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James Doyle

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I feel like an idiot asking this but here it goes...I just ordered a Queen Mary 2 brochure off the Cunard website. Now my question is is it free? Because no where on the ordering page do I see a price or credit card information. Has anyone else ordered this? Whats contained inside? Did it cost money? OK, thats it. Stupid question huh? Thanks
 

Jim Kalafus

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$15.00?

By the way, did anyone notice the image of the Majestic on the Cunard Website's montage of great Cunard Line ships? They have her wearing the Cunard funnel colors, and dated 1922. Did someone on the design end mean to caption the artwork Berengaria and get careless?

As for the contents of the brochure- there are some nice artist's renderings of various interiors, and at least one great painting of the 1936 Queen Mary used to illustrate Cunard's history. Plus the expected deck plans and prices. I am in cabin 6100 for the Southhampton/Caribbean/Fort Lauderdale January maiden voyage.
 

James Doyle

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Yes, actually this point was brought up a few weeks ago Jim, about whether or not Majestic ever wore Cunard colors. She never did. Always White Star Colors.

Thanks for the info on the brochure. BTW...does anyone know or have an idea how much the cheapest cabins would be? How much the Most expensive cabins will be? Thanks
 

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Here are the standard transatlantic fares for a sample of cabins, Regular Fare and Early Booking Discount Rate, per person:

GRAND DUPLEX: (2,249 sq ft) $27,499.00/ $21,799.00
JUNIOR SUITE: (381 sq ft) $5,869.00/ $4,699.00
DELUXE BALCONY: (248 sq ft)$4,249.00/ $ 3,999.00
STANDARD BALCONY: (248 Sq Ft) $3,619.00/ $2,899.00
LEAST EXPENSIVE BALCONY: $$3,249.00/ n.a.
STANDARD OUTSIDE: (194 sq ) $3,189.00/ $2,549.00
LEAST EXPENSIVE OUTSIDE: $2,749.00/ n.a.
STANDARD INSIDE: (194 sq ft) $2,499.00/ $1,999.00
LOWEST FARE INSIDE: (194 sq ft) $1869.00/ n.a.

To which must be added Port Charges. One way airfare is included on the Transatlatic cruises, with an attractive $450 supplemental upgrade to First Class.

Third and Fourth in cabin: $1,059.00

Of the bottom fare cabins, there are 7, so book those early. The Atrium cabins are inside cabins which look out over the well above the Grand Lobby. Again, there are only 12 of these, so book early here as well.

The absolute least expensive cabin on any cruise is an inside on the 3 night "Queen For A Day" cruise, May 7-10 2004, which can be had for $619.00 per person
 

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James, I do have a brochure, sent by a travel agent friend. I can copy it for you, and send it out.
Just let me know, PRIVATELY, you address.

I'm definitely looking forward to April 2004, when I will be on the maiden SOUTHAMPTON to NEW YORK crossing.

John Clifford
 

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Hi John!

"I'm definitely looking forward to April 2004, when I will be on the maiden SOUTHAMPTON to NEW YORK crossing."

So am I!! I'm also looking forward to being your cabin mate. One year, three months and counting!!
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Best regards,

Jason
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Jason and John: While we are aboard the two maiden voyages we should contribute ongoing reviews of the respective trips on this site, since I believe that there will be Internet service available and it is usually fairly inexpensive.

Less than one year and counting.
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James Doyle

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Why would anyone spend that much when they can just order it for free from Cunard? Strange...I am hoping to book a voyage for the summer of 2005. Looking forward to that and I can't wait to see what all of you think about it.
 

Jim Kalafus

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$26.00? I am going to go and list my booking confirmation receipt as a one of a kind collectible, a steal at $75.

JAMES: If you are serious about the 2005 voyage, book extremely early- sometimes you can get considerably more than the 20% early booking discount in the brochure, but those promotions are on a space available basis and when they're gone, they generally don't become available again.
 

