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Re: Cruising and Coronavirus - How to get going again?
« Reply #60 on: Aug 14, 2021, 03:47 PM »
This is hardly surprising...

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/carnival-cruise-ship-vista-covid-cases/index.html

Just to follow up on this.  At this time, I'm having an interesting "debate" with my employers about how the air-conditioning in the office works.  Nobody seems to know...  Cunard is getting going with its cruising again, but what are they saying they've done to the air-conditioning?  Its absolutely crucial.  With the Delta variant, and even with fully vaccinated crew & passengers, care still needs to be taken with air-borne transmission over everything else.  I would hate to think air was coming into my cabin, from other cabins, for instance.  My view on this sort of stuff has changed forever as a result of the pandemic.
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Re: Cruising and Coronavirus - How to get going again?
« Reply #61 on: Aug 27, 2021, 12:47 PM »
Queen Mary 2 in Brest today for dry docking refit for return to service.  That's a relief, i was quite worried about her.  I hope with precautions that's the last time she's out of service for so long.

https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/news/cunards-queen-mary-2-to-dock-in-france-ahead-of-return-to-service-30143

Lovely photo here of her before sailing.

https://twitter.com/cunardline/status/1430929044397334529
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Re: Cruising and Coronavirus - How to get going again?
« Reply #63 on: Sep 09, 2021, 09:13 PM »
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QM2 in Brest Dry Dock 
Any idea of the work being done during this time ? is it all cosmetic with a lick of paint or something more meaningful?

During the first lockdown last year as a small example, where l work removed all the carpets for some 25 rooms and replaced with wooden flooring and reconfigured some of the suites into self service apartments. At the time some folks questioned the vast expense, but as it happened with various long-term stays it made sense as we shuddered to think how carpets would have looked after various 3 month stays. One guest allowed noone into his room during that time (which of course given the circumstances was his prerogative )

Sometimes you have to spend money to save .

But can we begin to imagine how QM2 must have looked after all this time inside ? the small things like kettles in the rooms the mini bars toilet systems to the larger things like kitchens that havent been used fully and the large refridgerators some things you cant just switch off and leave .     
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Re: Cruising and Coronavirus - How to get going again?
« Reply #64 on: Sep 23, 2021, 04:05 AM »
Any idea of the work being done during this time ? is it all cosmetic with a lick of paint or something more meaningful?

But can we begin to imagine how QM2 must have looked after all this time inside ? the small things like kettles in the rooms the mini bars toilet systems to the larger things like kitchens that havent been used fully and the large refridgerators some things you cant just switch off and leave .     

I would like to assume it's probably just a deep clean / freshen up since she's been idle for so long.
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