Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community

BklynBoy8

Members
  • Content Count

    1,138
  • Joined

Everything posted by BklynBoy8

  1. With our experience with the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal sailing with the QM2, we use a local car service about 12 minutes away where we reside. We have for other reasons used Dial 7 and have had excellent service with the vehicles and drivers during our use. We would rate them 5 stars. We never yet thought of using Dial 7 for cruise reasons as of yet. Sailing out of the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal we have observed while leaving the terminal, a very large line up of city cabs on the out skirts of the pier complex waiting to be sent in several at a time not to congest the terminal area. Many private cars and limos transit to the pier to pick up passenger leaving. I would not worry about having difficult getting a cab but a contracted car like Dial 7 would have a set price. Cost of the trip, if tolls used and gratitude calculated. They will want to know the number of passengers, luggage transporting, additional stops, etc.. so to assign the right size vehicle to be used. Give Dial 7 a call and see what they quote. And the City also has a website that lets you calculate a cab ride from beginning to end to give you an estimate, I would suggest a contracted vehicle to restfully complete your cruise and journey from point to point.. Bon Voyage
  2. Ditto... We do like the Traditional Afternoon Tea...but not to eat too much before Dinner time. But there were more offerings as pass arounds. Our first sailing was on the QM2 in 2006 and remember how extensive the Old Kings Court had offering at the Midnight Buffet. Now sandwiches, some hot offerings, sweets etc....including cold/hot beverages. Looking for a small bite not Spaghetti & Sauce at 11:30/Midnight. We remember sailing on the QE2 many, many times with the Midnight Buffet held in the previous Columbia Restaurant with so, so many stations. Cheese Board, Beef on Carving Board, Fish Special on Carving Board, Flambé, Sweets, Cold Meats, Bread & Roll Display with even Ice Carving. Tastefully displayed with Ascent Lighting. Miss the Old Days.....
  3. I agree with bluemarble. We were on the 4th of July sailing two years ago for 5 nights and they just fit in the Black & White Ball to experience. A shorter cruise like yours may have a Gala if you see it specifically stated as part of your cruise. You can even call Cunard ask them. There is nothing wrong with dressing up (Formal) for that evening to feel the experience too! Bon Voyage and Smooth Sailing....
  4. Dear momto2js, Intrepid is a very large museum that also entails several vessels that are also tied up at the Pier including a Sub. You maybe doing a fast walk thru and not get the full effect of the dynamic museum it is for the $33 you will be paying. Many exhibits, aircrafts including Space Shuttle, walk thru the vessel itself and then the vessels are tied up on the pier. Maybe you can review the website and plan your visit to the sections of the museum you will more interested in. Yes, it is a one of a kind museum that took over a decade to make it a very interesting visit. Bon Voyage.......
  5. Our entire family loved the QE2 to sail on. From our first sailing in the last 80's till her departure, we would sail every year on the Elizabeth 2. There will never be another one like her. "Long Live The Queen"............
  6. I understand you want to park on the same pier as your ship, but never had a problem parking there. I know it's best to park inside the gated area that is secured. And yes, I have had to park in the other pier parking and then walked over.
  7. Thank you bluemarble....We try to keep a calendar of her dates and make it down to the shore if we can....
  8. Thank You! Unfortunately Heavy Cloud Cover over NY Harbor developed 10 minutes before she arrived at the Bridge. But she did arrive and we loved it! The fun of having the harbor in our backyard to see all the ships leave on Sat & Sun afternoons.
  9. We typical head to the Queen Room entrance and on line about 5 to 10 after Three for the 3:30 Queens Room Afternoon Tea... There are others on line but too many, but they are there....
  10. Think you will get a more rapid response on the HAL Cruise Board than here.. Bon Voyage....
  11. We enjoyed Finback Ale House on Cottage Street off of Main Street.. Very much enjoyed it and return once again last year...
