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Aspidestra99

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  1. Aspidestra99

    On board QE

    We were recently on QE and I'm surprised the cushions on the lounges on the lower terrace haven't been replaced. They were thinner and scruffier than those on the upper terrace. However while we were on board in October the handrails on the terrace were refurbished. I took this to indicate further work was planned. I was concerned that QE would be a bit shabby prior to her refit but was pleasantly surprised. She was spotless as far as I could see and very comfortable. We've booked a short cruise next year so we can get our QE fix and see what has changed.😊 I hope you have a fab time on board.
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    Transatlantic advice on flights/hotels

    I've also stayed with my daughter at the Lucerne. It is in a great location close to the metro but in a quieter spot. We're thinking of staying there again. Would definitely recommend too.
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    QE Mediterranean cruise Oct 18

    Just a short post to say what an absolutely fabulous 17 days we had on QE. We were in PG and utterly spoilt by all the staff. We were desperate for a relaxing holiday and weren't disappointed. From being served afternoon tea goods on the grills terrace to having a whale of a time attending a martini mixology class although it was a bit of a blurr by the end...From having a beautiful surprise birthday cake in the restaurant to water colour painting, to cocktails in the Commodore club as we happily bounced around the Med for a day and a half. No problem to the QE and her solicitous crew who took service and competance to a new level. We have never cruised before but are totally smitten with Cunard to such an extent we have squashed in a short cruise next year and two weeks in 2020. Thank you for all your tips which smoothed the way even more.
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    Gym facilliites and classes on Queen Victoria

    Ship even.. Sent from my SM-G950F using Forums mobile app
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    Gym facilliites and classes on Queen Victoria

    Hi. Does anyone know if there is a rowing machine on QE? I can see from the linked page that there are on QV and QM2. You'd think it would be mandatory equipment on a shop [emoji4] Sent from my SM-G950F using Forums mobile app
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    Sold out cruise

    Thanks to all for your replies. Your experiences have certainly put my mind to rest. Sent from my SM-G950F using Forums mobile app
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    Sold out cruise

    What is your experience of being a passenger on a sold out cruise? Does it impact on activities and access to the lounges, decks, excursions and other facilities? Never having cruised with Cunard before. I enjoy a busy atmosphere but wonder how the ship and it's staff cope. We will be on Queen Elizabeth in Princess Grill. Thanks in anticipation of your advice and experience. Sent from my SM-G950F using Forums mobile app
  8. We saw QE visit Liverpool as part of her British Isles cruise. She looked wonderful and was given a fantastic send off. The url above is to a YouTube video which gives a 360 degree view of the sail away. Can't wait to join her later this year. Sent from my SM-G950F using Forums mobile app
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    Significant birthday suggestions?

    It's my 60th birthday when we're on QE later this year. I am going to show my dh the picture of your lovely cake. You never know.. Sent from my SM-G950F using Forums mobile app
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    Queen Elizabeth - Honest Opinion

    We have paid the balance on our cruise on QE today. Never cruised before. Beige or not it can't arrive soon enough.[emoji4] Sent from my SM-G950F using Forums mobile app
  11. Aspidestra99

    Cunard Big Balcony Sale

    The big balcony event also offers a free drinks package - applies to drinks less than $12 and a free gratuities package for Grills guests. Available on a range of cruises. Are Cunard so stupid as to think the UK customers aren't aware of this? I can't be bothered to work out the difference with the comparable uk fare but the package values seem considerable. I am so fed up with Cunard, what with the dress code debacle and the gripes about recent food and service which Ive seen on the cruise critic and other sites. Whatever your opinion regarding dress code, from a marketing perspective its been poorly handled, leaving new Cunard customers wondering what the heck is going on with the brand. We are in Princess Grill for our first Cunard cruise later this year. While we have no intention of cancelling, to be blunt, being on board for almost 3 weeks is no longer filling me with the undiluted pleasure of anticipation experienced when we booked last year. Sent from my SM-G950F using Forums mobile app
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    A poll on the dress code changes

    Ah ok. Thanks. Sent from my SM-G950F using Forums mobile app
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    A poll on the dress code changes

    I can't see a link to the poll? Not having seen a poll on cruisecritic I'm not sure what to look for. I access the site from the phone app. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Sent from my SM-G950F using Forums mobile app
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    New Dress Code Designations?

    I've found out that we have 4 gala nights [emoji126] [emoji126] [emoji126] [emoji126] so that just leaves 13 ... [emoji33] [emoji4] Sent from my SM-G950F using Forums mobile app
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    New Dress Code Designations?

    As a newbie to cruising and to Cunard I am losing the plot regarding what to wear, where to wear it and when to wear it. Read similar for what not to wear. I've put together the attached doc which I will attach to the door of our stateroom to guide us through the minefield. It may be wrong but I don't care. I now have a list and I can do lists - they provide me with order where there isn't any. It's either this or I'll wear my formal attire to the spa and gently float to the bottom in a haze of confused tulle.. cunard qe dress code.pdf Sent from my SM-G950F using Forums mobile app
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