On the good ship… Queen Mary

Here we are on day 3 of our cruise from Auckland to Osaka, Japan on the Queen Mary. Within 48 hours we had made the decision to take this last minute offer from the cruise company, packed our bags, deposited the cats in the kennels and told most of our friends and family that we were taking this much longed-for cruise. (Our last cruise was cancelled for family reasons which made going on this one so much more important).
We have a balcony cabin which is excellent – very comfortable with a sitting area both inside and out (we’ll put up a photo gallery on the side when we get back).
We are taking advantage of these 7 days at sea to learn some new ballroom dances, sample the food in all of the restaurants, watch a few movies, tonight we will go to a performance of classical music, listen to some superb jazz bands, walk the promenade deck for at least a mile a day, visit the beauty parlour, and lean on the railings watching the flat blue sea go by – in fact fill our days with shipboard life.
Perhaps the least exciting of everything we have done so far is eat… the food is good – better in some restaurants on board than others – but not of the standard we are used to at the better restaurants at home (Sydney) and somehow reminiscent of English restaurants in the 1970s! But it is a small niggle.
I am posting this just before I join my partner for a drink – as we watch the sun sink over the yardarm (well we would if there was one) and then dinner – before a little more dancing, and then the performance.
Life on the ocean waves is indeed grand!