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Queen Elizabeth 2 - 2005
Canadian Crossing and Mediterranean Adventure Overview

Our cruise on the Queen Elizabeth 2 from Southampton took us across the Atlantic and down the Canadian Seaboard to the USA where we visited Boston, Newport and New York before recrossing the Atlantic to Southampton. We then stayed aboard for the following cruise took us on a fortnight loop through the Mediterranean with days in Vigo, Gibraltar, Naples, Athens, Zakinthos, Dubrovnik, Cagliari and Lisbon. The Canadian Atlantic Seaboard, which was completely new to us greatly impressed us and we intend to go back again. Gibraltar, Athens, Zakinthos, and Cagliari were new to us and Gibraltar in particular stood out. Athens and Dubrovnik are places one must visit at some point in ones life but unfortunately everybody else knows that so they are packed, as was Capri, which we visited from Naples.

Usually we book an inside cabin on QE2; we prefer to have longer and more frequent holidays in comparatively less luxury. For this trip we chose one of the larger inside cabins, on 5 Deck. Everyone on 5 Deck eats in the Mauretania restaurant. As Cunard World Club Platinum card holders we had priority at check-in and boarding. We also found a bottle of cold sparkling wine waiting to welcome us in the cabin - another good idea.

Using the same style as previous journeys, the write-up is in several parts with navigation bars at top and bottom of each page allowing you to move from page to page.

We hope you will enjoy the write up and our pictures as much as we enjoyed the journey

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