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  1. Seen that, let's see what Cunard do. Meanwhile survive 70 mph winds hitting Cornwall tonight and tomorrow.
  2. I was lucky, I asked the same question a quite few years ago with Cunard. The lady on the phone said yes I could have it. I then booked on phone. When I got email confirmation no 5% discount. I emailed them they replied saying as I hadn't taken cruise it wasn't applicable. I said listen to what your agent said you made a verbal contract with me. I got the 5% off. Just need the right agent on phone.
  3. QE is heading south on Sunday right at big swell on Monday night through Tuesday, QM2 depends on route it takes. Might have to go north to miss it.
  4. A red or green suit would be great, they are a real style statement for someone young. A grey suit which is nearer to dress code to me says I don't have, can't be bothered with a DJ
  5. QE leaving Southampton on Sunday. I see 10 metre waves predicted for bay of Biscay Monday, rising to 12.5metre as we approach NW Spain on Tuesday. (WWW.weatheronline.com) Anyone had experience of either ship in these waves
  6. I must be unlucky then, ended up in a 100yard queue. I will be behind everyone knowing my luck, try and get there before 12am. See rough seas predicted bay biscay 10 metre plus up to 12.5 as you near Spain on Monday and Tuesday (www.weatheronline.com)
  7. I must be unlucky then, ended up in a 100yard queue.
  8. We have so far booked select but it's a matter of economics, at launch the OBC plus discount makes Select not much more expensive. If we were booking at another time without the select discount and there was a big price difference then it depends on cabin you are booking. We like a midship full suite, where basically there are no bad cabins, so a guarantee would work, as you can't be downgraded. However in a cabin grade where there are cabins you don't like in that grade or the grades above, then a guarantee is a much bigger risk, much more likely to end up with cabins no one wants. But if there are no cabins you don't like in in the grade you chose and any upgrades would be true upgrades it's a good deal. Need to spend a lot of time looking at deck plans.
  9. Thank you Jean. We will I think stick to Club ,we have early sitting, and hopefully continue with our string of nice table companions. I don't know what we'd do if a similiar situation to your disaster last year occurs. Did you try to move table, if so what was the response. I think I would try to move to freedom, or if not ask for a table change in club, but don't know the chance of success
  10. Thanks for all your thoughts We are going on a 19 med cruise. We will eat in MDR on all formal nights. In Sindhu and Ocean Grill on the 7 port nights, undecided on rest but most probably MDR. So far have had great table companions who we don't see in day and enjoy catching up with at night. Still contemplating freedom vs club.
  11. Jean We've always used club, and been lucky with table companions. The freedom of freedom dining appeals but we like a table of 6 to talk to others. My one worry about freedom dining do you have time to get past the introductory conversation, my name's...... , ....., etc
  12. Tackyness does bother me , bias does and all papers are equally guilty of that even your preferred so called non tacky ones and getting more so by the day. If you rely on papers for your news, you must read at least 3 or 4 to make your own unbiased opinion and to understand the mood of the country you must read papers you disagree with. Hence I always read your posts. Many of us have given up on papers and use multiple sources on the internet. But back to the subject of formal nights. If your prejudices are right. Given that the Tacky Wail as you call it has a circulation greater than all your preferred papers combined and its market share is growing, then the writing is on the wall . It looks like we'll all have to get string vests like Onslow as formal attire. But of course you may be wrong about both the mail and it's readers tastes. I think they would support formal nights.
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