Jan and I first cruised in 2006 when, tentatively, we decided to try this often derided form of travel. We sailed on the Queen Victoria, one of Cunard’s three ships, and loved it. Since then we have cruised with Holland America Line, Princess, and Regent Seven Seas. All were enjoyable but our Cunard experience was the best. So, in 2015, we decided we’d try a Cunard World Cruise, literally, a holiday of a lifetime and never to be repeated. So, early in 2016, on the day bookings opened, we made a reservation for the 2018 World Cruise on the Cunard flagship, The Queen Mary 2. Along the way, we have wondered whether we’d actually travel, not least whether I could find a way of stopping work for four months. But, I’ve managed that and we have even come to terms with the unforeseen challenge of not seeing either of our wonderful grandchildren – born since we made the booking – for four long months. Thank God for Facetime…IMG_2037

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62 year old male on the edge of retirement and giving that a trial with a four month break. Not our first Cruise, but certainly our first and only World Cruise.

4 thoughts on “Introduction…”

  1. Hi Martin and Jan, so pleased that I came across your travel blog. I hope you don’t mind but I posted your URL on under Cunard Line as there are lot of ardent Cunarders who love reading travel blogs relating the the three Queens. In two hours there have already been 120 views. I see that you are presently in Cape Town and being a South African I trust that you will have had a great stay by the time you read this. Kind regards and travel safe,
    Brian Lord, Johannesburg, RSA


  2. As a Cruise Critic member, I can confirm I am already hooked on your blog. My husband and I should have been joining you in Singapore back to the UK, but an untimely health issue manifested itself just at the final payment stage and we had to cancel! As it happened we could have gone, but by that time our lovely QG suite had gone. Have a wonderful trip.


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