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Hi Mr/Mrs Webster. There will be 3 Formal nights outbound and a similar number on the return voyage. If you have not visited New York before then I would advise that you take the the organised tour of New York, as your US Custom and Immigration clearance will be programmed in for you. Afraid I am not a lone traveller but I'm sure you will find good company. Finally, do not forget your ESTA registration before you leave. You can see the web address at my 'Question' post dated 27 November. Hope this all helps. Have a lovely time. Richard.
Thank you for this info it was most helpful.
We chose the organised tour of NY last August and felt it could have been much better.
We anticipated a choice of four tours but when on board we were offered only the one tour lasting no more than 5 hours.
1 hour was spent travelling to and from Manhattan, 2 hours actually seeing the sights including a half hour stop at the World Financial Centre to view Ground Zero. Another 2 hours was spent in Macy's !!
Next summer when we go again on a B2B crossing, we shall endeavour to make our own arrangements and spend our full day more productively.
As for the B2B QM2 crossing, we loved it and that is why we shall be going again.
There are three formal nights each crossing, one informal and two casual nights. have fun and enjoy.
My sister and myself went on the QM2 last January. Im sure you will find so much to do and so many people around you wont be alone for too long. We had four formal nights and three informal nights but we dressed up every night it was fantasic. We also went on the tour of New York which until we got on the bus we didn't realise we had booked when we booked the cruise. Although the tour was interesting there are obviously only so many places you can see in the time you have, so my tip would be ask if there are different trips and go on the one that is going to take you to what you want to see.
I also cruise on cunard ships on my own. I haven't yet done the Southampton to New York trip.
However, there have been many solo travellers on the cruises I have been on and most people are very friendly. I always ask when booking if I can sit on a large table of single travellers in the restauarant and this ensures that you have the chance to meet and converse with other people in the same circumstances. There is also usually a meeting on the first morning of the cruise for single people hosted by cunard reps and the dance hosts. Everybody is introduced to one another over champagne or orange juice. Don't miss this - its well worth it! I should think you will meet some really nice people - I always do.