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Don't say that too loudly Lanky Lad, they'll sell...
Don't say that too loudly Lanky Lad, they'll sell that next! ;) .

(It has been missing the lid for many years; anyone here like to own up to having a really nice silver souvenir at home of a...
Well said majortom10. I believe that Queen...
Well said majortom10.

I believe that Queen Mary was sold in the 60s to Long Beach "as is"; similar seems to have happened with Queen Elizabeth 2. There should have been a list "except the...
Forum: Cunard Line
Posted By pepperrn
Hi NeedPeace Technically no; I believe you...
Hi NeedPeace

Technically no; I believe you need to be booked in the Grills or Britannia Club cabins for pillow choice.
However, I once asked my cabin steward politely for a change as the pillow...
I find it... interesting. Cunard trade so much on...
I find it... interesting. Cunard trade so much on the "Ocean Liner History" and of the traditions of the line, and of the many ships in the fleet since 1840.
Constantly refer back to the previous...
Slippers were in the cabin on QE, Feb/Mar this...
Slippers were in the cabin on QE, Feb/Mar this year.
Going far forward on Deck 7 (the Promenade) there...
Going far forward on Deck 7 (the Promenade) there are a pair of exits to an area in front of the superstructure. One windy/stormy days these will be closed, but most of the time you should find them...
Now all they need to do is to open up the many...
Now all they need to do is to open up the many major public rooms*, that are currently closed-off and locked, both to their own tours, and also to casual visitors.

Far too many of the grand...
I've not often experienced poor wifi on board...
I've not often experienced poor wifi on board QM2, as long as I remember to log on to send and receive emails during quiet periods (very early in the morning for example).
I think the issues occur...
Cunard used a curved metal "bridge" between...
Cunard used a curved metal "bridge" between tendering platform and tender in Bay of Islands, New Zealand, recently (I was on board the Queen Elizabeth). If I remember correctly it had a rubber grip...
The vast majority of my cruises and crossings...
The vast majority of my cruises and crossings with Cunard have involved flying in at least one direction... to or from the ship, and sometimes in both directions.

Despite being on...
Favourite ship? Has to be the unique Queen...
Favourite ship?

Has to be the unique Queen Mary 2.

(In order:
1: Queen Mary 2.
2: Queen Elizabeth.
3: Queen Victoria.
4: Queen Elizabeth 2.)
In the past, far too often, I've had less than...
In the past, far too often, I've had less than welcoming (British understatement) first impressions of the United States from immigration officials, and have told family and friends to expect the...
I've also emailed Cunard about this issue. Let us...
I've also emailed Cunard about this issue. Let us see if any reply I receive is consistent with the answer you received. Frankly, as shore-side normally couldn't organise themselves out of a wet...
These could just be marketing terms, mere words,...
These could just be marketing terms, mere words, and nothing will actually change.
The term "Formal" has, for many people, negative connotations. Furthermore, many would like to feel that their...
Here's my quick view of Winchester, hope you like...
Here's my quick view of Winchester, hope you like :)

www.flickr.com/photos/pepperrn/albums/72157625054775644
Have you thought of Winchester? Like Salisbury it...
Have you thought of Winchester? Like Salisbury it is reachable by train (no need to hire a car).
Winchester is approx 15 minutes by train from Southampton, and trains are every 15 minutes approx....
When Guernsey was missed (rough seas making...
When Guernsey was missed (rough seas making tendering unsafe) we were diverted to Cherbourg on QM2.

When Zeebrugge was missed (high winds making docking unsafe) on QV we spent the day slowly...
Have the most wonderful time on board QE...
Have the most wonderful time on board QE safarigal :)

(I trust that I left her in Brisbane in a suitable condition for your arrival?)

A huge Bon Voyage from me!
Yes. I wouldn't even consider a cruise that...
Yes.
I wouldn't even consider a cruise that had St Petersburg as a port-of-call under any circumstances.
Forum: Cunard Line
Posted By pepperrn
Thank you sincerely tv24, very kind of you to say...
Thank you sincerely tv24, very kind of you to say so.

All best wishes and happy sailings :)
Forum: Cunard Line
Posted By pepperrn
Hi SPacificbound, Have a wonderful time on...
Hi SPacificbound,

Have a wonderful time on board :) . There are some photos of a sheltered balcony in this set of pictures:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/pepperrn/albums/72157623902207769
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Forum: Cunard Line
Posted By pepperrn
Hi hoftraveler, 1. QM2 does very, very...
Hi hoftraveler,

1. QM2 does very, very occasionally tie up at the Manhattan West Side piers, But this is a rare event, I was lucky to have been on a crossing that did, in 2011. I stress again that...
Thank you Mark, I have great respect for your...
Thank you Mark, I have great respect for your opinion. I do hope you are wrong (please :eek: ).
Sincere best wishes to you :)
I also report facts as I experience them. ...
I also report facts as I experience them.

Nothing is ever "perfect". It wasn't on QE recently for example.

And yes, I have had to complain about small issues, or point out minor errors, on...
I've asked for the cheese selection in Britannia...
I've asked for the cheese selection in Britannia and, as you say, it comes plated. Usually a selection of 3-4 different cheeses (not a sliced lump of cheddar), with an assortment of biscuits, grapes....