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You said that you sailed on Cunard twice before. ...
You said that you sailed on Cunard twice before. Have you specifically informed them before sailing that your wife needs a diabetic diet? If you specifically register this need you will be...
Then you'll love what NCL did in the US last...
Then you'll love what NCL did in the US last year. They call it a "service charge" and it cannot be removed on board. A passenger who claims that they should not have to pay it must request a form...
Well it's clear that your viewpoint on autotips...
Well it's clear that your viewpoint on autotips is, "the cruise line is skimming at least part of it instead of paying it out to crew members". If that were true then the crew would strike or quit. ...
I see your point but those 100 contributors...
I see your point but those 100 contributors represent only those who decided to formulate a comment or opinion and take the time to post it in an online forum. With this thread having 30,000+ views...
You're new here and not aware that door...
You're new here and not aware that door decorations are a hot topic. Some people love them because it personalizes their space. Others loath them because it looks like junk. Carnival has...
Was it a TA and may I ask what time of the day or...
Was it a TA and may I ask what time of the day or night it was when you could log on here with no problem? That sweet spot of internet availability would be helpful. I gave up on doing "live...
While the corporate line remains "nothing has...
While the corporate line remains "nothing has changed" one big change is "jackets are requested" and not "jacket required".

I guess this means that on a hot port day one can now head straight...
You are right, it's just for aesthetics. Not...
You are right, it's just for aesthetics. Not sure exactly what IS there on Deck 4 however - perhaps it's storage or some mechanical space.
Wifi connection has much improved since the 2016...
Wifi connection has much improved since the 2016 refit. The satellite internet speed once you do sign on is worse than dialup at any hour of the day or night. At least that was my B2B experience...
I don't recall Cunard having a device like the...
I don't recall Cunard having a device like the one you mentioned on P&O, but please be aware that Cunard requires one to pass a mobility test in order to board a tender. Last October a floor marking...
I for one am grateful to Bluemarble for alerting...
I for one am grateful to Bluemarble for alerting us to this change - one that Cunard apparently though it could sneak in and nobody would notice. As of this writing this thread has almost 23,000...
It's actually the Passenger Vessel Services Act,...
It's actually the Passenger Vessel Services Act, as the "Jones Act" applies to cargo vessels.

In a nutshell, no there is no work around for him to board at Ketchikan, AK unless your friend is...
Yet on other lines I've read of people wanting to...
Yet on other lines I've read of people wanting to bring elaborate door decorations, fans, and even hammocks. All of which take up more room in a bag than "penguin dress". (BTW black tie is the most...
Just cancelled my 2019 winter crossing - despite...
Just cancelled my 2019 winter crossing - despite having snagged one of those elusive solo staterooms. The Cunard rep was very professional and asked why and I told him why - and please refund my...
What a load political double speak. This is...
What a load political double speak. This is insulting. "Formal attire" has defined parameters while "elegant" does not. Even more outrageous is Angus Struthers lying to Bell Boy about it. Cunard...
I'd love to believe that this is all some glitch...
I'd love to believe that this is all some glitch or April Fool joke. Sadly though we have seen things show up in the system before there was a formal announcement - like deck 13 statesrooms online...
Not good at all. One need only look to other...
Not good at all. One need only look to other lines to see how "elegant" and "smart" are interpreted: clean polo shirt and good baseball cap. What is to destinguish Cunard from any other cruise...
Guess we all have our priorities on what is...
Guess we all have our priorities on what is importat to us.

Cunard however lays out its dress code for what it - and fellow passengers - expect. It also lists which venues are open to those who...
In the NE US, daylight savings time means that...
In the NE US, daylight savings time means that children are going to school in the dark during winter. Year round daylight savings time throughout the US was tried in 1973 supposedly to save energy....
How does anybody take over a reserved table and...
How does anybody take over a reserved table and still get full service? Evidently the word went out that passengers were to be allowed have their fun lest being told "no" to anything would make them...
If only. That was my strategy until even in the...
If only. That was my strategy until even in the wee hours of the morning it would take forever just to log in. If people are making video calls it would explain a sudden crash of internet speed -...
Thank you for finding that. NYC likely demanded a...
Thank you for finding that. NYC likely demanded a certain guaranteed level of use given their investment.
Well, you got the chance to come back and say...
Well, you got the chance to come back and say nah. nah, nah. Enjoy your trip and I hope it all works out for you.
Yes, Cunard would consider any balcony, even an...
Yes, Cunard would consider any balcony, even an obstructed view one, an upgrade over an oceanview. If you snag a solo stateroom and don't want an "upgrade" then call Cunard or your TA and ask them...
I have sailed on QM2 four times in the last two...
I have sailed on QM2 four times in the last two years and the internet speeds keep getting worse each time. One night I tried to download email at 1:30AM and watched the speed plument from 54MB to...