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A New Year's toast to Hattie
I dip in and out of this board when we are planning or just back from a Cunard cruise, and since we are just back I'll probably be leaving again for a while. So I want to take this opportunity to...
We love formal nights, the lectures, and live...
We love formal nights, the lectures, and live music (classical and jazz) that we find on Cunard. No looking to change just yet, but how would we like Oceania?

(Sorry, horribly off topic.)
Tempting menus. We spent last week on the QM2 in...
Tempting menus. We spent last week on the QM2 in QG. The menus there were very different - fewer choices on both the daily and a la carte menus, and heavily skewed towards beef. Sadly, the...
Sad. I will guess that formal nights might go the...
Sad. I will guess that formal nights might go the way of the promenade deck, too, on this ship.
If you’ve read all the (admittedly endless) posts...
If you’ve read all the (admittedly endless) posts on dress codes then you pretty much know the answers to your questions. The dress code is what it is; no one is ostracized for ignoring it or...
A really nice trip report, and poignant, given...
A really nice trip report, and poignant, given your decision to quit cruising. How nice that your last one was so memorable.
Hilarious! - thank you
Hilarious! - thank you
The most extreme movement we experienced was...
The most extreme movement we experienced was side-to-side; whereas the pitching was much less noticeable. A bottle of water in our cabin rolled off a table and broke. It was a wild ride.
We were on the Dec 15 crossing two years ago and...
We were on the Dec 15 crossing two years ago and enjoyed some pretty dramatic weather. We're on the same trip again this year and frankly are hoping for more of the same. What would a mid-winter...
If Cunard served humanely-raised goose liver, I'm...
If Cunard served humanely-raised goose liver, I'm sure the menu would say so, or the waiters would know if asked. So for anyone who cares (and I admit that I do), better to make a quick check before...
Yes; Queen's Grill, Princess Grill, and Britannia...
Yes; Queen's Grill, Princess Grill, and Britannia Club levels all have their own dining rooms. If you are in one of those cabins, you can dine at any time you like. The MDR has 2 fixed seating...
In your case, WB makes sense, because it will...
In your case, WB makes sense, because it will allow you to enjoy your time in NY without the effects of jet lag. The only other reason to choose WB (assuming no other constraints) is for the extra...
Another entertaining report. Thanks so much for...
Another entertaining report. Thanks so much for doing them!
About the vermouth - does that mean the classic...
About the vermouth - does that mean the classic martinis are all made with Cinzano?
Forum: Cunard Line
Posted By alc13
We're on the same crossing and received the...
We're on the same crossing and received the paperwork a couple of weeks ago. But the only thing in it you might want is the tags, which I take it you have already printed out.
What determines your table location? Some are...
What determines your table location? Some are nicer than others.
Table assignments
How are tables assigned? Does it depend on cabin grade, loyalty tier, roll of the dice?
All very interesting. I scanned the cruisemapper...
All very interesting. I scanned the cruisemapper stats and the ships they listed seemed to fall into 2 groups of guest-to-space ratios - ~30-40, and ~50-60. In other words, cruise ships tend to be...
Thanks Hattie - the sherries look great, as do...
Thanks Hattie - the sherries look great, as do the ports. Yum.
Thank you! I wouldn't have thought to go there,...
Thank you! I wouldn't have thought to go there, great to know.
Any sherry drinkers here?
Can anyone comment on the quality of the sherries sold on board? Particularly the dry(er) ones.
I once read that repeat customers don't spend as...
I once read that repeat customers don't spend as much on board as new customers. Perhaps that's why Carnival Corp doesn't share miles across their lines. On the other hand, I'd be more likely to...
Forum: Cunard Line
Posted By alc13
You're in the US, as we are. I always book...
You're in the US, as we are. I always book through Cunard. I have the sense that UK passengers often use travel agents. I'm curious to know if there is a reason to use travel agents here in the...
Ditto for us on all 3, 3rdGenCunarder. (Although...
Ditto for us on all 3, 3rdGenCunarder. (Although the formal nights go in 3rd place.)
QM2 Canyon Ranch Aqua Therapy Centre
I haven't been to a spa, but the one-day pass for the Aqua Therapy facilities is reasonably priced so I'm tempted. What does one do while there? - do one thing, then another, then another? Take a...