Cruising on Cunard in Your Twenties?

Aug 25th, 2014, 05:11 PM
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Cruising on Cunard in Your Twenties?

Hello there! We are three sisters in our twenties who recently cruised with Cunard in July 2014. We know that most people our age tend to stray away from this type of cruise line when looking to book a cruise, so we took it upon ourselves to write a review about cruising on Cunard in your twenties. We have provided the link below and hope that you will take the time to read what we have to say. Thanks so much and bon voyage!

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Aug 25th, 2014, 06:38 PM
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Thank you for the personal view. You girls are beautiful!
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Aug 26th, 2014, 05:26 PM
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Thank you so much @Sassafrass! Please share our website with friends!
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Aug 26th, 2014, 09:19 PM
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Great info, thanks. My main reservation with Cunard is that it may be too "stuffy". Did you get that impression?

By the way,you may wish to request the forum's moderators move your post to the Cruise forum. Would be more widely read
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Aug 27th, 2014, 08:06 PM
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@worldinabag Thanks so much for your feedback! How do I request the forum's moderators to move my post to the cruise forum? I'm new to this site.

As far as Cunard being too 'stuffy' goes, we initially thought it might be that way as well, however, everyone was very friendly and the staff treated everyone the same even though we weren't traveling as a Cunard Grills guest. If you aren't familiar with the Grills, it is comparable to the sort of treatment and access to amenities you'd receive flying in first class on an airline (i.e. a personal butler, bigger suites, access to exclusive restaurants on-board, a private Grills members sundeck, etc.). We weren't Grills members and still made our way to the private sundeck every sea day without anyone questioning us. We just made sure not to disturb anyone and acted as though we belonged there-- worked every time!

I will say that Cunard is very set in its ways in regards to the dress code. Casual wear is permitted in the main restaurants during the day and shorts were allowed on the Lido Restaurant for breakfast and lunch. Evenings are another story. Cunard's idea of informal wear in the main dining room is jackets for men and cocktail dresses for ladies. After 6 p.m., shorts and blue or worn denim for all sexes is frowned upon. There were many nights I wore leather or dressy shorts and never noticed any negative looks.

The dress code during afternoon tea in the Queens Room was similar to the informal dining attire during dinner. Shorts and swimwear were not acceptable during tea. However, if you're a Grills member, in addition to high tea in the Queens Room, it is also served on the Grills sundeck for those who want to enjoy tea, but don't want to get cleaned up.

That's about as stuffy as it got. In all honesty our particular cruise didn't heavily enforce the strict dress code, as I never saw anyone turned away due to their inappropriate attire.

Let me know if there's anything else I can answer for you.
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Aug 27th, 2014, 09:10 PM
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"Evenings are another story. Cunard's idea of informal wear in the main dining room is jackets for men and cocktail dresses for ladies."

Thanks for this. Yep this matches what I heard. I'm sure your "leather or dressy shorts" were a refreshing change for the cigars and cognac set I normally bring a tux for formal nights but don't wear a jacket to dinner. Might have to hit the buffet instead!

As for changing the forum that's a good question. I can't find a link - you could try the "report this comment" triangle on the right of the posts.

Anyhoo, happy cruising...
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Aug 28th, 2014, 04:02 PM
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Just FYI, some people confuse casual with informal. Informal has never meant casual. It simply means "not" formal as in "not" black tie, tux, evening gowns, etc. but still dressed up. An invitation that says casual can be jeans, etc. An invitation that says informal means cocktail dress, but not evening gowns. So Cunard's "idea" of informal is correct etiquette wise.
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