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Cynthia Sponge August 9th, 2013 10:20 AM

Observations on QM2 New York/Southampton
Just returned from the QM2 New York/Southampton
and have a few of observations.

Eggs in Kings Court

Over hard
Over easy
Sunny side up
Over Medium

This all confuses my Ron ( I know he is a silly old fool but he is my Ron) to such a degree that he will only have scrambled when on the QM2 so as to avoid confusion. :-(

Public Area Toilets

Nearly 50% were out of action on and off during the trip with no explanation from the Commodore as to why - who did thinkthat we needed to know on a daily basis how much water was under the ship - there was quiteclearly a lot waiting to be disposed of on it :-(

Walking Around the Deck

As we had some sunny weather the deck chair hoggers were out in force
inconsiderately putting loungers across the path at the bow so us walkers had to find a route through - it was like an obstacle course - :confused:


In the Golden Lion the Pina Colada's were watery and tasteless who ever makes them needs to be re-trained.


In all bars on the ship we were told they had run out of Pimms
yet they were selling bottles in the shop - could somebody from the Bar staff not have popped along and bought a few bottles - come on Commodore get your companies A*** in gear.


Paul Motter August 11th, 2013 10:11 AM

Yes... of course there is no reason why you cannot ask why things are so...

But in the long run, one of the realities of ships is that you can't just call a plumber when toilets go down. You have plumbers onboard, but if you need parts you can't just get UPS to send them to your ship in the middle of the Atlantic ocean.

It is hard enough to maintain a ship without all of the logistic challenges of being out at sea. The more you know about them the more you accept this fact.

As for the eggs - My wife regularly orders "over medium" - I had never heard of it, but it makes sense if you think about it. They make great fresh eggs on ships, I would urged him to be more adventurous.

Solent Richard September 23rd, 2013 02:37 AM

Loving it.

We used to own a Country House hotel on the outskirts of Bath, England.

It was very popular with Americans because we use to market it through Best Western.

I recall very early on having to adapt our breakfast ordering style when, for the first time in our lives, we came across terms such as 'over easy' and 'sunny side up'.

It's a good job we are all different.

Paul Motter October 2nd, 2013 12:02 PM

The Queen Mary transatlantic was one of my all-time favorite cruises.

I met people on the ship who were taking it over to New York and then back to the UK, without getting off.

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