Neil & Ida Down - Answered a Question by gosling (03 Nov 08 20:31)

Often you will have some time to kill before your cabin is ready so your ideas could be fine although I wouldn't put the pursers office in unless I had a reason and you will be lucky if your luggage is delivered that quickly although it does happen for some so unpacking will have to wait. My normal plans are to have a light bite and then relax with a book until the cabins are ready, and drop off my carry-on things ( all the important stuff like Ida's tiara, shouldn't be left in the main luggage ) Then, if we don't know the ship too well, familiarise ourselves with the ship or go ashore again. Quite honestly the main thing is to relax and start the holiday. .... Neil .

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Fitzgerald - Answered a Question by gosling (03 Nov 08 21:26)

Head to your cabin drop off your hand luggage and then hit the light snack (buffet) followed by some familiarisation of the ship. All great fun. and as Neil quotes relax and start the holiday!!! Have a wonderful experience on the beautiful Queen Mary 2.

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Kennedy - Answered a Question by gosling (03 Nov 08 21:42)

Neil is so right. Depending on the time of day I tend to dump the carry on bag in the cabin, have a quick freshen up (take a change of clothes in the carry on if possible), lock up the passport and money/credit cards, grab any information provided in the cabins in relation to excursions, that day/night's activities and a plan of the ship and then go up on deck, have a cold beer and relax and look at the info provided. Then a walk around the outside area to find the most favourable sunbathing (or shade) spot, find the various food outlets (using the ship's plan - usually provided) and my muster station (I hate to be the one who is last at the safety drill because I cannot find my way). Taking all these at a leisurely pace they can take up a couple of hours. Usually by the time I am done the luggage has arrived and I can finally unpack.

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Tomlinson - replied to Kennedy (07 Nov 08 15:56)

Gosh do you really have time to do all that before the boat drill? Past cruises have seen me just on board, quick nip to the loo and then its boat drill at 4pm. leaving at 5pm. back to freshen up for dinner.

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Farminer-Mann - Answered a Question by gosling (05 Nov 08 08:39)

Check the Safety Notice in your Cabin, so that you know where to go, what to do, etc., in case of emergency. Check that everything is clean and in working order, before unpacking and make yourself known to the Cabin Steward. After that, unpack and have a tipple!

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