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  1. Thanks for that, it's strange, one of the reasons I didn't check that cruise is because the Single oceanview is sold out, but it isn't on the V013A cruise. The single oceanview from Hamburg is around £1339, whereas the cheapest from Southampton is the £1661 obstructed view room Shame.
  2. Apologies in advance if this is a stupid question! I notice there's a transatlantic cruise going from Hamburg to Fort Lauderdale in January and the first stop in the voyage is Southampton. Do I have to start the cruise in Hamburg, or can I join at Southampton? I assume I have to start from beginning, but was hoping I could join in Southampton, as I am am a bit nervous about flying to Germany (I don't speak German) and finding the right port etc.
  3. Sadly the only real transatlantic cruise option is the QM2, which isn't bad, but I wish there was a no frills, cheaper option. I'm surprised there isn't a company that does bare bones transatlantic crossings, like freighter companies, but purely for passengers and not cargo. Still doesn't make a lot of sense to me that cargo ship crossings are at, or above the price of a luxury cruise crossing.
  4. Thanks for the videos and photos. I weighed up the pros and cons of travelling by freighter, in the end, it seems like the ocean liner QM2 always comes on top, in so many ways. A 7 day journey by Cunards QM2 comes to around £1398 for the inside cabin A journey via cargo ship comes to around £1440 for a single occupancy cabin. When you factor in all the things the QM2 has to offer VS what isn't available at all on the cargo ship(s), it seems somewhat pointless going by cargo ship.
  5. That's probably what I would do, which brings me to another question, do you have to tip when someone brings food to your cabin? That part seems a bit vague. I heard that you are strongly encouraged to leave a tip in your room after you leave, is that for housekeeping?
  6. Thanks all for the feedback, given me a lot to think about.
  7. Hi all, So I've been pondering the idea of cruising to the USA instead of flying for quite a few years now and whilst there are other options, such as cargo ship voyages (which now accept the Visa waiver thing), they are more expensive and offer a lot less than a transatlantic cruise to New York. I didn't really want the expense of cruising to America, staying there for a month, then flying back, as a single trip flight is 3-4 times the price of a return one But, since Norwegian air has started doing direct flights to/from Tampa to Gatwick, it's opened new options for me So I'm pondering cruising to New york, staying there for a few days to see the sights, flying down to Tampa/Sarasota and staying for a month, then flying direct home via Norwegian air. But... I'm not really sure if I'm compatible for QM2 cruising, meaning, I'm not posh, nor rich, I don't do dressups/suits just to eat at a table and I feel like I would be very out of place on such a ship That's not to say I don't dress in a smart/decent fashion (Shirt+Trousers or Jeans during the day for example) But my main concern is of course evening time when the ship goes into formal/non formal mode, would i be allowed to access regular areas of the ship, for food, like the buffet area? Essentially I just want to use the QM2 as a transatlantic ferry service.
  8. I've been pondering the options of transatlantic travel by sea, the only real option seemed to be the QM2 But I've also been trying to find out more information on going by cargo ship. I see CGA CGM do a route called the Liberty bridge - https://www.cma-cgm.com/products-services/line-services/flyer/LIB1 Two ships seem to do the crossing, the Amber and the Coral, but information on the CGA website is sparse at best. Has anyone had any experience of going on these boats?
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