We’re in the Golden Lion Pub on the QM2 right now, having a drink and watching Uruguay and South Korea in World Cup action. Of course, we have no idea what’s going on, but the drone of vuvuzelas and the cheering of the crowd are exciting anyway.
This ship is magnificent. We took a short walking tour today and went to the museum that is near the front of the ship – it has exhibits about the history of the Cunard line and the QM2. It’s right near the planetarium – yes, there’s a large planetarium on board. We were thinking about watching a production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew today, but chose to go the lowbrow route and watch World Cup play instead.
Tonight’s the first of three formal nights, so I’ll probably need to get to our stateroom at least an hour before dinner to get my tux figured out. Sigh.
Here’s a photo of a tasty local bitter from Southampton: