But now we have a date once. The German host loads the numerous German fellow travelers to a briefing at the Royal Court Theatre and leads and life on board. We are more often looking for the huge theater with more than 1,000 seats. For us, always the start of the evening are the performances at the theatre Board. But then it goes first to the table.
In the elegant Britannia restaurant we take cruise dinner the first time on our trans-Atlantic. It tasted excellent. According to the menu, we walk down a little by the cruise ship. Certainly, the library of the Queen Mary 2 is the largest at sea. More than 8,000 titles are available here.
Incredible. The one or the other illustrated book about the Titanic is as well. After a stop at Southampton we have reached cruise the Atlantic Ocean on our trans-Atlantic. Around us, there is only water. The endless expanse of the Ozeand. No shore leave interferes with the daily routine. Fortunately, the North Atlantic on this trans-Atlantic graciously is cruise with us. We had couldn’t stand more than wind strength five. This is a no brainer for the Queen Mary 2. The guests can enjoy the fresh sea air and the varied life on board. Almost daily, there is an art auction in the winter garden. We look at the hustle and bustle. It will be purchased but also of course. So we come to the target and highlight slowly but surely this trans-Atlantic cruise ship getting closer. New York! On the day of arrival we must already before dawn from the springs. Are already against half five is on deck. And with us many other Crusaders. No one will certainly miss the arrival in New York. And then is ready. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge from the darkness appears before us. Two roads, cars cross the Hudson River. Traffic is still within limits. Whether is below can go through? Just a few metres from the bridge the vent of the Queen Mary. A murmur goes through the crowd aboard. And then there are the lights of New York in front of us. On the left we see the statue of liberty while the Queen Mary 2 is slowly approaching the anchorage in Brooklyn. What an experience. Still a last breakfast and then it says goodbye expecting us Queen Mary 2 two eventful days in the Big Apple. Then, it goes with the plane back home. As relaxed as a crossing can be.