  12. Cunard QM2 leaves from Brooklyn on June 30th to July 7 for the Independence Cruise from Brooklyn to Halifax, Boston and Newport, RI back to Brooklyn. Leaves from the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Redhook Brooklyn....
  13. Hi Soraya, We were booked and sailed last July on Deck 13 and were in 13002. Yes the cabin were new from the refit and the Bathrooms did have the Glass Door instead of the Curtain. We were very happy with the assigned cabin thru guarantee status and enjoyed the experience. Yes we did first have reservations about being up there but had no regrets. We did not feel any vibration in that cabin for the 6 days we were in it. We did also sail on Deck 12 in Cabin 12052 in the past and had no vibrations. We are assigned to Deck 12 once again on our upcoming sailing and look forward to the experience of Club Britannia. Hope you have a pleasant and smooth sailing during your voyage on the QM2.....
  14. I agree to just visit Peggy's Cove and see the interesting and quaint village to approach it thru. I do not suggest an meal at the Sou Wester Restaurant. We were suppose to have a Lobster Lunch and was deeply disappointed with it. Yes they have a cute and full Gift Shop you may be interested to view. Our day, Peggy's Cove is a very busy location.. BTW......Watch your footing around the rocks and boulders around the Lighthouse.
  15. Many years ago we took a cruise on Cunard and we arranged the ship board excursion. I can't remember the name of the tour but it consisted of Period Dressed Tour Guides that lead a Historic Walking tour that also visited the different Buildings around. They were very good never leaving their character....very professional....
  16. Being on a Cunard Ship, we yes tendered to the pier in Bar Harbor. The pier is very close to the start of the Main Street of Bar Harbor. Enjoy Bar Harbor, our Most Interesting Port of Call while Cruising. PS....Pick Up some of their Blueberry Products in the shops. (Jam, Pancake Syrup, etc.......and Blueberry Tea)
  17. Pardon, Bar Harbor. Finback......you should be able to view a sample menu online. It's several blocks up from the tender pier towards Main Street and right on Cottage Street. What an interesting town to venture thru their shops.
  18. We have used Dial 7 over a dozen times within the NYC area and have been extremely satisfied with our experience. The drivers are experts and know how to handle the roads. Our last several drivers have made excellent decisions to avoid traffic that would have held us up in traffic. They do have a app but best to call them. They usually ask for the number of passengers, number baggage, additional stops and extra needs to select the right style of vehicle to use. Bon Voyage......
  19. We twice on our visits stopped at Finback Ale House on Cottage Street off of Main Street. We had the best Lobster Roll and Lobster Platter ever had. How sweet the meat was almost didn't want to dip the Lobster into the Dawn Butter. Then we walked and enjoyed all the shops around.
  20. We twice on our visits stopped at Finback Ale House on Cottage Street off of Main Street. We had the best Lobster Roll and Lobster Platter ever had. How sweet the meat was almost didn't want to dip the Lobster into the Dawn Butter. Then we walked and enjoyed all the shops around.
  21. I too was wondering and await possible photo or copy of a sample menu from the new menu. Hope someone will post it soon.
  22. Once on the QE2 we had the pleasure to have the actress Judy Cornwell that played Daisy as a Guest Speaker. She spoke of her experience in acting and also gave us a special presentation from part of one of a show with her in character. She had us rolling on the floor. She got standing applause from even those that never heard from her and now new fans. The greatest pleasure was to see her at the Captains Party dressed so elegantly, difference from her TV character. She is such a down to earth lovely lady and not stuck up.
  23. Glad they have a cruise port and terminal now. Our first cruise on the QE2 in the 80's, we had to dock at the Container Port in Hampton Bay and take a very long ride to Norfolk.
  24. We too were look at that excursion as we were disappointed in Peggy's Cove with lobster lunch. Lobster IMHO was not worth it and on a nice day, the Light House is over running with tourist. I would either try Lunenberg, walk the waterfront, see the Farmers Market more closely or stay and enjoy the ship.
×
×
  • Create New...