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Forum: Cunard August 15th, 2005, 06:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,802
Posted By Skippyyyy
Re: QE2 Query


I read your original post and really struggled to think whether QE2 is what you're looking for.

I've travelled in a Q2 on the Signal deck - and you're right - the balcony makes the world of...
Forum: Health at Sea July 14th, 2005, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,553
Posted By Skippyyyy
Re: basic conditions that require some sort of treatment

Insurance is an absolute 'must' (like stated above). However, each policy usually carries an excess. This means that you're not allowed to claim for the first (say) $80 of any treatment. The more...
Forum: Cunard July 14th, 2005, 05:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,101
Posted By Skippyyyy
Re: Britannia vs Princess Grill Restaurant, QEII

We order off menu from time to time. We ask the Maitre D' at breakfast or lunch for what we'd like for dinner and he's more than happy. (In a way it helps them as they know precisely who's having...
Forum: Cunard February 19th, 2004, 03:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By Skippyyyy
Re: ebay

You've hit my achilles heal.........

I've been looking (since 29th Jan) at the QM2 items being offered for sale on ebay.

We were on the 12th Jan maiden and watched in dismay as people queued at...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers February 11th, 2004, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By Skippyyyy
Re: The Passport Plunge....

Tip: These days photo developing shops have digital cameras that will take a passport sized photo of you.

You can view the photo before they print it - and if you're not 100% happy with your...
Forum: Tipping February 10th, 2004, 06:05 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 25,393
Posted By Skippyyyy
Re: We'll never tip again.

Which raises an interesting point...........

Tokyo agress that (should she ever find it :o) service above and beyond should be rewarded.

What about if service is below and behind?

I was...
Forum: Tipping January 30th, 2004, 09:27 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 25,393
Posted By Skippyyyy
Re: We'll never tip again.


With regard to your comment:-

'Regarding tipping in pubs in the UK: Ah, but eventually you have to (at least offer to) buy the barman (or woman) a drink, so it comes out to the same...
Forum: Cunard January 29th, 2004, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By Skippyyyy
Re: Now.. If I wanted to eat in the Britannia Restaurant...

You have to book the evening dining venues in advance. Book as soon as you can. You'll have to beg, barter and plead to get your reservations in the Lotus and Carvery etc Very popular venues.

Forum: Tipping January 29th, 2004, 09:41 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 25,393
Posted By Skippyyyy
Re: We'll never tip again.


I agree with you - and I also raise the question of:-

Me: 'Waiter, I'd like to order a pot of tea, with cup, saucer, spoon, sugar bowl, and jug of milk please'
Waiter:'Certainly sir....
Forum: Travel Gripes! January 29th, 2004, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By Skippyyyy
Re: 1st amendment "rights"

I dare say it's also illegal to shout out 'FIRE' when a gunman is holding up a bank.
Keep quiet if you want to live in that sort of situation.

Forum: Travel Gripes! January 29th, 2004, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By Skippyyyy
Re: retrieving your passports

Strictly speaking, a Passport is the property of the country to which it refers and may be recalled by that country's issuing authority at any time.

You should NOT allow your passport to be taken...
Forum: Tipping January 29th, 2004, 08:31 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 25,393
Posted By Skippyyyy
We'll never tip again.

Our experience over the past couple of weeks.

Onboard....... A daily amount was added per person to be shared out between room steward and dining room wait staff.

We agreed to this and on the...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff January 29th, 2004, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By Skippyyyy
Re: which beach is best???

St. Thomas - Magen's Bay. We went there recently. It is *supposed* to be one of the top three beaches in the world.

We have to disagree.

Whilst it could be described as picturesque being in a...
Forum: Travel Gripes! January 29th, 2004, 07:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 371
Posted By Skippyyyy
Re: Table hoggers

You can put a sweater or similar over the chairback to indicate that it is occupied. Also, alter the layout of the cutlery so that it does not look as if it was laid by a waiter/ess and that it has...
Forum: Travel Gripes! January 29th, 2004, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By Skippyyyy
Towels and kisses

Recently I was onboard a ship for two weeks. It doesn't matter which ship. Some of the 'gripes' I list below are common ones, and now I'm putting my two penny worth in.

1. Reserved beds/towels
Forum: Cunard January 29th, 2004, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By Skippyyyy
Re: Now.. If I wanted to eat in the Britannia Restaurant...

bstaples is nearly spot on.
Cat P dine in Princess Grill
Cat Q dine in Queens Grill

The seating in the Grill dining rooms is not really open. You are assigned a table and unless you request a...
Forum: Cunard January 5th, 2004, 04:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By Skippyyyy
Re: Cars on board?

Yes, QE2 can still transport your car. I heard a rumour - that if your car is a vintage car - then it goes free. Modern cars get charged according to size/weight.
Forum: Cunard January 2nd, 2004, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By Skippyyyy
Re: qm2 photos

What a cheapskate!!!!!!

Pete :o)
Forum: Cunard January 2nd, 2004, 05:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By Skippyyyy
Re: Photos of "QM2" in Vigo

Interesting point about RMS.

Is QM2 ACTUALLY going to be carrying Royal Mail? Any letter sent in the UK goes via Royal Mail - but these days most overseas post goes by air and the few postal items...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff December 23rd, 2003, 10:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,673
Posted By Skippyyyy
Re: Tattos & Sleevelessness

My wife has a pierced nose, a belly button bar, a 2 inch tatoo of Piglet (Winnie the Pooh) on her back and a 5 inch bouncy Tigger (Winnie the Pooh) on her tummy. Now that she's pregnant Tigger is...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff December 23rd, 2003, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 573
Posted By Skippyyyy
Re: How does a Travel Agent make thier money ?

And TAs also try to get you to buy their brand of travel insurance, so they get a cut of that too.

Airlines also sell blocks of seats to TAs in the form of 'You pay us $xxx for each seat you book...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff December 23rd, 2003, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,703
Posted By Skippyyyy
Re: Post cruise sea sickness

My wife and I get this - sometimes really severely. We call it 'dock rock'. We actually rather like the sensation - it's as if our cruise is extended and we feel as if we are still at sea!!!!! (we...
Forum: Travel Gripes! December 18th, 2003, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By Skippyyyy
Re: Drinking age

If Carnival is 'very strict' - then I wouldn't risk smuggling any alcohol on board.

Buying alcohol in the first port means you still have to bring it aboard ship and at that point you fall into...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff December 17th, 2003, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By Skippyyyy
Re: Carnival Policy on Smoking on "Paradise"

Or could it be a matter of economics?

Re. Carnival putting on a smaller ship......... they lose out on economy of scale and (paradoxically) non smokers would be charged extra for a smoke free...
Forum: Cunard December 8th, 2003, 03:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By Skippyyyy
Re: QM2 uk visitor ballot


I don't think people who are on the Maiden were sent an invite - because they assume that these people will get to see all round the ship anyway.

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