Queen of The Sea
By Karrie Comfort
Although the original Queen Mary is permanently docked in the Long Beach harbor, Queen Mary 2 continues to carry passengers, lending itself to a sumptuous existence at sea. With over 1200 crew members QM2, as it is known by some, is hardly a small venture.
QM2 is the flag ship of the Cunard fleet, and offers transatlantic trips from New York to London, providing an experience that truly is more about the journey than the destination. Whether you'd like a larger state room or a princess suite, all of the rooms offered are fully furnished and offer room services and amenities, that definitely help the QM2 live up to its royal name.
Equipped with swimming pools, jacuzzis, and a full fitness center; it seems more likely that you will be too full from the ten different dining options, ranging from the Commodore Club to the Queens room, where tea is served by white-gloved waiters, to be able to walk, not to mention run!
Night life is a plus on the QM2 with the largest ballroom at sea, which offers classes for beginners, and social dances with popular decades themes. If you prefer to be entertained, then listen to the two talented jazz pianists, or see a play in the Royal Crown Theater, all while perusing the martini menu of course!
In your rush to do absolutely everything, the Queen Mary has to offer, you might tire yourself out. Don't worry the full service spa is sure to have some sort of treatment; ranging from Ayurveda, Thai, or Canyon Stone Massages to heal those aching back pains.
And the QM2 has thought ahead and provided childcare for kids, so that you can be free on adult’s night out, with a full-time staff available to take of your kids.
It's easy to see why Queen Mary 2 has such high ratings and is known as a world class luxury cruiser.