Author: M Donovan
Lovely to see the ship so happy - last time we went on her, there'd been a problem, and the staff weren't their usual happy, friendly selves. Deck seven, the free dining area, is still amazingly confusing, and it's hard to sort out what will be open and what will be available at any time, but we're beginning to get the hang of it. It's on the daily programme, of course, but who carries them around? I suggested they have some form of notice in the lift lobbies. Queen Victoria is much easier (and I guess that Queen Elizabeth, as her sister ship, will be too). Being built for the Atlantic, she handled the gale in the Channel very well indeed. Took a couple of organised trips for the first time, always thought they were very expensive for what they offered, but we thoroughly enjoyed them, and the guides (Flanders villages and a chocolate factory, Bayeux for the cathedral, city and tapestry) were brilliant.