Admittedly, we were on the final leg of QM2's world cruise, but still - boarding her in Cape Town, we then stopped only in Namibia, Gran Canaria and Madeira. There were at least five other interesting places I felt we could have/should have stopped. Namibia was wonderful ; Gran Canaria just plain dull; and Madeira utterly fabulous.
Overall, I personally feel that this ship is too large for her own good. I have made many transatlantic crossings on smaller ships, including my absolute favourite - the incomparable QE2 - and love the sailing experience, the smell of the sea, the waves, the seagoing atmosphere and the feeling of travelling somewhere. All this, in my opinion, is missing from the QM2. She frankly TOO stable - the feeling of being onboard a ship is lost! No gentle vibrations, no gentle rolling, too far to walk I order to see and smell the sea. I nearly always felt like I was in a big impersonal hotel rather than on a ship.
Without wishing to be too rude, the Gentlemen Dance Hosts were of a very poor standard, with only one of them able to dance properly, and he was not a very pleasant person, according to several friends who did try to dance with him.I do love to dance, and luckily have a willing and able husband, but I did feel sorry for those women on the dance floor who were being shuffled around by some pretty lousy movers.
Spotless, spacious, elegant