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I think all pax should be required to carry a sign with them at all times.  One side says "talk to me" the other says "leave me alone".

 

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On ‎5‎/‎30‎/‎2019 at 1:22 PM, photocat75 said:

over the top , perhaps an old fashion word

 

think, going to dinner on a viking ship wearing an old fashion smoking jacket, tux pants, silk slippers and a silk top hat  

 

folks loved it as they did him and when they found out he could really sing  he was being invited to parties all over the US when we got home 

 

Sorry for the late response! Sounds like he's a lot of fun to be around.

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On 5/28/2019 at 3:01 PM, zitsky said:

This is why we can't have meetings.  No one gets along.  😞

 "Could we please say grace, can we at least do that?"   --Divine

😉

 

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38 minutes ago, Daytona_MAc said:

 "Could we please say grace, can we at least do that?"   --Divine

😉

 

 

I don't see that happening.

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Nor can I, TBH. The line is from an old John Waters movie I was dragged to see (against my better judgement) by a dear friend who shall remain nameless. It was a delight, and this line from the movie is one which pops up from time-to-time. 

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Yes John Waters is good.  I like early Almodovar.  High Heels is great.  Women on the verge etc.

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This can be true of straight couples as well. It just comes down to luck i think, on who ends up on the cruise and who you end meeting/bumping into? Almost in the same way when you are in a bar.

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I just finished up a 12 day voyage on Queen Mary 2 last month. The first four days were from Southampton to Hamburg and back with a straight couple who are very gay friendly. At six in the evening we would meet in my suite or the the Queens Grill Lounge for a pre dinner drink, so I didn't get a chance to attend the Friends gathering those days. The remaining eight days the Friends gathering was as enjoyable as in years past with the usual couple of 'characters' who tend to make pills of themselves for some reason. but I Iet it pass. The ages of the Friends ranged from 30s to at least 75(me) which I think reflects on the Queen Mary passengers in general. 

 

On prior voyages from Hamburg with a large number of Germans aboard, there were few Germans at the Friends gathering. It would have been interesting to see if that were the case on the latest voyage where there were a lot of Germans on the Hamburg to Southampton leg. For the Southampton to NYC leg there were a few English speaking Germans who attended, and I wonder if language is the barrier. 

 

Interestingly because I was traveling solo for the Southampton to NYC leg, I was seated at a table by my self in the Queens Grill. Those couples at tables near by went out of their way to talk to me, I guess feeling sorry for me, but they were very kind. I enjoyed this voyage so much I am doing it again in 2020 (July 22 from Hamburg) and 2021 (also July 22 from Hamburg).

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1 hour ago, Bigmike911 said:

I just finished up a 12 day voyage on Queen Mary 2 last month. The first four days were from Southampton to Hamburg and back with a straight couple who are very gay friendly. At six in the evening we would meet in my suite or the the Queens Grill Lounge for a pre dinner drink, so I didn't get a chance to attend the Friends gathering those days. The remaining eight days the Friends gathering was as enjoyable as in years past with the usual couple of 'characters' who tend to make pills of themselves for some reason. but I Iet it pass. The ages of the Friends ranged from 30s to at least 75(me) which I think reflects on the Queen Mary passengers in general. 

 

On prior voyages from Hamburg with a large number of Germans aboard, there were few Germans at the Friends gathering. It would have been interesting to see if that were the case on the latest voyage where there were a lot of Germans on the Hamburg to Southampton leg. For the Southampton to NYC leg there were a few English speaking Germans who attended, and I wonder if language is the barrier. 

 

Interestingly because I was traveling solo for the Southampton to NYC leg, I was seated at a table by my self in the Queens Grill. Those couples at tables near by went out of their way to talk to me, I guess feeling sorry for me, but they were very kind. I enjoyed this voyage so much I am doing it again in 2020 (July 22 from Hamburg) and 2021 (also July 22 from Hamburg).

Thank you for the information on your Queen Mary 2 transatlantic.  I have just completed my booking (NYC to Southampton) leaving May 31,2020 and am also traveling solo in the Queens Grill as I got a very good deal.  I hope I have as pleasant a voyage as you had.  I will check out the "Friends" gathering.  I am older than you so I will really bring up the average age in the group.  Thanks again for your mini review.

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Mike:  Glad that you enjoyed the diners in Queens Grill.  We were on a TA in September and met some wonderful folks at the LGBT cocktail parties, and we met some not-so-wonderful people.  We had dinner with the wonderful ones.

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I have mostly cruised alone as I will be in late November. I have met younger too cool guys and friendly young guys. The same with older guys.

Seabourn invites me to dine with a prearranged table that is hosted by a friendly staff person. It's a great way to meet people.

 

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Thank the Universe none of you spouting negatives are on my next cruise. I've had nothing but great experiences at NCL FOD visits.  RCCL was hit or miss. It does work out well sometimes!

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1 hour ago, PRgymnast said:

Thank the Universe none of you spouting negatives are on my next cruise. I've had nothing but great experiences at NCL FOD visits.  RCCL was hit or miss. It does work out well sometimes!

 

Comments seem pretty positive to me???

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1 minute ago, zitsky said:

 

Comments seem pretty positive to me???

Yes, they mostly were and that has also been my experience.  My post wasn't directed towards those folks. I'm addressing the negative commentators and the looking down upon others. 

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27 minutes ago, PRgymnast said:

Yes, they mostly were and that has also been my experience.  My post wasn't directed towards those folks. I'm addressing the negative commentators and the looking down upon others. 

 

I think if you display positivity, you will see that more in other people, as people pick up on your positive attitude.

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On 10/21/2019 at 3:46 PM, tv24 said:

Mike:  Glad that you enjoyed the diners in Queens Grill.  We were on a TA in September and met some wonderful folks at the LGBT cocktail parties, and we met some not-so-wonderful people.  We had dinner with the wonderful ones.

The not so wonderful ones, were the 'pills'. 

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