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#61
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Oh my goodness - this is a few hours of a whole week. I am sure everyone will survive in pure luxury and comfort. How lucky are we. And yes, I have paid to be on this trip and I consider myself extremely fortunate indeed!
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Finally got around to reading this thread. It seems to me that the main grumble is lack of communication from Cunard, either to individuals or to all the passengers. Common courtesy would be (at the very least) to inform the passengers which areas of the ship will be closed to them and for how long. And yes, part of me would be cross that I was denied a run of the whole ship, but...

After that, 7 days sailing on the QM2, how wonderful. Wish I could be on board.
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#64
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Cunard have posted this -

We’re proud to announce that we’ll be welcoming Hugh Jackman and the rest of the cast for the world premiere of The Greatest Showman on board the world’s greatest ocean liner, Queen Mary 2.
P.T Barnum the inspiration of the film sailed on Cunard ships in the 19th Century, and we have him to thank for bringing a touch of glamour to the entertainment on our voyages.
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#65
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To be frank, does anyone seriously expect Cunard to be forthcoming? From my experience on these boards and interaction with the Purser's Desk, no response seems to be Cunard's communication policy.
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#66
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Our long time TA called yesterday to wish us Bon Voyage. During our conversation, we mentioned the lack of details that have been forthcoming to passengers regarding the movie premier. He called his contact at Cunard and got some answers. It appears that Cunard's lack of information is primarily because the event was negociated by Carnival corporate rather than by Cunard and many at Cunard were not kept in the loop of information. According to the information I received, the QR will only be closed to passengers during the time of reception and the attendees will be escorted by security to the RC theater for the closed event. The Chart Room, Golden Lion, and most other public areas on decks 2 & 3 should be open for passengers to use during the event. Hopefully this information is accurate.
#67
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Originally posted by BobBranst
Our long time TA called yesterday to wish us Bon Voyage. During our conversation, we mentioned the lack of details that have been forthcoming to passengers regarding the movie premier. He called his contact at Cunard and got some answers. It appears that Cunard's lack of information is primarily because the event was negociated by Carnival corporate rather than by Cunard and many at Cunard were not kept in the loop of information. According to the information I received, the QR will only be closed to passengers during the time of reception and the attendees will be escorted by security to the RC theater for the closed event. The Chart Room, Golden Lion, and most other public areas on decks 2 & 3 should be open for passengers to use during the event. Hopefully this information is accurate.
Thanks. It's nice to have some relatively concrete info as to what spaces won't be available that evening.

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#68
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Thanks for the update, have a great trip.
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#69
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I just received an email from Cunard inviting me to watch a feed of the movie premiere event "live from the Red Carpet on Queen Mary 2" tomorrow beginning at 5:30pm local time. The link provided in the email is to the URL "cruise.cunard.com/pub/cc" plus a very long parameter of seemingly random characters. Not sure, but I suppose that parameter included in the URL may personally identify me as an "invitee" to watch the live stream. Interestingly, when I click on the link now (a day early) it sends me to Cunard's facebook page. I'm curious, so I imagine I'll be watching at least some of the event tomorrow.

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Facebook Live is a cheap way to live stream any event so I wouldn't be surprised if the red carpet event is on their Facebook page.
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#71
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The Look Hotel, which is just a few blocks from the terminal, tweeted this, earlier this evening:

The Queen Mary 2 cruise ship will be sponsoring fireworks tomorrow night, north of Governor's Island at 7:15PM! Come out to Red Hook and watch them with us!

I hope I can find a vantage point for capturing a shot of the fireworks over the ship.


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Anyone planning to tune in for the Red Carpet? It begins in about 45 minutes; I think it's on Cunard's Facebook page.
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#74
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Originally posted by Underwatr
Anyone planning to tune in for the Red Carpet? It begins in about 45 minutes; I think it's on Cunard's Facebook page.
Didn't see this post beforehand, but I did watch most of the approximately 90-minute Facebook Live feed from QM2 on Cunard's facebook page. For those that may be interested in watching a replay of it, here is a link to the video.

https://www.facebook.com/cunard/vide...6000552338223/

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#75
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The guests are secondary on this cruise. Hoping to leave soon from NYC - no sign yet as perhaps the movie stars have not left yet.


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Originally posted by Pavovsky
The guests are secondary on this cruise. Hoping to leave soon from NYC - no sign yet as perhaps the movie stars have not left yet.


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I really don’t think want to be negative but one of the best things about cruising is leaving a port and commencing a journey. Despite the enforced Hollywood delay till midnight, it seems the ship is not leaving anytime soon (1 am). Determined to stay up but the excited crowds are quickly diminishing.


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Originally posted by Pavovsky
I really don’t think want to be negative but one of the best things about cruising is leaving a port and commencing a journey. Despite the enforced Hollywood delay till midnight, it seems the ship is not leaving anytime soon (1 am). Determined to stay up but the excited crowds are quickly diminishing.

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Checking QM2's track on AIS, it looks like you did finally start to get underway about 1:00am. It probably won't go over too well to learn that Hugh Jackman said during the onboard red carpet broadcast he was told the ship was probably not going to leave until 1:00. Seems the passengers may have been left in the dark about that.

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#78
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All in the past now. Enjoy your crossing (and take good care of Mary for the next two weeks!).

I wasn't expecting the ceremony to take over the Grand Lobby and Deck 2 aft of that as it appeared to in the feed (I guess we only had our own guesses about what areas would be affected). If they intended to showcase the glamour and ambience of an ocean liner voyage I don't understand why they covered the Deck 2 walls with movie posters.

Was first seating Britannia dinner affected? Were passengers permitted to use the Deck 2 entrance to Britannia?

Were passengers permitted to view the red carpet in the O bby from Deck 3?
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Originally posted by Underwatr
All in the past now. Enjoy your crossing (and take good care of Mary for the next two weeks!).

I wasn't expecting the ceremony to take over the Grand Lobby and Deck 2 aft of that as it appeared to in the feed (I guess we only had our own guesses about what areas would be affected). If they intended to showcase the glamour and ambience of an ocean liner voyage I don't understand why they covered the Deck 2 walls with movie posters.

Was first seating Britannia dinner affected? Were passengers permitted to use the Deck 2 entrance to Britannia?

Were passengers permitted to view the red carpet in the O bby from Deck 3?

Disappointing start but overall the crossing exceeded high expectations. Will provide in the coming days a more complete review.
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