Martin and Jan's Journey on the QM2


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#1
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Joined Apr 2016
https://martinandjansjourney.com/

For those who like to follow the QM2's world cruise here's a link to an excellent blog on their journey.
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#2
London
45 Posts
Joined Apr 2009
Thanks for posting this. I generally find blogs difficult to read as English is my second language and when the written text is poor it’s quite tricky to keep up. However this gentleman is an excellent writer.
#3
Gower Peninsula, Wales
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Joined Jan 2006
Thanks for the link to what promises to be an enjoyable blog.
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#5
Johannesburg, South Africa
21 Posts
Joined Apr 2016
Is anyone aware of similar blogs from other Worldcruisers on QV and QE? Enjoyed a short overview from LadyL1 on the first leg of the QV's trip to Port Canaveral but haven't discovered any others. So enjoyed the blogs from Roscoe39 and Safarigal on the QV's cruise last year!
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#7
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Joined Apr 2016
Thank you Host Hattie
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#8
New York City
151 Posts
Joined Feb 2013
Oh my goodness!!!!! I did the WC on QM2/QE/QM2 in 2016 and you have stirred up not only my wonderful memories BUT a hankering to try it again in a couple of years! I’ll do it if I can put the coins together-it is an awesome experience and Cunard is first rate. I’ll be following in memory, envy and hope! Have a grand time
#10
2,310 Posts
Joined Apr 2005
Originally posted by Oahucruiser
The only other one that I know of for Cunard is www.2018worldadventure.blogspot.com. They are leaving on February 5th on the QE for 21 days from San Francisco to Sydney, doing a period of land travel in Oz and then rejoining the ship in Singapore.

There are many people doing blogs from HAL's Amsterdam.

sigh Patti...its does bring back memories.....cant wait to do it again....
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#12
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Originally posted by roscoe39
sigh Patti...its does bring back memories.....cant wait to do it again....
I need a "like" button. We both should be on the QV or QE right now. ~Patti
#13
Florida
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Joined Sep 2010
Originally posted by Oahucruiser
The only other one that I know of for Cunard is www.2018worldadventure.blogspot.com. They are leaving on February 5th on the QE for 21 days from San Francisco to Sydney, doing a period of land travel in Oz and then rejoining the ship in Singapore.



There are many people doing blogs from HAL's Amsterdam.


This blog by Martin & Jan is by far our favorite of all the world cruise diaries. No constant bragging about one’s status with the cruise line or missive’s that they’ve been to a certain port a thousand times before. This blog has encouraged us to give Cunard a “test drive” next year! Thanks Martin!


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#14
San Francisco, CA
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Joined Nov 2002
Just a quick reply to thank you and to say I'm following your superbly-written posts as you take us along on your voyage.
(and to bump to post)

- Mark
#15
Australia
79 Posts
Joined Jul 2015
What a charming blog. Thank you Martin and Jan. I shall be joining the ship soon for just a few days but am looking forward to it all the more since you’ve set the scene so vividly with your delightful turns of phrase.
#16
Oakland, CA USA
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Joined Jan 2013
Don't often read blogs, but I took some time here today. Very nice, well done.
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#17
Hawaii
322 Posts
Joined Aug 2012
Most enjoyable------ My friend and I join the QM2 in Hong Kong on 3/31, and stay aboard till Southampton.....and we look forward to meeting you.
#18
Melbourne, Australia
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Joined Dec 2008
Thanks for the link to the blog! Any news on the 2020 WV itinerary?
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Previous cruises:
QM2 - Mediterranean Delights May 2009
QE - Aegean Introduction Nov 2010
Volendam - Pacific Treasures Feb 2012
QM2 - WC Segment SIN to MEL Feb 2013
QE - WC Segment SOU to HK Jan 2015
#19
ACT,Australia
742 Posts
Joined Oct 2011
Thanks Martin, really enjoying your blog. Chris and I joining the ship in Sydney and looking forward to sailing on QM2 for the first time. Maybe we will meet up on Deck 6-7 aft !!!
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#20
England
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Joined Aug 2007
Thank you all for these very welcome comments. I hope you all continue to enjoy the blog. Don’t hesitate to use the comments box on the blog if you have any questions.
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