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    Windsor, England
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    Northern Europe and South East Asia

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  1. Chelsea1

    QM2 Captain

    Does anyone know who is the current Captain of the QM2 and for the October 2019 transatlantic NYC to HAM??
  2. I booked New York to Hamburg in Queens Grill leaving New York this coming 18th October. It was significantly cheaper than NY to SOTON and includes British airways flight back from Hamburg to London.
  3. I would vote for Veuve coming back on the QM2 - agree LP is tasteless. Would actually prefer Moet, or Heidseick to LP.
  4. I do sort of agree regarding the 2 nights, however when I suggested 4 nights previously that was met with horror and "what will I do on a ship for 4 days?" This October we are boarding in New Your sailing to Hamburg and I also offered the full segment, which was met with even greater horror. I had to offer! The 2 nights with a flight home is acceptable, so I have booked it. Also mum is excited to sail down the Elbe and dock in Hamburg even just for a day, as I really like travelling in Germany , as did Dad, and she has not been. To be honest with the extras - first class train from Manchester to Southampton, upgraded direct flight back to Manchester and the single supplement for a mid-ships balcony - it is turning out to be a pretty expensive 2 nights.... and I am already being asked if the "noise and smell of the engines" will be a problem. 🙂
  5. I agree with you. I very rarely wear jeans to dinner anywhere, regardless of a dress code being in place.
  6. I will definitely report back!
  7. So, 2.5 years on, and I have finally persauded mum and booked her on a 2 night cruise to Hamburg with flight direct home to Manchester. The original plan in 2017 did not happen, but she is now ready (aged 81)! We will be on the 18th October New York to Southampton transatlantic and mum will board in Southampton. I will collect her from the train station. Hope she is up for a Hamburg party cruise 🙂
  8. Chelsea1


    I have not been on Cunard in Vietnam, but last November on Holland America we had multiple Vietnam ports and cruise line arranged the multiple entry visa. Same on Princess a few years ago.
  9. That is interesting to know about the Asia flights - we have only done cruises within Asia so normally fly into/ out of Hong Kong and Singapore, with return flights. I just assumed one way would be very expensive. Good to know for the future as I would love to fly out to Singapore (on Singapore Airlines) and cruise home, time permitting in the future!
  10. The original post was regarding the cost of a one way flight on Singapore Airlines from LHR to Singapore, where Cunard did not come up with the better price. The Singapore Airlines price quoted actually looked very reasonable to me as normaly they are very high for oneway intercontinental flights, particularly to Singapore which is a premium route. I think Norweigan offer genuine oneway non-stop transantlantic fares - but they considered a low cost carrier.
  11. The prices for the October flights I booked yesterday have gone down substantially (over 50%) since I first enquired a couple of months ago, and there are no current sales for these dates. It probably is worth checking more than once.
  12. I just booked London Heathrow to JFK business class upgrades for £940 oneway per person through Cunard. The cost of a oneway business ticket is £6,400ppn on American and BA! The cheapest business return was £3,600ppn and I would not be able to use the return leg, so the Cunard fare is a good deal. They also had oneway Delta Business First upgrade for £640. The Cunard booking Agent was very helpful.
  13. I think Caviar is available on the QG menu. It just sounds rather arrogant to me to expect anything somebody fancies to be brought to them QG. Maybe it is just the way you say it.
  14. I am seriously actually slightly concerned about missing the ship.....finishing a conference in Basking Ridge, NJ at noon on October 18th and then have to get to Brooklyn cruise terminal in time for boarding. Will be great to be back on the QM2 again - last few cruises have been on Holland America due to schedules. They were good, particularly the Westerdam in Asia, but I love the QM2 as a ship. This is my first proper transatlantic - only other experience was a southern crossing to FT Lauderdale on Oasis of the Seas, which was interesting, but not really geared up for a proper crossing. I do hope we meet up on Board. Clare
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