Fit for a Queen

Most evenings we dined in the Britannia Club Restaurant, which provides an excellent menu with a huge range to suit all tastes. Despite the staff preparing hundreds of meals, they were still able to adapt any dish to your own personal preference, serving sauces on the side, adding or removing various elements or even providing an entirely different alternative. For me, the beef Wellington with dauphinoise potatoes were a highlight, but all food we ate there was outstanding.

The Queen Mary II Cruise And Its Famous Britannia Club Restaurant

There is a vast selection of hot and cold food available at every lunch but we relaxed in to the cruise and became used to the idea that we could have a lie-in if we chose. We tended to opt for a late breakfast, skip lunch and look forward to the decadent afternoon tea, with its glorious selection of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and delectable pastries.

For those that want an even more sophisticated experience, guests can choose to enjoy tea in the Queens Room, which offers the same fantastic selection of sandwiches and cakes but with waiter service, although there’s nothing like being able to pop back to the buffet for just one more piece of passion fruit torte.

On board Queen Mary 2 there are five swimming pools and a surprising amount of outside space: walkers can be seen doing circuits around deck seven throughout the day and I’m happy to find out that three laps is one mile.

The thought of being thousands of miles from anything is daunting at times but the feeling of freeness and the ability to really forget all the stresses of everyday life as you look out over the ocean is incomparable.

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