December 2016 - Queen Mary 2 to Caribbean
QM2 is big enough to permit the family cuddles and lots of personal time. We live in the W. Indies and flew to JFK, overnighted and down to Brooklyn Pier the next morning to embark and meet the grandchildren and their parents who live near Manhattan. We all did the same voyage two years ago. Food was even better this voyage, there was more space in the buffet breakfast lunch and dinner area, Christmas carols were carried thru to disembarkation, staff were even more devoted to passenger creature comforts, and the cruise itinerary better, in that all ports were visited by tying up at piers - eliminating minor accident risk on tenders. Cunard chaperone for our grandchildren during the day and evening was magnificent, giving the parents a break. We were especially lucky with the onboard spending allowance and enjoyed the shops, specialty coffee and Godiva concession at 'SirSamuels'. The Golden Lion pub is remarkable. We enjoyed the English fish n chips and drinks - you only get a charge to your account for the alcoholic beverages - and believe me, the size of the battered codfish is humungous!