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  1. With the Terminals being on 12th Avenue - West Side Highway and the street are quite lengthy. Candy Stores and Mini Superette are not located till about 8 - 9 Avenue and very few on 10th Avenue. 11th Avenue in that vicinity are main Big Automobile Dealerships and some parks.
  2. John, Pls you will never see me buy a ticket for a "boat not ship" like that. Foot prints in your Baked Alaska.....Say it not so......
  3. Having been Grill Passengers, we have appreciated the Care and Concern we have received in the past. Also in the Suite, Concierge Lounge, Grill Lounge and Restaurants, we have been cared for with all our needs and requests. Yes, it is wise to become accustomed to the Staff and Crew that will be attending to you.
  4. Cruise Critics is a valuable and informative forum with opinions, comments and suggestions from those "Newbies" and Veteran Cunarders with vast experience. Being a Brooklynite and user many times of the BCT, I appreciate the closeness than in the past experiencing the Manhattan terminal. Being a Grill passenger as we have in the past, you will have to experience the typical check in at the door of documents for the sailing, security both for your self and also the carry on luggage. Making those directing you in the Terminal after security aware of your status Grill (also viewing your paperwork) you will be directed to the Grill, Platinum, Diamond Check In Line. Totally separate from other passengers check in. True, if you arrive on that line, there maybe others of your status which maybe abit long. Compared to the other lines, these do move better. After your Document Check In you will be directed to the Grill Lounge to wait or directed to ship depending the number of passenger directed to avoid a pileup.. We do appreciate the BCT being close to home and not as the other terminals in the city with the size of other ships.
  5. We order Milk or Half & Half from Room Service with our first breakfast in the cabin/suite. We keep the Silver Pitcher in our refrig in the cabin/suite for future use and it keeps for quite long time for future use. Silver pitcher keeps it very cold for anytime use with those in room use.
  6. Besides being the Planetarium, it is also the Illuminations Theater where there are lectures and the On Board Movies. Most likely the Movies will be shown in the Evenings. Never attended the Movies so can't tell you how loud the volume is while being played. The Planetarium is shown in the Mid Afternoon. Maybe others have experienced cabins in that vicinity.
  7. I had the HC in the Golden Lion and it was great. Had it during BINGO. Extra surcharge but worth it. And the one in Kings Court is very good. Got it when we got home from Amazon and now our HC for the house. Comes in good size bottles, not like the packages in KC.
  8. Being a Brooklynite and also user of the site, the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal is shared by the Princess, Cunard and recently MSC Lines. It also which we are not happy with, it is a very expensive lot but is a secure one with security and lighting which gives us comfort when we use it. There are no reservations like the one in Manhattan, so first come and first served but still should be enough space for all but can be quite a walk when parking later in the day before boarding. There is no real vending machines for food available so really just to process and board passengers. Hope this helps.
  9. Barrachina Restaurant Old San Juan was born following a long family tradition in the culinary arts. Barrachina Restaurant Old San Juan was recognized as the king of “Paella”, also a traditional Spanish bartender Don Ramon Portas Mingot in 1963 created what became the world's famous drink: the Piña Colada. Ramón 'Monchito' Marrero Pérez claims to have first made it at the Caribe Hilton Hotel's Beachcomber Bar in San Juan on 15th August 1952 (the Caribe Hilton say 1954), using the then newly available Coco López cream of coconut. Matter of opinion... a claim...to research....
  10. We like to pickup snacks in our ships Logo Shop to keep in the cabin. Or will pickup snacks or goodies when in port at one of the local stores by the pier.
  11. Barrachina's restaurant in Old San Juan is the location of the original Pina Colada. They have a small restaurant we enjoyed once for lunch.
  12. I believe the best night, and this is my opinion, in the Queens Room that ROCKS the room is the Big Band Evening.. I look forward to that of on all the sailings. I even have chills thinks of it 304 days from now....."Let The Good Times Roll"....
  13. "Veteran" Cunarders have vast experience thru their Loyalty to the Cunard Line. Many passengers want to try other Lines and Ships but Cunarders are Loyal Repeaters voyage after voyage. Even taking advantage of inquiring on board and booking while on board. Even always looking forward to the next year(s) ex. 2025, 2026, 2027 sailing schedule of cruises. When on board, there is even a challenge of finding enough space for those Platinum and Diamond members at the CWC Gatherings. "We Are Cunarders, We Are Loyal"....
  14. True there are alternative locations one can dance in the room. But the anticipation to dance in and on the Queen Room dance floor is the main attraction for all to experience and should be equally shared by all those also sharing the Queen Mary 2. Those with higher skills should be considerate to those lessor and welcome them on the dance floor. I for one while dancing see some one attempting with great effort, would bow to their efforts and share the space even with a gentle gesture of acknowledgement. In plain words "We Are All On The Same Ship" aren't we?
  15. stoddaj1, sorry for some keyboard errors in spelling....
  16. We are not sure how many days you will be staying in NYC. But being in Downteown Brooklyn/Brooklyn Heights will afford you to close proximity to BCT. About 20 minutes in distance. From the above locations. The streets are straight traveling to BCT but can encounter travel depending the days you will be heading to the Terminal. There are hotels and boutique hotels in the Atlantic Avenue area and other areas in vicinity. Brooklyn is very interesting in that area but not as engrossed in tourist attractions but still interesting in content. Dumbo (Brooklyn Bridge Area) Park Area, Brooklyn Bridge Walkway, East River to Lower Manhattan. Last minute shopping on Fulton Street if needed. Also many different restaurants to along Court Street and Smith Street also Montague Street. Oh BTW, the Brooklyn Heights Esplanade viewing the East River, Bklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan.
  17. My wife and I find it challenging on the QM2 more than when we were on the QE2. Those "Harvest Moon Ball" participates can create an uneasiness on the floor and those that seem liking to perform do take up space. My DW and I love to do the Slow Dances also and wish all would follow a circle pattern. Coming up in March, we do hope to do a lot of use of the Queen Room and wonderful music that is played.
  18. Judyrem, We were in 2022 September in a QM2 PG (10021) and we only had a Tub/Shower combo. There were no separate Tub & Shower or Separate Shower in that Suite. You may want review Youtube reviews of PG and see those bathrooms videoed and how they look.
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