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kentuckian17

Clothing for trans-Atlantic crossing

by kentuckian17 »

What sort of clothing shall I bring along for a trans-Atlantic crossing on the QM2?  
 

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Arthur Frommer

RE: Clothing for trans-Atlantic crossing

by Arthur Frommer »

Clothing for chilly weather.  Though the QM2 no longer crosses the "North Atlantic", but follows a longer, seven-day journey itinerary further south,  the weather outside is still rather cool, even in you're crossing at the height of the summer season.
 

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pdhenry

RE: Clothing for trans-Atlantic crossing

by pdhenry »

Cunard is more formal than many lines - the majority of men wear tuxedos on formal nights and even "casual" nights call for a jacket and optionally a necktie.  Short of a tuxedo a dark suit is acceptable formal wear.  Women have more flexibility but "dressy" dresses are appropriate any night.

More info can be found here: https://ask.cunard.com/help/cunard/life-on-board/dress_code

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wendyb964

RE: Clothing for trans-Atlantic crossing

by wendyb964 »

In Response to Re: Clothing for trans-Atlantic crossing:[QUOTE]

This was, by far, the most formal cruise we've taken. The class system is definitely present,and we received all the attention and luxuries expected. I do not mind dressing for dinner though hubby grumbled every night. With fewer ports, make sure there are options on board: a good library, card room, activities, lectures, recreation/spa, or leisure activities. With a lovely cabin you may choose to simply unplug and relax.

Consider the time of year and latitude for daily attire. It may not be raining, but winds and choppy seas can affect time spent outside.

Repositioning large cruise ships also have fewer stops but with perhaps more on-board options. Do consider them for great savings and try to add a few days on either end to maximize advantes of the "open-jaw" feature.
 


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billiv

RE: Clothing for trans-Atlantic crossing

by billiv »

Crossed the Atlantic once in February 1962.  Bremerhaven to New York on the USNS Patch. 

Worst travel experience of my life.  We hit 4 major storms--never vomited so much before or since.  Everybody was soooooooooooooo sick.  I was a fairly thin 14 year old--I was downright skinny by the end of the voyage.  But that was the north Atlantic and it was winter.

Sailed from New York to Panama on some USNS ship in 1952 or 1953. That was smooth as silk--but it was July and the heat was unbearable when we got south.  People, including crew, were passing out from the heat.

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pdhenry

RE: Clothing for trans-Atlantic crossing

by pdhenry »

In Response to Re: Clothing for trans-Atlantic crossing:[QUOTE]

Crossed the Atlantic once in February 1962.  Bremerhaven to New York on the USNS Patch. 

Worst travel experience of my life.  We hit 4 major storms--never vomited so much before or since.  Everybody was soooooooooooooo sick.  I was a fairly thin 14 year old--I was downright skinny by the end of the voyage.  But that was the north Atlantic and it was winter.

Posted by billiv[/QUOTE]The Queen Mary 2 is built for North Atlantic crossings, though.  I've known it to sail through weather that had typical cruise ships waiting the storm out.

 

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