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Jonty

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Queen Mary 2
« on: November 04, 2010, 10:08:33 pm »

  I'm being dragged onto said lugger next week for a trip to Noo Yark. Not my idea, and not much looking forward to six days on the North Atlantic in November, especially as the old Queens did  the crossing in only three and a bit days!

  Anyone done it? Have any useful tips? I'd sooner have flown and spent the time and money over there.

  I'll have to take my father's trusty old Ross Stepruvas and stave off boredom by scanning the horizon for U-boats or a smudge of the Bismarck's smoke...
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Colin Bishop

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Re: Queen Mary 2
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2010, 10:38:06 pm »

Lucky you! I'm booked to go on her next September and am looking forward to it.

They say that a proper transatlantic crossing is one of those things to do before you die (provided you complete it of course!).

QM2 is a 'proper' liner and much more sea kindly than typical cruise ships like her fleetmates Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. I'm sure you will find plenty on of things board to amuse yourself en route, there's even a Planetarium in case it's cloudy. The old Queens used to bash on regardless but I think you will find the QM2 takes a more southerly route to avoid the likelihood of bad weather (and icebergs)

Personally I hate planes although we have to come back on one. Flying cattle class has become a horrible experience since the days when airlines had those windmill things on the wings to pull them along.

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Re: Queen Mary 2
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2010, 11:13:30 pm »

Update:

You may have an interesting crossing - just seen this weather chart for next week on another Forum.  %%

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Re: Queen Mary 2
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2010, 11:28:51 pm »

  Umm, I do rather hope that that pretty coloured scale at the bottom of the chart isn't Beaufort?
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Colin Bishop

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Re: Queen Mary 2
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2010, 11:56:00 pm »

Wave heights actually... But in metres I'm afraid.  :o
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Re: Queen Mary 2
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2010, 07:21:01 am »

And theyr'e broadside on! {:-{
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2010, 07:52:24 am »

My wife and I came back from New York on the QM2 a few years ago. We really enjoyed it. We got upgraded to a suite for no extra charge (though it was quite expensive to start with!!!). The food in the Princess Grill was fantastic and it was quite an experience getting dressed up for dinner every night. Much nicer than flying!!!
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Re: Queen Mary 2
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2010, 04:45:44 pm »

And theyr'e broadside on! {:-{
Not if they're taking the more usual "winter route" via the southern coast of the Azores...they'll just be batting into it. Almost as nasty as the rolling. BY.
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Re: Queen Mary 2
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2010, 07:22:46 pm »

treated the "long suffering" to a fortnight in the Caribean on Queen Mary 2 for putting up with me for 25 years :}

enjoy it.....   it sets a standard others can only aspire too!


150 000 tons with some serious power (and stabilisers)   it is fantastic!  saving for our 30th to do some more Cunard-ing




if you really are unsure about it......   i will throw a sickie at work and go in your place :} :} :}



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Re: Queen Mary 2
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2010, 09:41:46 pm »

They say that a proper transatlantic crossing is one of those things to do before you die (provided you complete it of course!).

I did it 2 years ago on the old QE2, and it was a fantastic experience, capping off a marvellous voyage. We had already been on the ship for 7 weeks, and at no time were we bored, there's plenty to do. During the Atlantic crossing, we passed over the Titanic's resting place, 96 years to the day (10th April) after she sank.

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Re: Queen Mary 2
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2010, 01:52:41 pm »

Brittany Ferries have cancelled their Spain and Roscoff crossings on Tuedsay due to anticipated bad weather...

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Re: Queen Mary 2
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2010, 09:27:50 pm »

 i hope that you enjoy your trip jonty could be lumpy can i come as not wanted on voyage i would behave i am house trained have a great time  slug
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