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QE2 Dubai on hotels.com Australia
« on: Apr 03, 2018, 11:41 AM »
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Re: QE2 Dubai on hotels.com Australia
« Reply #1 on: Apr 03, 2018, 04:04 PM »
Lots of useful extra information here and reasonable prices from what I can see! The same information/page is available on the UK version of the site too. One step closer...
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« Reply #2 on: Apr 03, 2018, 04:29 PM »
I may or may not be waiting to place a booking!
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« Reply #3 on: Apr 03, 2018, 04:36 PM »
I may or may not be waiting to place a booking!

Likewise  ;) just need to have the money and new passport in my case!
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« Reply #4 on: Apr 03, 2018, 05:00 PM »
Interestingly no images are showing on the UK hotels.com. Well they aren't on my system...

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« Reply #5 on: Apr 03, 2018, 05:06 PM »
Interestingly no images are showing on the UK hotels.com. Well they aren't on my system...

I've been unable to find the cabin and suite photos you've posted at all despite looking - probably me missing the obvious again! AU or UK sites...
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« Reply #6 on: Apr 03, 2018, 05:19 PM »
Funnily enough they've now gone from the Australian site! Perhaps hotels.com jumped the gun...

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« Reply #7 on: Apr 03, 2018, 05:21 PM »
Funnily enough they've now gone from the Australian site! Perhaps hotels.com jumped the gun...

Probably...
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« Reply #9 on: Apr 03, 2018, 05:31 PM »
I can get to it from a Google search in the US.

https://au.hotels.com/ho732797216/?pa=1&tab=description&ZSX=0&SYE=3&q-room-0-children=0&q-room-0-adults=2

No photos still. The Hotels.com website have jumped the gun this time as Louis has confirmed. Dubai have spoken to him about it. Tricky situation for Dubai!
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« Reply #10 on: Apr 03, 2018, 05:34 PM »
It is on the US Hotels.com as well.  Also no photos.  And I cannot see photos on the Australian site either.

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« Reply #11 on: Apr 03, 2018, 05:35 PM »
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« Reply #12 on: Apr 03, 2018, 05:35 PM »
I actually tried booking and "no availability" came up.

Likewise. Still too early. Imminent but not quite yet...
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« Reply #13 on: Apr 03, 2018, 05:42 PM »
I have a feeling Hotels.com have jumped the gun overall with their page on her as no other similar sites appear to have such a page with new information. The photos being just a part of being too eager! I don't blame them but they have likely fallen foul of an NDA or any other agreement/s... Hope the page doesn't get pulled either  :( . However we can take away that opening is really likely to be imminent (not just relying on newspaper articles and the occasional official teaser) - I suspect the different hotel websites (Trivago etc) are sitting on the same information but are following an NDA...
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Re: QE2 Dubai on hotels.com Australia
« Reply #14 on: Apr 03, 2018, 07:34 PM »
I think we knew they'd jumped the gun from the outset really, however it was on the public internet, and if we'd not posted it here first, someone else would have posted it elsewhere.  The same applied to the Instagram dry dock photos, they were on the public internet already, when we shared them here.
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« Reply #15 on: Apr 03, 2018, 08:29 PM »
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  The same applied to the Instagram dry dock photos, they were on the public internet already, when we shared them here. 
Hopefully Dubai will release some photos in due course. Kinda poor PR , but then that seems to have been the case all along. And more leeks than in a leek factory
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Re: QE2 Dubai on hotels.com Australia
« Reply #16 on: Apr 03, 2018, 08:36 PM »
Hopefully Dubai will release some photos in due course. Kinda poor PR , but then that seems to have been the case all along. And more leeks than in a leek factory

I don't think that's fair. They're building tension with their nice photos on their social media accounts, and just want to do it right. It's not their fault that a partner jumped the gun...  They've spent an absolute fortune on the ship, and what we've seen we've all liked.  I'm sure you're going to see everything you want very very soon.
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« Reply #17 on: Apr 03, 2018, 09:06 PM »
I think we knew they'd jumped the gun from the outset really, however it was on the public internet, and if we'd not posted it here first, someone else would have posted it elsewhere.  The same applied to the Instagram dry dock photos, they were on the public internet already, when we shared them here.
CruiseCritic.com would have something..? I'll check. (No promises)
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« Reply #18 on: Apr 03, 2018, 10:59 PM »
I don't think that's fair. They're building tension with their nice photos on their social media accounts, and just want to do it right. It's not their fault that a partner jumped the gun...  They've spent an absolute fortune on the ship, and what we've seen we've all liked.  I'm sure you're going to see everything you want very very soon.
Considering the fairly extensive work that was undertaken I wonder what the actual cost of the conversion was?
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