Fortunately for me,
Ren Man encouraged our crossing.
An item on his mental 'bucket' list so to say.
After checking that one off,
the big question is whether we will become Cunardist's.
Aside from our tiny anxiety of congested daily schedules,
we did eventually fall into a comfortable routine
and basked in the attention of the staff of this mighty ship.
Everyone is keen to hear about our voyage
and I am still formulating a quick response so
Ren Man and I have been narrowing down our pros and cons.
Here are my top five pros
of our Queen Mary 2 trans Atlantic crossing.
I adore the glamor of it all.
Even the informal nights require jackets for guys with ties optional
and cocktail attire for ladies.
Seven nights of getting all gussied up was extraordinary.
Throughout the ship, you have a choice of
making these areas feel like quiet time at summer camp.
New friends playing cards.
Feet propped up with noses in books.
Old school writing with pencils and paper.
And then there is…
where our mornings began…
If you make the crossing to the east,
a starboard balcony is strongly encouraged
for watching the sunrise.
Water, water everywhere…
rocking your little floating city across the pond…
gently arriving jet-lag free in the UK.
The most civilized way to travel.
Having this guy all to myself for seven whole days and nights.
He was actually able to relax,
disconnected from the everyday 'to do' lists demanded by the outside world.
If we were cruisers, we would be tempted to become Cunardists, sniff.
However, our love of the water and boating
will most likely take place on smaller vessels with far fewer guests.
With that said...
the Queen Mary 2 was quite the memorable experience and one I would heartily encourage.
Have a wonderful weekend.