This was our first ever cruise and it was a toe in the water for me. Nowhere in earlier reviews could I discover the actual dress code for this QM2 cruise with any sense of accuracy (that is from someone who had actually experienced the event). For those travelling in the Queens Grill (suite) one should on the "informal dining nights" wear a jacket and tie for men and a cocktail dress for ladies and on the "formal nights" an elegant long ballgown and a tuxedo or dinner suit. If you don't like dressing for dinner, elegant dining and fabulous food then don't go on this cruise.
Our limited time on the cruise was very relaxing and it was fun to dress up each evening to enjoy fine dining in the Queens Grill restaurant. We also dined in the Todd English restaurant and the small additional cost was well worth the experience. Again be respectful of the ambience and dress for dinner.
The food and service in the Queens Grill restaurant and the Todd English restaurant could not be faulted. We did not eat in any of the other numerous venues. There were many elegant bars including the Commodores Club, the Winter Garden and the Royal Court venue and so many more that were well patronized.
The cabin was a little larger than a hotel room. The bathroom had a bath tub which was a luxury. The fridge was fully stocked and the bed and pillows very comfortable. Our private balcony enabled us to enjoy the sea air. Unfortunately there was no sun to really enjoy the facility for any length of time (being a sun bunny)!
This was our embarkment point and unfortunately we were delayed by almost 24 hours but it gave us time to explore the ship and listen to some fabulous music.
This was our disembarkment point and hence no excursion was available. The disembarkment was smooth albeit a bit rustic and queuing for a taxi was a bit of a chore with all our luggage (which included furs, ballgowns, high heels, matching handbags, makeup, etc).