What’s over 1,100 feet long, keeps you entertained 24X6, lets you bring your dog and travels direct from Brooklyn to Southampton in the full style of a bygone era? If you are thinking like a royal, the answer is of course, Queen Mary 2. (P.S. The crossing is 6 days, though you may wish it was 7 or more.)
She is the world’s only ocean liner. She’s built for speed and stability and delivers like no other. This is why Les Flâneurs chose adventure over arrival time.
It was an adventure shared with 5 friends, both long time and brand new. There were stories from members of the Greatest Generation, cosmologists and historians. There was music, dancing, theater, a casino and gala balls! Food and wine to delight the palette! Exercise and spa to soothe the soul! And a third of a mile lap around the top deck to burn off the calories, which includes a visit with “The Commodore’s Cuff Links.” Lest you be mistaken, these are spare blades for the ship’s propellers.
We couldn’t help imagining ourselves transported to the bygone 30s or 40s, traveling with Clark Gable or Noel Coward, Carol Lombard or Dorothy Parker, Winston Churchill! And in one bar, every afternoon, a wizard of the strings banging out licks from the likes of Jimmy Hendrix, Jimmy Page and Mark Knopfler. Barkeep! Pour me another pint!