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Offline Andy F

2010 - cruises
« on: Apr 14, 2009, 11:42 PM »
Reading another thread from Jerry posted earlier elsewhere has given me an idea.  If heading off on a cruise then consider posting your details here and see if anyone else is travelling at the same time. 
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Offline andyh

Re: Future Cruise Dates
« Reply #1 on: Apr 15, 2009, 02:14 PM »
This years voyages are  ;D

Voyage of the Vikings

QM2,  6-13 June 2009

Mediterranean Highlights

QM2, 14-26 September 2009

And

Maiden Voyage

QE, 12-25 October 2010



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Offline Waverley

Re: Future Cruise Dates
« Reply #2 on: Apr 15, 2009, 04:10 PM »
Good idea Andy

This years voyage

QM2 Iberian Odyssey 12th - 20th July 2009
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Offline Andy F

Re: Future Cruise Dates
« Reply #3 on: Apr 15, 2009, 05:49 PM »
Thanks Guys and hope you both have a great time.  As for me, mine are as follows:

Baltic Splendours 1

27 May to 10 Jun

Med Adventure

2 to 18 Sep

Both QV (I know!)
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Re: Future Cruise Dates
« Reply #4 on: Apr 15, 2009, 06:49 PM »
I think this topic is a nice idea to allow the Forum members to meet up on common ground.

However for those of you who don't know already, do bear in mind that both CruiseCritic and CunardCritic offer lively "Roll Calls" where you can meet many more people online who will be on your cruise and discuss it both before and afterwards.  If it wasn't for the CruiseCritic Roll Call, I'd never have met SingleMalt Ali and therefore never got to dine in PG with her and her Mum which would have been a tragedy!
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2010 - cruises
« Reply #5 on: Jan 06, 2010, 12:10 PM »
Who has any trips booked for 2010 -when and where.  Sadly no sea time for me yet apart from a short jaunt on an Irish ferry :)

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Offline Avariel

Re: 2010 - cruises
« Reply #6 on: Jan 06, 2010, 01:53 PM »
Actually I'll be joining QM2 for a short portion of the World Cruise - from Singapore to Hong Kong.

As for land trips, my mother is thinking of a short trip to Beijing in April. And who know what trips my friends and I might plan as well.

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Re: 2010 - cruises
« Reply #7 on: Jan 06, 2010, 02:19 PM »
Who has any trips booked for 2010 -when and where.

I wonder whether any of these will lead to mini-meets of the QE2Story Forum on board various ships?

I have a couple at planning stage (not yet confirmed) -- SS Rotterdam in February, and Marco Polo in April.


Offline pete cain

Re: 2010 - cruises
« Reply #8 on: Jan 06, 2010, 02:33 PM »
Something on vikki, in October, fly to Barcelona, a jaunt around the med & fly back from Venice, (much smoother than the Bay of Biscay eachway  methinks)

Offline matdark

Re: 2010 - cruises
« Reply #9 on: Jan 12, 2010, 04:19 PM »
HAL in the Med in August, unfortunately can't afford Cunard again for the moment!

Offline andy liney

Re: 2010 - cruises
« Reply #10 on: Jan 12, 2010, 04:34 PM »
Minerva in April and the new QE in December.

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Re: 2010 - cruises
« Reply #11 on: Jan 12, 2010, 06:12 PM »
Does Waverley count?
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Re: 2010 - cruises
« Reply #12 on: Jan 12, 2010, 06:30 PM »
Does Waverley count?

Only if Cal mac Cally Isles does Rob!! LOL

To be honest cant get any excitement for any cruise....we lift a brochure then just put it down again... with no QE2 to sail on theres no incentive.......,not for us anyway,,...maybe we have been spoiled???

having said that we tried for  the northern lights on Marco Polo in March but its sold out....but arent over bothered....there are HUNDREDS of ships to choose from......too many...and not a decent one between them!
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Re: 2010 - cruises
« Reply #13 on: Jan 12, 2010, 06:36 PM »
I was looking at the cunard brochure and noticed that QM2 is doing a 4 nighter and a 2 nigher this year.

I started thinking about it, started doing my sums, and then realised i simply couldn't be bothered!
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Re: 2010 - cruises
« Reply #14 on: Jan 12, 2010, 07:05 PM »
I wonder whether any of these will lead to mini-meets of the QE2Story Forum on board various ships?

I have a couple at planning stage (not yet confirmed) -- SS Rotterdam in February, and Marco Polo in April.


I sailed on the Marco Polo in 1965 across the atlantic to Montreal when she was the USSR Alexandr Puskin. I always check to she what she's still doing.

