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I strongly encourage you to forego the Vatican on...
I strongly encourage you to forego the Vatican on your embarkation day. Even with early entry, there will be a substantial line, and a visit to the Vatican takes several hours once you finally cross...
On a September, 2017 QM2 cruise, in a QG suite, I...
On a September, 2017 QM2 cruise, in a QG suite, I had filet and scrambled eggs for breakfast one morning, and shirred eggs with caviar another morning. Basically, if I asked for it, I got it,...
Different cruisers have different experiences, I...
Different cruisers have different experiences, I know. But I have been in QG on both of my prior Cunard cruises, and both times the experience was exceptional. Service was very attentive without...
I can only speak from one experience. Last fall,...
I can only speak from one experience. Last fall, I was able to purchase a first class one-way ticket from the US to London for a very favorable price through Cunard. The cost of a first class...
And try the fencing classes! Great fun!
And try the fencing classes! Great fun!
Dance wherever and whenever you care to. In the...
Dance wherever and whenever you care to. In the ballroom, or in G32. Cunard is most welcoming of every persuasion. I have been on two crossings and have seen plenty of gay men and lesbian women...
Men and women are expected to adhere to the dress...
Men and women are expected to adhere to the dress code du jour in the theatre. But on informal nights, that requirement can be met with a sports jacket, buttoned shirt, and no jeans. Simple to pack...
We really enjoyed The Betsy Hotel in South Beach....
We really enjoyed The Betsy Hotel in South Beach. But only if you are looking to be part of the nightlife. Excellent restaurant and bar. Clean spacious rooms. A short Uber to the port. Very fun...
Little Mary Sunshine says......
There has been a fair bit of disappointment and overall negativity expressed on this board recently. I completely understand that people have high expectations for their hard-earned holidays and...
Thanks, Blue Marble. My husband already found...
Thanks, Blue Marble. My husband already found the other "place of sacrifice" and he is now conducting a rigorous search to find a guide who can take us to both sites. I have volunteered not to join...
Thanks for the link, Blue Marble. It does look...
Thanks for the link, Blue Marble. It does look like quite a hike, but my husband will take it on like a mountain goat and I will struggle along behind him!

Did I mention that we cut a deal? He...
I dined in QG this past September. Lighting was...
I dined in QG this past September. Lighting was mellow, as in the past. No real change in the lighting. But the room itself seemed a bit brighter, with the new soft goods. As if it had a...
It worked! After a few days of gentle cajoling,...
It worked! After a few days of gentle cajoling, my DH visited this thread and decided that we would take this cruise. The comments from all of you, especially Blue Marble's suggestion that we...
Might I suggest a tux with a vest, rather than a...
Might I suggest a tux with a vest, rather than a cummerbund? (I know I probably spelled that wrong. I haven't had to type that word often enough to commit the spelling to memory.) At any rate, my...
Well, I am not surprised, but I am delighted, by...
Well, I am not surprised, but I am delighted, by these very helpful responses. I will ask my husband to come on and view them himself. The challenge for him is not so much dressing up as it is...
Help Me Coax My Husband onto the QM2!
I have done two crossings on the QM2 and really loved them both. But I traveled with girlfriends both times because my husband is not enthralled with the idea of dressing for dinner every evening. ...
We also stayed in the GV on the Dawn. We could...
We also stayed in the GV on the Dawn. We could hear the music from the pool deck when the band was playing. Truth be told, it was fun to watch the sun worshippers and beer-by-the-bucket partiers on...
QV New Aft Penthouses?
Has anyone yet tried the new QG aft penthouses on Victoria? I believe their are five of them, only on deck 8, aft. The few photos/videos I have been able to find show that it is a divided space...
https://boards.cruisecritic.com/QM050.jpg Yes,...
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Yes, they can provide helium balloons for a birthday celebration.
I have never requested packing or unpacking from...
I have never requested packing or unpacking from any butler on any cruise line. While this may sound like quite a decadent luxury initially, it really wouldn't be. I want to know where I tucked my...
Priscilla (Queen of the Desert) What do you...
Priscilla (Queen of the Desert)

What do you think, Aussie Cunarders?
On my recent QM2 crossing, both of my bags were...
On my recent QM2 crossing, both of my bags were over 23 kg, and one was nearly 40 kg. They never said a word.
I will be sending an email to Cunard about my...
I will be sending an email to Cunard about my unfortunate experience with the Thai massage. I agree with posters here - It needs to be brought to their attention and the therapist needs retraining...
Kel, That sounds totally awesome! How good of...
Kel, That sounds totally awesome! How good of you to treat your retiring wife to such a splendid trip. I plan to retire in May, 2019, but there is no way I could cajole my husband into spending...
I have only sailed on the Queen Mary. But I am...
I have only sailed on the Queen Mary. But I am told that, if you are booking a grills suite, the two smaller ships have nicer grills dining rooms and terraces than does the QM2. On the larger ship,...