Solo Trans Atlantic Day 7

The final sea day on board Queen Mary 2 and I looked ahead to another fully packed programme with no firm time in my mind to consider packing. The first item on my agenda following breakfast – which was incidentally Smoked Haddock with two poached eggs on top – was my final connexions Istudy Seminar entitled…

I have really enjoyed these complimentary Seminars as have many passengers. They offer a good insight into the various IT subjects and, should one wish a more in-depth study, they offer the opportunity of further classes at a small fee. Take any number of classes and there are savings under a ‘bundle’ programme. The ConneXions  classes are held in a modern purpose built classroom…

Today was also the final lecture in the ‘Insights‘ Oceanography series given by Dr Susan Humphris. She is the Senior Scientist of  Geology & Geophysics at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the largest independent oceanographic research institution in the United States.

Dr. Humphris’ final lecture was entitled…

…which explored creatures of the deep and how they had adapted to live in the dark watery world that they do.

A brief respite for my morning fix of  a cappuccino in Sir Samuel’s…

…was in order. This classy Coffee Shop with its professional baristas is a popular meeting place that also serves light snacks for the later risers. Onwards from Sir Samuel’s and it was time for a piece of retail therapy…

and a look around the on-board Book Store – an integral part of the Library – to see what recent cruise related publications were on sale…

The Book Store also stocks many books that have been published by the current ‘Insights programme’ lecturers, reference books associated to the ConneXtions subjects  in addition to gift and birthday cards and general Cunard memorabilia.

Time for my final lunchtime visit to The Golden Lion where today’s entertainment was Jazz provided by the Simon Galfe  Trio and, as always, the service from my ‘star’ waitress, Monika, was outstanding…

Thank you Monika.

Lunch was an easy decision, my final Fish and Chips of this particular voyage,  in the Golden Lion…

I now had just over a free hour to consider making a start on packing. At 3.45 I was scheduled to attend a wine tasting in the Britannia Restaurant…

…which was okay but I don’t think what was on offer will divert my attention from the Chianti and Pinot Grigios I have come to love so much.

This being the last evening at sea the evening’s shows had been scheduled at earlier times.  I hosted a Stateroom party for a few friends before we headed for the Royal Court Theatre and was delighted to be greeted by an Entertainment Staff member who also lives in Lee on the Solent. Lovely to see you again Imogen…


This evening was a Variety Showtime with the return of that great comedian Rondell Sheridan and also featuring the Royal Cunard Singers and Dancers with a superb ‘Tribute to Neil Diamond’.

SR and friends managed a pleasant cocktail in the Commodore Club


…prior to dinner where I enjoyed an excellent Filet Mignon…


…and the chance to say farewell to my table companions.

As is normal the Queens Room was relatively quiet on the last sea day evening. Great time to dance for those who like to use the full floor of the largest  ballroom at sea…


With packing not yet complete I gave the G32 a miss this evening, the first time on this voyage.

For tomorrow is my homecoming, the end of a solo adventure but certainly not the end of cruising with Cunard.

3 responses to “Solo Trans Atlantic Day 7

  1. Hey, Richard!
    Thank you so much for letting us participate and yes, you have been busy indeed. Whoever studies the daily program real well, will never get bored during a cruise. One can always find something to attend and keep “busy”.
    Have a safe return an give our regards to Mrs RLS.
    Enjoy your great memories of this week @ sea.

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