THE TRANSATLANTIC CROSSING ON CUNARD'S QUEEN MARY 2
This is simply the most elegant ship I have ever seen. It's like going back in time to when people actually had manners. Almost no one wore jeans on the ship ever, and the dress code is NO jeans, or casual clothes after 6 p.m. in public areas. I loved that!
Every place you look is dark paneling, or bas reliefs or antique Lalique fixtures. They have three gorgeous "Grills" for dining, a pub, Todd English gourmet restaurant, and areas for Italian, Asian, and Indian. Live music plays at appropriate times, and never loudly. There is a string quartet and jazz trio, a jazz singer, an opera singer...OMG it is magnificent. Think of the ship as a combination of the Carlyle Hotel and Buckingham Palace. What could be better?
|The Brittania Grill Dining Room--Breakfast, lunch and dinner|
|Photo shot from Queen Mary in NY Harbor during huge storm. See tiny Statue of Liberty in bg|
|Yes, I made it on board. (Library)|
Special thanks to Cunard executives Stanley Birge, David Webster, and Cruise Director Paul O' Loughlin. I had an incredible time giving my lectures and so appreciated the over 500 passengers who attended each lecture.
|Look at this paneling!|
|The Queens Lounge for afternoon tea and dances|
|A corner of the Library|
|In My favorite area, The Chart Room.|
|Their shops are pure Rodeo Drive|
|Even my friends were there "in spirit."|