It could be a sign of my advancing years, but I have been taking it easy on my first couple of days aboard Cunard’s Queen Victoria. Not for me the opportunity to take a beginner’s fencing class in the ballroom. Nor even a lesson in the cha cha. Two days at sea between Southampton and Reykjavik provide an excellent opportunity to relax and unwind ready for some hectic sight-seeing later, and even if the ship is having to rush to make up for a late departure on Tuesday, I have decided I’m going nowhere fast. Best bit so far is when we sailed close to the Skellig Rocks, of the south-west tip of Ireland yesterday. We were close enough to see the beehive huts of the fifth-century monastery on Skelling Michael, and the ship was escorted by gannets from the huge colony on Little Skellig. The human gannets have been filling up in QV’s restaurants, and I shall have more time later to write about the food and the entertainment – hopefully the painfully-slow internet access will improve, and I’ll find a keyboard with a working Enter key.
About the Author: John Honeywell
John Honeywell is a travel writer specialising in cruise ships and cruise travel. Winner of CLIA UK's Contribution to Cruise award 2017.