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Once you leave Norfolk/Virginia Beach you don't...
Once you leave Norfolk/Virginia Beach you don't hug the coast heading down. At least not closely enough that it matters from a reception standpoint.
On the other hand, I've done that in a sheltered...
On the other hand, I've done that in a sheltered balcony as well.

The primary differences is in visibility wile seated. If you're out standing at the rail sipping a mimosa it makes no difference....
The small blade for cutting foil is within the...
The small blade for cutting foil is within the (four inch?) size limit for possessing onboard the cruise, so no problem with a Corkscrew. Airlines might be more restrictive but generally a Corkscrew...
Cunard waiters don't give grief. I once had...
Cunard waiters don't give grief.

I once had a table mate not like the main course she was given so she sent it back and asked for a blue (very rare) steak off menu*, then send the steak back...
Never a problem to bring anything on for in-room...
Never a problem to bring anything on for in-room consumption, including spirits.

The US booking terms have the standard two-bottle limit for wine but it's not enforced (and the UK booking terms...
My opinion is that a $40 (shore price) wine + $20...
My opinion is that a $40 (shore price) wine + $20 corkage can be superior to a bottle from the cellar priced at $100 a bottle.

On one of my first QM2 cruises I studied the wine list to determine...
You cruise a lot. We get it by now.
You cruise a lot. We get it by now.
You'd probably be better off carrying and paying...
You'd probably be better off carrying and paying corkage. Definitely so if your price point ashore rises to about $40.
It can be quite nice on an afternoon in the...
It can be quite nice on an afternoon in the Caribbean. :)

But maybe not on a crossing with 8-12m waves.
Actually Eurodam is a Fincantieri ship, as is...
Actually Eurodam is a Fincantieri ship, as is Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth (their Vista class is a close sibling of Eurodam's Signature class). QM2 was built by Chantiers d l'Atlantique.
The sheltered balconies on decks 4-5-6 are...
The sheltered balconies on decks 4-5-6 are because the walk-around promenade is up on 7. You're looking out through the hull, not a glass front superstructure.

The public spaces on decks 2 and 3...
As a multiple-repeat QM2 passenger who has sailed...
As a multiple-repeat QM2 passenger who has sailed on HAL a couple if tines so far, I think your reporting is accurate & fair. I'd rate the Britannia meals higher overall but the food budget may be...
The DUMBO ferry pier is right under the Brooklyn...
The DUMBO ferry pier is right under the Brooklyn end of the Brooklyn bridge (I assumed it would be closer to the Manhattan Bridge, but go figure). I don't know how hard it is to get from the bridge...
There are some East River ferry options that will...
There are some East River ferry options that will drop you off right at the Red Hook cruise terminal, including a trip down from East 34th Street (i.e., as far north as Macy"s). This would include...
The UK FAQ actually answers frequent questions. ...
The UK FAQ actually answers frequent questions.


Can you see the obstructed view photos here (without a proxy)?

https://ask.cunard.com/help/cunard/fleet/qm2_obs
Just so you're aware going in, the $11.50 daily...
Just so you're aware going in, the $11.50 daily service charge applies to all passengers regardless of age.
Glad to see no one is advising skipping out on...
Glad to see no one is advising skipping out on the opportunity altogether. Many people think Stonehenge is a bit of a oetdown upon actually encountering it (but I like the way it pops into view as...
It was Alamo. PE is a big port and it feels like...
It was Alamo. PE is a big port and it feels like everyone was on a Sunday-Sunday 7- day cruise like us. We got there eventually.
Your photo isn't printed on your key card, and...
Your photo isn't printed on your key card, and I've never seen it displayed at an onboard POS terminal when someone buys something. Obviously your photo is displayed on the computer when you board...
I think if it's on one booking it will count as...
I think if it's on one booking it will count as one voyage. But you'd also earn at least 14 nights, and that probably moves you further along in terms of nights than one voyage in terms of voyages
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Hah! I'd love if the Pound was equivalent to...
Hah! I'd love if the Pound was equivalent to $1.15.
You may need to tell the driver that the address...
You may need to tell the driver that the address is 72 Bowne Street, Brooklyn NY 12231

https://www.nycruise.com/brooklyn-terminal/directions/
Just a tip: you may encounter offers to charge...
Just a tip: you may encounter offers to charge your card in your home currency where otherwise it would be charged in a foreign currency (for example, to charge your UK credit card in UK£ rather than...
(US) Proof is 2 times % alcohol. For example, 151...
(US) Proof is 2 times % alcohol. For example, 151 proof rum is 75.5% alcohol.
If you request a printed copy of your account...
If you request a printed copy of your account statement from the purser's desk (sadly the only method on Cunard for seeing your account) it will state total credit and refundable credit remaining.