Getting on/off a motorcoach; driving about 130 miles, approximately 4 hours. Walking about 1.5 miles, periods of standing; waiting in line to embark ship.
After checking out of the hotel, we’ll board a motorcoach to begin our transfer to the ship in port at Le Havre. We’ll stop en route for a field trip to Monet’s garden at Giverny, where the painter shaped the landscape with the plants and constructions that are the subjects of some of his most acclaimed works. Our Study Leader will deliver a lecture en route introducing us to Monet’s life at Giverny, and once we arrive there we’ll have some time to explore the beautifully restored gardens at our own pace.
At a local restaurant we’ll have a 2-course plated and served meal with wine, coffee, tea, water included; other beverages available for purchase.
We’ll board the motorcoach to complete our transfer to Le Havre. Upon arrival, we’ll complete embarkation procedures and board the Queen Mary 2. Take some time to settle in and begin to familiarize yourself with the ship. When the mandatory Safety Drill is announced, we will join everyone on board in participating, so please listen for the announcement.
In the Britannia Restaurant, choose from the extensive menu offering multiple choices 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. Dining aboard the Queen Mary 2, breakfast and lunch are in the venue of your choosing. Traditional afternoon tea is served each day in the Queens Room. Road Scholars are invited to have dinner together in the Britannia Restaurant. Snacks along with juice, tea, coffee, water are available 24 hours a day at the buffet restaurants; and there is 24-hour room service.
At leisure. The Queen Mary 2 is a floating city. The available 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 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.