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We were on board the QM2 in late Sept./early Oct....
We were on board the QM2 in late Sept./early Oct. last year and were prepared to book an Alaska cruise. Yoyo and her colleague explained to us that there will definitely be Alaska cruises, but the...
All passengers are given an assigned table even...
All passengers are given an assigned table even if they don't ask for a specific size or sitting. It is my experience in Britannia that some people never come to dinner. In the past few years we have...
I also would choose afternoon tea over the...
I also would choose afternoon tea over the internet access. I am fortunate that I do not need the internet and would never pay for it. I sympathise with those for whom it is a necessity. The Cunard...
Back when we were taking cruises on P&O the...
Back when we were taking cruises on P&O the standard drink measurement was described as "one-fifth of a gill" which I found out was one ounce. The prices were so low it did not seem extravagant to...
I agree. "Mrs. David" sometimes has a reason to...
I agree. "Mrs. David" sometimes has a reason to leave a theatre, etc., on short notice. Although it doesn't happen too often, it is less stressful to sit on the aisle or next to me. I get cramp in my...
On our last crossing we noticed rudeness from...
On our last crossing we noticed rudeness from people arriving early for a lecture in the Royal Court Theatre. We had attended Captain Wells' Sunday service and the moment he and the officers left the...
By luck I have some brochures from 1989, both in...
By luck I have some brochures from 1989, both in US $ and £. I must have picked up the latter on a visit to Britain. Comparisons can be difficult because the cheapest Queen's Grill cabins did not...
I will give just three examples. Our first...
I will give just three examples. Our first crossing on the QE2 in 1973 cost Can. $363 pp for a basic Tourist Class cabin - outside, two lower beds. The voyage was five days. Even the Tourist Class...
I was hoping someone would point this out. Do...
I was hoping someone would point this out. Do cruise lines still not get their alcohol duty free? If this is no longer the case I have not heard that. If the lines are getting it duty free as usual,...
I mentioned this in a previous discussion...
I mentioned this in a previous discussion regarding early disembarking, but there will be new members who have not read my comments. Through our travel agent we got the same answer a few years ago...
We find that information on the booking site. You...
We find that information on the booking site. You can start the booking procedure and there will be a list of pre and post-voyage options of hotels and transfers. It gives the origins and...
If it is raining heavily you can shorten your...
If it is raining heavily you can shorten your outdoors walk from the Waterfront Station. It sounds complicated, but it isn't. Instead of going out to the street, go to the opposite side of the...
Although I have never used a Cunard transfer to...
Although I have never used a Cunard transfer to the ship due to the many complaints I have heard, I have frequently used the transfers from the ship in Southampton. They have left promptly and always...
I interpret the OP's comment differently. " I've...
I interpret the OP's comment differently. " I've just booked a club cabin on Deck 13 rather than 12 as I read that the shower cubicle has a door rather than the shower curtain." I get the impression...
Indeed, the original Ocean Terminal and boat...
Indeed, the original Ocean Terminal and boat trains were a civilised combination. I have fond memories of that terminal as it was there I first set foot in England in 1973. We used the boat trains...
A friend took his first (and last) coach transfer...
A friend took his first (and last) coach transfer from St. Pancras to Southampton on 13th July. The coach was an hour and a half late arriving at St. Pancras to embark the passengers. This may have...
Sadly, nothing has been done to the bathrooms....
Sadly, nothing has been done to the bathrooms. Perhaps there was a reason, other than financial, why the shower curtains were not replaced with a door. Even the QE2 in its later years had glass doors...
[quote=thames_side;56537886]Just back from Q...
[quote=thames_side;56537886]Just back from Q Elizabeth to Norway. Great trip. However we did go up to some northern ports: Bodo and Narvik and I'm not sure it was worth the detour. Yes it was north...
Dr. Stephen Payne was on board the QM2 on the...
Dr. Stephen Payne was on board the QM2 on the 10th anniversary crossing in 2014. He gave three most interesting talks, only one of which was about his design of the QM2. He explained the logistical...
The immigration inspection will be conducted...
The immigration inspection will be conducted during the crossing, so when the ship docks everyone has been cleared and you can disembark. The customs inspection, if any, will take place on the pier....
We have been honoured to receive upgrades to both...
We have been honoured to receive upgrades to both PG and QG on our earlier QM2 crossings, and for a few voyages after that there were some substantial fare reductions for the Grills. But these don't...
I won't go into detail, but if I was not dealing...
I won't go into detail, but if I was not dealing with an experienced cruise-only travel agent there were two Cunard voyages I simply could not have made. If booking directly with a cruise line, the...
The US (including Canada) bookings do have the...
The US (including Canada) bookings do have the advantage of being able to cancel well in advance without penalty, but certainly not "at anytime." The rules in effect for my past three bookings were:...
The P&O claim to have coined the expression POSH...
The P&O claim to have coined the expression POSH which was stamped on the tickets of their regular passengers. Some say that isn't true. Whether it is or not, for a long time P&O's loyalty programme...
I don't mind if Cunard goes to anytime dining in...
I don't mind if Cunard goes to anytime dining in Britannia, as long as it isn't mandatory - as with some lines in their main dining room. Holland America has anytime on the main level and set times...