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  1. Se1lad


    Location filming took place on board the TA commencing 18th August
  2. Filming as viewed from our cabin
  3. I checked with the QG staff tonight - they always ate in their cabins, which is understandable
  4. I don’t know K.S. , however I am currently on board. We were potentially in a cabin that would have been most inconvenienced by the filming, as the cast and crew are occupying all the penthouses and large suites at the back of deck 9, and we are in the next cabin along. Whilst there has been a lot of activity in the corridor, they have been really quiet and never slam any balcony or cabin doors etc, so we probably ended up with quieter neighbours than usual! Filming has also taken place in a lot of the key rooms on the ship like G32, Chart Room, Queens Grill etc, but this has also not been disruptive. With Queens Grill for example they filmed at 16.30-17.30 when the restaurant would have been closed anyway. With other locations they would only occupy part of the rooms and the filming was done pretty quickly. Small sections of the deck were closed from time to time, but no more so than when the regular maintenance takes place on board. There were plenty of opportunities to take part as extras in the filming which was great fun. My only 2 complaints are that 1. The fake dealcoholised wine we drank in one of the Queens Grill scenes tasted awful, and 2. I think this will be an amazing advert for Cunard and could cause the prices to go up! : ) There was also a senior management presence from UK Head Office on board, who checked that we were not being disturbed or inconvenienced by the filming. In summary - no complaints from me, and it helped make the trip even more special.
  5. I’ve just been sent some more information by my TA: Important Notification Queen Mary 2 M925 18 August 2019 New York, NY, USA Southampton, England, UK 14 Aug 19 ***Important information - Filming on board*** Ahead of your voyage, we would like to update you on our previous communication regarding filming on board Queen Mary 2. We are delighted to let you know that a feature film directed by Oscar winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh and starring multiple Oscar and Emmy award winning actors will be filmed on board your upcoming crossing. Whilst we are very excited that Queen Mary 2 will feature so prominently in the film, we do appreciate that you are here to enjoy your holiday and we have taken care in the planning to ensure that there will be minimal disruption to your enjoyment on board. We will continue to give details, in the Daily Programme, of all activities each day, so you can plan the days and nights of your voyage to suit you. For any budding actors, there will be exciting opportunities for you to participate in the film by appearing as an extra. Once on board you will be able to register your interest.
  6. On my last TA I would estimate 1/3 gents wore dark suits instead of a tux. On none TAs it can be higher again - so you certainly wouldn’t look out of place. its your holiday after all so wear what you like provided it fits within the dress code 🙂
  7. I will be travelling with a positive attitude and not expecting the film crew to cause me any inconvenience. However if for example I couldn’t have lunch in my assigned restaurant one day as it was being used for filming I would be expecting appropriate compensation through guest services (maybe shipboard credit).
  8. Drinks packages are offered to all if you pay for them. Though in America they are often offered as a free extra in QG and PG when you book.
  9. i think the alternative dining is made to look more fancy/formal than the rest of the King's Court which is why the dress code applies. I can see how it would be easy to think it wouldn't though as its technically still part of the King's Court.
  10. The above sums it up quite well - in the daytime (up to 6 pm) you will see a mix of attire from the more formal to casual - so wear what you feel comfortable in (within reason!). I will happily dine in QG in jeans and a polo at breakfast and lunch before changing into black tie for dinner!
  11. Im on this cruise too but have not been notified. I wonder if they are filming in a specific dining room?
  12. It is an interesting option piece, but not sure I agree with it all. I'd happily tip after the event if I received exceptional service, but I wouldn't tip before, especially if it could mean a detriment in service to other people on board. The article suggests: Or, perhaps, there's a window table for two that you have your heart set on in the main dining room -- a nice tip to the maitre d' on day one can help ensure that she or he never fails to have that table waiting. So does this mean that if you slip the maitre d' $100 (or whatever the going rate is) that you get the best table every night over everyone else? If so, where does it end - is there suddenly a bidding war for the tables in the main dining room?
  13. This is my approach too. If I received exceptional service I would give extra, but that is a rare occurrence
  14. One tip that is possible on Windows 10 is after connecting to the wifi, click on the wifi icon in the task bar, click on 'Properties' for the connected wifi session, scroll about halfway down the list of options that come up, and enable 'Set as metered connection' to ON. This will stop windows trying to check and download system and app updates etc in the background which can have a significant impact on low speed connections. Also opening up Task Manager, under the process tab you can see which apps and processes are using the network bandwidth and quit any that you don't need.
  15. Or you could use the print to pdf function (if on a windows pc) and save it that way - presume you can also do that on a Mac or smartphone
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