2010 - Queen Elizabeth Maiden Voyage
Our voyage on the newest Cunard queen in October 2010.
Taken from the Ocean Terminal before boarding in Southampton on 12/10/10.
A flotilla of boats and other craft followed alongside us as we went down Southampton Water.
Boats followed us amidst a cacophony of hoots, whistles and blasts.
Flotilla as the sun goes down.
In the Solent.
Trevor on the balcony in the background.
Bubbly on ice
With the compliments of Cunard, this was waiting for us in our stateroom.
Taken from the mid-ships bar, this wall decoration greeted anyone on the double staircase.
Leaning over the stern
Her name and port of registry. (As in 2010)
Queen Elizabeth docked in Lisbon.
Monument to the Discoveries.
Famous Lisbon landmark, led by Henry the Navigator.
Photo taken from the top of the Monument.
"25 de abril" suspension bridge over the River Tagus
You can see the Queen Elizabeth in the background.
QE docked on a sunny day in Cadiz, Spain.
Part of the Lido Buffet on Deck 9. There was an amazing array of foods to try!
Delicious fresh fruits in the Lido Buffet.
It is possible to eat healthily if you want to!
The Garden Lounge.
A pleasant sunny place to relax, like being in a giant conservatory.
Mural in the Garden Lounge.
The ship was beautifully decorated.
The Pavilion pool.
Queen Elizabeth in Gran Canaria.
Solar-powered catamaran, with QE in the background.
Thanks to Thomas Walter of Stuttgart for this photo!
Thomas from Stuttgart.
We had met Thomas and his friend Michael previously, on both the Queen Victoria and the Queen Mary 2 maiden voyages!
The Yacht Club.
The nightclub on board QE.
Scale model of Queen Mary 2.
There were models of all three 'Queens' in the Commodore Club.
The original bell from the QE2.
Trevor with Devo-the-Dog.
Devo was well known to everyone on the ship!
Carolyn Maxwell from Melbourne, Australia, with Devo the diabetic alert whippet.
The wake of the QE as she steams (yes, they still say 'steams') along in the Atlantic Ocean.
QE Life Belt.
Hopefully you'll never have to use one of these