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Not sure where the person resides who asked the...
Not sure where the person resides who asked the original question, but the example menus are not available through the FAQs on the US Cunard site. They have removed all but rather generic questions,...
Background information: We have been on HAL,...
Background information: We have been on HAL, where their version of Any Time Dining was horrible (possibly an anomaly, since others laud HAL and we had a not-all-that-good experience), and Seabourn,...
It has been a while since Cunard had any actual...
It has been a while since Cunard had any actual useful information in the US version of the FAQs. Only option at this point to actually obtain that sort of information in the US is to use a VPN and...
I can provide some data to support this. I...
I can provide some data to support this. I started tracking the December 15, 2018, westbound TA late last year, when I was contracted to teach a short course in Manchester and thought it'd be a good...
I have a couple of data points, thanks to digital...
I have a couple of data points, thanks to digital photography. I checked the time of creation for photos I took on westbound crossings.

In 2015, my photo of the bridge from our balcony as QM2...
Time of year matters. We were there in August...
Time of year matters. We were there in August 2016 (working with a group in the Fringe Festival). We took a walk up to the castle and it looked like the Tokyo subway during rush hour...wall-to-wall...
We used the White Star luggage service once to...
We used the White Star luggage service once to ship from North Carolina to the UK - I was teaching a class in Ireland a couple of weeks prior to the Southampton departure and did not want to schlep...
One correction: On QM2, the Grills Terrace...
One correction: On QM2, the Grills Terrace (a.k.a., sun deck) is aft on deck 11. You really don't walk "past" it, but you can cross through it climbing (or descending) the stairs between decks. ...
If you can become "un-confused" please explain it...
If you can become "un-confused" please explain it to me...I gave up trying to figure it out.

Labels on the luggage correctly indicated the upgraded room (QG). I found out otherwise when the bag...
Actually, the FAQ links don't result in anything...
Actually, the FAQ links don't result in anything that might be considered "information" when accessing the Cunard site from the US. I ran a web search for Cunard bar menus and was directed here:
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Last year, we were upgraded and received luggage...
Last year, we were upgraded and received luggage labels for the new cabin. The bag was delivered to the old cabin number (originally assigned, pre-upgrade), eventually making its way to us. Still...
If you are doing a crossing, Complete Air is a...
If you are doing a crossing, Complete Air is a very good deal. Airlines no longer sell one-way transatlantic flights as such - you can purchase one, but it will cost the full fare amount for a round...
It is difficult to verify exactly the terms for a...
It is difficult to verify exactly the terms for a US FCD, since almost all useful information other than a few FAQs has been removed from the US Web site. We (US-based) were on QM2 in December 2017...
I tend to agree with almost everything that Ehg...
I tend to agree with almost everything that Ehg mentioned above. We have done TAs in PG a few times and QG once, all on QM2. We have made one transpacific in a Celebrity Suite on the Millennium. ...
The producer for the Cunard Private Label Wines...
The producer for the Cunard Private Label Wines is Jean d'Alibert in France's Languedoc region (at least it was in December 2017 on our last crossing). A Web search will give you some information...
Plutonium was, last I heard, around 80 times more...
Plutonium was, last I heard, around 80 times more expensive per gram than platinum, but only about one-tenth the cost of diamonds on a per gram basis. A related material to plutonium, though,...
Actually, last year we were given a form to...
Actually, last year we were given a form to complete, although we had not been provided with one on a previous booking. The form said Princess Cruises on the heading, but apparently works for all...
Forum: Cunard Line
Posted By ExArkie
Point of reference: We are on the QM2 westbound...
Point of reference: We are on the QM2 westbound crossing on December 15. I did not tick the "create e-brochure" box and we have yet to receive anything in the mail. Since we are leaving tomorrow (I...
We were assigned a contact person with Cunard...
We were assigned a contact person with Cunard after booking on line sometime ago. Essentially, the personal cruise adviser serves as a single point of contact for issues and questions. The benefit...
I can verify that even when you are handed a wine...
I can verify that even when you are handed a wine list in the restaurant, it doesn't mean that all of the wines are available. In Luminae last month, I perused the list on the first night and found...
I understand that the Danish public libraries...
I understand that the Danish public libraries lend out more than a million ebooks a year, but you are limited to no more than three at any one time (according to my Danish friend). The on-line portal...
Our one Celebrity trip (we don't do cruises very...
Our one Celebrity trip (we don't do cruises very often) was on a great deal for Celebrity Suite transpacific last month. We boarded in Vancouver, stood in line a few minutes to check in at the...
I was also on that trip with an unlimited...
I was also on that trip with an unlimited Internet package and agree with this assessment. I am an independent consultant, so if I don't answer clients' e-mails, I don't have a career. I found that...
We were on the Millennium transpacific ending...
We were on the Millennium transpacific ending Sept 24. Richard Rodrigues (Michael's Club concierge) left the ship on arrival in Yokohama, and was replaced by a lady whose name I do not recall...she...
Just to make sure I understand this - left is...
Just to make sure I understand this - left is right and right is wrong?

And I thought living in the US was confusing.