QE2 - Properly Crossing The Atlantic
A long story of a transatlantic cruise on board the magnificent Queen Elizabeth 2
In some ways I felt a bit of a fraud.
It was only exceptional circumstances that led me to be able to savour the delights of crossing the Atlantic the 'proper way'. Sure I could afford it if I really wanted to, provided a few other luxuries were forsaken. And I had previously figured that one day I may part with the thousands needed to make the trip. But I would probably be a lot older. Much like the other guests queued in the bleak warehouse that Cunard seemed fit to welcome their clients onto the most sought after ship in the cruise business.
The few tri-colour balloons did nothing to enhance the surroundings and the shabby makeshift desks which processed us out of America seemed cheap and tatty. It was the last I would see of cheap and tatty for the next six days.
I had an opportunity to live on board the magnificent Queen Elizabeth 2 ocean liner for a week at a fraction of the normal cost and snapped at the chance with immense enthusiasm.
I would travel the four thousand miles from New York to her home town of Southampton living the millionaire dream
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Author: Vince Poynter
Version m5.034 8 Dec 2017
First Published: Version 1.00 Oct 2003
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