Posted September 5th, 2012, 02:51 PM
Last edited by Pheebs; September 5th, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Pheebs, please tell us more about your Discovery Diamond Jubilee lunch I noticed in your signature.
Sorry for the late reply just started back at work these last couple of days and too tired to think!!
Well what can I say... I was very lucky to be a guest of crew on board for the day. When I knew they would be in London for the weekend I was hoping to go down and visit, not expecting the chance to actually go on board!
We arrived in London and took a tender to the ship, had our passports checked and security etc and stepped on board, we had a little tour (I was with family who hadn't been on before so showing them my favourite ship was great fun especially my young niece who this was a bit of a surprise for!) Had a hot chocolate in the lido
and then relaxed in the Discovery theatre out of the way of the few remaining passengers on board (two young children they needed a little space to play so the stage was great for that!)
Then it was time for lunch, I think there was only a couple of tables dining in the restaurant, it wasn't a fancy Jubilee lunch the main event was in the evening so unfortunately we missed that only for the passengers! But they were getting ready for the evening putting up all the flags and everything, the ship was all decorated for the celebrations. So maybe it is a little cheat to call it what I did
But we were very well looked after and saw so many familiar friendly faces and everyone was asking are you coming back for a cruise with us?!!! Of course! having been back on for a couple of hours, I had to go book a cruise!
After lunch sadly we couldn't really stay on board
so hard to get off after only a couple of hours! We went off to find the flotilla. We arrived just as the Queen was passing, but unfortunately couldn't see as there were soooo many people and also it just started to rain very hard!
We got a couple of things to take away like the Discovery daily programme, but unfortunately that got absolutely drenched. So when I went back on board for a cruise at the end of July, saved especially for me were new copies and a copy of the evening menu!
Very much doubt chances like that would happen with this merger