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  1. Manxscorpio

    QM2 - Le Havre / New York crossing

    I am sure you wouldn't expect me to provide detailed information here but as you must be one of Cunard's best passengers travelling three times a year with them (certainly more than me) you must have been offered or asked for "special deals"? I haven't tried a Britannia Class State Room but I would imagine it is fine. I feel you would agree that Cunard are the best - probably slightly more expensive but quality does count....
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    QM2 - Le Havre / New York crossing

    Well here I am enjoying the cruise and my full drinks package !!
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    QM2 - Le Havre / New York crossing

    Agree - we would never opt for a balcony on transatlantic to just look at the ocean !!
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    QM2 - Le Havre / New York crossing

    We have always opted for the "drinks packages" and not being big drinkers we have saved a small fortune avoiding the extra surcharges and tips added to each drink. Always worthwhile checking these out and paying these up front in advance (not on board)
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    QM2 - Le Havre / New York crossing

    She is a beautiful ship - high class - not done New York on her but done Europe twice and balcony essential. all three Queens are worth sailing on.
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    Sunday breakfast on Pont Aven

    Club Voyage is great value - and the breakfasts are well sufficient for that onward trek south...
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    Flexible Pricing

    House wine at US$7 per bottle.... not to my taste really
  8. Manxscorpio

    Flexible Pricing

    I agree beer prices may be more comparable but I am not really a beer drinker apart from an occasional glass of cider. A nice glass of red wine varies between five and six pounds for a small glass 17.5cl which is more the price for a 25cl glass on terra firma.
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    Flexible Pricing

    As a final note Ferry drink prices are usually on line with 5 star hotel drink prices but BF does allow passengers to bring there own wine/drinks on board whilst most cruise lines don’t
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    Flexible Pricing

    When you are paying £30 for a bottle of wine plus 15%tip and 15% on all other drinks the prepaid packages are far better value - we have always come out on top
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    Flexible Pricing

    Never experienced this ? Never paid for drinks on board as always prepay a drinks package - don't do the cruise excursions as always arrange our own locally in Port. Of course many passengers are not aware of these savings and as you say they help keep the cost down for regular cruisers.....
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    Flexible Pricing

    As you probably know most cruises are mostly fully inclusive so spending onboard is not an issue - most spending takes place on land in the ports visited.
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    Flexible Pricing

    As cruisers ourselves there are many bargains to be had at ridiculous discounts - we have been on cruises paying a few thousand pounds only to find passengers in similar cabins who booked last minute (i.e. a few days before sailings) have paid a few hundred pounds... If you are able to go on these holidays at the drop of a hat (perhaps being retired) then you can grab many a bargain. It is exactly the same for air travel and ferry travel....
  14. I would agree Gareth that any complaint should in the first instance be addressed to the relevant organisation. However I do know from a personal experience that BF are reluctant to accept responsibility or blame when a truthful set of circumstances are put to them privately in writing. It's a bit like never admitting liability or blame for a vehicle accident when it is clear who is in the wrong. It happens unfortunately.
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