October 16, 2004
QE2 VIEWS: INSIDER # 3 (marcdthompson)
Here is another of the people who wrote to me about the QE2 after they had seen postings early on. Marc was the first person to write, and he has been a great source of information. He has been on the QE2 six times - and done 3 crossings. The December one will be his 4th. He - not surprisingly - talks about how addictive the QE2 can become...!
Here is what he wrote:
"Hi! I saw your post about the Dec 15th crossing. I am also on, on lovely deck one!
This will be my third annual Dec crossing and my 6th QE2 voyage.
You will love QE2, but be warned that it can get rough in December. In 2002, we had rough seas and we lostsilverware and plates from the tables. Last year, we had moderate seas.
The crowd tends to be older but wonderful!!!!! Your partner will have great fun. The outside temps tend to be in the 40s and 50s (F) until we hit North American and then it gets down to the 30s (F). Strolling on deck in December is a delight! Cool crisp air. People in everything from furs to trendy sweat suits. I leave for 12 nights aboard Queen Mary 2 in a month, but it is the QE2 December crossing that I am reallylooking forward to!! What else would you like to know?Marc"
In response to comments and questions he later added:
* "I GET SEA SICK VERY EASILY BUT THAT DOES NOT DETER ME. IF YOU ARE PRONE TO MOTION SICKNESS, GET THE PATCH FROM YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE YOU GO. ON BOARD, START TAKING SEA SICK TABLETS RIGHT AWAY. YOU CAN GET THEM IN THE PURSER'S OFFICE OR FROM YOUR ROOM STEWARD. IF YOU NEED A QUICK FIX, GO TO THE DR'S OFFICE (STAIRWELL C, DECK SIX, AS IN SEASICK) AND GET THE SHOT IN YOU REAR. IT WILL PUT YOU TO SLEEP AND SURE THE PROBLEM. CUNARD DOES NOT TELL YOU THAT IT CAN GET ROUGH"
* "I NO LONGER TAKE JEANS AS THEY ARE NOT NECESSARY. ITAKE KHAKIS AND DRESS SHIRTS FOR DAY WEAR AND MY TUX FOR EVENINGS!"