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Oh no. Sounds like a bad experience overall....
Oh no. Sounds like a bad experience overall. Unforgivable really. While mistakes happen, the finger-pointing between Cunard and FedEx about how luggage is shipped and claims are to be made shows a...
Unfortunate for Club cabins, but that location is...
Unfortunate for Club cabins, but that location is one that should be well-known to all Travel Agents and savvy travelers. On ANY ship, you want to avoid the cabins beneath the pool deck because of...
Thank you! I had not known that (obviously) but...
Thank you! I had not known that (obviously) but had always heard what I reported.
- Mark
The above poster is absolutely correct and...
The above poster is absolutely correct and succinctly explained the situation, but let me provide more detail on the law and its applicability here, because it can get confusing. (Most often people...
You're right (Playbill online needs to update...
You're right (Playbill online needs to update their info) Sorry!
- Mark
...and these are the shows that will likely be...
...and these are the shows that will likely be closed by March or sooner
Announced Closings
A Bronx Tale, Boys in the Band, Hello Dolly, Sweeney Todd - all closing in August
Spongebob, Springsteen...
Other announced and rumored shows to open this...
Other announced and rumored shows to open this season (mostly in March & April)
Musicals
- Kiss Me Kate (with Kelli O'Hara, at Studio 54)
- Crazy For You (rumored revival)
- Moulin Rouge (no...
Now that the thread is revivified, thee new...
Now that the thread is revivified, thee new musicals have opened. The most promising is "Pretty Woman" which had devastating reviews in Chicago (?) pre-Broadway, but swapped the lead actor to the...
I just want to clarify that some Baltic countries...
I just want to clarify that some Baltic countries including Denmark and Sweden (and Russia) use their own currency, but Estonia, Finland, and Germany use the Euro.
Assuming your allergy is triggered by synthetic...
Assuming your allergy is triggered by synthetic fragrances, there should be no problem. However, I recall last year's May crossings featured a huge lilly (AKA "pollen bombs") display in the middle of...
Have a wonderful trip! We'll be aboard in 37...
Have a wonderful trip! We'll be aboard in 37 days.
Could you report on the evening piano music in the Commodore Club?
Is it primarily classical, or more standard nightclub music (like Cole...
One consideration for you may be the window. The...
One consideration for you may be the window. The atrium windows not only look into the atrium, but more directly look onto the wall and windows across from you. So with the drapes open, there is no...
On our RT cruise, booked as one voyage, we...
On our RT cruise, booked as one voyage, we received WC credit for one trip. However, for the purpose of internet credits, it was considered two. (I suspect because of internal limitations of their...
I'm sorry that most of the posters here try to be...
I'm sorry that most of the posters here try to be helpful and polite. It appears that you wanted something else.
- Mark
First night is informal/smart casual(?). So,...
First night is informal/smart casual(?). So, while not formal, mens' jackets and "smart" attire are requested. You're expected to make the effort to respect the standards. That said, everyone's...
Thank you for your review, KatieG73. Very...
Thank you for your review, KatieG73. Very complete and well-written. I'm glad that your family was able to enjoy the crossing, although you didn't choose to repeat. I notice you didn't mention the...
Yet, All those other cruise ships manage to do...
Yet, All those other cruise ships manage to do it, somehow.
Personally, we've not had a problem with service or food with Anytime Dining (any more than set times). We generally prefer to have the...
Not a problem. Some ultra-traditionalists may tut...
Not a problem. Some ultra-traditionalists may tut that you're not in the tropics, but it IS a vacation and you are on a ship. I have worn and seen many ivory DJs on crossings through the years....
Of course, the culprit could also be landside on...
Of course, the culprit could also be landside on the Southampton pier. In any event, Cunard should be notified
- Mark
Actually, if you did your research on cruise...
Actually, if you did your research on cruise travel agents and pricing you would already know the answer to that question.



There is NO promotion that a line offers through its reps that a TA...
Pepper, Yes, that typically is the way Anytime...
Pepper,
Yes, that typically is the way Anytime Dining works on other lines. Initially, you choose traditional or anytime dining. (You may switch by talking to the Maite d' if available, but not...
^ Glad to help. And in case you didn't spot the...
^
Glad to help. And in case you didn't spot the typo, the TicTock Diner is open 24 hours. Interesting bits of trivia - it was an engineering marvel of its time when it was built and in the 80s and...
To clarify the above advice. Yes. Absolutely best...
To clarify the above advice. Yes. Absolutely best always to get official information. However, you probably want to be clear in your request. As you stated, you want to drop off your luggage, not...
We boarded the Eurodam in May and I live in SF,...
We boarded the Eurodam in May and I live in SF, so I think I can help.
First off - I assume you're referring to the nearby Hyatt Embarcadero, but it really doesn't matter in your scenario.

The SF...
You might want to check out the Hotel New Yorker....
You might want to check out the Hotel New Yorker. It's not Times Square, but a few blocks south, near Penn Station. It's a huge hotel with a convenient 14 hour diner in the lobby, near the Empire...