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#21
UK
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Originally posted by ToadOfToadHall
Cunard could simply solve the problem of Southampton by changing the crossing to New York to Liverpool.
But they'd probably still call it London for our transatlantic cousins!
#23
Charleston, Charleston Made in Carolina
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Originally posted by Transatlantic Tom
As if being called a "guest" wasn't bad enough....

...NOW Cunard marketing emails are offering "transatlantic crossings from NY to LONDON" (or vice versa); cruises to/from London TOO !!

Unless QM2, QV & QE have secretly begun sailings to/from Tilbury, the Isle of Dogs or The Embankment - I wish that Cunard would stop this silliness.

Southampton, Southampton, Southampton !!!
Well, Tom, I have to agree with you. It is sad, but what do you expect from the marketing department when they have to appeal to geographically challenged people? After all the president just seemed to learn that Puerto Rico is an island surrounded by big water and salt water at that!
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#24
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Originally posted by ToadOfToadHall
Cunard could simply solve the problem of Southampton by changing the crossing to New York to Liverpool.
Now that would be great !!!
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#25
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Originally posted by Jules.
Now that would be great !!!
Then all the folk from “down South” would have to travel north to board. Wouldn’t do at all.

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#26
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Joined Sep 2017
Originally posted by ToadOfToadHall
Cunard could simply solve the problem of Southampton by changing the crossing to New York to Liverpool.
As a Lymingtonian who enjoys the relatively short trip to Southampton for sailings I’d have to disagree in the strongest terms that that would solve anything
#27
cyprus
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Originally posted by Scrapnana
When I told people I was leaving from Southampton, many had no idea where that was or even what country it was in. Perhaps that is why they are putting "London" because most Americans at least have a clue where that is. Of course, anyone who books a cruise to London will be extremely surprised when they are deposited in Southampton.
Hello Scrapnana, how right you are.
I do not see the wording as a dumbing down at all.
Just making sure our friends across the pond know which country they are sailing too. Sending you best wishes and hope to see you on Cunard soon. Xx
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#28
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The simplification of locations described by another nearby (or nowhere near), more famous or familiar town or city has always happened in travel and is not exclusive to cruising. Airports are often located miles away from the stated city. Budget airlines quite often take you to a completely unknown airport for less money. I wonder how far away the longest distance is in this misleading but helpful to some issue is.

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#30
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Originally posted by shipgeeks
And it's not really New York, it's Brooklyn.
But Brooklyn is a suburb of NY City and a one way fare is only $2.75 by ferry or Subway.

#31
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Originally posted by john watson
The simplification of locations described by another nearby (or nowhere near), more famous or familiar town or city has always happened in travel and is not exclusive to cruising. Airports are often located miles away from the stated city. Budget airlines quite often take you to a completely unknown airport for less money. I wonder how far away the longest distance is in this misleading but helpful to some issue is.

Regards John
There are probably longer distances than this, but the longest I've seen from a cruise I have been on is "Berlin (Warnemünde)" at about 240 km and at least 2.5 hours travel time each way.
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#32
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Originally posted by bluemarble
There are probably longer distances than this, but the longest I've seen from a cruise I have been on is "Berlin (Warnemünde)" at about 240 km and at least 2.5 hours travel time each way.
Paris (Le Havre) is a similar distance, perhaps very slightly less
#33
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Originally posted by Pennbank
But Brooklyn is a suburb of NY City and a one way fare is only $2.75 by ferry or Subway.
Brooklyn is a borough of New York city, just like Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens or The Bronx.

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#34
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Originally posted by Pennbank
But Brooklyn is a suburb of NY City and a one way fare is only $2.75 by ferry or Subway.



Brooklyn is not a suburb of NY City, It is one of the 5 Boroughs of NY City. The suburbs would be located beyond NY City in New Jersey,Connecticut,Long Island and Upstate New York. Regards,Jerry
#35
Riding the Ocean Waves
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Originally posted by Underwatr
Brooklyn is a borough of New York city, just like Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens or The Bronx.

Originally posted by Cruise Liner Fan
Brooklyn is not a suburb of NY City, It is one of the 5 Boroughs of NY City. The suburbs would be located beyond NY City in New Jersey,Connecticut,Long Island and Upstate New York. Regards,Jerry
With apologies , for not knowing my Boroughs from my Suburbs
However whether its a Borough or a Suburb it is not that far from New York .
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Some definitions of suburbs regard them as residential areas or mixed use areas being part of a city or urban area. It is therefore possible to that a borough could be a suburb. Some people regard suburbs as residential areas around a city. A journey from London to New York could also be referring to New York as the state and take you to a location a long way from the city.

Regards John
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#37
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Originally posted by Calliope
Well, Tom, I have to agree with you. It is sad, but what do you expect from the marketing department when they have to appeal to geographically challenged people? After all the president just seemed to learn that Puerto Rico is an island surrounded by big water and salt water at that!

You're spot on, Frank !!!
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#38
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Originally posted by Calliope
Well, Tom, I have to agree with you. It is sad, but what do you expect from the marketing department when they have to appeal to geographically challenged people? After all the president just seemed to learn that Puerto Rico is an island surrounded by big water and salt water at that!
once while crossing the Bay of Biscay we sat next to an American couple from Montana in the Lido on QV, the wife remarked that the Mediterranean is rough today, we had come from the Med, I gently remarked that we were in the Bay and had been in the Atlantic for 24+ hours. She seemed most surprised.
#39
Northvale,New Jersey
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Originally posted by Pennbank
With apologies , for not knowing my Boroughs from my Suburbs
However whether its a Borough or a Suburb it is not that far from New York .
Actually Brooklyn is part of the City of New York. Where I live in Northern New Jersey it is a small town that is also known as a suburb. Regards,Jerry