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Just off the QM2 yesterday. We booked the...
Just off the QM2 yesterday. We booked the flights thru Cunard. The flight on BA from Boston to London check baggage fees were: first bag free, next bag $100 and then $200 per bag after that. We had...
Forum: Cunard Line
Posted By Q-step
Lobsters are really cheap right now. Have another...
Lobsters are really cheap right now. Have another one (or two) when you get to NY.
Here in Boston live lobsters are $20 for 1.5 lbs (my favorite size).
Cooked lobster dinners are $40. Rolls...
Same on our last T/A from S'ton. About 40 minutes...
Same on our last T/A from S'ton. About 40 minutes out she turned around and went back to the dock. The Captain later said that a crew member has slipped and broken an ankle and needed to be...
Forum: Cunard Line
Posted By Q-step
Reminds me of the Dorothy Parker line (although...
Reminds me of the Dorothy Parker line (although some dispute its origin):
“I like to have a Martini,
Two at the very most.

After three I’m under the table,
After four I’m under my host.”
I've also debated (with myself so there are no...
I've also debated (with myself so there are no clear winners - only losers) about the white dinner jacket. I have a vintage one from the 30s that looks great. I wear it a few times a summer. I also...
Hi Foxy, Glad to hear from you again. I...
Hi Foxy,
Glad to hear from you again.

I saw that exhibit last year at the Peabody & Essex Museum here in the colonies. Two of the main ships featured were the Imperator and the Rex, the Italian's...
Spa pass - Besides normal spa trips, I also go...
Spa pass - Besides normal spa trips, I also go there on formal nights to shower & shave so my wife can have the stateroom all to herself. It's like having a two-bathroom stateroom.
We usually both buy the soda card. It is very...
We usually both buy the soda card. It is very convenient. Most nights we go dancing in the QR. We typically drink ginger ale or club soda when we're dancing. Once the waiter knows you have the card,...
Also adding a thank you for the programmes. We...
Also adding a thank you for the programmes. We are sailing in July on our 5th TA crossing in the past ten year. I still appreciate the programmes as we get a feel for what has changed and what has...
We seen solo diners. Reading, writing in journals...
We seen solo diners. Reading, writing in journals or just gazing at the sea.
As soon as get on the ship go to the dining room and instruct the room captain that you want to dine alone. They can...
If you're in the mood, wear a mask. My wife & I...
If you're in the mood, wear a mask. My wife & I wear masks. But we don't spend a lot of money on them. It was nice to have a picture with us in masks surrounded by others in masks. But most...
If you think the Savoy is pricy, try Artesian at...
If you think the Savoy is pricy, try Artesian at the Langham. They have won the title of "Best Cocktail Bar in the World" for the last several years at the Tales of the Cocktail competition in New...
There are no bars on the QM2 (or almost any ship...
There are no bars on the QM2 (or almost any ship for that matter) that approaches the level of the American Bar at The Savoy. These type of cocktails bars make their own bitters and mixers, are...
Forum: Cunard Line
Posted By Q-step
As you might have guessed from my name, I have a...
As you might have guessed from my name, I have a soft spot for Quickstep. Even the basic steps can look and feel great. While I can do open (it was our best scoring dance), I seldom ventured past...
Forum: Cunard Line
Posted By Q-step
I agree with the idea that a few lessons before...
I agree with the idea that a few lessons before the cruise will go a long way to your enjoyment in the Queens Room. The onboard classes can be crowed. It might overwhelm a novice. And learning a...
We just had the same issue. We booked a crossing...
We just had the same issue. We booked a crossing this week and were told that due to the sale price we would not receive the onboard credits listed on the future cruise documents. Our issue is that...
I am self-employed, and need to be able to check...
I am self-employed, and need to be able to check my email to make sure my clients feel that I haven't abandoned them if they have questions. Thirty minutes in the morning and again in the afternoon...
We've done a few summer crossings and always see...
We've done a few summer crossings and always see children on board. They look great all dressed-up for dinner.
I admit that I get a little sad seeing them in that mother changed our reservations on...
Thank you for posting. Even though we've done...
Thank you for posting. Even though we've done four crossings I like reading the Newbie posts. You always learn something. Our first crossing was a "once-in-a-lifetime" trip. Quickly followed by 3...
Dancing & formal wear: Two topics that bring out...
Dancing & formal wear: Two topics that bring out the elitist charges.
We sail on Cunard because of the Queens Room and the Formal Nights. I think of Fred & Ginger, old black & white movies, 1930s...
You're right. Many dancers don't drink while...
You're right. Many dancers don't drink while dancing. Most land-based cocktail lounges and restaurants don't have small wooden dance floors. A dance floor takes up space that could go to tables. ...
I've been on four crossings, and on each one the...
I've been on four crossings, and on each one the cruise directors mentioned ballroom etiquette every night. They talked about line-of-dance, travelling couples dance on the outside and slow moving...
I think it's the best. If one thinks that dancing...
I think it's the best. If one thinks that dancing is romantic, the QM is for you. You just has to accept the idea that many other people think dancing on the ship is good idea and the two big dance...
The Chart Room used to have a small, wooden dance...
The Chart Room used to have a small, wooden dance floor before they did the refit. We've danced in the Winter Garden when there is music and also on the wooden floor at the back of the planetarium. ...
We saw the exhibit a few months ago in Boston. ...
We saw the exhibit a few months ago in Boston. Well worth it.