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  1. Hi, I can also confirm that the 2 ships "Mein Schiff 1" and the "Mein Schiff 2" from the German TUI, who will be transferred to Mariella Cruises in 2018 and 2019 are great liners. A little bit old fashion, as they were former liner of Celebrity, once "Galaxy" and "Mercury". I cruised 3 times on them, and I find that the shape, the volumes are just fine, and not to compare with the huge American Liners with 4-5000 souls aboard. Happy Cruising with these 2 new "old" vessels. lahrdeco
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    Brilliant Boudicca

    Riversong, Thanks for this detailed review on Fred Olsen. Many cruisers are looking forward to big and bigger liners, I prefer the older one, and smaller one. Of course my beloved Cunarder are bigger, but finally these mid-size ships are just fine, and give a family atmosphere without toboggans, Mountains-wall-climber Circus, Scooters, Surfboards etc...simply no Las Vegas. I cruised on HAL "Rotterdam" 2 years ago, I found it also very relaxed, and comfy.
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    First time on Queen Mary 2

    Dear 2torts, Thank you for your reply and compliments. I try to do my best, and training is the best what I can do. In January 2019 I will do another TA with the Queen Victoria, my first time on this vessel. I am sure that I will find my quiet places too. Best regards, lahrdeco
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    First time on Queen Mary 2

    Hi, First of all, sorry for my english language, this is not my first language....so I apologize for any error. ;.) I was on QM2 for a TA just 1 year ago, in December 2016. As single I occupied the new single cabin on Deck 3, number 3010. I say: Amazing. On the computer renderings after the Hamburg refit, the original was far better and cosy. 2 big circle windows brought the ocean into my cabin, wonderful views. The space for the single cabin is also great, and practically from the shower you can watch the ocean...:-)) The liner is a class of its own. I travelled also on the QE2, as well on the new Queen Elizabeth....but Queen Mary 2 will be for me the top of them, of course and no doubts the other Cunarder are also magnificent. The size of QM2 is just amazing. As Runner, I does my Jogging tour early in the morning around the Teak Ship Deck. The Fitness Center is OK but far away from other Cruise Liner, or Fun Ships. The Spa, I used daily is nice, but a little bit to small, and no views to the sea ... the point is that the massages are more profitable and I think that Cunard keep the space more for massage cabins as for Sauna or Hamam Space. Finally for me it big enough as I go early in the morning without any crowd. The Restaurants are .... hhhmmm. I booked 2 diners in the Verandah Grill, formerly Tod English. You have to visit the Grill, also for his decoration and it is quiet...very quiet. As Britannia "user" the quietness is very welcome. Otherwise I love the Britannia as it remembers me the great era of the ocean liners in the 30ths... I love this, especially the formal night diners. And that is also the reason I book again Cunard. You have to wear a smoking (believe me, I am a normal guy and never wear it) , but here on QM2 it is a must, and for me tradition in good old style. So today I finish my little story about my TA crossing, and hope that some details help to create a pre-joy to your voyage.. Sincerely, lahrdeco
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    NEWCOMER and Ocean Liner collector

    Hi All, thanks for your welcoming greetings. No, I am directly not member of an Ocean Liner Society, but knows "virtually" some people around the world as collectors. A funny story, 1 year ago in the middle of the Atlantic on QM2 I met coincidentally in the Queens Room a gentleman from Los Angeles, a known collector of Ocean Liner memorabilia, and this between 200 persons....by the way we exchanged some stories.... Otherwise I think in my country I am the only collector .
  6. Hi everybody, a short presentation: 54 young male from Luxembourg, and a shiplover. Collecting ocean liner memorabilia from the SS Normandie, and SS United States I love to cruise and travel with Cunard.