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#1
4 Posts
Joined Jul 2004
We have been upgraded to a C4 cabin on Deck 3 on the QE2 from an M1 - can anyone tell me what these cabins are like? and also this means a change of restaurant. Any comments please?
#3
1,219 Posts
Joined Jun 2001
That is one very nice upgrade. You will have a much better deal in the Caronia than in Mauritania. For a start you will not have the dreaded two sittings. And 3 deck is in a good position deckwise, and no funny diesel smells!!. Have a great trip There are some pictures of a C 5 cabin on 3 deck, which should be similar, here - (choose QE2 World cruise) www.imageevent.com/mufi

David
#4
Bronx, NY USA
309 Posts
Joined Mar 2001
Hi

Also, C4 cabins have bathtubs (not just showers) so that's an extra treat.

I had cabin 3167 in August 2002 with two others (the cabin had 3 lower beds) and it was quite nice and suited our needs just fine.

My only "complaint" (but it was really not a big deal) was that 3 Deck aft seemed far away from the Caronia Dining Room... this only bothered me when I wanted to leave the table to retrieve or replace something from the cabin.

Bon Voyage!

Michael
New York City
#7
15 Posts
Joined Oct 2003
Pavilions,

I think you will really like the upgrade to Caronia. The restaurant is single seating and IMO much nicer than Mauretania. We were able to linger at dinner and enjoy conversation with our dinner companions. We booked a Caronia guarantee last year and was assigned a C3. The room was small but quite adequate and comfortable with plenty of storage. The bathroom was larger than I had expected with a tub/shower. Were I to sail the QE2 again, as I hope I can, I would strongly consider booking Caronia.
Have a wonderful voyage.
#8
4 Posts
Joined Jul 2004
Originally posted by cruisemissi'll
How did you manage to upgrade? Did you request it, as we did but have not yet heard anything and we sail next Saturday!!
Thanks
My son booked it and then had some brochures through which indicated there were some special deals so he contacted the booking agent who in turn contacted Cunard and we got upgraded by two decks and from M to C cabin with their compliments - if you don't ask you don't get.
#9
Bronx, NY USA
309 Posts
Joined Mar 2001
Just to make it clearer; I think this is what happened...

Pavillions is saying is that her son (who booked the voyage) paid "X" amount and then the prices dropped, so he called his travel agent or Cunard and was moved into a cabin that now matched the amount he had paid.

It's only fair.

It's up to the passengers (or their travel agents) to monitor prices from the moment they book up to the week they sail... and if the prices are lower then get on the horn to your TA right away and ask if she/he can do anything for you.

Pavillions, I hope I did you justice in "expanding" on your response.

Michael
New York
#10
2,479 Posts
Joined Feb 2002
Agree with Michael - one must be vigilant. You will really like Carnoia. Tihs used to be the 1st class restaurant - Columbia - when QE2 was a 2 class ship and is in my opinion what an ocean liner DR should be (which is why the elevators adjacent the Caronia DR stop no further than deck three). Your C4 cabin will be one of the top cabins in the old tourist class. As one goes up in deck, the cabins get somewhat smaller and you cannot always go by the deck plan configuration. You will be near the Florist and Laundry room if you are Aft. The pool is two decks up and the purser's office one. The midships elevator will take you directely to your Restaurant. It is much better to have single seating - the table is yours for every meal for the entire times posted.

It can be cramped in those shower only cabins in that one cannot generally bend down when in the shower due to lack of space, so the C4 is a good perk. C5's are shower only.
#11
4 Posts
Joined Jul 2004
Originally posted by mtbny7
Just to make it clearer; I think this is what happened...

Pavillions is saying is that her son (who booked the voyage) paid "X" amount and then the prices dropped, so he called his travel agent or Cunard and was moved into a cabin that now matched the amount he had paid.

It's only fair.

It's up to the passengers (or their travel agents) to monitor prices from the moment they book up to the week they sail... and if the prices are lower then get on the horn to your TA right away and ask if she/he can do anything for you.

Pavillions, I hope I did you justice in "expanding" on your response.

Michael
New York
I am sure you are right in what you say so thank you for expanding on the reasons. Anyway, it all sounds wonderful and we are really looking forward to our first trip on the QE2.
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