Duncan Writes

Adventures of a part-time traveller.

Mini-cruise to Hamburg

Sailing on Queen Mary 2, July 2016

Queen Mary 2: Remastered

13 July 2016

I am currently sitting in the Golden Lion pub after boarding the remastered Queen Mary 2 today in Southampton. I have a pint of larger and some of the Golden Lion’s famous fish and chips on the way. It’s been several years since my last cruise on Queen Mary 2 (and Cunard generally) and my experience at sea has grown since then. Queen Mary 2 was my first ship, and got me hooked on cruising. I can’t wait to see what’s changed, and view this beautiful lady through the eyes of a slightly more experienced cruiser.

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Welcome aboard

14 July 2016

Following on from yesterday’s teaser, I’d like to tell you about the day in more detail including embarkation information and some comments on the room. We also enjoyed some first class entertainment in the theatre tonight, along with our first meal in the beautiful Britannia restaurant.

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Happy Birthday to Me

🌊 At Sea – 16 July 2016

Today I celebrated my 29th birthday on board Queen Mary 2. We took part in various quizzes, enjoyed some live music, and had our second night in the marvellous and glamorous Britannia Restaurant before enjoying some spooky bedtime stories.

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Hamburg, Germany

16 July 2016

Today we docked for a long day in Hamburg where Sue and I made our own chocolate and enjoyed a big German sausage. A very relaxed day, with a delayed departure.

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18 July 2016

I had a nice relaxing final day, despite feeling a little rough in the morning. I enjoyed some quizzes, had a very kind gesture from my companions, and we all said our sad farewells.

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Splendida here we come!

17 September 2016

There will be a series of new posts on the blog for a week starting on Wednesday as Alex and I board MSC Splendida in Southampton for a week-long cruise.  This post is a prelude to the main event so I can tell you a bit more and fill you in on our itinerary.

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