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Hello, I am Jerry Nuovo and I am new to this website, though I have been reading it the last few years. I was just wondering if anyone reading this will be aboard the QM2 on her maiden Caribbean Cruise as I will be or on April 25,2004 when both the QE2 and QM2 will both sail out of New York together. I will be on the QE2 for that cruise to Southampton and on May 1,2004 I will return to New York on the QM2. For this year I will be aboard the QE2 on May 4,2003 for a cruise to Bermuda where there will be maritime historians giving lectures on the great transatlantic liners and also ocean liner memorabilia and during July and August I will be aboard the QE2 for a transatlantic crossing to Southampton staying aboard for a Mediterrean Cruise and then sailing back to New York on the QE2. You may ask I can I afford this? Well I am not rich but I do save a lot of my money and by travelling aboard the QE2 and QM2 in the least expensive cabins. Sincerely, Jerry Nuovo
 

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Hi, Jerry- I will be aboard the QM2 for the Southhampton/Caribbean maiden voyage next January. Bookings for that trip were made available to previous Cunard customers for nearly a month before they were offered to the general public, so I left word with my travel agent to book me immediately, regardless of cost, first thing on the morning they went on general sale. The end result wasn't as painful as it might have been, but was still far from inexpensive- so I gather that you were able to book as a prior customer to get one of the least expensive cabins.
 

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Hello Jim-Thanks for the reply. Do you mean that you will be aboard the QM2 for the crossing from Southampton to Fort Lauderdale and then staying aboard the QM2 when she sails from Fort Lauderdale to the Caribbean on January 31,2004? You see I will board the QM2 on January 31,2004 for the Caribbean Cruise. I will not board the QM2 in Southampton on January 12,2004 because I do not care for airline travel and because of that I regret missing the maiden voyage out of Southampton. As a matter of fact, Since I live in Northern New Jersey next January when I go to board the QM2 in Florida, I will travel by Amtrak because of my fear of flying. I did find these 2 websites that have pictures of the QM2 under construction. They are http://dossiers.ouestfrance.fr/DOSSIERS/QUEENMARY2/QM2_photos061102F.asp and www.marine-marchande.com/queen-mary.htm. The words in these websites are in French,but worth checking out anyway for the pictures of the QM2 under construction. Sincerely,Jerry Nuovo
 

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I am onboard for the Southhampton/Tenerife/Caribbean/ Fort Lauderdale maiden voyage. The air travel between NY and London isn't that bad- it is for free, and if one pays an additional $450 one can upgrade to first class which makes it, if not pleasant, at least tolerable for thsoe like us who do not care to fly.
 

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And thanks for those links- the second of the two was particularly nice, and it was good to see in one of the photos that my future cabin is already in place.
 

John Clifford

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Hi Jerry.
Glad to have you on the List.

For me and Jason, our travel agent/coordinator (many in THS will remember his Heritage Tours) arranged a great deal early on, for Jason.
When I checked on a similar fare, the deals were already gone, and cabin spaces were quickly going. It looked like I'd be on the bottom-most deck, just above the engines.
That's when Jason and I agreed to share the cabin, and the costs of the trip.

Anyway, Jerry, maybe we can meet, when the ship docks on Thursday, April 22, 2004.

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Jerry Nuovo

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Hi John,thank you for the above message.I hope we can meet when the ship docks on April 22,2004. Jim in response to your question at the end of the 5:23 PM message, Yes I was able to get my choice of cabins on the first day that they went on sail on July 1,2002 because I sailed with Cunard on the QE2 on 2 cruises in 2001. Last September when I was on the QE2 on the 2002 Bermuda Cruise, one of the daily programs has printed in it that during the April 25,2004 crossing when QE2 and QM2 sail out of New York together in the Mid-Atlantic that the QE2 will pass the flag to the QM2 and that then the QM2 will become the Flagship of Cunard. And also during the QE2's 2002 Bermuda Cruise, the captain whose name is Captain Paul Wright told us passengers who were gathered in the Queen's Room that at the next stop which was Newport,R.I. that the QE2 would beat the P&O Cruise Ship named Aurora into Newport's harbor, so that the QE2 would be in a closer spot to drop anchor so that the QE2's passengers would have a shorter ride on the tender to shore. All I can say is Captain Wright was correct on that prediction. The QE2 did beat the Aurora to Newport. I was in the Lido having Breakfast and the QE2 was stopped in Newport's harbor when then the Aurora just sailed into the harbor. Sincerely,Jerry Nuovo
 

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Cunard is certainly a line not to be competed with, right Jerry! I plan on going to New York City when the QE2 and the QM2 sail together. That will certainly be a sight to see. There just seems to be such an anticipation for me to see this ship created. 361 days and counting!
 

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