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I think they would perhaps do well to leave...
I think they would perhaps do well to leave Britannia as-is but have more options for walk-in restaurants (perhaps as simple as just a more formal table service in the buffet at meal times?)
In about two months time it’ll be a year since...
In about two months time it’ll be a year since the initial press release, do we think it’s likely we’ll get another update on the ship then? Perhaps a few more teasers, even a name?
I agree, it’s silly not to explore it as an...
I agree, it’s silly not to explore it as an option that people might like. It’s a nartural progression for things to trickle down from the top-end experience, offering a form of flexible dining as...
QM2 does have a small cargo hold and does indeed...
QM2 does have a small cargo hold and does indeed carry small amounts of cargo (I believe a crate of first edition Harry Potter books were delivered to the US on one of her crossings for e.g.) -...
Well said!
Well said!
Horses for courses I suppose - I never really...
Horses for courses I suppose - I never really miss nighttime entertainment because I prefer to go to bed (relatively) earlier and get up earlier, I find the staff to be spot on, anything more would...
Has anyone considered perhaps he wasn’t more...
Has anyone considered perhaps he wasn’t more specific because the details are still being worked out? I mean we’re still a good 4 years away, if the ship actually takes about 18 months from keel...
Judging by the amount of people who wear ties...
Judging by the amount of people who wear ties regardless on informal evenings, I don’t think it will make a huge amount of difference, honestly. More people go the extra mile than try to subvert the...
The ships are virtually identical in design so...
The ships are virtually identical in design so should react virtually identically to the same sea conditions. The refits, though they might look dramatic on QV will actually be of very little impact...
As I understand it more or less everything that...
As I understand it more or less everything that was transferred in the first place - from Bluemarble in another thread: the Queen’s bust, the silver QE2 model and Queen mother’s personal standard....
Hmm, well at any rate I think it comes down to...
Hmm, well at any rate I think it comes down to the fact most people will have dressed for dinner and be unlikely to re-dress into casual clothing afterwards. Overall I don’t expect to see much...
Based on the info posted by Host Hattie it...
Based on the info posted by Host Hattie it doesn’t sound like anything is changing except what they call it? It’s still dark suit and tie minimum on ‘gala’ nights and suit with optional tie on ‘smart...
Looking at the photos in the papers today the...
Looking at the photos in the papers today the ship looks infinitely better on the cabins front than she did in her last years of service. The frumpy, worn and tired furnishings are gone and have been...
But that’s just it, you don’t understand...
But that’s just it, you don’t understand Carnival’s structure so you’re stating unintentionally false facts. Go back and read my post again. Carnival is a company, actually remarkably like...
Carnival is an Anglo-American company, so the...
Carnival is an Anglo-American company, so the ship is at least half British owned. Carnival UK is the British operating arm of the company and is in charge of Cunard. The ships officers are largely...
Good to hear, deserves a happy retirement with a...
Good to hear, deserves a happy retirement with a good turn over of guests after being mothballed so long. Hopefully the rooms have been brought up to spec so she can compete as she has some stiff...
I seem to remember some people got quite upset in...
I seem to remember some people got quite upset in the comments when that was posted! Goes to show it worked though :D
(Maybe that’s why there isn’t one this year!)
I most definitely wouldn’t let the naysayers put...
I most definitely wouldn’t let the naysayers put you off, go and enjoy it - and then come back and tell us what a wonderful time you’ve had :) Of course nothing is perfect, but I think the people who...
I don’t think anyone has made the rather spurious...
I don’t think anyone has made the rather spurious claim that Cunard is the best line out there. To suggest that any line is objectively the best is, frankly, a bit of a nonsense as people value...
https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/aircraft-carrier-h...
https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/aircraft-carrier-hms-queen-elizabeth-commissioned-royal-navy/
I would say that’s pretty conclusive, if the Elizabethan-style Tudor rose on her bulbous bow doesn’t...
That’s the first time I have heard that - it...
That’s the first time I have heard that - it seems very peculiar that the ship wouldn’t be named Queen Elizabeth II if she were named for the monarch, the new Royal Navy aircraft carrier is named...
Thanks for sharing, so to extract some concrete...
Thanks for sharing, so to extract some concrete numbers from that:


The ship will be 1,040 feet long (vs 964 for QE and QV; 975 for Koningsdam)
The ship will carry approx. 2,772 passengers...
The current ship is named after Elizabeth Bowes...
The current ship is named after Elizabeth Bowes Lyon (AKA the Queen mother; Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth) who was the Queen consort of King George VI - this is because in regards to the current ship,...
Yes that’s why one of the ships is named for a...
Yes that’s why one of the ships is named for a Queen regnant, not both, as I said ;)
One of her fleet mates is named for a queen...
One of her fleet mates is named for a queen regnant, the other is named for the consort of George VI.

About six months on, are we due for another snippet of info any time soon I wonder?