Day 16 - Monday 24 December - New York to Caribbean Day 2

Another night of broken sleep. Awake at 1:15, 4:00, 7:22.

View from our balcony, day 2 of cruise to Caribbean
View from our balcony, day 2 of cruise to Caribbean

View from our balcony, day 2 of cruise to Caribbean
View from our balcony, day 2 of cruise to Caribbean

View from our balcony, day 2 of cruise to Caribbean
View from our balcony, day 2 of cruise to Caribbean

View from our balcony, day 2 of cruise to Caribbean
View from our balcony, day 2 of cruise to Caribbean

Pretty quiet day today.

Had breakfast with the sweetie, then watched the end of Love Actually which was playing on repeat on channel 24. Did some washing and jigsaw (sorting pieces on the stoopid art puzzle - they've started Polperro yet again).

Read for a while, finished the middle section of Love Actually, then had some lunch.

Reading a book on our balcony
Reading a book on our balcony

Wandered the ship for a while with the sweetie, then we had a swim on deck 8 (which as it turns out is a very deep pool, I can only just touch the ground on tippy toes at one end), then went in the spa for a bit.

Deck 7 promenade
Deck 7 promenade

Stu and Kaz on deck 7
Stu and Kaz on deck 7
Photo by Stu

The very blue waters of the Bermuda Triangle
The very blue waters of the Bermuda Triangle
Photo by Stu

Commodore's Cufflinks - spare propellor blades on deck 7
Commodore's Cufflinks - spare propellor blades on deck 7

Spare anchor on deck 7
Spare anchor on deck 7

Commodore's Cufflinks - spare propellor blades on deck 7, looking up to the bridge
Commodore's Cufflinks - spare propellor blades on deck 7, looking up to the bridge

Looking up to the bridge of the Queen Mary 2 on deck 7
Looking up to the bridge of the Queen Mary 2 on deck 7

Polished metal on one of the spare propellors
Polished metal on one of the spare propellors

Commodore's Cufflinks - spare propellor blades on deck 7
Commodore's Cufflinks - spare propellor blades on deck 7

Stu contemplating the blue waters of the Bermuda Triangle
Stu contemplating the blue waters of the Bermuda Triangle

Looking into the bridge from deck 14
Looking into the bridge from deck 14

Looking into the bridge from deck 14 - where we went on the behind the scenes tour
Looking into the bridge from deck 14 - where we went on the behind the scenes tour

People enjoying the deck 13 sun deck
People enjoying the deck 13 sun deck

Queen Mary 2 bell
Queen Mary 2 bell

Communications tower on Queen Mary 2
Communications tower on Queen Mary 2

Queen Mary 2's red funnel
Queen Mary 2's red funnel

Queen Mary 2 sign
Queen Mary 2 sign

Looking aft on deck 12
Looking aft on deck 12

We were going to go to the second pirate lecture, but didn't end up going.

Just did the very hard sudoku, chilled out, then got ready for dinner (had one of the bottles of bubbly I picked at Southampton, which as it turns out is closer to 1/6th the price of the cheapest bottle you can get on board, which is $30USD, plus service charges).

Dressed for dinner
Dressed for dinner

Dinner was nice enough at Princess Grill.

Snackages we got in the Grills Lounge
Snackages we got in the Grills Lounge

Escargot bourguignon with garlic and herb butter, grilled three onion ciabatta that I had for entrée (off the a la carte menu)
Escargot bourguignon with garlic and herb butter, grilled three onion ciabatta that I had for entrée (off the a la carte menu)

Roasted goose breast warm gooseberry chutney, crispy parsnip, duck fat roasted potatoes, red cabbage, cider gravy that we both had for mains
Roasted goose breast warm gooseberry chutney, crispy parsnip, duck fat roasted potatoes, red cabbage, cider gravy that we both had for mains

Gingerbread and butter pudding marmalade ice cream that I had for dessert (think the description was wrong for this, didn't get ice cream)
Gingerbread and butter pudding marmalade ice cream that I had for dessert (think the description was wrong for this, didn't get ice cream)

I wanted to go to the Christmas concert, but we were just too tired after dinner, so we collapsed into bed. But a nice relaxing day which was nice.

Christmas present from Cunard (tea cups and chocolates)
Christmas present from Cunard (tea cups and chocolates)