In the hotel dining room, the breakfast buffet offers a variety of hot and cold items, as well as juices, coffee, tea, water.
In the company of our Study Leader we will begin our learning adventure with a field trip by motorcoach to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. First established in 1910, the gardens hold an expansive collection of nearly 20,000 different varieties of plant life. The 52-acre site comprises numerous specialty gardens, collections, and exhibitions. Your Study Leader will introduce this fascinating site and then you may explore on your own to your heart’s content.
This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. You are welcome to wait and have lunch aboard the Queen Mary 2.
We will rendezvous at an agreed upon time and place the Group Leader will announce. We will then depart for the pier, complete embarkation procedures, and board the Queen Mary 2. Take some time to settle in and begin to familiarize yourself with the ship. There will also be a mandatory Safety Drill this afternoon, so please listen out for the Captain’s announcements once on board.
In the Britannia Restaurant at 6:00pm, choose from the extensive menu offering multiple options for appetizers and soups, salads, entrées, and dessert as well as tea, coffee and water; other beverages available for purchase. It’s impossible not to feel special making a dramatic entrance down the grand staircase.
At leisure. The Queen Mary 2 is a floating city. The options for activities and entertainment are many and varied. You might like to see a show in the ballroom, go dancing, listen to music, watch a movie in the theatre, have a beverage and a chat with new Road Scholar friends in one of the bars, or wander through the library — one of the best shipboard libraries anywhere — to find a book and curl up in that perfect reading chair.