After three decades of ship travel, Queen Mary 2 may well be my favorite ship

Queen Mary 2 may well be my favorite ship. After more than three decades of ship travel on oceans and rivers all over the world, this ocean liner (don’t call her a “ship” or, heaven forbid, a “boat,”) seems to really be the epitome of it all for me. This is my third or fourth crossing on QM2, but I sailed on the Queen Elizabeth 2 in the 1980s where I lectured on guidebook writing, again in …

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The best laid plans…grandson Jakob ends up flying home from London and Marcy boards the Queen Mary 2

The best laid plans, etc. Or, more simply, stuff happens. I had planned our trip to London and return via the Queen Mary 2 for six months. On Thursday evening, Jakob and I boarded Virgin Atlantic flight 0006 from Miami to Heathrow. We watched movies – with more then 50 to chose from  we each chose ZERO DARK THIRTY, had dinner and flew serenely and comfortably in Premium Economy at 650 mph. We slept and early next …

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