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A frind who made a QM2 crossing with us is a...
A frind who made a QM2 crossing with us is a former travel agent with lots of cruises under her belt. She told us the biggest difference that sets QM2 apart is the amount of open space in public...
Our very first QM2 crossing was May 2012. The...
Our very first QM2 crossing was May 2012. The number of secret service folks we spotted on board was our first clue that George Bush (#41) and Barbara were on the crossing. We never met them but they...
Forum: Cunard Line
Posted By dfwguy
True enough. FOD or 'Dorothy' are probably...
True enough. FOD or 'Dorothy' are probably meaningless to these younger ones. Which , in a way is a pity.
Younger LGBTQ generations won't know of -or- largely unaware of our historical usage of...
Purely anecdotal, but last night I had a $12.00...
Purely anecdotal, but last night I had a $12.00 cocktail (Manhattan) in a Dallas 'quick casual' chain restaurant.
Paying $10.50 for the same drink - in the Commodore club -of the QM2 - does not...
We have mailed post cards on QM2 using the...
We have mailed post cards on QM2 using the British 'Red Post Box' outside the Golden Lion Pub. We used US postal stamps (brought from home), in all cases the mailed items arrived.
dogs, dogs, dogs (and cats too). Be sure and go...
dogs, dogs, dogs (and cats too). Be sure and go up to Deck 12 and check out the dogs in the kennel area. You can't go inside the kennel area,
but inquisitive dogs often come to the gate for a...
I can vouch for the very well made Manhattans in...
I can vouch for the very well made Manhattans in the Commodore Club.
re. pricing- QM2 cocktail prices are certainly no worse than any bar or restaurant in Dallas area.
Good News ! National Express has updated 2019...
Good News !
National Express has updated 2019 schedule and Heathrow T5 direct to Southampton is back on.
I presume other Heathrow terminals will also have direct service to Southampton.
Re. Outside vs. inside cabins. We have done...
Re. Outside vs. inside cabins.
We have done both and much prefer inside. It is dark in afternoon if a nap is needed. Frankly, we spent very little time in the cabins.
Agreed. My research show a $10 bottle at retail =...
Agreed. My research show a $10 bottle at retail = $40 bottle on ship. Even with $20 cork fee, we still come out ahead. We especially loved a really great bottle of Port after dinner.
National Express coach (bus) stops nonstop Heathrow T5 to Southampton in 2019?
Last two crossings we took National Express nonstop from Heathrow T5 to Southampton coach station. Btw- we loved it. Looking at their 2019 timetable- it appears all coaches (bus) from Heathrow...
Going up to the kennels to catch sight of the...
Going up to the kennels to catch sight of the dogs, was a much loved daily activity for us. Be sure and post pics of your dog here upon your return. Everyone loves to see the doggie pics
Fyi- on our last crossing we learned the...
Fyi- on our last crossing we learned the Carinthia Lounge offered drinks in the largest glasses- the other venues offered drinks in smaller glasses (8 ounces)
Can confirm the prices are in line with most...
Can confirm the prices are in line with most Dallas area ‘nice’ venues. Given that I can have a Manhattan cocktail in the Commodore Club for the same price as an Applebees in Dallas- I would say QM2...
Best drink? Try a Pimms Cup- very , very British...
Best drink? Try a Pimms Cup- very , very British and pretty tasty.
Hi Mark- interesting question. Which leads into...
Hi Mark- interesting question. Which leads into my question..In UK , they say; "Joe went to Hospital" or "Joe went to University ". As American, we always add 'the' ..except when discussing church.....
Depending upon origin and ship this may vary...
Depending upon origin and ship this may vary but... My experience has been a nice global mixture of passengers. Majority more well traveled than most Americans, and all that- that entails. No beer...
‘Canyon Ranch’ , healthy and lower calorie menu...
‘Canyon Ranch’ , healthy and lower calorie menu options.
I often chose an appetiser or a dessert from the offering. The Canyon Ranch Chocolate/Banana cake was awesome.
We have taken 2 crossings. One, balcony. One,...
We have taken 2 crossings. One, balcony. One, Inside. We loved the inside. Nice and quiet, perfect for afternoon nap We plan on booking an inside in 2019 corssing.
I have done quite a bit of pricing research and...
I have done quite a bit of pricing research and can confirm the 400% mark-up. On both our Q2 crossings, I bought wine at local merchants (Southampton) And carried on board. Even with the corkage fee,...
One of our favorite daily activities- going to...
One of our favorite daily activities- going to look at the dogs !
Pipe smoker here, Ventilation is amazing. Later...
Pipe smoker here, Ventilation is amazing. Later in the evening it can become crowded. I have had the room to myself on many days
we love the 2nd seating- dinner at 8:30 and out...
we love the 2nd seating- dinner at 8:30 and out around 10. The extra westbound hour is very much welcomed.
The best place to watch the bridge? We loved deck 12 !
Just pick out a spot and enjoy....
Hi Myron, we (sadly) will not be on your crossng,...
Hi Myron, we (sadly) will not be on your crossng, but can assure you that QM2 is the best possible way to cross. We did crossing in 2012 and again May 2017[-both times were perfect . Be aware, after...
Forum: Cunard Line
Posted By dfwguy
My husband did the soda pkg -if you prefer large...
My husband did the soda pkg -if you prefer large soda in 'take away ' glass- diffenernt venues have different sized glasses- be sure and ask for 'large', I believe they were readily avaiable at the...