Westbound on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2

2023 Full-Time, England, Europe, Full-Time Travels, International

Crossing the Atlantic from Southampton to Brooklyn aboard Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, we’ve been enjoying the very first Cunard Festival of Food and Wine meaning that there are so many lectures by experts in culinary arts and libations that no one can possibly hear every one but it’s fun trying. Or for a change of pace we enjoyed a series of lectures on dental forensics and historical whodunits. And then there was a lecture on the Titanic which was a nice followup to our visit to the Titanic Exhibit at the SeaCity Museum in Southampton the day before we boarded. We’ve been grateful to be aboard a proper ocean liner for this voyage since Hurricane Nigel was occupying almost the entire northern Atlantic. Our captain expertly routed us a more southernly course to minimize the effects. It was amazing how well the ship cut through the 20 foot swells! That said we found it interesting to walk the decks as sometimes we were hiking uphill and followed by a brief feeling of weightlessness. But we weren’t weaving from side to side as we walked the corridors. There were a few of us that got a little green around the edges and missed a meal or two. Nonetheless we’re excited that we’ve already booked another passage on her for next summer! This trip we’ve enjoyed already knowing our way around the ship but still discovering some out of the way locations. One new discovery was the Commodore Club that we often frequented just before dinner. Another delight of this trip was making friends with two couples with whom we truly hope to stay in touch. This this voyage is capping off an incredible six week adventure that has opened up so many more possibilities for us. Tomorrow we disembark at Brooklyn Pier in New York and be back in the States again.

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