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PostSubject: Greetings LIVE from Queen Victoria!   Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:36 pm

Hello friends!!

This is going to be short and sweet, the connection is s-l-o-w. First the ship looks absolutely amazing! It's decked out in Holiday decor from bow to stern. We are at sea today and, I'm just enjoying some downtime, I plan to start taking photos so I can upload them when I get home for everyone to see. Tomorrow we stop in Ponta Delgada in the Azores then we're back at sea for several dates.

Ladies, just for you a breakdown of our formal night schedule - this should aid many of you planning for QM2 in December 2009

Dec
11 -elegant casual
12- Formal- Black and White Ball
13-formal-Masquerade Ball
14-elegant casual
15- formal
16-semi-formal
17-formal- victoriana Ball
18- semi-formal
19- semi-formal
20-elegant casual-Deck Party
21-semi -formal
22-elegant casual
23-semi-formal
24-formal- Buccaneer Ball
25-formal
26-semi -formal
27-semi-formal
28-Formal-Big Band Ball
29-semi-formal
30-Formal- Royal Ascot Ball
31-semi-formal

Jan
1- elegant casual


So friends I will check in again on Monday or tomorrow if I have time. I'll try to give more details at that time too but, I know the ladies are concerned about wardrobe so I wanted to get this posted first! Wish you were all here with me!

Patrick
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings LIVE from Queen Victoria!   Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:40 pm

9 formal nights??? EEEKKKK!!! Wink

Glad to hear from you Patrick, hope you have a FABULOUS time!!
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings LIVE from Queen Victoria!   Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:49 pm

Oh geez, I better get my dress buying butt moving. Laughing

Ok, so what is the Bucaneer's ball? Is this like a Pirate Party for the elegant set? Laughing

Hey Patrick! We have another sailing for you! We'll talk when you get back. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings LIVE from Queen Victoria!   Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:53 pm

All those formal nights!!! that's my dream!!!! I love elegant affairs, especially when you have to wear gowns!!!. Anyone know a web site of gowns for "well endowed" ladies. I love elegance.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings LIVE from Queen Victoria!   Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:31 pm

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All those formal nights!!! that's my dream!!!! I love elegant affairs, especially when you have to wear gowns!!!. Anyone know a web site of gowns for "well endowed" ladies. I love elegance.

Another CFer posted this link...
http://www.nexteve.com

I haven't used them yet but I am going to right after the holidays. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings LIVE from Queen Victoria!   Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:00 pm

Michele, thank you, thank you and muchas gracias!!!!. I think you and I will be good friends. This site is very interesting, I will certainly check it out. IF you find anything else,please let me know. thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings LIVE from Queen Victoria!   Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:40 pm

Thanks for the breakdown on formal nights Patrick! Let me see if I can try to explain each ball. Keep in mind they do give out prizes for the best costumes at each of the themed ball however, it's NOT required. So, if you are inclined, go for it but change after dinner Wink

Black and White Ball - pretty self explanatory it's a formal evening of wearing black and white. And, no you don't have to wear black and white. You can wear all black or all white and many wear what they wish, however it will be stated Black and White Attire Requested.

Masquerade Ball - this one you simply wear a venetian mask and yes they do have them for purchase on-board or you can bring one from home. Costumes Optional.

Victoriana Ball - The idea is for people to dress in Victorian costume. Costumes Optional.

Buccaneer Ball - Arrr Ahoy mateys - time to break out your eye patches pirat and dress as a pirate - Costumes Optional. They'll offer limited selection of items like eye patches for sale on board. So if you plan on going all out, bring stuff from home.

Big Band Ball - Be ready to dance!

Royal Ascot Ball - Break out your biggest and best hats! They range from the very elegant that you might wear to dinner at Buckingham Palace to down right funny! It's a great way to show off your personality!

Does this help everyone a little bit?
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings LIVE from Queen Victoria!   Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:53 pm

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Royal Ascot Ball - Break out your biggest and best hats! They range from the very elegant that you might wear to dinner at Buckingham Palace to down right funny! It's a great way to show off your personality!

