In random order.
Hot bouillon is self served on cold days at the aft pool (Terrace bar)
When disembarking you must turn in your room key.
Coffee is not bad. I brought Starbucks VIA packets and did not use them
Check out the dogs kennels when they have exercise time -deck 12 -aft section
Loved the Canyon Ranch selections - I often ordered a single item from the CR offerings in conjunction to my regular meal and was never,ever dissapointed.
Kings Court (KC)- la Piazza has a shelf that displays daily menus for the venues -including Britannia.
Buffet selections in KC- all 4 restaurants serve slightly different items for breakfast and lunch.
We liked the fruit smoothies and pizza available at Chefs Gally -KC
Lotus serves more seafood and has Asian condiments available 24/7
Hamburgers & hot dogs available at carvery in afternoon
Check out Homer Simpson in the mural - hint- He is on the N. American panel
KC does an afternoon tea -(aprox 3-5)
grab a tray- pick your own scones, finger sandwiches, etc and head down to Wintergarden.
Wintergarden broadcasts important soccer matches on a big portable screen.
We bought a drink card- loved it-Brought our own big insulated 32 oz. lidded cups - Bartenders never raised an eyebrow when we used these for our soda refills.
Connexions -on the 2nd floor also has coffee, juice machines
Juice selection differs in Connexions from KC
Bridge courses must be taken in order (we learned too late) - If taking a course- start on day 1
Planetarium- consenus is "passport to the Universe" show is weakest - Only 2 shows presented on our 7 days.
Planetarium tickets- Show up at connexions desk- 9 am-
tickets are in a self-serve stand and go quickly.
RADA-Unlike planetraium shows, RADA does not repeat shows- We had 2 shows during our 7 days.
State room number is NOT on your key card- for security
Our stated check in time was 3: 30 - we arrived Southampton terminal, 11:30 and were on ship enjoying lunch by 1 pm.
There is no shopping in terminal bldg. I needed aspirin and a few other things - had to purchase on ship.
Limited selection of toiletry items in QM2 shops- if in doubt, bring your own.
Forgot my bowtie- cheapest available was $32 in Mayfair shops.
You must drop off checked luggage before entering terminal-not after.
You can have breakfast items in Sir Samuels.
Saddest, biggest dissapointment.I was truly looking forward to having 7 days of menus as souvenir. Sadly, you must ask waiter at beginning of voyage to save your menus- We did not do this. I am still sad about this.
We brought 3 bottles of our own wine including 1 bottle champagne for our room, and would do it again.
We went to G32 and Queens room during the mornings/early afternoon- grabbed a table by the portholes and had the rooms to ourselves.
I wil post a detailed review later. if anyone has questions, I will be happy to try and answer