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  1. Sdancer....there is no way of knowing which voyages might have more dancers. We usually take the double crossing. Some might cross one way. I do wish there was a way to know if there was a large dance club on a voyage. Those voyages make the Queen Mary 2 dance floor seem very small.
  2. I do not want anyone reading Cunard pages to think that the dance floor is for professional type dancing and then not book a Cunard cruise for that reason. The dancing on Cunard is what I would call Social Dancing.You do not have to be a trained dancer to be on the dance floor. I hope everyone is aware of that. My husband is a wonderful dancer and we originally came to Cunard (many voyages ago) as I LOVE to dance. Never had a lesson, even though I go to these so called dance classes that are being held on sea days. Too many people there and as my husband will not attend, never have a partner to practice with. Therefore do not expect to learn how to dance from these classes. Sdance.....The hosts can dance with you. However, a host cannot dance 2 dances in a row with a passenger. Also the host is to make sure that everyone that wants to dance has had their turn before he dances with the first dance passenger again. Now there are usually 6 hosts and one might be female. The female hosts also dance with female passengers. If there are 40 women wanting to dance, you will not have very many dances. Each voyage is different in the number of passengers who want to dance who need a partner though. Also, sometimes the floor is very crowded. When there is a dance club that is cruising, the floor is usually very crowded every night. You can't go whizzing across the floor. I have seen videos of the dance floor on the ships and they are only partially full. However, on the voyages we take, the floor always seem to be crowded. I have only cruised once without my husband. I tried dancing with a few of the hosts. A German man danced similarly to my husband. However the others were very hard to dance with and very stiff. I am only a social dancer, so maybe this is the way that it is. Lakesregion.....I believe that one other duty of the hosts is to accompany a bus when passengers go on ship's excursions. We have had hosts go on the bus just to make sure there is a Cunard representative on each excursion. In this case, do the hosts have to pay the same as all other passengers or is their excursion, gratis? I assumed it was.
  3. Suntower looks very nice. Saw on map and it is quite a bit north of the cruise port. Do you take taxi and approximately how much....from airport to hotel and from hotel to cruise port. Do they have a shared transfer from hotel to airport for a cost? I do not use Uber. Is there anywhere within walking distance to pick up last minute things for cruise or a forgotten toothbrush?
  4. Thanks for the replies. david, Mississauga....I remember seeing that printed brochure that came. I thought that the prices were so ridiculous that there were misprints. By the way, I always remember your posts as we fly out of YYZ in Mississauga. Canuker...agree that the website is not very user friendly. bluemarble....you are always there with a great answers to questions. Much appreciated. SargessoPirate...saw the little flag in the top right hand corner. It allows me to see the US prices and the Canadian prices. Did conversion from US to Canadian. The rate seems to be 1.34 as of today. I guess it can change daily. I just found this B ig B ox site recently. I was thinking of maybe using them. Have you had good results with them?
  5. I have done a search. There are 241 pages with Canadian and US mentioned. It says Cunard US, but when I try to do a trial booking, the amount changes to Canadian Dollars. I am booking for 2022, so I thought I might book in US dollars and see if our Canadian dollar fares better in the next 2 years. I will contact a TA later, but want to know approximately the exchange rate that they are giving today. Hope it is simple to do as I am not really computer literate. Thanks for any help.
  6. I do like this voyage. Will probably be booking, but not for awhile. As long as I have a balcony I will be satisfied. DH and I were around South America in....probably 2007 or so. QM2 was in a hurry and did not have many ports of call. Left Fort Lauderdale and it was 7 sea days (which I like) before we hit Rio de Janeiro. Went around to San Francisco on a section of world cruise. This one will probably be good also. I like that it has stops in the Caribbean. What cabin do you like roadtripper and why.
  7. Sopwith and edgee....I totally agree with you. On each of our last 2 cruises with Oceania, there was a disappointing incident. One Noro and the length of being quarantined and then another happening on the next cruise. Oceania did not want to hear about them. So. I was looking for another company.
  8. Thanks royalcruz.....that is what I wanted. Lots of good reading on that page.
  9. Thanks Flatbus Flyer.....that is it. Lots of good reading on that page.
  10. Thanks MarkBearSF.....that is it. Lots of good reading on that page.
  11. Someone posted a list to contact upper management by email. I thought that I had bookmarked this entry that I saw a few months ago. It was either on Cunard, Oceania or Celebrity section. Those are the ones that I read regularly, but it could have been on another section also. Just can't read enough about cruising. I thought I had bookmarked it, but no. Tried multiple searches but could not find. Does the original poster or anyone else have this site available. It was not only for the cruise industry but was a list where one could contact upper management of many companies. Thanks for all replies.
  12. Someone posted a list to contact upper management by email. I thought that I had bookmarked this entry that I saw a few months ago. It was either on Cunard, Oceania or Celebrity section. Those are the ones that I read regularly, but it could have been on another section also. Just can't read enough about cruising. I thought I had bookmarked it, but no. Tried multiple searches but could not find. Does the original poster or anyone else have this site available. It was not only for the cruise industry but was a list where one could contact upper management of many companies. Thanks for all replies.
  13. Someone posted a list to contact upper management by email. I thought that I had bookmarked this entry that I saw a few months ago. It was either on Cunard, Oceania or Celebrity section. Those are the ones that I read regularly, but it could have been on another section also. Just can't read enough about cruising. I thought I had bookmarked it, but no. Tried multiple searches but could not find. Does the original poster or anyone else have this site available. It was not only for the cruise industry but was a list where one could contact upper management of many companies. Thanks for all replies.
  14. We have never cruised with Celebrity but thought I might give them a try for our Caribbean cruise this January or February, 2020. I would take B2B as 7 days is not enough. My first step was to read a few of the questions on this Celebrity board. I was leaning towards Equinox. Celebrity web page was very confusing to me. First time using it. I did not like the fact that the price with refundable deposit was more than the price with nonrefundable deposit. I am booking this cruise because I want to take this cruise. However, I would like to get my deposit back if I do have to cancel before final payment. There should be no difference in price because of the way the deposit is paid. Also the way the perks are outlined and then the way the price changes when you change perks. It makes me very confused, and I am good at math, and as frustrated as OP is. Really puts me off. I am not booking a cruise with Celebrity because of this. I will still read your board though.
  15. Essiesmom.....Thanks for reply. That does sound like a good price for Oceania. I will check to see if something like that comes up or is still available. I thought you might have been sent a special code, but looks like just good research on your part. Enjoy your cruise.
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