Travelling on the QM11 from Southampton - New York 11th September.
Gay couple 40 and 53 living in Brighton England, Paul from Wellington New Zealand Graham from Perth Scotland.
We heard the place to meet on board is the Commodore bar in the evenings-the unoffical FOD gathering.
We have placed several enquires on the net with no other responces.
So hopefully we will meet a few others on Board.
Enjoy your trip over and hope to see you at some stage.
we'll be there....we are travelling from the waldof down on the saturday hopefully by limo. ...any recommendations...? we figured it would be a bit more comfortable than the bus...and more convenient., do you know how far it would be from london...? 2 hours..?
Yes have been told the commodore club and the veuve clicqot bar....sounds right up our alleys!!!!.... we are ranging in age from 35 through to 55., (the gays ones in our group at least...6 out of 13 aint bad for a change!!!)
We too have tried to contact Pied Piper to find out how many may be traveling with no reply.
A Limo from central london would take at least 2 and a half hours from where you will be staying and I think would be a problem with all that lougage you know your going to take.
Plus if for say we have a nice weekend for once everyone heads south to the beach which could and does cause delay.
Limos are very expensive here but look into it first.
You are staying so close to Waterloo train station and a direct line to Southampton docks.
I would say it would cost you around £15-20 each at most on the train so a limo may be an option.
Any info I can help you with just let me know.
Bye for now.
thanks bud...have had a couple of repsonses to the limo thing., 195 pounds., which between 4 of us isnt bad only thing is its white......they quoted 600 pounds for the orient express rain from waterloo....each!!!!!...and its only lunch (*edited for off-color content by moderator*) It'll be a fun thing so what the hey. thanks for the advice on travel time., cunard have not been helpful regarding the cunard connexions and dont seem to respond to emails.
i leave in a couple of weeks so the excitment is building.......hope you're looking forward to it too.........roscoe
We just returned from the July 22nd Westbound. We also chose a private car & driver to Southampton from London. (& Ironically, we ALSO stayed at the Waldorf!!!) The trip took about 2 hours, and was SO much nicer than the bus. Our driver was wonderful.
Enjoy your trip. We liked ours so much that we've already re-booked for TWO crossings next summer!
We were in the "Princess Grill" (I know, ,,,how appropriate!), so we didn't have to wait even 2 minutes. They just directed us to the front. We actually felt sort of guilty about that. Honestly, from the time we stepped out of the car until we walked into our suite was less than 10 minutes.
There was actually a FOD meeting at 12 noon the first day in the Commodore...then another at 12 noon on the second day by the indoor pool area. We guessed there to be about 20 in attendance, although we saw a LOT more than that around the ship. We'd also heard that the Commodore Club becomes the CommoDorothy club from about 10:30 pm until closing. There were always 'a few', but not a lot. We also made friends with quite a few straight couples.
THANKS...of course....we arnt so flash....just downstairs with the other slaves rowing...but I hope to get to see a few of the other cabins anyway....hoping some one will take kindly to us lowly peasants and give us a thrill! Last time we were on the QE2 even though the boarding time was 4., we brazened our way on at noon and so were lucky enough to have been on board and settled while everyone else was queing. Not sure if that is possible on the QM2 ...... Its going to be quite a trip and starts for me in about 15 more sleeps.....so the excitement is building .....as the ad says..!
One of the couples we became friends with did tell us that they had shown up at 1:00 for a 3:00 P.M. boarding & were allowed on without question....so go for it!! Every hour on that magnificent ship is worth it!
This particular couple I'm referring to was located down on Deck 3, inside room, in the very front of the ship, and they said their room was 'very nice & comfortable'. I don't think there's really a 'bad' room on the ship. (Although I thank you for the mental image of you 'gladiator types' down below, rowing in your loin cloths!!) <g>