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#21
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Originally posted by mariepr
N I hope Connexions still has desktops or that would be a problem for those who need to print boarding passes before disembarking.
Yes the desktops are still there and whenever I was in Connexions there was always a few available. Saw many around the ship using laptops.

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Originally posted by Keuka Lake Sailor
The traditional pub lunch so heavily promoted in recent years is now history. You can only get the daily lunch specials posted at the entrance.
Unless this has been changed since last week this is not the case, the specials were in addition to the old favourites like fish and chips and bangers and mash.

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The pub lunches are unchanged, there are specials offered in addition. This is current as of today.
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Originally posted by capnpugwash
The pub lunches are unchanged, there are specials offered in addition. This is current as of today.
Thank you cap'n. Good to know. I don't mind them increasing the choice of food .

Doesn't seem a year ago that I crossed on QM2 when you were on board, very best wishes , enjoyed your blog of your current crossing greatly .
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A year, I dont think I could ever go that long in between voyages, 3 Months and I am ready to get back on for a week or two.
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Originally posted by capnpugwash
The pub lunches are unchanged, there are specials offered in addition. This is current as of today.
Whew! Thanks!
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Originally posted by capnpugwash
The pub lunches are unchanged, there are specials offered in addition. This is current as of today.
Is there an extra charge for eating in the Golden Lion?
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Is there an extra charge for eating in the Golden Lion?
Nope.
Try the mushy peas with fish and chips <---also no additional charge
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Originally posted by capnpugwash
The pub lunches are unchanged, there are specials offered in addition. This is current as of today.
Thanks capnpugwash. Glad to hear that. I do love Golden Lion fish and chips, but on one voyage is was on offer for lunch in the MDR - and it was even better. Nice weather in the forecast for your arrival in Red Hook. -S.
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A year, I dont think I could ever go that long in between voyages, 3 Months and I am ready to get back on for a week or two.
We feel the same...but since DH still is a working man, we usually have to spread them out.

We just got back from a TA/British Isles cruise on the Grand Princess. We are in the process of booking the QM2 from Southhampton in October! We booked a round trip to London for this last TA, so we will use the other half of the ticket to fly to LHR!! Whoo hoooo! Can't wait!
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Originally posted by Salacia
Nope.
Try the mushy peas with fish and chips <---also no additional charge
It is so good!
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Originally posted by Salacia
Thanks capnpugwash. Glad to hear that. I do love Golden Lion fish and chips, but on one voyage is was on offer for lunch in the MDR - and it was even better. Nice weather in the forecast for your arrival in Red Hook. -S.
Funny, you are second or third person I heard make reference to "Red Hook". I know that is what the area is called, but it's Brooklyn! Fuggetaboudit!
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Just completed the Westbound T/A, our Wine waiter steered us toward the House Syrah, priced right now at 20 dollars, he suggested it might be dropping off their selection. I thought it was perfectly quaffable.
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Originally posted by suzyed
Funny, you are second or third person I heard make reference to "Red Hook". I know that is what the area is called, but it's Brooklyn! Fuggetaboudit!
Yes, thanks, I know Red Hook is in Brooklyn. My father and his father and his father were quite familiar with Red Hook. They passed down to me many wonderful stories about the history of Red Hook. If you have the opportunity of docking there, you might want to visit the Brooklyn Historical Society Museum. It's only a ten minute cab ride from the pier, and there are other interesting sites in the area.
http://www.brooklynhistory.org/default/index.html


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Originally posted by suzyed
We feel the same...but since DH still is a working man, we usually have to spread them out.

We just got back from a TA/British Isles cruise on the Grand Princess. We are in the process of booking the QM2 from Southhampton in October! We booked a round trip to London for this last TA, so we will use the other half of the ticket to fly to LHR!! Whoo hoooo! Can't wait!

Thinking about the Grand princess, I have heard good things and looking forward to a cruise on her.

I am lucky I dont have to work so hard now lol,
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I only saw them once at the church service, but the Bushes seemed not to mind any attention they were getting and also were not trying to get attention either. . There were several shots of them on the "Your Voyage DVD" offered near the end of the voyage to include several shots of Mrs. Bush in the kennels with other passengers playing with the dogs donned in life jackets. Mrs. Bush was seen shopping and playing bingo (secret service agent with her playing also) and one passenger told me that when she hesitated to get on an elevator with Mrs. Bush, Mrs. Bush told her to come on in. They also saw shows in the Royal Court theater. The QM2 is filled with pictures of celebrities to include politicians who have sailed on the original Queen Mary -part of the allure of Cunard - the rich and famous travel on Cunard ships --and my guess is a collection of photos will someday be displayed about celebrities sailing on the QM2. I just hope the Bushes had as grand a time as I did..
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Originally posted by Salacia
Yes, thanks, I know Red Hook is in Brooklyn. My father and his father and his father were quite familiar with Red Hook. They passed down to me many wonderful stories about the history of Red Hook. If you have the opportunity of docking there, you might want to visit the Brooklyn Historical Society Museum. It's only a ten minute cab ride from the pier, and there are other interesting sites in the area.
http://www.brooklynhistory.org/default/index.html


Dry Dock 1, 1928, v1973.5.875; Photography Collection; Brooklyn Historical Society.
Thank you Salacia for this Link to the Brooklyn Historical society.
Very Interesting . RedHook has a very rich & historic history of a port going back many centuries. I can see your very proud of your father, grandfather & great grandfather.. WOW
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Originally posted by Salacia
Yes, thanks, I know Red Hook is in Brooklyn. My father and his father and his father were quite familiar with Red Hook. They passed down to me many wonderful stories about the history of Red Hook. If you have the opportunity of docking there, you might want to visit the Brooklyn Historical Society Museum. It's only a ten minute cab ride from the pier, and there are other interesting sites in the area.
http://www.brooklynhistory.org/default/index.html


Dry Dock 1, 1928, v1973.5.875; Photography Collection; Brooklyn Historical Society.
Very interesting link and that photograph of the dry dock is great. I can't quite orientate myself with the photo. Is the dry dock still there?

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Originally posted by Cruachan
Very interesting link and that photograph of the dry dock is great. I can't quite orientate myself with the photo. Is the dry dock still there?

J
Unfortunately, no, I don't think the Red Hook Dry Dock exists anymore - an Ikea store was built on that site about 6 years ago. Pictures of its last days in 2006 can be found here http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2006/06/dry-dock/