DAY 3 – January 7th

Written by Safarigal
January 9, 2017


At Sea

We went to the 3 morning lectures, then to lunch in the dining room. Next I went to another beading class in Hemispheres. I ended up having to buy a beading mat because my beads kept on ending up on the floor, plus I somehow lost my needle. I could not find the beads and needle again, and was fearful that someone would have a mishap dancing on the floor at ABBA night.

The day was way too busy and I missed the showing of the film “Around the World in 80 days”, hopefully it will be shown on the telly.

Tonight was our first formal night – the black and white ball. We met up with friends for a drink in the Chart Room before the Captain’s Welcome on Board party. We decided to arrive a little bit late for the party to avoid the crush, but even halfway through it, when we arrived there was a long queue. We finally got in and found a small space to stand. It is in situations like these that I wish I were taller or able to be graceful in high heels – I couldn’t see a thing that was going on. The Captain gave his usual introductory speech, but I couldn’t hear it because of everyone still talking around us. Hopefully things will be quieter on the next segment. Just about all the passengers were dressed appropriately. I did observe several men in white dinner jackets, I was originally a bit surprised as we are in the North Atlantic in the middle of winter, but then I surmised that this was in keeping with the black and white theme, so no need to get my fashion police radar out. Most of the women were in long dresses or cocktail dresses, and everyone looked great. There were even a few kilts around; I do love a man in a kilt.

When we got to our table for dinner there was another lady there, so now we are 6. She is quite quiet, and the rest of us were talking so much she hardly got a word in, but seemed pleased to have joined us. We are all VERY concerned about the proposed change to the Chart Room, and are thinking of starting an “occupy the Chart Room” movement on board. If there are enough of us occupying the Chart Room I figure they can’t throw all of us off the ship. Now all we have to do is round up more rabble-rousers.

Dinner was excellent again – and there was lemon soufflé for dessert that was delicious. We watched the show, danced the night away at ABBA night, and then headed back to the cabin, too tired for a nightcap tonight.


Post Discussion


  1. roscoe

    Keep blogging Safrigal and thanks for taking us along. I don’t think you will find any argument with us that taking the chart room out is a bad idea, unfortunately it is not in the hands of anybody we are in contact – the crew don’t want it and Cunard UK don’t want it – its been driven by the bean counters at Carnival Miami. But any excuse for a sit in , so count me in for February…

    • Safarigal

      Great to have someone to add to our list! See you in February 🙂

  2. Hailey Mae Samuels

    Sounds like so much fun so far! I’d love to see some pics of your beading creations, and maybe an elevator selfie 🙂 xo

    • Safarigal

      It is incredible fun – we have just done our daily stroll around the promenade deck – fortunately much shorter than QM2! The elevators are not as attractive, but I do see an elevator selfie in our future!

  3. Gill Dancyger

    Really enjoying your blog. How are you finding a Britannia cabin after PG? Especially with a whole World Cruise wardrobe?

    • Safarigal

      By using those thin velvet hangers we were able to get all of our hanging clothes into the closet, and despite the lack of drawers we were actually able to unpack most of our stuff. The extra toiletries are in a suitcase under the bed, but otherwise everything is out and ready to use. I do miss the PG bath tub tho!

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