Posted June 11th, 2004, 07:43 AM
Jeanne.....I am sorry we were not able to meet. Thanks for the review and to everyone else, I have not even had a chance to compile my thoughts of this cruise yet. I will try to do so soon.
I will say that everything Jeanne has said is true. There seem to be little glitches in everything aboard this ship, but I think we all, including Jeanne, would agree that this is attributed to being new, and I could see where some staff have adjusted and service is wonderful, other staff is taking a little more time to adjust.
As far as the Brittania dining room, she is right on. We were fortunate to have been placed at a nice table on tier 3 along side some other wonderful people. However.....we noted some major mixups with some group seating near us that although it sounded as though the problem was originally with Cunard, after witnessing these people for three days, I would say that they were being extremely demanding. I would guess that some of this group could have been the people that took your table, as they seemed to be saying they were going to sit where they pleased as they thought that they were wronged.
The QM2 is a wonderful ship and the staff for the most part were also wonderful. I found it no problem to find everything I wanted to see in the three days, but again that is what I was there for, and part of the reason I chose the three day cruise to nowhere. I would not be distracted from taking in the wonders of this ship/modern liner.
ARTannen......You are way off base. As others said their mouth dropped open when reading of Jeanne's experience in the dining room, so did mine when I read your comments. I don't think I have ever read anything so rude and offending. You were not there. I was, and see nothing off base from what Jeanne has said. There were some people that apparently had not been taught any manners or common courtesy. I see no reason why Jeanne would purposely misprint someones name...especially when she remarked that she was unsure of it!!...come on now...(like Linerguy said)get a grip!!! I saw nowhere where Jeanne said she did not enjoy the trip, she is mearly making a clear puicture of some of the things that can or will happen. The hairdryers did stink..that is an observation, not a critisism. Mearly information for someone else planning on using the hairdryers to re-think packing their own. And to accuse someone you don't even know of trying to get a refund????? I think you need to learn how to present your objections better as not to look like the "QM2 review N*zi".
QM2 5/7/04...Mother's Day Cruise
Carnival Legend 10/21/03