chair placement wrong on the current QE and the breakfast buffet wan't up to full motorway service standards.

This sort of sloppy attention to detail would never happpen on a Carnival ship, certainly not Saga or even a Thomson all inclusive floating beer palace and all day food trough. Standards are slipping further, you might as well book a chalet at Butlins as waste your money with Cunard.


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