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If I left food on my plate, it was because I...
If I left food on my plate, it was because I didn't like it. What better opportunity than a cruise to try foods I'd never had before? I'd never had kippers before my TA. Loved them!
Forum: Cunard Line
Posted By abefroman329
Is there a particular brand and/or product you're...
Is there a particular brand and/or product you're hoping to purchase on board?
Cookies that are baked by the heat generated by...
Cookies that are baked by the heat generated by subway cars. Next time you step onto one, reach underneath and grab one for yourself. Make sure you get to them before the rats do, though.
Yes, you'll never make it off the ship in time if...
Yes, you'll never make it off the ship in time if you don't.
On those nights the show wrapped up by 8, that...
On those nights the show wrapped up by 8, that leaves 30 mins for cocktails. More, if you want to be rude and show up late for dinner.
The website just plain sucks year-round.
The website just plain sucks year-round.
I found it difficult to kill the time, honestly,...
I found it difficult to kill the time, honestly, and would have much preferred that they did all of the shows for late seating prior to dinner, as they did with the NSO. But I also preferred dinner...
I suggest using either White Star or FedEx/UPS.
I suggest using either White Star or FedEx/UPS.
That is unfortunate. We mailed postcards to the...
That is unfortunate. We mailed postcards to the US and the UK from Southampton and they all made it to their destinations. The domestic postcard took a day or two.
Me neither. Especially having to pack dirty...
Me neither. Especially having to pack dirty clothes. I'd have to supply them with rubber gloves!
Yes, it is postmarked QM2. Frankly, I have no...
Yes, it is postmarked QM2. Frankly, I have no idea how the postage works. You're charged a flat rate to mail a postcard anywhere in the world from that port and you're charged in USD. The postage...
Forum: Cunard Line
Posted By abefroman329
Connections are also faster if you use the...
Connections are also faster if you use the desktop computers in the Internet Center rather than using one of your personal devices in your stateroom.

Log on when you're ready to use it and log off...
This is the likeliest scenario. The TA we took...
This is the likeliest scenario. The TA we took last month was sold out for at least a month before sailing. At any rate, you're not going to pay less than what it would cost them to leave the...
If time is no concern whatsoever, you could rent...
If time is no concern whatsoever, you could rent a storage locker. One company, Public Storage, offers some storage lockers for $1 for the first month, even if you only rent it for one month.
Self-disembarkation puts the odds of this...
Self-disembarkation puts the odds of this happening at as close to zero as possible.
Local offices MAY be cheaper than the airport...
Local offices MAY be cheaper than the airport (usually it's a higher base rate, offset by lower taxes and fees, and it comes out in the end). Local offices also have limited hours compared to the...
A suit and dress shirt, no tie. I never wore a...
A suit and dress shirt, no tie. I never wore a tie unless it was required.
You wouldn't have heard them from me - I'm...
You wouldn't have heard them from me - I'm able-bodied and nearly fell on my ass a few times in normal weather conditions. Nordic poles would've been a great idea!
Not sure if you were there on American Night, but...
Not sure if you were there on American Night, but he was also drafted to ring the ship's bell when the orchestra played the Liberty Bell March.
"Far" is a relative term. I felt like it was a...
"Far" is a relative term. I felt like it was a longer walk on arrival in Southampton than boarding in Brooklyn.

If you can't be on your feet for long periods of time, then make sure you don't...
I was on the eastbound crossing that the NSO was...
I was on the eastbound crossing that the NSO was on last month and they started advertising it relatively late on cunard.com, probably only within 4-6 weeks of departure.
That's a big reason why we'll probably never do a...
That's a big reason why we'll probably never do a westbound TA. Being able to walk straight off the ship at Southampton was a treat.
I keep hearing from other posters that the dry...
I keep hearing from other posters that the dry cleaning costs on QM2 rival those of their local dry cleaners and my condolences go to you. I don't find the costs to be unreasonable at all,...
1) When planning our trip, I read on this forum...
1) When planning our trip, I read on this forum that the tap water on board was saltier than the tap water on land, due to the fact that the tap water on board is actually boiled sea water (as...
In the buffet you’re served by bar waiters, and...
In the buffet you’re served by bar waiters, and it’s far less efficient than being served by a sommelier. You have to wait for one to come and take your drink, which is a lengthy one, and the it’s...