This morning we decided to have breakfast in The Britannia Restaurant which was lovely. The croissants were delicious and still warm; I also went for the Eggs Benedict which was tasty.
The rest of the morning was a bit of a lazy one where we spent it mostly sat by the pool and relaxing in the warm Jacuzzi in the Pavilion. With so much to do on board we knew it was going to be a busy afternoon so it was nice to have a couple of hours to chill out and relax.
We then visited the Golden Lion Pub for some lunch where most of us went for the Chicken Tikka Masala which was lovely and came with a small poppadum, a chapatti, an onion bhaji and some pilau rice.
It was lucky that this was quite a substantial meal as we then had our mixology class in the Commodore Club. During the class, we learnt how to make three different cocktails – two Martinis (a French and a Vespa), followed by my favourite of the three: Cool as a Cucumber which was Hendricks Gin and Apple Schnapps muddled with fresh cucumber and a dash of sweet and sour mix. This one we thought was going to become a firm favourite between the group.
After a couple of cocktails, we thought it was a good idea to go for a walk to clear our heads a little, so we did a couple of laps of the deck before making our way to Deck 12 to look at the kennels. Queen Mary 2 allows customers to take cats and dogs in the kennels on Transatlantic Crossings only so this was the perfect time to go and look. The dogs on board even have their own home comforts: a fire hydrant from New York and a lamppost from Liverpool to make them feel really at home!
Before dinner we went to The Commodore Club for a pre-dinner cocktail. The view from here is lovely as it overlooks the bow of the ship which provides beautiful views of the horizon – and luckily for us, it was quite a clear day so we had a splendid view.
This evening we were booked into the speciality restaurant in Kings Court. This venue changes every few days and you can either enjoy Lotus which serves delicious Asian cuisine; Coriander where authentic Indian dishes are on offer; La Piazza where you can enjoy hearty Italian Fare; and we got to experience Smokehouse which offered an exciting American influenced menu. There was quite a lot to choose from but I decided on the loaded potato skins to start, followed by BBQ ribs with macaroni cheese which was delicious!
After dinner, we ventured to the Royal Court Theatre where we got to enjoy another show. This evening we again got to listen to some more songs from the shows – it was just one women and her band but it was such a great evening and had everyone singing along…