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    Hampshire, UK
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    New York

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  1. We saw a drone overhead when we left Southampton on QE last year, was a reasonable distance so as not to cause concern. A quick look after and I found a YouTube channel where the user uploads drone footage of every cruise ship that arrives and departs Southampton. As the cruise we were on departed from and returned to Southampton, I was able to watch footage of us leaving and arriving back to port. On that occasion QM2 was docking just behind us, so a bonus.
  2. I believe if you book before departure you pay for them, but if you wait until onboard you can use OBC.
  3. Cunard have updated the process for logging off the Internet when using your own device (iPad etc). To log off now you just type logout.com into the web address space. I assume that there must have been people surfing who weren't returning to the landing page to logout, or worse just disconnecting the wifi connection, which doesn't end the session. From memory, if sign up on the first or second day of your voyage, you will get a few more minutes than the complimentary 120 minutes for being Gold. Also if there are two of you and you are both Gold, you both benefit from the complimentary 120 minutes, it is not per stateroom. Different usernames etc, but does mean if you have used all yours up, you can use theirs...
  4. The equipment generally onboard is provided by Technogym. You can use headphones like the ones you would use with a mobile phone which I think are referred to as 3.5mm. The latest Technogym equipment uses Bluetooth but I don’t think the gym equipment onboard has been replaced for a while and is still pretty good.
  5. I followed the steps as if I was to make a booking and no mention of stateroom categories. You can’t help thinking if Cunard will eventually drop these. A stateroom with a balcony is just that and price depends on ship location. For those who are new to Cunard this is not an issue, a stateroom will be chosen by location, but to the regulars who always choose the same stateroom category you will have to refer to the deck plans.
  6. After logging into the new site, I clicked the link to My Cunard and the Manage Existing Bookings and thought great! I will be able to view all future booked cruises in the same place. Sadly, took me to the regular log in your booking page where you have to enter the booking reference etc.. I do hope they are working on this as it will be an improvement to see the bookings all together.
  7. Is it me or on the new UK website you cannot view the prices anywhere for the diferent stateroom grades after you have selected a cruise.
  8. Just checking the prices again and I think there maybe some website issues, prices back up again..
  9. Appears there have been some sizeable reductions to the cruise prices today on the UK site. Anyone in the uk had experience of cancelling and rebooking at the new price? i guess we would lose deposit and obc but at the moment the prices are showing as £671 less each (like for like) for a cruise booked for October 2019 so we would be better off.
  10. Just overhearing a conversation by other guests who claim the noise in their stateroom on deck 8 has been made worse by the new floor on the Lido restaurant on the deck above. Even claiming they needed earplugs to get some peace at 5am. The new carpets all look very nice, show the fluff a lot on the stairways and almost need vacuuming constantly. Nice new chairs and tables outside too. No other changes as far as I can tell, same shower curtain in Britannia staterooms.
  11. Happy New Year to all from aboard Queen Elizabeth. From previous posts I think there may be a few others aboard enjoying a far better day in Amsterdam than last year!
  12. I have video too, but won’t upload that...I never checked whether it was QE or QV before posting. Yes disappointing to miss Bruges last year, fingers crossed for this time.
  13. This is a picture from NYE last year onboard QE while docked at Amsterdam. We will be doing the same 5 night cruise again this year, leaves Saturday and can’t wait. Fantastic atmosphere and if I am honest a fair number of younger passengers. Pity they are not doing the same cruise again in 2019.
  14. Hi, not stayed at the Wessex so cant really comment, but fortunate to work in Winchester. However, had heard that the decor is a little tired inside the Wessex. Can’t beat the central location though and to be honest there isn’t a huge amount of choice of hotels in the centre.
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