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    Riding the Oceans Waves
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    Cunard. QM2 for fun
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    FCD & Booking Onboard

    Providing the fare is not a promotional one, or Late Saver and has not yet been booked. The fare is priced before any additional Credit your Travel agent may give you. However you have to say at the time of booking that you wish to use your future cruise deposit against your world club number. This what Cunard say about FCD https://ask.cunard.com/help/cunard/before-you-sail/FCD
  2. Probably easier just to use the machine
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    Drink prices Queen Victoria

    No 15% is added on presentation of your cruise card Yes charging for a splash started on completion of The Remastering of QM2 together with an increase charge for Spirits. They used to be served in 2 oz measures, but now they have 1 and 2 oz.
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    Drink prices Queen Victoria

    Depends if you also drink Soft drinks/Fruit juices and Coffees at the bar during the day or have a dash of lemonade in your beer as that is now charged at $1.75 plus 15% From what I understand you may be limited to 15 Alcoholic drinks in the package but unlimited soft drinks and coffees and small bottles of water. But this is being tried on QM2 at Present see https://ask.completecruisesolution.com/help/ext/cunard/life-on-board/drinks_package
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    Drink prices Queen Victoria

    150ml Pinot Noir . $10.75 plus 15% service Pint of Beer varies depending what they have in each venue San Miguel Larger (5%) $6.50 plus 15% Service Fullers Seafarers (3.6%) $6.65 plus 15% Service see Drink menus link below https://ask.completecruisesolution.com/help/ext/cunard/life-on-board/drink_cost 15% Service will be added to the prices for service.
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    Catholic Priest on board over Christmas?

    If I remember correctly either last year or the year before The Catholic priest got left behind in NY as he did not return to the ship in time for departure., Same Happened to Alan Johnson as Lecturer on QE for the Baltic Cruise. in Gothenburg en route back to UK
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    QM2 TA advice needed.

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    QM2 TA advice needed.

    Atlantic room Deck 11 when no Bridge Games going on. Also outside Deck 11 forward on Observation deck, weather permitting, if doors open. Teas/ (Best Normal Coffee Machine ) down by Connexions Deck 2 forward. Also Deck 2 by pre voyage sales, watch the sea pound the windows when rough.,
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    Minimum age limit

    21 when in US Waters, see https://ask.completecruisesolution.com/help/ext/cunard/life-on-board/Child_restrictions
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    QM2 Fitness Center question

    Out of respect for fellow users of the Fitness Centre, correct attire should be worn, You would not be allowed to use your own gym in street shoes, so why do you think the fitness centre on the ship should be any different. General: Please note that proper gym attire should be worn to utilise the gym. You may find the following questions useful: Can I jog or run on board? How many times around the Promenade, What activities are available on board? and Are there swimming pools on board and what are the opening times?
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    Shareholder benefits for UK

    If HL hold the shares, then go into your HL account and select fund and share account. (there are many ways of getting the info but my way is ) move down to pdf version and from there you can either print out or download the file. remember to cross out your account number before attaching it to the email you send to P&O https://www.hl.co.uk/ https://ask.pocruises.com/help/PO/before-you-sail/more-info-share-holder shareholderbenefits@carnivalukgroup.com P&O will then email you back the following "Thank you for your Shareholder Benefit Request. Please accept this email as confirmation that we have received your message and will respond as soon as possible. Please note for standard enquiries we aim to action within 7 days from receipt of your correspondence. Once your Shareholder Benefit has been applied, we will send a revised Booking Confirmation that will show the added On Board Credit. (If you have booked directly with us you will receive this via your personal email address or by post. Alternatively, if you have booked via a Travel Agent, you will need to refer to them for the revised Booking Confirmation). IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please take the revised Booking Confirmation as our response to you. Unless you are requesting any additional information, we will not send a separate email from the this address. If your query is of an urgent nature, or if you depart within the next 48 hours, please call our Customer Contact Centre on 0345 355 5111, where one of our Personal Cruise Coordinators will be happy to help. " Its really easy, always done it my self rather than get HL to do it.
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    Shareholder benefits for UK

    see https://ask.pocruises.com/help/PO/before-you-sail/more-info-share-holderhttps://ask.pocruises.com/help/PO/before-you-sail/more-info-share-holder All our shareholders with the required minimum of 100 shares will receive the below benefits: On board spending money per stateroom on sailings of 13 nights or longer (including world cruise) - £150 On board spending money per stateroom on sailings of 6 to 12 nights - £60 On board spending money per stateroom on sailings of 5 nights or less - £30 United Kingdom brands are P&O Cruises (UK) and Cunard Line. On-board spending money can be used on a variety of purchases made on board from drinks to shore excursions, gratuities, gifts to select dining venues.
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    Shareholder benefits for UK

    All so remember that you get extra obc across all Carnival brands should your taste buds alter.
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    Basic QM2 Facts Needed

    https://www.cunard.co.uk/Documents/2017-18-deck-plans/QM2-deck-plans-2017-18.pdf Queens Grill is on Deck 7 at the stern starboard side Roughly there are 101 Q grade 76 P grade and 76 Britannia Club staterooms remainder of the 1360 or so staterooms are Britannia (1118 roughly)
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    Size of luggage tags

    Mark You need The Larger tag holder to properly show details for a Cunard Voyage as per my pic if you print luggage labels yourself. If you narrow them down then some of the details are hidden However if you get sent the tags by Cunard in the back of Travel Documentation of your voyage then they are different and will fit the narrower type of plastic holder The narrower plastic tags holders are for Royal Caribbean and Celebrity whilst the larger ones for Princess, Carnival, Holland America, NCL, Costa Cunard, P&O and MSC but will also work for Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruise Critic advertise their type here, but obviously other sites sell them \https://www.cruisecritic.co.uk/store/product.cfm?ID=46