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Purchased OBC is when you or someone else like a...
Purchased OBC is when you or someone else like a friend or (perhaps) your travel agent pay in advance to have a credit in your account upon boarding.
Promotional OBC is that provided by the line,...
1. No need to reserve. Your table is yours for...
1. No need to reserve. Your table is yours for all meals, at the time you want. Most people in Grills don't consider specialty dining to be a step up compared to what's on offer in their normal...
Maybe we'll see you at dinner. :)
Maybe we'll see you at dinner. :)
Hamburg: Arrival vs Sailaway?
Looking at takjng a QM2 Transatlantic to Hamburg and flying home a week or two later. But it has occurred to me that the Hamburg sailaway might be more of an "occasion" than the arrival. Is that...
Not everyone partakes in tea, especially daily. ...
Not everyone partakes in tea, especially daily.

Not everyone wants to be eating dinner at 10 PM.
That's the most important lesson about cruise...
That's the most important lesson about cruise line promotions. :)
Ships have devices such as "Sonic Cannons...
Ships have devices such as "Sonic Cannons (https://gizmodo.com/what-is-the-lrad-sound-cannon-5860592)" mounted and manned when in suspect areas of the ocean (and also in more benign ports - see...
Be aware that Queens Grill suites 10001 and 10002...
Be aware that Queens Grill suites 10001 and 10002 don't have balconies ('003 and '004 are fine in that regard, and also have their own stops on the scenic lifts from Deck 7).
On phones, "+" replaces the local prefix code for...
On phones, "+" replaces the local prefix code for international calls (which varies by country - 011 from the US, but 001 from many countries). Easier to remember (or store) the +.

For example,...
Last Christmas we were in 11012. We felt a...
Last Christmas we were in 11012. We felt a certain vibration there. It was more surprising given the deck height rather than bothersome.

The stairwells are numbered from the front, A-D. C and D...
There are sales sometimes (as low as $1) but...
There are sales sometimes (as low as $1) but yeah, $25 is the "regular" price.

If you shop around, the SIM can be cheaper (e.g., Amazon for $10...
https://www.att.com/offers/international-plans/cru...
https://www.att.com/offers/international-plans/cruise-packages.html
Not specifically Alaska, but yes, I've seen...
Not specifically Alaska, but yes, I've seen cruisers on Cunard denied entry to the dining room on a formal night.
Cunard and its passengers generally take the dress code seriously. A jacket is...
Here's the bit I specifically looked for in the...
Here's the bit I specifically looked for in the article: [/FONT]
Other carriers are about half the price of...
Other carriers are about half the price of Tmobile from a ship. Verizon (https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/trip-planner-tool/#/summaryMobl) is $2.99 a minute. AT&T...
Unfortunately cruise ships are still $6 per...
Unfortunately cruise ships are still $6 per minute on T-Mobile (the highest cell phone calling rate I'm aware of) but at least T-Mobile doesn't have cruise ship data service (you can pick up a...
I'm not sure what countries were added, because...
I'm not sure what countries were added, because I'm not sure which ones weren't already there. The Bahamas were a long holdout but I think they went in a couple of years ago.
Yes, easily. Easier if you can hand carry or...
Yes, easily. Easier if you can hand carry or wheel it aboard rather than checking it (custody plus protection from handling). I have a wheeled collapsible cooler that will hold about ten bottles...
Aside from the general forward vs. middle vs. aft...
Aside from the general forward vs. middle vs. aft discussions, I don't think there's enough of a noticeable difference among unobstructed balcony staterooms on the Cunard ships.

The differences...
What is advertised is "Grain Finished Beef."...
What is advertised is "Grain Finished Beef." Generally this is considered to provide improved marbling and tenderness over straight grass-fed beef. It's very unlikely that Prime grade beef will have...
When the corkage was $20 it used to appear on the...
When the corkage was $20 it used to appear on the receipt as $15 corkage plus $5 gratuity.
I'm fairly certain the briefing during the muster...
I'm fairly certain the briefing during the muster drill does say that in an actual emergency if you don't have time to retrieve your lifejacket from your stateroom one will be provided at the muster...
In Britain you have the distinct pleasure of an...
In Britain you have the distinct pleasure of an offer to be knocked up in the morning.
Z'Loths suggestion was a scanned copy stored on a...
Z'Loths suggestion was a scanned copy stored on a cloud drive, not (necessarily) the phone itself. If the phone disappears the uploaded copy is still accessible from the cloud drive via another...