Susan Disney-Greenberg’s Adventure Aboard Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth
Traveling to the Fjords in Norway
May 21, 2013
Yesterday we sampled the British Pub Fare at the Golden Lion. We had wonderful “fish and chips” plus a real treat with an 8-piece Dixieland Jazz Concert. Later in the day we had High Tea in the Queens Room and sat with a very interesting couple - the wife is Russian and her husband is English. Here’s a bit of Cunard trivia… for the last 170 years Cunard has served High Tea on every sailing of all their ships (every day at 3:30pm).
Last night we had a fun dinner with our English and Scottish couple, then we went to the evening show and then to the CUNARD BALL. What fun to see all the women in long gowns and the men in their tuxes. Evidently there is a tradition that on the opening of every Cunard Ball they do the Gulla Dance. Of course I had to participate – it was a great mixer. This was followed by the traditional English Barn dance to the White Cliffs of Dover and it was evident that a number of the couples have taken many ballroom dance lessons.
Today we got up early to watch the 7am entrance into the Fjord that goes into Stravanger, which is a lovely quaint town that is quite walkable. Cunard supplied us with walking maps plus we were armed with the information from our port lecture yesterday which prepared us to go exploring this morning. The weather is cool as expected at 52F, overcast but fortunately no rain - perfect for sightseeing! After we got back to the ship, we spent a relaxing hour at the Spa followed by lunch with a couple from Midland, England.
I’m off now to be on deck for the sail away at 3:45pm and then it will be time to get ready for our formal dinner and the London Ball later this evening. Tomorrow we stop in Olden.