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  1. We had our first, all too short, trip on QM2 in November and loved every minute. Can't wait to go back on board later this year. We were in Britannia and the food was absolutely fine and as good as usual (we have had many cruises on QE and QV). The cabin was beautifully clean. And, whilst I'm sure you could find rust if you searched, I didn't notice any areas of neglect. Stop worrying and enjoy your trip, it will be marvellous.
  2. My son and his wife (32 and 26) loved QV on their honeymoon. They also very much enjoyed the dressing up for formal evenings. The fjords cruises are quite port intensive. So a lot of the days are likely to be spent onshore. You will have 4 sea days, I believe, on that cruise (we are booked on it already šŸ˜Š). There will be several quizzes, deck sports, dance classes, guest choir, lectures, films on the tv, afternoon tea, shows, live music of all varieties, the night club, the ballroom, etc. Not to mention the pools, spa, gym, walking the promenade deck, the library, shops, casino, and non stop eating and drinking possibilities!! I think you will find loads to do on sea days. My son and daughter in law certainly did. QV can be pretty formal in the evenings, but during the day it is relaxed and there is plenty going on. In the evenings, most dress up. And many will be in long dresses and dinner suits on formal evenings. But a dark suit and shorter dresses or separates are also very acceptable. Men will need a jacket every evening to enjoy the whole ship though. However, the clothes might be formal but the atmosphere is not stuffy at all. Book your cruise and enjoy. Maybe we will see you on-board.
  3. Can I just point out that dresses are more than acceptable. You don't have to put a top over your evening dress to make it look like a skirt. I always wear dresses in the evening. In fact I don't have any skirts at all. I will definitely be in the majority. I take long dresses for formal nights and cocktail length for other nights. Obviously, skirts are easier to make look different by using different tops, but don't feel it has to be skirts. Wear your dress as a dress and enjoy it.
  4. That's true. She doesn't need 48 outfits. She needs 96! 48 day outfits and 48 evening......
  5. I disagree. We always request late sitting but have now been allocated early sitting on three occasions. It seems bizarre as more people want early sitting. Nevertheless, thats what happened to us. On each occasion we queued up to speak to the md and were changed to late sitting with no problem. I hope you get what you want. If you don't, just join the queue. You will be able to swap.
  6. Yes, it's good. But don't book it through Cunard as you won't be seated on the beautiful tea terrace, which is what makes it so special. Book direct through the hotel's website.
  7. Also, 'proper' afternoon tea is not, in my experience, served from a trolley. I have had many, many different afternoon teas, including in Woburn (where it originated) and at many of the top London hotels and none have served afternoon tea from a trolley, it is always either on a cake stand of some sort or, occasionally, from plates or trays. Tea in the Queens Room is not perfect but it is a very enjoyable experience and is served in the best way possible for the situation.
  8. No. No alternative. Our team of non drinkers won a couple of times in the evening. We passed the wine on to those that came second. It used to only be a bottle (Or sometimes a half bottle) of Pol Acker. On this cruise it was a choice of red or white wine.
  9. You receive a sticker if you win a quiz or a sport competition that is marked on the daily program as one where stickers can be won. I think it is either thirty or thirty five stickers for the binoculars. We noticed that the 8pm quiz is now a bottle of wine, as is the later 9.45 quiz. They appeared to have cut back on events that you could win stickers on during our cruise last week. Good luck with your quest for the big prize, we only managed 8 stickers (a Cunard glass) on our 14 nights!
  10. Hi, I said I would report back on this cabin after our cruise to Iceland. We got back yesterday. We had a fantastic trip (Host Hattie has written all about the cruise on another thread). Cabin 6001 is a really great place to be. It is definately bigger and we liked the layout with the door half way down the side. We had some moderate seas but apart from the odd crash from the waves we had no problems in the cabin. The balcony was never opened for the public and we only spotted one lone Cunard staff member walk past during the whole trip. We like the net curtains open so it was lucky it wasn't too early in the day!! We saw some beautiful views of the moon through the window and the room always seemed to be bright and sunny. I even managed to sit on the window sill to watch our journey. Lovely! It is also super quiet as the only adjoining cabin is end on at the bathroom end so there is absolutely no noise from other cabins. We would book this cabin again like a shot. I hope that helps anyone looking at this cabin. Enjoy your cruise Harley52.
  11. Thank you. That is really good, useful information. We leave in just over a week. I can't wait!
  12. I think the tables the OP is referring to are the two that appear outside the shop near the Queens Room that sells some sweets, chocs and souvenirs. They seem to have a few items, often reduced, from the shop. I have seen m and m things but have also seen fancy chocs and items such as t-shirts on the tables. There never seems to be that much on them. They are just by the door of the shop. They are not like the tat tables you find, thankfully less now, by the shopping arcade.
  13. I agree, the oceanviews on deck one are great. They seem to be convenient for everything and I love to sit on the window sill and watch the waves. We had the cabin at the end, right next to the theatre and had some very brief noise as the theatre emptied but otherwise the only noise we had was a hum from machinery next door. All of the other deck one cabins we have had have been very quiet. Not been next to the atrium but have been pretty close. We are about to try one of the two forwards facing oceanviews that Roscoe mentioned, in 2 weeks time. Looking forwards to a different view!! I would definately be happy to book any deck one oceanview.
  14. Here, here. And on our last two cruises on QV, one of the singers (there have been 2) has stayed when the band has their break and sings to a recording of the band. This has meant the floor has stayed busy all night. In contrast, when there has been a 'party night' with the international band playing, there has just been a few members of staff dancing on their own on the floor.
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