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Finally, I googled Cunard Excursions (city) and...
Finally, I googled Cunard Excursions (city) and got the complete possible lists enough to make some preliminary decisions. I don't know why the Cunard web site makes it so difficult. I guess it is...
DRS, glad you want to cruise with Cunard. Here...
DRS, glad you want to cruise with Cunard. Here are some answers to your questions. There are four different accommodation levels with associated dining.

The vast majority of the passengers will...
It appears that for some of the further out...
It appears that for some of the further out voyages, only one or two presenters are currently listed. I would expect that as travel time gets nearer there will be more listed. I am going to book mark...
Interesting Guarantee Quandary
This is a longish post with a question at the end.

I started out booking a Westbound T/A from Southampton next September. Later I found I could get the accommodation I wanted by starting out in...
I have just added the two day 'short break'...
I have just added the two day 'short break' Southampton to Hamburg leg to my westbound T/A from Hamburg. M929C on 22nd Sept, 2019.
I think Cunard are hedging their excursion bets....
I think Cunard are hedging their excursion bets. I gather they don't want to disappoint passengers if later the excursion they wanted are not available. It would be handy if they listed possible...
You can enter your table size in the Voyage...
You can enter your table size in the Voyage Personaliser, but if you want a particular location communicate that through your Travel Agent, or Cunard if you booked directly. I have recently...
Way back when, I booked a westbound T/A thinking...
Way back when, I booked a westbound T/A thinking it would be the trip of a lifetime. It was, and now my 17th and 18th already booked will likely be too. Enjoy.
Sir Samuels makes excellent expresso, and I...
Sir Samuels makes excellent expresso, and I believe it is available in the Carintha lounge as well, but cannot swear to it.
These days I sail exclusively on Cunard, doing...
These days I sail exclusively on Cunard, doing Trans Atlantic crossings. I had no difficulty booking a cabin for one (paying the full two person rate), I have a number of friends over the years who...
I have had excellent Cruise Consultants at Cunard...
I have had excellent Cruise Consultants at Cunard and in the past and more recently not excellent. I have gone the Travel Agent route, and I am far more satisfied.
Short answer they participate, but you can tip...
Short answer they participate, but you can tip your butler, room steward, waiters a voluntary additional tip, if you receive excellent service. And I usually get excellent service. My rule of thumb...
People collect arriving passengers all the time....
People collect arriving passengers all the time. There is a lane for private cars as well as taxis, and an area from which the buses go. I would think the easiest way to meet would be to have them...
The whole sold out cruise question is an...
The whole sold out cruise question is an interesting one. For next year's crossing I wanted a particular suite level, and none were available from Southampton. They were available on the same...
Not complicated at all. When you arrive in the UK...
Not complicated at all. When you arrive in the UK with a few exceptions you have to clear immigration and with baggage customs. When you arrive by ship it is the same.

Exceptions include coming...
I did this last year and I am doing it again this...
I did this last year and I am doing it again this year. If you are going ashore in Southampton, they will direct you to a UK immigration officer who will stamp your passport and off you go either on...
The Queens Grill opens promptly at 1:00 pm. and...
The Queens Grill opens promptly at 1:00 pm. and remains open until 2:30. The Grills lounge across the way on the QM2 will already be open for your pre-luncheon refreshment. On the Victoria and...
One of the pleasures of a Cunard ship is that...
One of the pleasures of a Cunard ship is that they are large for the number of passengers they can carry. Even with a full ship it doesn't seem crowded and because on the Elizabeth and Victoria the...
Cunard has options, you should look for the...
Cunard has options, you should look for the excursions in your voyage personalizer. I prefer to take the train. Get a taxi at the terminal, tell the driver you want him to drop you off at the...
I had forgotten how charming Keillor could write....
I had forgotten how charming Keillor could write. I think he has captured the mystique of the QM2 exactly.
I am doing my first solo next fall on Queen Mary...
I am doing my first solo next fall on Queen Mary 2 ten days from Hamburg Germany with stops in Southampton, UK and Le Havre, France. Having spent a lot of my life traveling around the world alone on...
Gee, I bet you are the Famous John and Ray from...
Gee, I bet you are the Famous John and Ray from Tomball (Houston) Texas. I will bet you are going to have a terrific time guys.
If at anytime you need your butler there is a...
If at anytime you need your butler there is a button on the phone to call him. If you feel you are not being treated as you expect call the Hotel Manager, and I bet he or she will fix the problem...
The last time I posted on tipping I got a rasher...
The last time I posted on tipping I got a rasher of to put it nice Bologna, But I am going to do it one more time. I believe that the staff on board the ships are not always highly paid, often have...
Your butler will bring you a card that has...
Your butler will bring you a card that has several choices for wines and spirits. My Johnny Walker Black is not one of them so I write it in, and I have always gotten it.You can get two bottles the...