QM2 westbound Crossing -must do's?


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#21
Sherwood Forest-England
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Originally posted by kohl57
Bring along a copy of John Maxtone-Graham's "The Only Way to Cross" (the copy in the library will probably be gone by the time you get there), find a nice proper deck chair and unless it's pouring with rain, sit outside and savour the subtle pleasures of a good book, the damp salt air of the North Atlantic and the most sublime of all destinations: mid Atlantic on an ocean liner.
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#22
101 Posts
Joined Oct 2017
Originally posted by kohl57
Bring along a copy of John Maxtone-Graham's "The Only Way to Cross" (the copy in the library will probably be gone by the time you get there), find a nice proper deck chair and unless it's pouring with rain, sit outside and savour the subtle pleasures of a good book, the damp salt air of the North Atlantic and the most sublime of all destinations: mid Atlantic on an ocean liner.

Every day I learn something new. Just ordered. Crossing fingers and toes that it arrives before we fly out next Wednesday!
#23
Kansas City -- janet AT haskett DOT org
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Joined Dec 2007
In the US, I was just able to get a used copy from Amazon for $5.23 total. I’m thrilled. Thanks so much for mentioning the book!
#24
UK
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Joined Jun 2009
Just ordered my copy from Amazon. Apparently it was the last one in stock. Suspect all the others have gone to readers of this thread
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#25
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Joined Apr 2017
Thanks all - lots of suggestions!!
Tried to get a copy of the book but couldn't get it delivered before we go - fingers crossed I can get hold of the library copy!
#26
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Joined Oct 2017
Originally posted by babs135
Just ordered my copy from Amazon. Apparently it was the last one in stock. Suspect all the others have gone to readers of this thread

LOL! You're probably right! I ordered yesterday and it shipped out that same day. Crossing fingers it arrives by Tuesday. I didn't pay for extra shipping, deciding to risk it!
#27
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It is all mentioned, it is all written- but don´t forget - simply doing " nothing and nothing at all" can be heaven. Let your soul drift look out to the sea and enjoy...! One thing though, once you have crossed the pond on board the one and only true ocean liner- you are spoiled for any other ship that is doing so and will be most probably disappointed!
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#28
Boston, MA, USA
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Joined Dec 2008
Originally posted by kohl57
Bring along a copy of John Maxtone-Graham's "The Only Way to Cross" (the copy in the library will probably be gone by the time you get there), find a nice proper deck chair and unless it's pouring with rain, sit outside and savour the subtle pleasures of a good book, the damp salt air of the North Atlantic and the most sublime of all destinations: mid Atlantic on an ocean liner.
Your post has caused the level of excitement I feel for my upcoming back-to-backs in August to go up a notch. Several notches, actually. I need deck chair therapy NOW!
#29
Lincolnshire, UK
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Originally posted by Sikwemu
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Just ordered a hard back used copy for a fiver from Amazon. Ready for our back to next Easter
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#30
Lincolnshire, UK
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Joined Oct 2016
Originally posted by fourmile.ranch
Great tip! Picking up a copy off Amazon for our November crossing. Thanks!
Just ordered a used hard back copy for a fiver from Amazon. Ready for our back to back trip next Easter.
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#31
New Rochelle New York
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Joined May 2006
I am getting my copy off of eBay. It will be arriving next week. My back to back - NYC - Southampton- NYC sails on Easter Sunday. M909A. I am looking forward to the book, read it now or save it? I am trying not to start packing my bags as yet. Antsy.
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#32
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Joined Jul 2018
Hi Katie


We'll be on that sailing and we will have our 17 year old with us too - he is so worried he will be the only teen on the ship so happy to hear he won't be! Read all the great tips - lots more to do that we thought!
#34
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Joined Aug 2017
Our copy arrived today also! Like-new condition from Amazon. For $5 we may leave it for an extra copy in the library. Thanks for the suggestion Kohl57!
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