buckml67

buckml67
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Hometown: Albuquerque, NM
Joined: 06/16/2015
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About buckml67

Now retired, and at first worried I might be bored on a cruise. Couldn't be more wrong! We make our own great time and have enjoyed many activities on all the cruises we've taken.


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Cruise Lines: Cunard / Holland America Line


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Queen Mary 2

October 2016 - Queen Mary 2 to Transatlantic

Great second half of our trip!

We did a round trip on the QM2.  On the return, we enjoyed the different speakers, the additional show (Walk Like a Man) and all the activities available on the ship.  Cunard made it very very easy for us to get off in Southampton, enjoy several aspects of that city and then re-embark back onto the ship.  Once again, the service, the food, the activities, the shops all were terrific and we look forward to our next voyage on the QM2!

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Queen Mary 2

October 2016 - Queen Mary 2 to Transatlantic

Another fabulous experience!!!

Overall, the service was a very high level, from the cabin steward, the dining room staff, all the bartenders and the purser's desk.  The choices on the menus were extensive, the portions reasonable and the food wonderful.  We especially enjoyed the lectures and the shows.  It was too quick a week!

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Eurodam

June 2015 - Eurodam to Europe - Northern Europe

great itinerary!

We really enjoyed this cruise.  No complaints about the food, the service, the staterooms, the bars, etc.  Easy access to every port.  Both excursions we chose had very friendly, knowledgeable guides and easy walking.  They were Highlights of Rostok and in Oslo, Viking ships museum.  The front desk was very helpful in changing money. 

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buckml67's Tips

SOUTHAMPTON - We shopped at West Quay, visited SeaCity museum with its great Titanic exhibition, had a beer at the historic Red Lion Inn. We took the crew bus to the shopping center and walked back to the pier.
Queen Mary 2 Queen Mary 2 - Try to get a cabin midship. People we met who had cabins near the bow felt the rough seas much more than we did. Also, we had a short walk to either elevators and staircases B and C which led to all the extras on board.
SOUTHAMPTON - We took the crew bus up to West Quay for shopping, then walked up to the SeaCity museum, then walked back to the pier, stopping at several historical locations.
Queen Mary 2 Queen Mary 2 - Try to get a cabin midship. People we spoke to who were "in the pointy end" felt the mildly rough seas much more than we did. Also, it was a short walk to either elevators and stairs B and C which opened onto many of the shop and lounge locations.
Helsinki, Finland - Again, hop on hop off was great - you see all the sites at your own pace
Oslo, Norway - viking museum and kon tiki museum were really interesting
Copenhagen, Denmark - I walked up to the Neils Bohr research institute and had a great visit - he is one of my Quantum Mechanics heroes!

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received a helpful vote on their Nieuw Amsterdam cruise review - Pretty close to perfect!

received a helpful vote on their Queen Mary 2 cruise review - Great second half of our trip!

received a helpful vote on their Queen Mary 2 cruise review - Great second half of our trip!

received a helpful vote on their Queen Mary 2 cruise review - Another fabulous experience!!!

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uploaded a photo album from their Queen Mary 2 cruise on 2016-10-18

reviewed their Transatlantic cruise on Queen Mary 2 and gave it 5 stars!

added Oct 18, 2016 cruise on Queen Mary 2 to their profile.

shared a quick tip for Queen Mary 2"Try to get a cabin midship. People we met who had cabins near the bow felt the rough seas much more than we did. Also, we had a short walk to either elevators and staircases B and C which led to all the extras on board."