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Forum: Cunard Line
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So when did Dorothy go and LGBT appear. It was...
So when did Dorothy go and LGBT appear. It was still D a couple of years back. I wonder if Bill W will change to AA.


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Forum: Cunard Line
Posted By simonpjd
Dorothy
We notice that the LGBT community get an hour a day for meeting up in the Commodore Club. No longer as Friends of Dorothy.
But why do they get an hour in the best bar at a prime time for...
You will almost certainly need a yellow fever...
You will almost certainly need a yellow fever jab, you have to pay for that. Not available on NHS.
Some ships dim outside lights and ask cabin curtains to be closed - helps keep the bugs away.
The...
Aurora looks like a ship. Arcadia looks like a...
Aurora looks like a ship.
Arcadia looks like a floating block of flats.
So... While both carry more or less the same number of pax, Arcadia has literally hundreds more balconies. And very good they...
Forum: Cunard Line
Posted By simonpjd
We were on QM2 visiting Cochin in April. This was...
We were on QM2 visiting Cochin in April. This was the main topic of conversation for weeks.
We paid a fortune for full visas. Turns out the evisa would have been sufficient. And yes we met a couple...
Forum: Cunard Line
Posted By simonpjd
QM2 April 18. One day visit. Took organised...
QM2 April 18. One day visit.
Took organised trip Highlights of Rome. About 8 hours.
Saw all the old stuff then coach to Vatican. Left there to explore. Sounded great. BUT there were 5 ships in...
So what is a Nominal amount.
So how much do you think a ‘nominal amount’ is. I think of it as an amount that you don’t really notice going. Maybe 5 or 10 dollars.
Cunard obviously have a different idea.
Come along for a wine...
On QM2 last month we had Sally Gunnell , good,...
On QM2 last month we had Sally Gunnell , good, Antony Horowitz, excellent. Then a bloke who worked in customs. Very very good. He started in the cinema but was so popular they moved him into the...
Sea day activities
We are on Aurora in September crossing the pond there and back with lots of New England and Canada ports as well. So this means around 5 sea days each way, which is a lot for P&O. So do they put on...
QV is a lovely ship , for us much the nicest of...
QV is a lovely ship , for us much the nicest of the 3 queens. And far better than any of POs offerings. That said, unless you are thinking of going with Cunard and it’s formality, I would stick with...
Be prepared to queue. 2 hours to get into St...
Be prepared to queue. 2 hours to get into St Peter Basilica. 3 for Sistine Chapel. Mainly cruise passengers. This was with 5 ships in. The day before there were 11 so goodness knows how long people...
Another way to look at gratuities
This may be a load of cobblers but maybe not.
Let’s take an average cruise ship.
2000 pax.
1000 crew of which , a guess here but probably not far off, 350 get a slice of the auto gratuity...
QM2 World tour, Rudeness of guests
Just back after 35 nights Singapore to Southampton. Great ship. Wonderful service and staff seemed a lot happier than P&O. MDR food excellent, the quality of ingredients first class. Great itinerary...
Anyone else think that all the alternative dining...
Anyone else think that all the alternative dining are very overpriced. We tried them all once, never again. Food no better than MDR but larger portions. Another rip off.


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Specialist cruise TA every time. Always cheaper...
Specialist cruise TA every time. Always cheaper than going direct to the company itself. And they also deal with things like the shareholder benefit where trying to contact Cunard or P&O can be a...
It rains 300 days a year in Bergen. Just saying. ...
It rains 300 days a year in Bergen. Just saying.


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I used to wear a dark suit with a white shirt and...
I used to wear a dark suit with a white shirt and a bow tie. This worked splendidly so no need to wear or purchase a dinner jacket


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I used to wear my one of my work suits with a bow...
I used to wear my one of my work suits with a bow tie. No problem at all. But I hate it too. Now retired a cruise is the only time a suit or dj comes out.


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Rather than a long exposure some cameras have a...
Rather than a long exposure some cameras have a setting which takes about 15 shots in 2 seconds or so, then superimposes them all into one shot. We got some excellent results with a small hand held...
Cunard give nothing away. Expect to pay a...
Cunard give nothing away. Expect to pay a surprisingly large amount for drinking water.


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This is true , except , as usual, the Americans...
This is true , except , as usual, the Americans do it the other way round. So your post is fine for all the world except those pesky Americans.


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I think there is a rib boat excursion. That would...
I think there is a rib boat excursion. That would be fun.


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And it would greatly help my sanity to see...
And it would greatly help my sanity to see forward and aft. Port and starboard, ok you can use larboard, deck not floor, deck head not ceiling, bulkhead not wall - come on you are at sea people....
Sorry spellcheck changed Tromso to Thomson. ...
Sorry spellcheck changed Tromso to Thomson.


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The Thomson dog excursion was very poor last...
The Thomson dog excursion was very poor last March. Strongly recommend trying the Alta one, but you must do it. The dogs are so friendly. Wear something that you don’t mind if it gets very muddy....