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Thanks. I'll know more once we're packed, but...
Thanks. I'll know more once we're packed, but I'll probably be giving taxi-to-the-ferry a try, unless it's raining/snowing/ferry strike. The Amtrak baggage limits would keep us somewhat under control.
We'll be boarding in Red Hook next week and I'm...
We'll be boarding in Red Hook next week and I'm trying to compare the cost of the ferry vs. taking a cab through the Battery Tunnel and waiting to be discharged at the pier. Does anyone have a feel...
You're correct, Hattie. The ask.cunard.com links...
You're correct, Hattie. The ask.cunard.com links in the Sticky take us to the US FAQ page.

Adding insult to injury, Google searches for information often turn up ask.Cunard.com results that now...
Shannon and Dublin are two such airports. I'm not...
Shannon and Dublin are two such airports. I'm not aware that there are more in Europe. It's fairly obvious when it happens unless it's your first international flight.
It's not too unusual in the fall when Princess...
It's not too unusual in the fall when Princess does Canada/New England runs. Process uses Red Hook and QM2 bumps over to Manhattan maybe once or twice a year.
We get holiday magnets (reindeer, snowmen, etc)...
We get holiday magnets (reindeer, snowmen, etc) at the dollar store. If any go missing it's no big deal. But none have gone missing.
Forum: Cunard Line
Posted By Underwatr
IMO no need to put plastic tape over the paper...
IMO no need to put plastic tape over the paper labels (we used to). The triple thickness of paper is resilient enough.

They get the bags to your stateroom as effectively as any method.
Yep. :) I was out there three or four hours....
Yep. :)

I was out there three or four hours. DW had a good seat in the Crow's Nest with attentive waitresses.

(Not Glacier Bay, but Dawes Glacier and Hubbard Glacier. Similar experiences but...
Flying transatlantic on American (I just randomly...
Flying transatlantic on American (I just randomly choose an airline) the first bag is free but the second bag is $100. Deciding to pack a tuxedo might make the difference between needing one suitcase...
A bit off topic for this particular thread but...
A bit off topic for this particular thread but HAL does have a dive excursion in Grand Cayman. I'm cruising the Eurodam in February and plan to taken that excursion.
I corresponded with the owner of Coki Dive Center...
I corresponded with the owner of Coki Dive Center in St. Thomas this past week and he said Coki Beach took a fair amount of damage in the hurricane but the marine life is coming back.

St. Kitts...
In St. Thomas I usually wear a shortie.
In St. Thomas I usually wear a shortie.
My wife has a prescription mask but when she...
My wife has a prescription mask but when she first started snorkeling she luckily found that an old pair of glasses with the temples removed fit inside a regular snorkel mask (one with a single large...
Try to learn about the activities for a sea day....
Try to learn about the activities for a sea day. Wen did the 14-day Holland America itinerary (great itinerary!) but we were a little disappointed in the ship's activities on a sea day. Other than...
You won't be asked to wait until 2:00 but if you...
You won't be asked to wait until 2:00 but if you arrive around 12:30-1:00 you'll be arriving at peak check in load. Just be prepared for two or three queues in a row (queue to pass thru security,...
All in the past now. Enjoy your crossing (and...
All in the past now. Enjoy your crossing (and take good care of Mary for the next two weeks!).

I wasn't expecting the ceremony to take over the Grand Lobby and Deck 2 aft of that as it appeared to...
Brooklyn is in New York...
Brooklyn is in New York...
Anyone planning to tune in for the Red Carpet? ...
Anyone planning to tune in for the Red Carpet? It begins in about 45 minutes; I think it's on Cunard's Facebook page.
If they hit a harmonic at 16 knots, could they do...
If they hit a harmonic at 16 knots, could they do 15 knots for an hour and 17 knots the next hour? (I know fuel economy isn't linear with speed, so I guess it boils down to Captain's prerogative of...
Just me complaining, but since the line won't be...
Just me complaining, but since the line won't be refunding the fare to the passenger who doesn't travel, fairness dictates that they shouldn't have any interest in extracting more money from the...
Facebook Live is a cheap way to live stream any...
Facebook Live is a cheap way to live stream any event so I wouldn't be surprised if the red carpet event is on their Facebook page.
Well be on a cruise in Feb/Mar that calls on Key...
Well be on a cruise in Feb/Mar that calls on Key West before disembarkation in Fort Lauderdale. In another thread someone said that in this case we'd have Immigration processing at Key West.

Does...
No Konigsdam experience but on other ships when...
No Konigsdam experience but on other ships when walking aft past where the mechanical systems run up to the stacks I've often felt floor/wall vibrations, even on mid-high decks with berthing.
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The term of booking will tell you 750ml of wine...
The term of booking will tell you 750ml of wine or champagne per person. But while they reserve the right to enforce that or a lower limit the FAQ says ordinarily then won't.
2) Yes, the doors to the promenade can be closed...
2) Yes, the doors to the promenade can be closed during adverse weather. I don't know if this extends to the stern deck areas. Balconies aren't closed to access though. The sheltered balconies on...