Free day in Dubai
24.03.2019 - 24.03.2019 31 °C
QE2 Floating Hotel - Room No 2075
We were both in bed and asleep by 9 pm, had a good night's sleep and woke naturally just before the alarm which was set for 7 am. The bed is a huge king sized bed and is very comfortable. So are the pillows.
Breakfast was held in The Lido, which is a huge room overlooking the port. Not many people around. Either they are all sleepy heads or don't eat breakfast! There is a group of 70 pommies staying here, who will be sailing with us on the Queen Mary 2 tomorrow. We met and chatted with some at breakfast. No name exchange yet.
After breakfast we wandered around the ship. Most areas are deserted.
The theatre has the most exquisite wall paper.
This is the Queen's Grill Dining Room, the best restaurant on the QE2.
We have met up with Paul, who will be on the Queen Mary 2 with us and has been on 32 Cunard cruises.
Oh no, Phil is sailing the ship!
Agi, our lovely friend from Greece, who worked at the Australian Embassy in Athens when Phil was on posting there in the seventies, flew over to Dubai from Muscat, Oman to have lunch with us today and left a few hours later to fly back to Muscat. Now THAT is friendship! We last saw Agi in Greece in 2014 and were planning to go to Greece in June of this year, but our trip to the Norwegian Fjords has been postponed until June 2020, so we will see her again following that trip when we call into Athens on our way to Croatia.
We had a buffet lunch in the Lido and there was every type of food imaginable there. But the same thing happened at lunch as it did at breakfast. About half way through meal they started playing loud rock and roll music through the speakers. Weird! You can hardly hear yourself think.
We have had far too much food today and have decided to skip dinner this evening. Tomorrow is the big day - boarding the Queen Mary.