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  1. Hi PrincessPete, After reading your original posting of your concerns and would like to accomplish and the other suggestions I think making the day as simple is the solution. As I mention earlier on, suggest a ship organized tour ex. New York Insight (Walk/Ride) that varies from 4 or 7.5 hours long, an overview of NYC. Our friend last year from your country, the UK, enjoyed very much. Also ship board tours guarantee back to the ship in plenty of time to board and enjoy the always festive Sailaway out of NY Harbor. As a Native New York'er, there is plenty to see and
  2. Hi Babs, You selected a wonderful sailing. We did this sailing with the QE2 in the past and it was a wonderful trip to remember. The sailing down the St. Lawrence and Montreal is really wonderful to view. I truly enjoyed it and would like to do the 14 days sailing again in the future on the QM2. Please enjoy the anticipation leading to the trip and the research of the trip of sights to view in Montreal. Maybe you can contact the Tourism Board of Canada and Montreal and Google for further information.
  3. Hi All, Well like everyone is mentioning, we too in the USA in NYC the soon to be "Baked Big Apple" is bearing with the heat besides the other situations we are dealing with ex. CVirus-19. We are unfortunately dealing with a AC situation at home. A new AC Unit installed was missing a drain hose when placed in and we are working to have this resolved but it may take time for it to be obtained and installed. So my DW is not happy with this as she has some respiratory concerns. Unfortunately we are disappointed this year since our 4th of July Sailing on the QM2 was ca
  4. Dear PrincessPete, As a New Yorker, Welcome to the Big Apple "The City That Never Sleeps". We recently had a couple from the UK that came over on a sailing that also included a BTB. They too wanted to see the Big Apple and they selected the New York Tour - Short Edition which was about 7 hours. It was a Bus Tour with stops at certain location for Walking Tours like the Top of the Rock and Grand Central Stations. Time was given to walk and shop around. Meal was not included. It was 7 hours long but enjoyed all included. They too just wanted to get off the ship to stretch their
  5. Dear Jeaannie, First Welcome to the Cunard Family and a Newbie on the Queen Mary 2, a one of a kind Ocean Liner. As said in the past, once you board her and experience a sailing on her you will easily return back on board. Yes there is many activities mostly during the Day at Sea on board but the Magic starts to develop from 6 PM on. Some nights are Informal Dress but we look forward to the Formal ones. With most Dressed to the Nines. Of course there are (2) Two Evening Showcases in the Royal Court Theater which we always look forward to seeing. Some are Broadway/Show Theme p
  6. Hi Esther, Missed you tonight. I too must try sometimes the Prosecco also someday too! Our neighbor downstairs likes it very much too! So time to try it! We too miss the sailing this year. A week from this Monday we would have been heading to the Brooklyn Pier to board. I found the paperwork from the 17 sailing for the same sailing we first met you and went over each piece of paper we collected. Also this weekend I will be reviewing the photos and videos to bring back Memory Lane. I know you would love to take a Fall NE/CAN sailing but know your daughte
  7. Retired from the Health Care Profession but still well involved, I think Cruise Lines first have to get a handle on fully understanding this Virus. Also, how to handle it when it would occur with the regular Flu season. A regular Noro attack to a sailing ship is disturbing enough to the on board population. I think we as the information being posted, will be wearing masks for quite some time possibly until next spring and possibly summer of 2021. It is the best possible first line of defense. Since certain Viruses and this particular Virus is so unstable still not knowing much abou
  8. Remember the No Where Cruises in the Early 70's sailing out of the Port of New York. They uses to leave from the Manhattan Cruise Terminal 5PM on Fridays and returned on the Monday Morning at 8AM. We use to sail out of NY to the open sea for Sunbathing, Recreation, Gambling, Swimming, Dining, Great Showtimes and all the other good things during a At Sea Day. Before booking longer and larger sailings, it was a great chance to get the opportunity of what cruising was all about. Once you did a couple of No Where's, you definitely caught the CRUISE BUG....
  9. Congratulation Blue Marble! We don't have room for a puzzle so we play Scrabble and Monopoly.....
  10. Jeff, You are so right about the sight of her. True, it is great to see her along our shore line past the bridge especially when she uses her horn while passing under. Some times we can even hear the cheers from the ship if the wind is just right. But the greatest pix is the one you describe and the first pix I take each time when entering the terminal area and rounding the turn to the entrance. WOW, There She Is! Miss those sights.... I see she is in around Isle of Portland off the UK with tenders down in the water with 4 other ships t
  11. MCC Hi and we are aware. We have done plenty of the 7 days 3 Ports 4th's in the past. Till time become more available, we are happy with this. More time at sea with this sailing with one port dropped. This is a replacement for this years cancelled... There's always the future to book.....
