Just wanted to say THANKS, and I really appreciate all the advice you have provided me (and others here) regarding the magnificent QE2. You gave me very sound advice on what to expect on my recent cruise, as far as weather, attire, dining and room choice. You were quite helpful in providing an "orientation".
We had a great cruise from NY to Southampton, stopping over in Cherbourg, France, with a day-trip to the Normandy beaches.
Have to admit the Cunard service was impeccable. We enjoyed our Caronia cabin and dining, with very attentive wait-staff, and took in several fascinating programs and presentations on explorers (including polar exhibitions, round-the-world sailing and an ex-Concorde pilot). Had fun with the Shuffleboard and Tennis, and visited several of the on-board pubs and clubs. Saw some great comedy acts too.
Only down-side I could see was that the beds were a bit too short; not well-designed for anyone over 6'. Also, the internet connection from their Computer Room was agonizingly slow, particularly for the $1 per minute fee. But these issues were very minor in the grand scheme of it all. Hopefully will travel on her again in the future, or one of her upcoming "sisters".
Thanks again for all your help :-)