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  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. Thanks all for the feedback, given me a lot to think about.
  4. 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.
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