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Re: 2010 - cruises
« Reply #15 on: Jan 12, 2010, 07:10 PM »
I was looking at the cunard brochure and noticed that QM2 is doing a 4 nighter and a 2 nigher this year.

I started thinking about it, started doing my sums, and then realised i simply couldn't be bothered!
I'm going on the QM2 for the 2 night cruise to Cherbourg. My brother is coming over from Germany to go with me. It's a dummy run to see if I can manage a E/W to W/E crossing some time in the future. (I use an electric wheelchair)

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Re: 2010 - cruises
« Reply #16 on: Jan 12, 2010, 07:34 PM »
I'm going on the QM2 for the 2 night cruise to Cherbourg. My brother is coming over from Germany to go with me. It's a dummy run to see if I can manage a E/W to W/E crossing some time in the future. (I use an electric wheelchair)
That'll be perfect for you.  We did a 2 nighter on QE2 and it was fun, and it was enough time to try things out and explore the ship.  I'd probably suggest that you don't do an excursion though, and just stay on board and continue exploring!
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Re: 2010 - cruises
« Reply #17 on: Jan 13, 2010, 10:35 AM »
Spose I need to get my head out of the sand....but being still in mourning  for Qe2 ...........as well as  having the Qe2 blues....... its hard....always knew it would hit me bad,.......maybe theres therapy for it???  LOL

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Re: 2010 - cruises
« Reply #18 on: Jan 13, 2010, 12:15 PM »
I think that may involve a nice single malt.   :D 
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Re: 2010 - cruises
« Reply #19 on: Jan 13, 2010, 12:56 PM »
Spose I need to get my head out of the sand....but being still in mourning  for Qe2 ...........as well as  having the Qe2 blues....... its hard....always knew it would hit me bad,.......maybe theres therapy for it???  LOL

It's called "the hair of the dog"!

You've had a year of mourning now, hopefully feelings are no longer quite so raw...

... for me, the best thing was to take a break from Cunard and try something completely different. The first hour or so was hard -- but my good friends (thank you!!) helped by seeing me off and waving frantically from the shore as the ship left. And after that -- it was all different and unexpectedly nice. That was Black Prince, another of those fine old ships with an uncertain future, and I am glad I got a chance to see her.

... but you may find that, on the contrary, going back to Cunard may be the best for you. Seeing some of the friendly QE2 faces, receiving some of that excellent service, knowing pretty much how things work -- that must have its advantages too. And you could organise a QE2 get-together on board!

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Re: 2010 - cruises
« Reply #20 on: Jan 13, 2010, 08:17 PM »
Quote
I was looking at the cunard brochure and noticed that QM2 is doing a 4 nighter and a 2 nigher this year.

I started thinking about it, started doing my sums, and then realised i simply couldn't be bothered!


 Strangely enough l flicked open the brochure, long since arrived but put aside as it had no interest! and noticed the 2 nighter, for a moment l thought shall l have a very big slice of humble pie figured out the costings, gasped at the price, then looked for the single cabins, and realised how stupid of me.. ???of course Cunard dont want us :(

So lm resigned to the Queen Mary (the proper one) My original booking for the Queen Elizabeth, long since cancelled, But you know what, l have realised something which even l was surprised at....
 There is life after Cunard....... Not that lm saying l wont ever sail with them again....Just not quite yet
(off topic now... :-X)
In 2005 l did try the MSC Melody, around the med on one of those cheap £10 newspaper promotions,(even had an upgrade) It confirmed  l could never do another fly cruise, But that l was certainly open to trying something different, granted it probably wont be Cunard, But hey thats life...
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Offline andyh

Re: 2010 - cruises
« Reply #21 on: Jan 31, 2010, 04:33 PM »
We are on the Maiden voyage of the Queen Elizabeth in October.  ;D ;D

Then again back on the Queen Elizabeth for the eastern med cruise in November  ;D

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Re: 2010 - cruises
« Reply #22 on: Jan 31, 2010, 06:44 PM »
Andy heres hoping you will give us all a full and frank report on your findings when you return. ;D
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Re: 2010 - cruises
« Reply #23 on: Feb 02, 2010, 09:57 PM »
I'll be on Ocean Princess in October around the Med.

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Re: 2010 - cruises
« Reply #24 on: Feb 02, 2010, 10:59 PM »
Is anyone going to the gala event for the new MSC Magnifica in Southampton at the end of the month?  Overnight on board as well......might get me in the mood for cruising again....but  then again ...maybe not.......

 

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