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There are really 3 delay areas when disembarking...
There are really 3 delay areas when disembarking in NYC - 1. getting off the ship 2. Getting through Border Control and 3. getting a taxi outside. Our disembarkation time was 10:30 recently so...
Forum: Cunard Line
Posted By bazzaw
We recently used National Express coach to get us...
We recently used National Express coach to get us to Southampton - they quoted 20KG so that is what we packed to. It has to do with O,H & S regs. Flying to the UK we were allowed 2x23Kg and Cunard...
We have done privately organised tours with TJ...
We have done privately organised tours with TJ tours twice now and recommend them highly. I am not sure about "St Petersburg on your own" - either legally or practically. My understanding is that the...
Two recent cruises on QV and QE had over 1300...
Two recent cruises on QV and QE had over 1300 Australian passengers on each ship - and over 1000 on a transatlantic QM2 voyage.
A tour and lunch at the Brooklyn Brewery???
A tour and lunch at the Brooklyn Brewery???
You are so well equipped! I have just remembered...
You are so well equipped! I have just remembered that I do have some RED lighweight NIKE running shoes - I can at least wear them to the gym.
Is it compulsory for gents to wear red shoes?/ I...
Is it compulsory for gents to wear red shoes?/ I don't really have any.
Centrelink overseas travel advice.
Have just gone online to advise Centrelink that we are going overseas for 6 weeks and 2 days - beginning and ending dates advised to them. It seems that some things get stopped after 6 weeks and...
What does this little bit of ambiguity mean?? ...
What does this little bit of ambiguity mean?? " DURING THE DAY --Casual shirts, shorts, trousers and beachwear are ideal. The main restaurants require a casual wear dress code for breakfast and...
I regard gym wear to be much the same as onboard...
I regard gym wear to be much the same as onboard daily wear - shorts, t-shirt, shoes and socks!! After my daily workout my gym wear will still be very much like what everybody else is wearing - but...
Police have made a public announcement on TV! A...
Police have made a public announcement on TV! A deliberate action on the part of the missing person is how they put it
I have been on P&O Arcadia in the Bay of Biscay...
I have been on P&O Arcadia in the Bay of Biscay in 12 metre seas and gale force 11 ( gusting into Hurricane Force 12 ) winds . Who knows what would have happened if anybody was outside on the...
Thanks --- who goes to the gym at 8AM - half the...
Thanks --- who goes to the gym at 8AM - half the day is over!!! :) Even 6AM is too late! :(
As a hotel, I guess lunch/dinner would be...
As a hotel, I guess lunch/dinner would be available for people not staying on the ship??
I have found most British "cross country" trains...
I have found most British "cross country" trains to be little more than commuter trains - almost no availability for baggage . The National Express coaches are better suited for people with suitcases
What time do Cunard gyms open?
Used to know - but have forgotten.
Now that is thinking outside of the box!! :)
Now that is thinking outside of the box!! :)
Absolutely - the tone onboard the ships is quite...
Absolutely - the tone onboard the ships is quite different to what you find here in this forum.
LadyL1 - thanks for the sugggestions but we have...
LadyL1 - thanks for the sugggestions but we have lived in Portsmouth area for 6 months :) - and have been to Osborne House (which as you said , is an excellent day visit) ..how about Weymouth??...
The "best" dress code that I have ever come...
The "best" dress code that I have ever come across was with P&O UK about 8 years ago , when we did two back to back cruises on Oriana and Arcadia to the UK and return to Australia . This code had 3...
We have a similar question as we also will have a...
We have a similar question as we also will have a free day in Southampton in May. Have been to the UK many times and have traveled extensively throughout - but we have never been to Poole. It appears...
" It's just an ocean liner crossing the Atlantic...
" It's just an ocean liner crossing the Atlantic not some severe English boarding school."

As I said in my first post - basically anywhere that the STAFF will not cause you any grief!!!!! I doubt...
BTW - I understand and appreciate the problems...
BTW - I understand and appreciate the problems with limited luggage , especially for those of us faced with long haul flights before and after cruise and/or land based tours. Last time we traveled...
Spa meals - main dining room??
I have been on ships which have as part of the dining rooom menus , calorie restricted "Spa recommended" meals. Can't remember if it was with Cunard or not?? Any advice please?? Haven't sailed with...
Basically you can go anywhere that the staff will...
Basically you can go anywhere that the staff will not make trouble for you (forget about any "disapproving" looks from passengers.) Hence anywhere except the main dining room and Grills.