Taste of Royalty Aboard the Queen Elizabeth
With the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship docked in Auckland's port as part of her 118 night journey around the world, Debbie Christian from Cruiseabout Auckland stepped aboard for a visit.
Her Majesty hosted me for lunch today and it was superb. The Queen Elizabeth is one of the Cunard line's classic ships, adorned in an art deco style. It's currently home to 2000 passengers on a journey through Europe, America, Asia, the Middle East and Australasia.
The cabins are quite exquisite, with gorgeous linens and spacious bathrooms in the suites. Choose to stay in one of the Princess or Queens Grill Suites and you'll enjoy an even more regal experience, with exclusive dining and lounge privileges.
For lunch I enjoyed a fabulous goat terrine with beetroot and hollandaise, seared halibut served on blue cheese mash, and passionfruit mousse with a fresh fruit salad.
There is plenty to occupy passengers aboard this famous Cunard ship. High tea is a white-gloved silver service daily in the Queens Court. Or at the more casual end of the dining spectrum, mushy pea pie and lager is served in the Golden Lion Pub.
There is dancing to be had in the evenings, and indulgent treatments available in the Royal Spa for those who need a little pampering.
Also onboard the cruise ship is the Cunardia museum featuring memorabilia from the original QE2, including photos of the royal family and souvenirs.
The Queen Elizabeth is a true 'bucket list' cruise and so affordable now with sectors available from San Francisco to Auckland and Auckland to Sydney.
For more information on Cunard cruises or the Queen Elizabeth please contact a Cruiseabout cruise specialist or call on 0800 22 11 00.