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  1. safarigal

    QV Grills

    It is so much easier to throw a soiree in a Q1 than it is in a Q5. Much more space and a prep area.
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    November Crossing

    Water must have come in through the balcony door and/or windows. The carpet was soaked. Obviously this wasn't the first time, when I told our room steward he did not sound surprised, and the next door cabin had the same problem. This was a first for us after many cruises! There are huge waves today, crashing against the windows in the pub, but the ship is hardly rolling or pitching at all. She is amazingly stable.
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    November Crossing

    Good choice! We are currently on QM2 on her westbound crossing. The weather has been variable - one evening when it was very choppy and a whole lot of dishes got broken in the dining room and our cabin flooded, but otherwise it has been fairly calm. I have not ventured outdoors, and the hot tubs are way too cool, but I see a lot of people out and about. Some bundled up against the cold, others just in running shorts and T shirts. All in all, it is a perfect crossing :)
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    Welcome bottle of bubbly in the Grills?

    Two bottles of Pol Acker on QM2 in PG today. One down, one to go. The night is yet young.
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    Cunard Black Friday Sale

    From my understanding past guests even in Britannia also get free gratuities, not just Grills guests.
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    Queen Victoria Deck 1

    We have been in an ocean view on QV on deck 1 and loved it. There was no noise, it was very convenient for the theater, and it was great watching the waves during a storm. Almost like watching the washing machine. Very cool. The only issue is that there is no launderette on Deck 1 so you have to walk up to deck 4 with your dirty laundry in hand.
  7. Maybe I have just been lucky, but I have has excellent responses from customer service in the past. It did take a while for them to answer my concern, but then they answered it to my satisfaction, and on the most recent occasion there was a bottle of wine from them waiting for me in my cabin when I embarked on QM2. So it is possible!
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    I would like the new ship to have....

    I agree with all of the above :) And keep the Commodore Club.
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    My husband brings his flat screen computer monitor with him as he likes to work with 2 screens when he is doing his work - don't ask me why. It fits on the desk when in use, and we keep it in the space between the bedside table and the sofa in a Britannia balcony cabin when not in use. We watch movies on the TV in the cabin using our computer and an HMDI cable which plugs in to the side of the TV.
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    Cunard New Ship Details Revealed - What We Know

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    Missed souvenirs?

    It is unlikely that the gift shop would still have old merchandise - but do try eBay - I have found some real treasures there!
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    What's Your Favourite Cocktail?

    Here it is! They charge way too much for it, but I think it's worth it :) QM2 Milky Way Martini 1 1/2 cups ice cubes 2 fluid ounces vanilla-flavoredvodka 2 fluid ounces white creme de cacao 2 fluid ounces Irish cream liqueur 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
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    What's Your Favourite Cocktail?

    Absolutely a Milky Way martini! Although it doesn't actually have any Milky Way bars in it. However, that does sound like a good plan. They are not on the drinks menu anymore, having been replaced by the rather insipid Chocolate Affair, so I have to bring my own recipe. Also they charge way too much for them!
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    Miscreant Lemmings and other Observations on QM2

    Excellent review. I am so glad you had a great crossing. Thank you for taking the time to share it with us!
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    Guest Speaker missed the boat !

    I loved the quote: 'Watching that boat sail away from Gothenberg was the most depressing moment in my life,' I had memories of Hyacinth Bouquet watching QE2 sail off into the distance without her...........