Search Results for posts made by: Pegase90

Agreed - please don't spoil it. Dining and the...
Agreed - please don't spoil it. Dining and the table companions one meets on a Cunard ship is a lovely experience, and one of the reasons we keep returning.

Last year, a couple at our table...
Interesting thread. Many people book cruises a...
Interesting thread. Many people book cruises a year or more in advance, and the amenities advertised and the price thereof can change substantially between deposit and final payment time - and even...
Interesting, we were charged $15 in August 2017. ...
Interesting, we were charged $15 in August 2017.

Yes, Cunard drinks are v. expensive wherever you buy them from, and you can rack up a healthy bar bill if you like a cocktail or two.
Cunard charge a $15 per bottle corkage fee for...
Cunard charge a $15 per bottle corkage fee for wines purchased ashore for consumption in the restaurants. This allows guests to go off-piste and sample local wines at dinner and lunch.

We don't...
Well, best of luck with your next Cunard trip -...
Well, best of luck with your next Cunard trip - let us know how get on. We too have watched the gradual erosion of the QV experience (not just QG), so we'll probably go straight to a different...
Grills Afternoon Tea - in the Lounge or the Restaurant?
On previous QV cruises we've really enjoyed the personal service of afternoon tea in the Grills lounge, and were disappointed in August this year to find that it had been replaced by a tea plate...
This is generally correct, however this summer in...
This is generally correct, however this summer in PG we asked for - and were served - chateaubriand.
So if you want something, just ask. You may be pleasantly surprised.
No med cruises/price hikes/cutbacks/etc. mean...
No med cruises/price hikes/cutbacks/etc. mean we'll be jumping ship too. DW has the Oceania brochure . . .
We're just back from a QV trip in Grills. ...
We're just back from a QV trip in Grills.
Although the lounge is open all day, the staffing hours have been reduced so there will be times when drinks are not available.
Tea and coffee are...
Forum: Cunard Line
Posted By Pegase90
No. The lounge now has limited opening hours....
No. The lounge now has limited opening hours. consequently it is rarely busy. The staff are assigned elsewhere on the ship, and afternoon tea is served in the Princess Grill. On previous trips, the...
Forum: Cunard Line
Posted By Pegase90
QV Aug 12th
Hello everybody
Just off the Adriatic trip, here's what we thought:

Grills food and staff - excellent, no change there.
All other staff we met - excellent, no change there.
Tea & coffee in the...
Oh dear. All this with rude staff and canned...
Oh dear. All this with rude staff and canned music as well - might have to jump ship next year, despite the refit.

We'll find out in August.
Ice maidens can be found at the Purser's desk on...
Ice maidens can be found at the Purser's desk on QV as well.
Apart from them, we've never had less than outstanding service from all on board.
For the informal nights, chinos and a sports...
For the informal nights, chinos and a sports jacket/blazer will be fine. Up to you whether to add a tie.
Nonio Although you've paid a 5% deposit, I...
Nonio
Although you've paid a 5% deposit, I believe Cunard charges UK pax the full 15% deposit in the event of a cancellation.

Others may know better.
Deck 7 Q4
We had a Q4 on deck 7 this year, and a Q3 on deck 8 last year.

The rooms themselves seemed identically sized, but the Q4 balcony was twice the size of the Q3 (you can see this on the deck plans)....
Current and future deck plans are available in...
Current and future deck plans are available in the Overview section of the 'Our Ships' tab of the Cunard website.
Oops, trying again. ...
Oops, trying again.

[URL="http://www.titan-airways.com/passenger-information/tour-operator-series-flights.html"]
All the info is here, on the Titan Airways web...
All the info is here, on the Titan Airways web site:

http://www.titan-airways.com/passenger-information/tour-operator-series-
flights.html
I'm recently off QV after my first ever cruise. ...
I'm recently off QV after my first ever cruise. According to the Captain, the ship was full, but it never seemed like it; there was plenty of space.

Formal nights were great fun, and smartening...
Yes, spread thinly on buttered toast. Or as part...
Yes, spread thinly on buttered toast. Or as part of a cheese, ham and Marmite sandwich.

But that was many years ago, in a previous life.
Oh dear, this has degenerated hasn't it? ...
Oh dear, this has degenerated hasn't it?

Tipping - Gratuities are automatically added to everyone's bill, to be shared amongst the crew, including I believe, the customer facing staff. If...
Hoorah! Thanks.
Hoorah!

Thanks.
Personalised stationery
Called Cunard today to ask about the QG personalised stationery; turns out it's personalised with the word 'Cunard'.

I though that was a bit disingenuous of them, so thought I'd cheer myself up...
Thanks, that's very encouraging for a first timer...
Thanks, that's very encouraging for a first timer to hear.