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  1. luckymal

    Case of wine on the Queen Mary

    I did not say they would they would reduce prices. I think you have translated the comment wrong.πŸ₯ƒπŸ·
  2. luckymal

    Case of wine on the Queen Mary

    This drink problem does not affect me, But I can not understand how much drink people want to take on board. I think if people get carried away with the amount they want to take onboard it will backfire, with Cunard like other cruise lines banning taking drink on board. Having said that, I do find the charges made in the bars and restaurants ridiculously high plus the service charge. Would it make more sense in banning taking drink on board and reduce the prices and selling more?πŸ₯ƒπŸ·
  3. luckymal

    Is the magic going?

    I think you are correct on what you say, we did our first Cunard trip in August 1996 on the wonderful Q.E. 2 went to New York on Concorde, 4 nights stay, then home on the Q.E.2, we dined in the Mauritania Restaurant with silver service, (not the plated meals we get now,)and when the coffee came, one of the waiters had a massive tray full of chocolates,(now a cake cut up in very small pieces). Then late on you could go to the Midnight buffet, a superb choice of food. The only thing still the same are the staff, treat them with respect and they return the same. Things started to go down when Carnival took over, having said that, the name of Cunard would no longer be afloat. I personally think it was the name of CUNARD they wanted, known throughout the world. Now to keep price competitive with other lines, some things have to go, but it can not be all that bad, we have done over 50 cruises with Cunard and just a few with other lines. We enjoy the formalities of Cunard and the friendliness of the staff.πŸ˜€
  4. luckymal

    Access to QM2 Theatre on Deck 1?

    I am all most certain you can enter the theatre from deck one, you can on the Queen Victoria, and I think the lay out in the theatre on both ships are the same. Plenty of seating with no steps at all.πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜„
  5. luckymal

    Queen Victoria's Theatre

    All boxes are available for hire if needed.πŸ˜‰
  6. luckymal

    Queen Victoria's Theatre

    Have no fear, wait till you are on ship, go to the Pursers Desk and book the box you would like. Have cruised many times on the Queen Victoria and have never seen them full.πŸ˜‰
  7. luckymal

    Single beds or double and Entertainment on QM2

    We always have inside cabin, appears to have more space than a balcony cabin, once again always have two single beds with the bedside cabinets in between the beds, makes a lot more space.Entertainment mainly excellent. Enjoy your trip, the Germans always give a great sail away.πŸ˜€πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜„
  8. luckymal

    Dress code enforcement.

    I can not understand any male going on a cruise without a jacket? Unbelievable.
  9. luckymal

    Dress code enforcement.

    If no jacket β€œYESβ€πŸ˜‚
  10. luckymal

    currency exchange on QM2

    I think the max you can withdraw is Β£300.00 per day from a ATM. I have never heard of anybody getting a Β£50. Note from a machine. One idea for getting rid of foreign currency at the end of your trip, give it the crew for tips they will know how best to exchange it.πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡
  11. luckymal

    The return of Cunard Pens

    You get one per cabin, I would think they are not given just for passengers to collect and taken home?πŸ™„
  12. luckymal

    how long to wait for tardy dinner companions

    I have previously mentiond, we on we always have a table for two for dinner, but for people sharing a table, maybe it would be a good idea on the first night to speak about arriving on time.πŸ™„
  13. luckymal

    Never have been on Cunard

    Not a lot of difference, to worry about when doing the FIords, BUT I would only use the QM2 if I was crossing the Atlantic. I personally find the QV a very friendly ship, but what ever you choose I am sure you will enjoy the trip.πŸ˜„
  14. luckymal

    how long to wait for tardy dinner companions

    Only after the first night. Which wa good.πŸ˜‰
  15. luckymal

    how long to wait for tardy dinner companions

    We always have a table for two. Problem solved. At lunch time we always sit at a large table and speak to other guest and nobody is put to any inconvenience.πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‰