Also, everyone who wears a hat gets a prize voucher, then they have awards for the most original and outrageous hats, usually about a half dozen people get chosen for that.... then they choose the best one out of those who gets a bottle of Pol Acker Drinks
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings LIVE from Queen Victoria!   Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:04 pm

I'm doomed......
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings LIVE from Queen Victoria!   Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:12 pm

Patrick - great hearing from you! How are the seas treating you? Can't wait to see photos of the ship!

Susan
- why are you doomed? You have a fashion expert right here in our threads Christina (FormerlySanFranBayCruiser) - our Saks Fifth Avenue girl Very Happy
If anyone can help you get ready for Cunard, it will be Christina! And, I'm sure Leanna, Tina, and Nina will also gladly lend a helping hand Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings LIVE from Queen Victoria!   Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:15 pm

Shocked Ok I may be doomed too. I thought I was ok until I read about "Victorian Costumes" Shocked

Christina - where would one find a Victorian costume? And right after you explain THAT to me, tell me how I am going to pack them. Laughing

The hats sounds cool though.


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PostSubject: Re: Greetings LIVE from Queen Victoria!   Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:20 pm

Nick, I was just imagining the COST of all those formals and costumes. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings LIVE from Queen Victoria!   Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:24 pm

one idea. you can get the "after christmas" sales on evening gowns.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings LIVE from Queen Victoria!   Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:49 pm

OR take advantage of the shopping trips in NYC that are being organized! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings LIVE from Queen Victoria!   Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:53 pm

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Shocked Ok I may be doomed too. I thought I was ok until I read about "Victorian Costumes" Shocked

Christina - where would one find a Victorian costume? And right after you explain THAT to me, tell me how I am going to pack them. Laughing

The hats sounds cool though.

Michele most people usually just bring along Victorian accessories such as hair combs or jewelry: http://www.byrddesigns.com/
It would almost impossible to bring all the required clothes to properly dress for each ball.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings LIVE from Queen Victoria!   Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:59 pm

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I'm doomed......

Me too. I am on a diet, so I dont even know what size to shop for yet. I will still be "on a diet" by July when I go on the ship, so I will have to buy some in between dresses. Im planning on eventually a size 8, but should be to a 10 or 12 by July only. Im afraid to start shopping yet for dresses.

It's really going to be a challenge. doomed!!!! lmao... me too scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings LIVE from Queen Victoria!   Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:32 pm

FormerlySanFranBayCruiser wrote:
OR take advantage of the shopping trips in NYC that are being organized! Wink

I definitely plan to in May Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings LIVE from Queen Victoria!   Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:39 pm

Susan, I suggest you start comparing prices and dresses. NYC is great but when it comes to buying evening gowns it can get quite pricey. One thing my friend did for her cruise was she got a seamstress, I'm talking a good one and she got 3 gowns made for a reasonable price. Remember, you might need alterations. If you are 5' 9 inch and a size 2 trhough 7 you might find something off the rack. Normal people sizes are hard to find especially when you need it. Don't wait to get to NY, have some dresses already packed.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings LIVE from Queen Victoria!   Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:47 am

we've actually done well buying dresses in Charlotte, NC of all places Wink Might leave the NYC shopping for hubby's needs (tux, etc.). Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings LIVE from Queen Victoria!   Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:46 am

Patrick...you really know how to fire up "the ladies". Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings LIVE from Queen Victoria!   Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:30 am

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Patrick...you really know how to fire up "the ladies". Laughing

He got my attention when the most casual night is "elegant casual" which I assume is still a dress?
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings LIVE from Queen Victoria!   Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:00 am

Oh great, thanks Patrick Rolling Eyes Another excuse for the girls to go shopping lol! Hope you're having a great time!!
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings LIVE from Queen Victoria!   Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:01 am

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NDJollyMon wrote:
Patrick...you really know how to fire up "the ladies". Laughing

He got my attention when the most casual night is "elegant casual" which I assume is still a dress?

Flowers I've seen many pant-suits on elegant casual evening in addition to dresses.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings LIVE from Queen Victoria!   Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:34 am

Hope you're having a wonderful time Patrick!
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings LIVE from Queen Victoria!   Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:44 am

Enjoy yourself Patrick!
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