  12. Hi Esther, Looking forward to the Zoom Call on Sunday. Nice to extend the QM2 CC Friendship to post Cruise Entertainment. So sorry to share the Zoom last night with you and watching together the Cable News Channels in each of our homes. All the stores that were afire and being destroyed that you said you knew of and shopped at. Not sure if anymore will happen tonight but afraid it will take some days to stop this all. Minn will definitely take some time to redevelop and rebuild especially after these days. But you are not alone. We had several groups in Downtown Br
  13. Figured the Season would not take place with the possible Virus - Flu Season coming together eventually down the line. Glad and Praying and looking forward to our NE/CAN Sailing next year in June 2021 during the 4th of July Celebration holiday. I respect the Canadian Authorities to protect their countrymen and women from Emergency Health Crisis. Looking forward to Sailing into Halifax Harbor
  14. It does and is going to continue to feel weird not seeing the Cruise Ships entering and departing the NY Harbor and going under the VZ Bridge each weekend and some during the week. We do hear Cargo and Freighters on foggy nights with the Fog Horn blaring with that certain sound. Brings to mind when we are on the QM2 and the one full day of fog on a NE/CAN sailing the Horn blaring approx. every 30 seconds. While not able to look thru the Thick Fog so close to the ship.
  15. Hi sswansen, Hello from the East Coast. That's my favorite first breakfast on the QM2. And also the day before or disembarkation morning breakfast. Though your's sounds interesting, I like the traditional Canadian Ham or a NYS Hudson Valley Farm Smoked Ham so tasty..
  16. Well we in NYC are proceeding in our 9th week of Stay Home - Stay Safe. Weather has been very uncertain at times and now we will be facing the rain in the early part of this week from the first tropical system that developed before the official Hurricane Season. A lots of rain and winds here in the Big Apple which is very different from other years. Not a traditional May by no means. DW is waiting to visit the Nursery for her flowers of course under social distancing which will be a first there since is a very popular location and attracts quite a crowd normally. Which
  17. babs, I think since you started with a travel agent that you stated is "ours" you should continue with them since you are familiar with them. We have in the past called Cunard with questions about a certain sailing but not to alter the contents of the contracted booking. BTW.....We have used Cunard Agents in the past besides private TA's and they have always been extremely cooperative and helpful in booking. We too have postponed our July 4th QM2 sailing this year till next year and also had a hard time when we were trying to reach our pvt TA. She was very busy with
  18. Hi alc13, So glad you are looking to the future. We are so glad that we transferred our 4th of July this year to next year sailing to see how things go. We feel like a fish out of water and can't wait to feel the Mary break the waves and that Sunshine beating on the open decks. Find a good cruise to enjoy!
  19. Hi Alc13, Thank you and I am Holding you to that!...lol....
  20. Hattie, I got to do my DW's hair trimming and did a pretty good job if I can say so.. But she can't wait to see her Barbara to do the right cut.....
  21. Hi alc13, First thank you and to all in Maine and You & Yours, Please take Care and Stay Safe! Second, you are in one of our favorite states....ex. Portland, Wonderful Bar Harbor.... As a child we stayed in Squaw Mountain Inn on Moosehead Lake.... What a wonderful experience...We even at that time we met Senator Chase Smith.... I am so sorry to hear that Maine got the bug. Seems there's no place on the planet that someone doesn't talk about it.. Though it sounds like stress we have adapted to it and now feel really great unfortunately for all the ra
  22. Thank you Bigmike911, Yes we are in the THICK of it as you said. Honest, each day we wake up not sure what we will hear on the TV as the latest reports. Now we are getting back a little back to normal but if you can believe, for the first two weeks you could not ask me what the date, day of the week it was because we were adapting to the irregular food deliveries. Yes, at one point I told my wife not to be surprised how our diet and regular foods needs will become more demanding. Imagine making internet orders where normally one would get the delivery later in the day and now
  23. Well it's 34 days of safe quarantine on advice of our private doctor to keep away from direct contact of others. This is because our zip code has quite a number of positive reading and our two neighboring zip codes have high numbers. Living near the VZ Bridge in NYC Harbor (The Narrows) which we love to watch each week approx. 8 cruise ships in and out of NY/NJ is now like a Ghost Town. Cruise Ships vacant of the waters, private commuter ferries vacant the waters and a drastic cut of NY Staten Island Ferries from Staten Island and Manhattan. BTW, with Newark Airport path in the Di
  24. Good Recommendation with Hi Ratings........Enjoy...
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