This was my first time sailing with Cunard and my sister's first ever cruise. She will now try and convince her DH to go on one but it won't be with Cunard.
We had booked a fare including flights to and from Manchester. Flight out was with Jet2 and all went very smoothly including transfers and embarkation. First impressions - the QE is a very beautiful ship indeed. Very elegant, very classy - loved the ship itself.
We were able to get straight into our stateroom and again I was pretty impressed. Lots of space for two people both in wardrobe and drawer space and to move around the room. Our balcony was quite small but big enough to sit out and relax. We unpacked, had a couple of drinks on the balcony and went off to muster at the appointed time. This was well done and was inside thank goodness. (I hate ships that have you standing for so long outside, I'm not great at standing!!).