August 11, 2013
Posted in: Interactive Transatlantic Crossing
I hope you are all well and you have been keeping up with me on Facebook and Twitter! If you have, you’ll know I spent yesterday morning in the Canyon Ranch Spa, and then went to enjoy Afternoon Tea, which is why I’ve only just got round to writing this blog – I’ve been having too much fun on board Queen Mary 2!
On Friday, Windsor and I spent the day getting to know our way around the ship. We had lunch in the Golden Lion pub where Windsor tried to encourage me to have a drink that he claims was named after him. As I was enjoying a lunch of sausage and mash, I heard someone say ‘there he is!’ – it seems lots of people on board know all about my travelling companion.
After lunch I relaxed for an hour in the Commodore Club, before heading back to my stateroom to get ready for our first formal night on board. I was dining in Todd English, which if you were checking in on my tweets, you would have seen how much I was enjoying it. I started with Todd English’s famous Love Letters, which were quite simply, beautiful, before enjoying two smaller portions of the breaded pork chop and the chicken – I couldn’t decide what to have, and I have to say I couldn’t fault the chef for accommodating me and my indecisiveness, and both entrees were superb. For dessert though, I didn’t need to look twice at the menu – I love chocolate, so I couldn’t resist the Chocolate Fallen Cake. It was delicious! After dinner, I went to the Queens Room where the Black & White Ball was in full swing with the band playing and our guests, all dressed to the nines, were ballroom dancing.
Yesterday started with breakfast in bed, before I headed to the Canyon Ranch Spa for some relaxation time, following the advice of our Facebook fans. Windsor joined me – as you can see from the photo below, although I thought it best that he waited on the lounger while I relaxed in the jacuzzi! It was very tempting to stay, but in the afternoon I had a ticket for the Planetarium, so I compromised by returning afterwards.
At 4pm I met with Queen Mary 2’s Food & Beverage Manager for Afternoon Tea in the Queens Room – sandwich fingers, cakes, scones with jam and clotted cream, as well as Twinings tea were served by white-gloved waiters – the perfect way to spend an afternoon on board Queen Mary 2 while sailing to New York.
Today, I’ll be going behind the scenes on board Queen Mary 2 as I am joining the back of house tour. I’ll also be having lunch with the crew, so make sure you follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for your glimpse behind the scenes on a Transatlantic Crossing!