Cunard Queen Elizabeth Cruise Blog Day 2

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Cunard Queen Elizabeth Cruise Blog Day 2

Our Junior cruise blogger has updated us today on last nights evening onboard Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth.

Well to finish off last night, we had our evening meal in the Brittania Club Restaurant which is located on Deck 2, midship - aft. It is a single seating restaurant so you can dine anytime between 6.30 and 9pm. An A La Carte menu is also offered along with the daily menu. I had the fillet steak served with pont neuf potatoes and baton carrots. It was very nice and was a lovely dining experience. By the time we left dinner, we had missed the pub quiz (sadly) so I headed up to the youth club and to my surprise, the same youth director who knew me aboard Queen Victoria was here! He remembered me and called me a traitor for sailing with P&O, Celebrity and Disney. After visiting the youth club, which is very spacious with hundreds of things to do, it was time to visit the Royal Court Theatre.

It was the Welcome Aboard show hosted by Cruise Director Amanda Reid and the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Company with an insight on what to expect aboard.

After that I retired for the evening.

I forgot to mention that for the first few days of the voyage, all the food in the Lido Buffet will be served by the staff to ensure that the ship is virus free. This is a precautionary matter which is understandable as the safety of all is the utmost priority. However, it is a shame that some people fail to comply with this.

I will be back later with more from todays events aboard Queen Elizabeth as we enter the Bay of Biscay!

14:00 Update

Well hello again!

We entered the Bay of Biscay around 10am this morning and are heading on a Southerly Course towards Portugal. Today is fairly sunny with a maximum temperature of 20C. The sea state is between moderate to rough with the ship swaying a little bit side to side (It’s quite relaxing for some people).

I had breakfast at the Lido Buffet where again you are being served your food for the first couple of days of the voyage.

I had a pancake with strawberry compote, which was quite nice. However, the amount of food available at the moment is quite limited due to the enhanced health precautions.

After breakfast, I went for a stroll around the ship and ended up in the youth club, where surprisingly there are only 3 teens aboard but loads of younger kids. One happens to be one of the youth staff’s cousin. I then went for a drink in the Golden Lion Pub where I purchased a Soft Drink Package which is $5pp per day. This includes Coke,Diet Coke, Sprite and Shirley Temples. I also attempted the easy crossword on the back of the Daily Programme, but there is one problem... It is easy but there is no clue for 17 down and some numbers have been duplicated!

For lunch, I decided to stay in the Golden Lion Pub and have traditional Fish & Chips but without the mushy peas (cannot stand them!) The meal was very tasty and I assure you that on a cruise it is a constant eating festival!

Each day in the Lido Buffet you have:

  • 0400-0630 - Continental Breakfast
  • 0630-1130 - Breakfast
  • 1130-1500 - Lunch
  • 1500-1800 - Afternoon Tea
  • 1800-2300 - Dinner
  • 2300-0400 - Late Snack

There is also White Glove Afternoon Tea served in the Queens Room and the Grills Lounge from 1530-1630 Pastries and sweet treats are avaliable at Cafe Carinthia on Deck 2 all day long!

And then you come to 24hr room service.

My Advice:

Pace yourself! Your eyes are NOT as big as your stomach and it is so easy to over indulge on certain foods.

It is a good idea to work out before and after your cruise! Or whilst on board, use the stairs when you have the energy! That way you are getting a workout and you don’t waste time waiting for the elevators that seem to miss out certain floors!

So after lunch I went for another stroll and decided to sit down in the Garden Lounge, which is loosely based on Kew Gardens and have another soft drink, this time a Shirley Temple!

(My dad says I have to reach my quota of soft drinks each day as usually I never do as I do like to have non-alcoholic cocktails!)

Tonight is the first formal night and the Captain’s Cocktail Party for guests in the Brittania Restaurant (6.30 and 8.30 Sittings Only) It is also the Cunard Ball in the Queens Room.

I am going to wear my White Star Service Badge that I was given last time by the youth director Paul. When I was on the Celebrity Eclipse in August last year, I was wearing a white shirt with a black tie and waistcoat with my Celebrity Pin and a lot of people thought that I was staff! (I wish!)

Well, that is your lot from me today before I loose signal here as we cross the Bay of Biscay and loose contact.

I will be back tomorrow with a report of this evenings events and tomorrows day at sea and second formal night!

23:00 Update

Tonight I dined again in the Brittania Club Restaurant and I had the Tomato Soup followed by a Grilled Chicken Salad followed by Raspberry Sorbet. The food was tasty and it is good to know that the waiting staff and the chefs are willing to meet any requirements that you may have and can always rustle you up a meal if you do not like anything on the menu.

After dinner, it was back to the Golden Lion pub for the evening quiz before going to see the show in the Royal Court Theatre performed by the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Company.

I will be back tomorrow with events from our second sea day aboard Queen Elizabeth.

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