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  1. Ditto.... I also don't mine the new format either. Neither the formatting or font size. It was easy to adjust to after the first day. Every upgrade has it's Pro & Cons and Likes & Dislikes. I do miss the Mobile App for Android on my smartphone. During appointments and free time, it was interesting to occupy the time seeing what's new on the boards.
  2. On the Cunard Ships they have a day of Crew Participation what is called the Neptune Club. Some passengers are invited to join in. We even got a Certification about the Crossing. It was quite hot that day I remember.
  3. Hello Katherine, It was so great to have met you on the 2017 July Cruise on the Mary at the M&G in the Commodore Club. It was great we too had Capt. Wells join us. We do also agree that the QM2 is Our Favorite ship. We are not or have been attracted to the Mega Ship of today. We favor the traditional style sailing like we did since the QE2. Yes we did try the HAL Rotterdam twice with old style cruising but was disappointed with the Noordam. That cruise was 50-50. So parts were great/interesting and so not. We happen to sail the year they introduced As You Eat in the Dining Room. The top floor was set table arrangements and the bottom was As You Eat - walk in. Also don't know why the food quality was not great except for one day. Again, so nice to have met you!
  4. Hope This Helps... 2018-2019 List... Download and open pdf It still can be edited next year closer to the sailing day. QM2insights.pdf
  5. So True....They are passengers on the best ship afloat and the Staff will accommodate them so they can remember the sailing as a true lasting experience. Thank you Bell Boy once again!
  6. True, unfortunately we have found over our past experience sailing that we stagger our Afternoon Teas over the period of days on board. If we enjoy two during a voyage that was satisfying enough for us. Too much of a good thing sometimes isn't as enjoyable as you would find it to be. We find enjoying a earlier lunch gives us enough separation time for afternoon teas and activities to relax on our balcony before preparing for Dinner and the evening to come.. I believe everyone has an idea of what they wish to and want to accomplish.
  7. We too get excited once we book the sailing and count the days. It's 251 days as of this evening for us but can't wait till the days get closer after the New Years past.. BTW, we do understand after sailing on the QM2 many times about leaving time between Afternoon Tea Service and Evening Meal. The Afternoon Teas are sooo... good with their Tea, Assorted Sweets and of course Scones, Clotted Cream and Jam..But it's time to enjoy....Mangia!
  8. Hi 2Oldpeopleinlove, We love your Forum Name....Very Meaningful for Cruising as we to are Old People in Love. We two enjoy early seating also to make us available for the early shows we look forward to seeing. One of the activities we look forward to while on board. If we are not interested in the show being offered that evening we like to head to the Queens Room which plays lounge music till the on board ship's orchestra starts about 930 - 945 (announced in the Daily Programme). You will really enjoy dancing in the Queens Room which is very popular and maybe afterwards you may wish to head to the Up Beat G32 Disco right next door.
  9. Smoked Salmon, Toasted Bagel, Cream Cheese (Chive), Slice Red Onion with a Good Cup of Coffee. Egg Benedict made the Original Way...
  10. BTW, we like shopping in the Cruise Ship Terminal with some interesting shops. We like to island products to take home to use or for gifts. Especially their bags of Barbados Brown Sugar. We love using it for cooking, baking and for hot cereal during this cold season. Enjoy the visit. Shuttles are pretty available almost to the ship gangway to the terminals back entrance.
  11. We have visited St Thomas so many times and exhausted all the interesting tours we liked. Also we are not beach people so Magen's Bay is not for us. We just like to get off and walk the streets and either window shop or shop for items we like to pickup. We also like to eat the local fare (food) at the Greenhouse Restaurant on Veterans by the waterside. We learned of it many years ago from ship's crew members go there. We also enjoy its double on St. Maarten too! I like to pickup liquor at Reiise and look around the camera shops. My wife enjoys shopping at Mr Tablecloth on Main Street. Yes if you done it all, best to enjoy the empty ship with most of the passengers off.
  12. We took SLR to Quebec for a later sailing down the Seaway to be more clearer........
  13. Good negotiating! No need for the other 8......
  14. \ Sunbury Plantation House on Barbados was the location we visited thru Cunard Line. They have the Plantation on this end of the year Caribbean Cruise under the The Best of Barbados. Please see if you can find a website for the latest information about Sunbury.
  15. We sailed the picturesque St Lawrence Seaway on the QE2 in the past and was in awl by the beauty of the sailing to Quebec. Cunard Line does sail the seaway during the Foliage/Fall time with other lines I am not familiar with but know there are other Foliage Autumn Cruises. The beauty of the the shore line so close to the ship was amazing and great pictures and videos. You also get to see Quebec as the destination. We would consider doing it future, The total time would be from a sailing out of NY would be 7 days each way (total 14 days). St Lawrence is a one of a kind waterway so unique and memorable.
