Embarkation (2)

We have spent the night in Southampton to allow the ship to catch up with its re-provisioning after a late arrival from New York yesterday. So now, at 8am, on day 2, the Captain has announced we’re about to cast off. We now have the arduous task of deciding what interests us from the first daily programme. Mary Robinson as today’s speaker is an impressive start:


We had a very easy first night, had a wander, picked up some books from the rather good QM2 library, had a drink in the elegant Carinthia Lounge (specialising in Spanish and Portugese wines) and then had room service. This morning I was exploring the ship again at six, although there were plenty of people up before me. The ship is beautiful and impeccably maintained. It’s hard to understand the views of some critics who say that maintenance standards are inadequate. Certainly, to date, everything looks magnificent. This is the entrance to our (steerage class) Dining Room where tonight we have the first Black Tie evenings, The Black and White Ball:



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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 “Embarkation (2)”

  1. Hi to you both,

    Bon Voyage and I’m sure that you will have a great time. We did the reverse Itinerary on QM2 in 2010 and we had a great time – 12 months from now we will be onboard QM2 for the 94 day Far East Voyage.

    If you have a spare few minutes could I ask if you could have a look at Sheltered Balcony Stateroom 5215 and any comments on it and the surrounds would be appreciated.

    With all good wishes for a safe and enjoyable trip,

    Dave and Bridie


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