Posted November 12th, 2017, 02:23 AM
Last edited by EastCoastLilac; November 12th, 2017 at 02:25 AM Reason: clarity
Hi, Wanted to say that on my first crossing, I asked the steward about getting the menus and she looked at me as if I had three eyes. She said no one had ever asked for menus and thought it was odd.
I didn't appreciate that reply, but she said she would see if it was possible, so I left it at that.
On the last night of the trip, she brought me photocopies of all menus except for the first night (which was the best one for me of the week) and although the photocopies were not what I expected, I thanked her and packed them.
Other things I saved were the daily programmes, the newspapers, pen, postcard, magazine, notepad, napkins, and the nightly chocolates.
On that crossing the Gift Shop was fully stocked and so I bought a few things I saw at the time for myself and for gifts.
I also kept the receipts for onboard purchases, and had a chance to look at them for something or other a month ago. The ink had faded so badly, I could barely read them.
Back in the 1950's my Mother sailed on Cunard and I have her Passenger List. Times have changed from when all passengers were named in a booklet for everyone else to peruse.
When my Nana sailed back to Britain I went up to NYC to see her off. I got a toy model of the ship, which I still have today, although it's damaged.
Way back then, you could board the ship to say goodbye, before waving from the dock as they sailed out of sight.
When the gong was rung and the shout went out, "All ashore whose going ashore!" I took off like a rocket, thinking I had to high tail it out of there. So funny and so young.
I still remember (seemed to me a young girl) the rickety wood gangplank. So cautious to walk on it, as you could see the river through the spaces.
I think I saved a few other things, but most of all the memories of my first crossing, sea sickness and all.
Looking forward to First Transatlantic Crossing on QM2! It's nearly boarding time
Enjoyed it so much that have now crossed Three Times in two years!!!