The Power of the Queen Mary 2

Queen Mary 2's position today at Noon, as shown on the navigational chart placed on Deck 12, B Stairway, next to the Pavilion Pool. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Queen Mary 2’s position today at Noon, as shown on the navigational chart placed on Deck 12, B Stairway, next to the Pavilion Pool. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Heavy swells rocked Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 back and forth on this, our second-last morning on our Transatlantic Crossing. And if I hadn’t indulged in so much Veuve Cliquot yesterday, I might have enjoyed finally experiencing some “motion on the ocean.” As it was however, I made my way down to Sir Samuel’s for a restorative latte.

Today's Programme is another jam-packed day of adventure onboard Queen Mary 2. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Today’s Programme is another jam-packed day of adventure onboard Queen Mary 2. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Queen Mary 2 at sea this morning. The gas turbine engines located in her funnel housing were started this morning. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Queen Mary 2 at sea this morning. The gas turbine engines located in her funnel housing were started this morning. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

While I was dressing this morning, the most wonderfully amazing thing happened – well, if you’re a ship geek like I am. My balcony stateroom is on the starboard side of Deck 11, almost directly below the funnel casing on Deck 12. With swells slamming into our starboard side and more current to fight, we obviously needed to pour on a little more speed than the relatively sedate 17.5 knots we’ve been doing for most of this voyage.

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Our Live Voyage Report continues tomorrow with the final day of our Westbound Transatlantic Crossing aboard Cunard’s Queen Mary 2! Be sure to follow along with our adventures on Twitter @deckchairblog.

 

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