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    Northamptonshire, UK.
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    Travel, reading, writing, shopping.
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    Transatlantic Crossing

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  1. Sorry, I should have been more clear... I would not expect to get 125% of my original booking as a cash refund, just the amount I originally paid...
  2. I feel this will inevitably lead me to cancel my B2B sailing on May 7th 2021. I re-booked from May 2020 using my 125% credit. My friends who were going to do one way don't want to do it now next year, and I being so close to the proposed end of the "Pause in Operations" does not fill me with hope that it will take place at all, and if it does that it will be a particularly enjoyable experience. Had my friends been onboard it might have been OK, but I imagine there will be social distancing and a lot of changes to the way people interact, and as a solo for 2 weeks, I just don't thi
  3. The Cunard rep confirmed what? That the sailings YOU were looking at had gone up in price? Or ALL transatlantic sailings had gone up by a "big" increase.
  4. If it were me... Apart from a few select World Cruise sectors... Southampton - New York - Canada - New York - Southampton. About 3 weeks with just a handful of ports to get off at, and lots of time on the ship. Perfect. Or if I were in the US... New York - Southampton - Fjords - Southampton - New York. Not a fan of hot climates, so going north over south will win out every time. 🙂
  5. I have re-booked for next year and the price was almost the same. I think less than £100 difference, I can't remember now. I have heard rumour of some changes to the service onboard, passenger number capping and other restrictions on types of passengers onboard, and if any of it comes to fruition, I will look to cancel.
  6. I transferred my May 2020 to May 2021, and if there is something that takes my fancy before then and I happen to be able to afford it and off work, then sooner than then if I can.
  7. Very sad to read, but as said, not unexpected... The whole of the leisure and travel sector is in its boots at the moment... Along with BA's proposed 12,000 job losses and massive changes to Ts and Cs, and other airlines either headed for total collapse or similar reductions, its a worrying time for all in the sector.
  8. Noticed the same with pricing... Definitely going up. When I re-booked a week or two ago, the agent said that the ship was getting very full for May 2021 and it took quite a while to find a decent location of cabin in the category I wanted. Pressure of new bookings and changed bookings... I honestly think that cruising and crossings will come back sooner than people seem to think in terms of demand and passenger numbers.
  9. Or just, whomever puts the super reliable and never incorrect information on Wikipedia has just gone along with the popular narrative and put it on there? 🤷‍♂️
  10. Thats perfect, thank you! 🙂 Mine is a sheltered balcony on deck 5, so will be a little more "enclosed"
  11. Fascinating info... Thank you very much! I love learning things like this. Hopefully I will manage to get on the behind the scenes tour on the trip and see some of this. 🙂
  12. Thank you... I thought it would be, but wanted to check... 🙂 Balcony I just booked has one, so hopefully will be nice.
  13. I hope the title makes sense... Looking at the QM2 deck plans, at a few points down the length of the ship, for example between 6294 and 6928, there is a thick white line. Does this indicate a bulkhead location? Or a "block join" during construction? A solid "wall" between balconies etc? I am just curious as to its meaning. Many thanks for any info on that. 🙂
  14. Yes, I did discuss that with him, and did ask about the lady who was my PCS previously. He confirmed that she no longer worked for Cunard, although they were friends outside of work, so would pass on my best wishes for her new venture. I did ask about a new PCS, and himself being just that. However, he did advise me that it is no longer something that they do not offer any longer, and although he would be very happy to deal with me in the future, he can't become anyones "PCS" any longer. But, I have his name, his extension and he said please ask for me any time you ne
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