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|We made a crossing on the QE2, Cunards magnificent flagship. We sailed from New York on a fine, sunny, August day. As we passed under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the Concord roared overhead. A QE2/Concorde voyage once was quite the thing to do. Alas, the Concorde seems a thing of the past.
On deck, we saw several well-heeled Englishmen in blue blazers and white linen trousers adding an air of civility to the whole outing. We also noted that one could reserve a deck chair for sunning during the voyage.
Being aboard a ship, in the QE2 tradition, however, also means that luxuries abound. The ships spa is a wonderful example of luxury. Stations of underwater sprays bring relaxation to every muscle you own. You enter a large pool and lay down on a metal bed that is underwater, allowing sprays to massage your body. Then you go from station to station of spays at different levels to massage you from our legs o your neck.
An evening aboard ship
Dining is a wonderful experience. There are three levels of dining. (Cunard denies there is such a thing as the old first, second, and third class.) However, the dining room you are assigned to depends on the level of cabin you book. The top dining experience is Grill Class, and the top of that class is the Queens Grill. This is a black-tie experience. The menu is superb. Forget whatever you heard about the quality of English cuisine. And if you dont see what you like on the menu, just ask to have I prepared especially for you.
The QE2 also offers a world cruis and cruises to various destinations, including the Panama Canal. She stops in ports as diverse as Australia, the South Pacific, and the Caribbean.
Learn more about the QE2 by visiting the QE2 Home Page. Use the back button on your browser to return to this page. Click here.