Going through security at Ocean Terminal
A Band to send us on our way
A flotilla accompanies us down Southampton Water
The Shieldhall salutes us on her whistle
Carpets so deep you just could not resist walking on them in bare feet!
Lush deep carpet - I took my shoes off it was so soft!
Shops and, below Casino
Di tests the water!
Ok - I don't normally photograph the food but this steak was HUGE!
Lido Deck with two Jacuzzis
Britannia Dining Room, upper level
Lisbon tug, dressed overall for us
The Yacht Club
Salvaged from the Midships Lobby of the QE2
Royal Arcade shops
Pavilion Pool. The seating round the sides was lovely if you wanted shade
A unique way to get a tender stowed!
So new the companionways still have bubblewrap on
A musket volley to salute the ship
Santa Cruz de La Palma
Lido Deck and bar menus. One table per two sun beds.
Yacht Club chandelier
Library - lower level. Except for those on deck, all the plants around the ship are real.
Library - upper level
Fruit sculpture par excellence
Lido buffet, laid for select evening dinner
Between photo gallery and Britannia Restaurant
Grand Lobby with Viscount Linley marquetry panel
Grand Lobby. Every evening a pianist or string quartet played here.
Sheree Valentine Davis paints the Captain's portrait
The final result
White-glove tea in the Queens Room
Stateroom 1034, D8 deluxe inside. Behind the table is a sofa bed with upper berth if required. There are drawers under the ends of the beds.
So new we have masking tape on our ceiling
At Lisbon - still a very shiny hull!
Life raft crew drills. Note the very shiny hull !!
Commodore Club with Press from Madeira being shown around the ship.
Chain locker - the door was open so I sneaked in for a photo !