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What if (I’d imagine this is the case) most...
What if (I’d imagine this is the case) most people are booked via Cunard fare and there’s more wanting early seating than can be accommodated? Having to accept it may not be possible to have a chosen...
Well my last sailing on QM2 was a couple of...
Well my last sailing on QM2 was a couple of months after her refit - everything was immaculate at that point as you’d expect. I’m sure issues and problems do arise, but I have never experienced any...
Which ship? My most recent sailing was on QE...
Which ship? My most recent sailing was on QE (which is currently the ship with the longest gap since her last refit) last year, and I found everything to be in very good condition, all things...
It does say it gives you first priority of dining...
It does say it gives you first priority of dining choice, not a guarantee you’ll be given the sitting you want. I assume if a sitting is oversubscribed by Cunard fare payers they then go by who’s...
And I have found service consistently excellent...
And I have found service consistently excellent across all my sailings, and I think it’s fair to point out Cunard has never had a better fleet in terms of amenities offered, consistency of...
To be honest it’s been the case since 1998 that...
To be honest it’s been the case since 1998 that carnival could decide at the drop of a hat it’s no longer worth the effort and expense of keeping the line going, retire the brand and reassign the...
It’s a shame Southampton let the King George V...
It’s a shame Southampton let the King George V drydock be decommissioned, the work could all probably be done here if it hadn’t been, assuming it’s just a lick of paint and some new carpeting. Alas...
Thank you for the response :) I think you could...
Thank you for the response :) I think you could well be right about the lighting levels being up abnormally high (for dining times anyway). I am mainly going by the ‘3,430 pictures of QM2’ which is...
Overall QM2 is my favourite ship, but there’s...
Overall QM2 is my favourite ship, but there’s significant aspects I prefer on QE or QV. Chiefly the lido buffet is far better on the smaller ships, especially post refit which I have found to make...
No obstructed view as such - that’s only for...
No obstructed view as such - that’s only for rooms on deck 8 behind the lifeboats - but you have to stand up on the balcony if you want to see anything but sky out of the opening. I wouldn’t say the...
Happy new year to one and all!
Happy new year to one and all!
Oh it almost certainly will be there in the same...
Oh it almost certainly will be there in the same place and configuration as on QE and QV, the whole suggestion of relocation is really just me navel gazing on what I would like to see as improvements...
That’s something that’s never really bothered me,...
That’s something that’s never really bothered me, I just like the ambience in the room, I don’t think it would necessarily be any better having open windows as there is generally quite little to see...
I think Cunard upped the prices in the UK...
I think Cunard upped the prices in the UK significantly after the pound fell last year, but haven’t reduced them at all as the rate has steadily recovered over the course of the year (it went down to...
All things considered I’ve always thought Cunard...
All things considered I’ve always thought Cunard ships are kept in very good condition considering how hard they are worked. QM2 in particular, as you alluded to, has a particularly intensive...
See the renderings in the original post above -...
See the renderings in the original post above - there’s space to put it in above the bridge on a cabin deck. Deck 9 (the one immediately above the bridge) is already public space on Koningsdam anyway
Imo the commodore club already feels too much...
Imo the commodore club already feels too much like a general lounge rather than a club on QV and QE, making it multi storey would probably make it even worse. They should find an alternative, smaller...
Generally ‘necroing’ a thread (i.e. bringing it...
Generally ‘necroing’ a thread (i.e. bringing it back from the dead) is considered bad forum etiquette, and from what I can see all other threads about 2022 have slipped well down the page list now so...
I still find it difficult to believe that it...
I still find it difficult to believe that it really will be a 3,000 (lower occupancy) passenger ship. I just can’t get my head around the idea of there being that big a pax/space gulf between 2022...
If they’re going to be stretching the Koningsdam...
If they’re going to be stretching the Koningsdam design (which would be consistent with the cunarder being 113,000gt vs koningsdam’s 99,500gt) then I wonder if they might ditch at least one or two of...
I have to say probably Carnival’s biggest success...
I have to say probably Carnival’s biggest success with Cunard is in this area, both in terms of re standardising the black and white livery with traditional black and red funnel, and (in particular)...
They had to be considering the mess of naming and...
They had to be considering the mess of naming and liveries Cunard got themselves into! :confused:
I think part of the confusion here might stem...
I think part of the confusion here might stem from the fact than in Britain at least ‘fried chicken’ in general is very much associated with greasy KFC style takeaways - that is to say very informal...
Yes I think QE2 drew on lessons from many postwar...
Yes I think QE2 drew on lessons from many postwar ships, Canberra too.

No, that’s what I was saying, the QE2’s design was constrained by the class system meaning duplicate rooms were required for...
It’s true that QE2 was a radical departure In...
It’s true that QE2 was a radical departure In terms of design and having more outdoor space to enjoy on the aft terraces, but I think most of the changes made were more to do with organisational...