Well, we're back. Where's the waiter? Why is my bed still unmade and my bathroom draped in wet towels and no gilchrist & soames products? God I miss that boat!We were on the Mediteranean Memories 9 nights cruise from Southampton to Cittivechia (Rome). Embarkation a bit scary and we had a frosty faced old bat doing the embarkation(which she naused up but more of that later)Once on board we repaired to our designated caves, sorry inside staterooms. We were a party of Mum,Dad, Daughter age 16 and daughter aged 27 with 2 staterooms assigned to us. We were in 7137 girls in 7061. Those familiar with the deck layout on 7 will know the considerable distance between each room. Yay!!! The rooms were, of course immaculate and spotless and the welcome half bottle of fizz, although not the best vintage (paintstripper vintage '98) was nevertheless drunk and appreciated. After unpacking, we made our way to the Lido for lunch, not too impressed with quality but nonetheless adequate nad thne ventured on deck 9 for Sailaway. A wonderful experience for 1st timers and the first of many signings for drinks began. We had a great time. A few niggles. Entertainment rather repetitive - karaoke was good fun though. Piano player in Golden Lion was very naff. Get rid Ray!
We had to visit the Purser the next morning after embarkation as my daughter's credit card had not been registered and they had no details of both her and my oter daughter being aboard! Most disconcerting. Soon sorted by Purser although did give us an anxious night. We are writing seperately to Cunard to address this and another matter.
Table allocation a bit stressful on a couple of days but Jamie the Maitre D rectified immediately each time. The Zone for teenagers was fantastic for our 16 year old daughter who is on the autistic spectrum. The staff were wonderful and she had a great time. Brittania restaurant was brilliant. Lovely food and staff at all meals were very attentive, polite and helpful. Afternoon Tea was heaven and the musicians were much appreciated. Formal nights a bit of a disappointment as no 'event' as such. All in all a good experience which we would do again but next time in a room with a view and or balcony - we'll start saving for 2015!!