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Did you have a favourite cabin?

Post  lanky lad on Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:58 pm

My favourite cabin was 2130, an inside single, but what made it very special was it had a bath. As far as I know it was the only inside cabin with a bath.

Did anyone else have a favourite cabin that you tried to book each time?
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Re: Did you have a favourite cabin?

Post  Louis De Sousa on Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:02 am


Been crew i too had a favourite cabin that i asked for, the cabin was number 404 and its all the way forward on portside directly under the Pig & Whistle.As you leave the cabin you have right in front of you the Crew Staircase 1 which leads up to the back entrance of the Bar, that was always a good escape route lol.
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Re: Did you have a favourite cabin?

Post  lanky lad on Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:11 pm

Louis De Sousa wrote:
Been crew i too had a favourite cabin that i asked for, the cabin was number 404 and its all the way forward on portside directly under the Pig & Whistle.As you leave the cabin you have right in front of you the Crew Staircase 1 which leads up to the back entrance of the Bar, that was always a good escape route lol.

That sounds very handy. Although I am not sure I would have wanted to be so far foward on rough crossing. I was in 3006 for my only crossing, not good as there was quite a swell so she was pitching quite a bit. So much so the cruise directed joked that if you stood at the bottom of A stairway and jumped at the right time you would land at Boat deck. Laughing
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Post  Louis De Sousa on Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:16 pm

All the way forward was great on rough seas the pitching and rolling never bothered me.

I lived in that cabin for almost 4 years
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Post  Brian_O on Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:36 am

Louis De Sousa wrote:All the way forward was great on rough seas the pitching and rolling never bothered me.


I had three cabins forward of the A Stairway: 2005, 2011 and 4001. Rough seas never bothered me in any of those cabins except for 2 occasions.

In 1977 in Cabin 2005 I amost got hit in the head by a flying ashtray in the middle of the night. The ashtray hit my pillow and bounced on to the floor but left butts and ashes on the pillow and in my hair. From that point on I always put the ashtray on the floor at night in rough seas.

One night in 1983 we had Force 9 and I was in 4001 which is right next to the forward baggage room on 4 Deck. During the storm a trunk that wasn't lashed down started silding back and forth and making a heck of a noise when it banged into the bulkhead. The noise kept waking me up, so I slept in that morning only to be rudely awakened at about 10 am by a message from the bridge over the tannoy (Public Address) informing us that QE2 would be late arriving in Southamptoon that eveinng. I felt like running up to the bridge to throttle the Captain for wking me, but I resisted the urge and went back to sleep for another hour.

Shaving with a real razor was a always challenge when the deck was heaving underneath my feet but I still managed the task without ever slittting my throat.

Did I ever get seasick on QE2? Never.











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Re: Did you have a favourite cabin?

Post  Louis De Sousa on Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:54 am

This is what i wrote on my blog about my first cabin onboard

Afterwards we were lead to cabins ,my cabin was 503 on five deck fwd stb.side.The showers and toilets were more foward of my cabin as you can imagine it is way way forward.Trying to do your needs there on FORCE 10-11 is an adventure.
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Re: Did you have a favourite cabin?

Post  Brian_O on Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:45 pm

I don't have a favourite cabin, but I do have a least favourite: Cabin 5124

In 1981 I booked an inside single in Transatlantic Class but was upgraded to Cabin 5124 which is an inside double with 2 lower beds located at midship near the D statirway. While the cabin itself was quite nice it had a very serious problem: it was far too warm, even with the a/c set at fiull blast. The bathroom floor was so hot I was tempted to see if I could fry eggs on it. The strange thing about it was that none of the other cabins in that area of 5 Deck seemed to have the same problem.

A couple of years later I was walking down the D Stairway one night when I overheard two crew members discussing Cabin 5124 and the complaints that they were receiving about it heat problems.




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Re: Did you have a favourite cabin?

Post  lanky lad on Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:13 pm

Brian_O wrote:I don't have a favourite cabin, but I do have a least favourite: Cabin 5124

In 1981 I booked an inside single in Transatlantic Class but was upgraded to Cabin 5124 which is an inside double with 2 lower beds located at midship near the D statirway. While the cabin itself was quite nice it had a very serious problem: it was far too warm, even with the a/c set at fiull blast. The bathroom floor was so hot I was tempted to see if I could fry eggs on it. The strange thing about it was that none of the other cabins in that area of 5 Deck seemed to have the same problem.

A couple of years later I was walking down the D Stairway one night when I overheard two crew members discussing Cabin 5124 and the complaints that they were receiving about it heat problems.

I wonder what caused it, must have been something very hot under or next to that cabin?
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Re: Did you have a favourite cabin?

Post  PG Anja on Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:59 pm

I did not really have one, just to be on the ship and sleeping anywhere was good enough
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