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  1. Unfortunately we have several boxes of these types of keepsakes from the QE2 & QM2. We enjoy taking them out before a sailing to bring back memories. We would never think of giving them away and let those in the future that will make a decision to care for them after our departure. I can't tell you what memories programmes, menus, those rare menu covers, handouts, items left for us in our cabin etc.... bring back those sailings. I can even remember when these items were handed to us. Yes, we have not intentions to separate these memories at this time.
  2. Ditto, Totally Agree... We still to this day love to repeat stories of the QE2 and differences to the Mary 2.... Certain Magic with each Sailing.
  3. The Flambe's in the Britannia Club Restaurant with Tableside Preparation and Service.
  4. Have attended the shows on the QE2 and QM2.... Singers, Piano Players, Dancing, Poems, Comedy to name a few of the talents held in the Queens Room.. It was memorable to see some very talented passengers. One performance on the QE2 that will stay with me was a UK fellow singing with the trio accompanying the "White Cliffs of Dover". He brought the house down with all standing and clapping. He was excellent. I don't ever remember anyone that wasn't good, all very good!
  5. Keeping in mind for the next opportunity...
  6. Caviar everyday or every other day, table side Caesar Salad Langostines Scampi or Dover Sole w Meuniere Sauce Steak Diane or Chateaubriand for Two with accompaniments or Beef Wellington. Enjoyed different styles of Crepes as desserts. Items may be offered but we ordered these on the off days (items not interested in on menu)
  7. We are extremely pleased with the choice of Club Britannia till we one day experience a Grill stay like we once did on the QE2. The design and offerings of the Club Cabins, their perks and dining in the Club Britannia Restaurant (Deck 2 - Aft). We always look forward to dine in the imitate and set aside setting of the Club Restaurant like the other Grill Restaurants on Deck 7. Enjoying the three meals during the day there and able to select the time we wish to dine during the evening meals (630PM - 900PM ). Also the exemplary service by the staff and the special requests prepared at the table side which are treats to us. Yes we have in the past experienced the Britannia Restaurant & Class but now enjoy the Club Experience..
  8. Diito david, We have seen people entering thru those doors as they are also close to the A Elevator Bank (Forward) and are around the corner from them. We've experienced these being used especially when attending the Catholic Mass daily or Saturday/Sunday when Mass is held. Though there are blackout curtains there too, I think the people that use those doors knowing at that particular time they are not interfering with a presentation, movie or planetarium showing.
  9. Princess Suites Midships High Deck 10 P1 Forward High Deck 10 P2 per Cunard 2019 Deck Plan
  10. Sounds like the move we would try after all the years of heading automatically to the (old/new) Kings Court. Normally wait till another day, but Golden Lion maybe the ticket.
  11. In recent days talking to friends, we are still very disappointed that Cunard does not have a dedicated World Cruise Club tab. We miss the voyage log of the past that you could easily refer to all the sailings from day 1 that we did on all the Cunard vessels. It was very informative with dates, days sailing, type of cruise and etc.... Never thought that would be removed from the new website. I would think they would even enhance it on the new site with FAQ's, special request submissions and on board bookings (ex Dining Room Table Location Preferences etc..). In this world technology, I would think Cunard would want to offer more available services to their passengers as part of the WC....
  12. Ditto......Our favorite choice even within city transportation needs..
  13. My Great Nephew loved the Charlie Bear I got him in 2017. We'll see which bear we will get him this year..
  14. I do agree with the formality of how it should be presented to the passengers. In the "Old Days" it was sent in a White Envelope and your name was handwritten. We even got it presented to us at the door and not under the door slot. If we weren't in they came back. Yes, stickers are so impersonal. Our lovely and still friends with Elaine MacKay once on the QM2 did display the social graces with personal invitations from the most Senior Officers of the vessel. It was not just the Senior Officer Party but the Private Parties by a particular officer (ex. Engineering or Medical Officer). Or the opportunity we once experienced with dinner with the Cunard CEO table under the Giant Tapestry in the Britannia Restaurant. But maybe this is what happens when something get too big and the volume is so great. Maybe someday another level above Diamond will be better organized.
  15. We are continuously disappointed that Cunard do not address the strength and speed of the Internet Service especially the QM2 which we sail. I have to strategically plan our use either in the early morning before passenger hit the terminals or late at night when usage is down. Wish in this day and age this important part of technology to connect to the world would be fixed for private and business reasons. Instead of just waiting to come into port and connect to outside wifi....
  16. Ditto 3rdGenCunarder.... Those old style meet and greets with Officers truly created many stimulating conversations of shipboard operations and their personal experiences of life on board the ship. They really spend time with you. Miss those old days that added to the original Cunard experience.
  17. Best we experienced one of each on a given cruise. The experience was interesting when we attended the Seniors Officers Parties. We were offered several private tours of ship areas and enjoyed the tours. Even an invite to a Officers Dinner Table. Really remember the Senior Officers Party on the QE2. They were very private, strictly invitation only and held in the Ward Room below the Bridge. The Drinks and Food Offerings were very special during those times. Invitation were organized by the Social Hostess of sailing..
  18. Very Well Said...But QM2 is our very top choice many times over...
  19. I don't see why since the Bridge on the QM2 is two deck above. Also the Deck 11 Observation Area is in between the locations. Maybe wrong wouldn't think so IMHO....
  20. We are now Diamond but when we were Platinum we were invited to both World Club Parties in the Queens Room and Senior Officers Parties in G32 without inquiring on each sailing. Not sure if policies are changed since the number of passengers being added to these levels aren't able to fit in the Room assigned to these Parties. We have found sometimes it is hard to find seats to sit in and need to stand.
  21. We too agree that wandering around Bergen was one of the wonderful experiences we enjoyed on the Fjord sailing. Also very picturesque to photograph. My wife picked up a really nice sweater in one of the shops.
  22. We enjoyed the experience of sailing on the Caronia in 2001 and really loved the different size ship. Capt. Nick Bates was our Captain for that sailing and enjoyed his company and stories of his experiences with the Cunard Line. Caronia was smaller but still offered all the services, entertainment and activities on our 10 day cruise. She still is one of our memories sailing on the Cunard Line. Unfortunately we did not get the opportunity to sail on her other sisters.
  23. Since we use the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal to sail out of, after unloading our luggage out of the vehicle, we typically tip the Porter 2-3 dollars each bag depending on the size and weight. We appreciate their service and they appreciate our gratitude....Their job isn't easy, it's understandable...
  24. Staying in London we use to enjoy walking after the theater to our hotel along the Strand. Wonderful way to see London on Foot. London has a different character during the different times of the day.
  25. Harpy3, Sorry you experienced your room not ready with the stewardess/steward still tidying up your cabin. Could have been one of those times that there was a delay of the previous sailing disembarking or an inspection upon arrival throwing off the turn-around of the ship. We have been blessed each time we have boarded with the cabin ready and even the stewardess/steward greeting us with our baggage there waiting for us.
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