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  1. bluemarble

    Train time after disembarking

    If purchased in advance of the voyage, the prices listed on the Cunard US web site are $40 per person for the coach transfers to either St. Pancras or the Victoria Coach Station.
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    Christmas decorations

    LadyL1's blog from last year's November 19 - December 13, 2018 Caribbean voyage on QV may be of some assistance. This post of LadyL1's dated December 4, 2018 states "The Christmas decorations are now complete and look splendid."
  3. bluemarble

    Setting up account on Cunard website

    To get a bit nerdy as I am known to do from time to time... In Chrome, the list of "saved" cruises is maintained in a cookie called "favorites" for the domain "www.cunard.com". The content of that cookie is a list of the voyage numbers that have been marked as favorites via the "save" functionality. Here is what that cookie looks like for me, showing the four cruises I have "saved". Name favorites Content M021_M021,M022_M022,M023_M023,M021B_M021B Domain www.cunard.com Path / Send for Any kind of connection Accessible to script Yes Created Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 7:42:05 PM Expires Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 7:42:05 PM
  4. bluemarble

    Setting up account on Cunard website

    Sorry to hear you aren't getting cruises to "save" for you. Maybe it's platform dependent but it's a relatively straightforward process for me both on my desktop PC (Windows with Chrome) and on my phone (Android with Chrome). Whatever cruises I have "saved" from prior visits to the Cunard website are there for me to retrieve again days later as long as I don't clear my browser cache. Just to make sure we are talking about the same functionality, here are a couple screen shots from my desktop PC browser on the Cunard US website. Here I have "saved" a cruise as one of my favorites by clicking on the heart that I have circled in red in the cruise description from the cruise search results. Then when I return to the home page, even days later, it looks like this. The heart and the number 4 near the top that I have circled in red indicate that I have four cruises saved as favorites. If I click on that heart, those four cruises are displayed for me on a "Favorite Voyages" page. Note, if you are on a phone, that heart link to your "Favorite Voyages" page is found on the menu page as shown here. No login or booking reference numbers are required for this functionality. All that's been done here is that a few cruises have been saved as favorites and the browser cache keeps track of that for future visits. Hope this helps some.
  5. bluemarble

    Internet costs and Packages

    Cunard's internet prices haven't changed since our first QM2 voyage way back in 2005, except for the 30-minute package increasing by $1.45 since then. So, unless there has been a recent price change that I am not aware of, here are the costs for internet packages. 30 minutes - $14.95 120 minutes - $47.95 240 minutes - $89.95 480 minutes - $167.95
  6. bluemarble

    Setting up account on Cunard website

    I don't think you have missed anything. There is no way to create a login account on Cunard's US website like there is on the sites for other cruise lines. I think I could use some help with what you mean when you say you are "trying to save several cruises." If you mean clicking the little "Save" heart by each cruise description, that's handled by browser cookies. Next time you return to the site, you can retrieve the list of cruises you have saved that way by clicking the heart at the top of the home page that indicates how many cruises you have saved that way during previous visits. On the other hand, if you mean you want to save several cruises by placing a "Courtesy hold" on them rather than confirming the bookings by paying the deposits, then I'm afraid I have no idea how that process works. I just noticed for the first time that there is a "Courtesy hold" option on the new Cunard US website. There has never been a way to create a login that allows you to see and manage all the Cunard cruises you have booked at one time. Managing your confirmed Cunard bookings involves retrieving each one of them individually by logging into the Cunard Voyage Personaliser using your first name, last name, date of birth, and booking reference number as the login credentials.
  7. bluemarble

    A(nother) Question about Dress Code

    I agree, especially since "Smart Attire" isn't a particularly common term in American parlance. It just gets all rather confusing when it comes to questions such as when smarks asked "On formal nights do you have to wear a gown?". The assumption is that question is about evenings that used to be called "Formal" and are now called "Gala". Then the new "What to Pack" page on the US website starts obfuscating the term "Formal" by applying it to evenings that used to be called "Informal" and are now called "Smart Attire". I better stop now before my head hurts.
  8. bluemarble

    A(nother) Question about Dress Code

    No, gowns are not required. That's only a suggestion. What you are suggesting sounds fine to me as an alternative. Take a look at the "What to Pack" page found here on the Cunard US website. I think you will find an example within the "Gala evening attire" section that looks similar to what you are suggesting. https://www.cunard.com/en-us/the-cunard-experience/what-to-pack Please be aware that the "What to Pack" page on the Cunard US website unfortunately confuses things by calling the dress codes "Formal" and "Gala Evening", when they are actually known as "Smart Attire" and "Gala Evening". The "Gala Evening" dress code is the more formal of the two (where gowns are suggested).
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    2021 World and Exotic Voyages Preview

    Glad to help. Here are direct links to the full World Voyage detail pages on the Cunard website which I posted in another thread yesterday, but it would probably be useful to have them posted here as well. This uses Dranuc2016's discovery that the 2021 voyages can be found on Cunard's new website if you happen to know (or figure out) the voyage numbers. That's even though none of the 2021 voyages have been formally announced by Cunard yet. 2021 Queen Victoria World Voyage (voyage V104D) US: https://www.cunard.com/en-us/find-a-cruise/V104D/V104D UK: https://www.cunard.com/en-gb/find-a-cruise/V104D/V104D 2021 Queen Mary 2 World Voyage (voyage M103E) US: https://www.cunard.com/en-us/find-a-cruise/M103E/M103E UK: https://www.cunard.com/en-gb/find-a-cruise/M103E/M103E
  10. bluemarble

