Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Vacation on Queen Elizabeth

On May 14, 2022 Grayden and I flew down to Ft. Lauderdale to board the Queen Elizabeth.  Our grandson took us to the airport bright and early.  Thank you, Samuel!  The last couple of years have put the breaks on our travel wishes.  As I've mentioned before, our most recent trip was canceled.  Not due to Covid, but the world situation.  So we happily booked a trip closer to home.  We both are four times vaccinated and tested negative 2 days prior to our embarcation as is required by Cunard.  We both always wear masks inside of stores, etc.  So masked up we landed in Ft. Lauderdale and in a few hours later boarded the beautiful Queen Elizabeth!


 We/I really love traveling onboard a ship.  I was really looking forward to no cooking, no cleaning, no worries for 30 days.  Every passenger was required to wear a mask inside of the ship.  This certainly made us both feel safer to travel now.

The Queen Elizabeth is a lovely ship that is practically identical to Queen Victoria.  So we immediately felt at home and began enjoying all the wonderful relaxing times onboard.

Our first port of call was Grand Turk in the beautiful blue Caribbean.  We decided to take an excursion to enjoy a day at the beach.







 


The warm water was refreshing on this very hot day in spite of the coral that filled the shoreline.


A lovely barbeque was included in our excursion. 


 


In 1962 Astronaut John Glenn splashed down near the island of Grand Turk after orbiting the earth three times during the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission aboard the Friendship 7 spacecraft he named.  He was rescued by the USS Noa that was in the area.


There are many wild donkeys and horses on Grand Turk.  They used to be used in the salt industry on the island.  We saw them everywhere!


Heading back to the ship we see that islanders pay a premium for gasoline.



Grayden and I enjoyed our time visiting Grand Turk.  

Thank you for coming along with us as we remember our trip on Queen Elizabeth.  Our next port of call is Aruba.  Do join me!