  16. It was a while ago but we were charged $10 for a box of 10 at the Purser Office. We take our pills from home now that's prescribed. Sent from my SM-G950U using Forums mobile app
  17. Hi Tatka, From Ed & Bev from the 2017 sailing. So nice to have met you. Ditto on your description of Halifax. We enjoyed many of the areas you described in your listing except for one. We did like Peggy's Cove since we live near the sea and enjoy the water. But we are disappointed on how crowded the Cove is with tourist like us and also private, limos and Buses. The day we were there it was quite over runned. We were also disappointed with the lunch that was included at the restaurant connected with the tour. The quality of the selected lobster lunch was disappointed. Cold and Dry and very hard to take apart. I wonder if this is the way it is normally or because of the large group of buses. I love lobster and know how to handle it and this was not normal. I wonder if it was ordered as a separate sitdown guest the quality would have been better. We have had lunches or meals as part of a tours and haven't been disappointed and even surprised of the quality. But the tour guide of the Cove was very nice and informative with the history of the area. It was a delightful experience. Unfortunately since the lunch was not great we order on our arrival back at the ship room service as a added lunch (meal). Once again, Hello!
  18. Even though we haven't been to Barbados recently, we always for the many times in the past we visited it, we always considered Barbados our Favorite Island next to St Thomas. We favorite place we have visited in the past and would again, Harrisons Cave. Very Interesting. We also enjoyed and forgot the name, we visited a very beautiful plantation and later under a tent attended a sit down tea time. Enjoyed it very much. Taking a tour of the island we also toured the north coast a saw a area called Thunder Hole beach area. We show interest in shopping in the Terminal Building. Picking up some liquor and always their local Barbados Brown Sugar to take home. I actually order it now from home for cooking use. Barbados is our favorite island and hope it is yours.
  19. Even though we haven't been to Barbados recently, we always for the many times in the past we visited it, we always considered Barbados our Favorite Island next to St Thomas. We favorite place we have visited in the past and would again, Harrisons Cave. Very Interesting. We also enjoyed and forgot the name, we visited a very beautiful plantation and later under a tent attended a sit down tea time. Enjoyed it very much. Taking a tour of the island we also toured the north coast a saw a area called Thunder Hole beach area. We show interest in shopping in the Terminal Building. Picking up some liquor and always their local Barbados Brown Sugar to take home. I actually order it now from home for cooking use. Barbados is our favorite island and hope it is yours.
  20. Does any Documents or instructions telling you where pickup point is? Sent from my SM-G950U using Forums mobile app
  21. This will be yours in 5 Days......Aloha! lol.....
  22. First Bon Voyage on your sailing. Sorry to hear of your husbands medical situation and hope he too will enjoy the sailing. My mom also used a Rollator to walk. First In St Thomas it depends on where your ship will dock. There two locations ships dock, Havensight and Crown Bay. Havensight is closer to town and Crown Bay is quite a distance from the Main Town. It is quite a distance off the pier at each location to get thru the security entrances. I wonder of you can ask the shipboard staff of there is a golf cart/shuttle from the ship to assist your husband to the tour gathering location. Also, if you believe you may need assistance during the whole time, I would personally take the Ship Board Excursions since ship's staff will be with you all the time. Also you will know you will also get back to the ship on time if your husband becomes tried earlier on. You need to know if your tour operator will be aware of your husbands limitations and the assistance you will be in need of. As mentioned in the past, you also have to take in account the time of year you are going and also the climate you will be prepared for with keeping cool and hydrated.
  23. We have not been to St Thomas for quite sometime since our cruises due to fuel cost are not that frequent during the time we are able to sail, but we loved and remember St Thomas very well from the past. I am not sure which dock your ship will be docking at. It is either at Havensight or Crown Bay. Havensight is the nearest to the Main Street of the town. Crown Bay is off the beaten path and need to take a taxi or out safari trucks that shuttle passengers to the main area of town. They do have some shops that were opened for passengers that don't want to venture into town. But aware when using these independent vehicles and the price that they quote. We know many and others stating that they ran into trouble with the price. Ask the price first before getting on the vehicle. I would also use the same method if you are to venture to Magen Bay, the beach area. Magen Bay is quite a distance away from the main strip near the main shopping area. Havensight which can hold about 3 ships have a shopping mall with many of the shops along the Main Street & Veteran Drive. You can walk to the Main Town Shopping area but it's quite a walk. Veteran Drive has many shops and restaurants you can window shop thru. The more heavier shopping area is the Main Street. It has many shops for electronics, jewelry, perfumes, liquor, etc... You can even get things to replenish from drugstores if needed. At the far end of the street is even a US Post Office. I don't remember many of the names of the shops but a few...Riise for liquor, jewelry, perfumes.....My wife likes Mr. Tablecloth for Lines..... these are a few... You can pick at tourist free book in most stores by the tourist bureau......St Thomas/Virgin Island Now we always looked for. Well I gave you are starting..... Bon Voyage.....Hoping to One Day return to St Thomas again Too!
  24. Looking at a possible Caribbean or NE/Canada in 2020.... Sent from my SM-G950U using Forums mobile app
  25. True...the policy must have changed for me to do what I'm doing. Sent from my SM-G950U using Forums mobile app
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