    World Cruise 2019 Queen Victoria

    The 2021 QV world cruise call in Honolulu looks like it is going to be an over night stop (8:00am on Feb 11 to 2:00pm on Feb 12).
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    2021 World and Exotic Voyages Preview

    Cunard is now providing port timings within the itineraries on their new website. That's one of the things we can point to as a genuine improvement on the new site. Here's a portion of the itinerary page for the 2021 QM2 World Voyage as seen on the new website showing the port timings. The embarkation and disembarkation ports all seem to incorrectly show "Over Night" on the new itineraries though. That is not an improvement.
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    World Cruise 2019 Queen Victoria

    Word is out about the 2021 World Cruises. You can even find the details on the new Cunard website if you know where to look (using the voyage numbers). We have been discussing this on the thread "2021 World and Exotic Voyages Preview" thread I started earlier today. Here are links to the 2021 Queen Victoria World Voyage (voyage V104D). US: https://www.cunard.com/en-us/find-a-cruise/V104D/V104D UK: https://www.cunard.com/en-gb/find-a-cruise/V104D/V104D Here are links to the 2021 Queen Mary 2 World Voyage (voyage M103E) US: https://www.cunard.com/en-us/find-a-cruise/M103E/M103E UK: https://www.cunard.com/en-gb/find-a-cruise/M103E/M103E
  13. bluemarble

    2021 World and Exotic Voyages Preview

    Excellent detective work, Vince. I was aware of the trick with manipulating the URL as a workaround to search for a specific voyage number, since the new website does not appear to support searching by voyage number any more like the old site did. But it never occurred to me that Cunard would have posted voyages that can't be found yet by a conventional date search but can be found by voyage number. Good job.
  14. bluemarble

    2020

    See the post I just started titled "2021 World and Exotic Voyages Preview" for a preview of Cunard itineraries through April/May 2021 that have not yet been formally announced by Cunard.
  15. The thread from earlier today asking about Cunard's 2021 itineraries got me looking to see if I could find anything that has been pre-released so far about the 2021 itineraries. Here is what I have found listed on a US cruise travel agent site for itineraries that have not yet been formally announced by Cunard from November/December 2020 onward. Queen Mary 2 Dec 15-22, 2020: Southampton, New York Dec 22, 2020-Jan 3, 2021: New York, St. Thomas, Saint Kitts, Bridgetown, Castries, Philipsburg, New York Jan 3-10, 2021: New York, Southampton Jan 10-Apr 19, 2021: Southampton, Tenerife, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Port Louis, Reunion, Fremantle, Busselton, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Yorkeys Knob, Darwin, Bitung, Hong Kong, Chan May, Phu My, Singapore, Port Klang, George Town/Penang, Colombo, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Muscat, Salalah, Aqaba, Suez Canal, Athens, Barcelona, Cadiz, Southampton Apr 19-26, 2021: Southampton, New York Queen Victoria Dec 23, 2020-Jan 6, 2021: Southampton, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Palma Island, Funchal, Lisbon, Southampton Jan 6-10, 2021: Southampton, Hamburg, Southampton Jan 10-Apr 29, 2021: Southampton, Hamilton, Port Canaveral, Fort Lauderdale, Montego Bay, Puerto Limon, Panama Canal, Puerto Quetzal, Cabo San Lucas, San Francisco, Honolulu, International Dateline, Apia, Suva, Tauranga, Auckland, Bay of Islands, Sydney, Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Darwin, Bali, Phu My, Nha Trang, Hong Kong, Singapore, Port Klang, George Town/Penang, Colombo, Port Louis, Reunion, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Walvis Bay, Gran Canaria, Southampton Apr 29-May 1, 2021: Southampton, Hamburg Queen Elizabeth Nov 25-Dec 1, 2020: Melbourne, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Burnie, Melbourne Dec 1-15, 2020: Melbourne, Fiordland National Park, Dunedin, Lyttelton, Wellington, Auckland, Tauranga, Bay of Islands, Melbourne Dec 15-22, 2020: Melbourne, Hobart, Port Arthur, Adelaide, Melbourne Dec 22, 2020-Jan 5, 2021: Melbourne, Burnie, Fiordland National Park, Dunedin, Akaroa Harbour, Wellington, Auckland, Melbourne Jan 5-13, 2021: Melbourne, Burnie, Sydney, Hobart, Port Arthur, Melbourne Jan 13-Feb 7, 2021: Melbourne, Sydney, Fiordland National Park, Dunedin, Lyttelton, Wellington, Marlborough Sounds, Picton, New Plymouth, Auckland, Tauranga, Akaroa Harbour, Dunedin, Fiordland National Park, Hobart, Port Arthur, Melbourne Feb 7-14, 2021: Melbourne, Sydney, Hobart, Port Arthur, Melbourne Feb 14-Mar 6, 2021: Melbourne, Burnie, Sydney, Fiordland National Park, Dunedin, Lyttelton, Wellington, Auckland, Bay of Islands, Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne Mar 6-Apr 14, 2021: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Yorkeys Knob, Alotau, Kiriwina, Rabaul, Puerto Princesa, Singapore, Phu My, Nha Trang, Chan May, Hong Kong, Manila, Hualien, Keelung, Ishigaki, Naha, Hiroshima, Tokyo Apr 14-23, 2021: Tokyo, Kobe, Kochi, Kagoshima, Busan, Nagasaki, Tokyo Apr 23-May 2, 2021: Tokyo, Yatsushiro, Jeju, Kanazawa, Akita, Hakodate, Tokyo May 2-May 9, 2021: Tokyo, Kagoshima, Jeju, Nagasaki, Shimizu, Tokyo May 9-18, 2021: Tokyo, Naha, Miyakojima, Ishigaki, Keelung, Tokyo
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