My lifelong dream had been to sail across the Atlantic on the QE2. Sadly, it was taken out of commission before I had that opportunity, but after I retired and I decided I would treat myself to a crossing. As my nephew was to be married in England on May 4th, the May 10th sailing fitted in perfectly with my plans.
Embarkation was somewhat delayed because of a computer glitch but it was very well organized. We had to really scramble to get to the life drill station, but once we set sail it was relaxation time!
My husband, daughter and I shared an inside stateroom for a surprisingly low price. I think it is safe to say that in all aspects of the voyage, Cunard exceeded our expectations. We dined mostly at our assigned table in the Britannia restaurant where the food as absolutely top notch, as was the service. We also ate in the King's Court, a self-service buffet, where the food was equally wonderful though a little less fancy. We took advantage of the show offered each night - these shows are really professional quality to equal those in the West End, but are only 45 minutes long. We then had the option to continue the night with dancing in the Queen's Room (a nightclub-like environment) or listen to jazz in the Winter Gardens, for example. Not to mention the pub, the Chart Room and other entertainment areas.
Very much like an airport terminal. Restaurant facilities were very limited.
Customs and immigration was easy- we were through in a few minutes. Had a bit of a challenge locating our luggage because it wasn't deposited together.