Overall, a great cruise from Nov 21 to Dec 3 with no major issues. The ship is beautiful, very bright and decorated in an art deco style, as commented by others on these boards, when compared with the QV and its predominantly dark woods and colors.
This was our first time on the QE. It was our 6th Cunard cruise, having now sailed on all three Queens currently in service, as well as the QE2. This was our 27th cruise overall, previously sailing mostly as a family with Holland America (9), Disney (4), Princess (4), Celebrity (2) and Royal Caribbean (2).
We flew from Toronto to Rome, via London Heathrow on British Airways (BA). BA is using their new Boeing 787 Dreamliner service on the Toronto-London and Newark-London routes. Nice new quiet aircraft with improved air circulation. We managed to use our Avios frequent flyer points and cash to upgrade our cash booking in Premium Economy to Club World Business Class with lie-flat beds. This was a great experience to start the holiday.