After the Veranda Grill you would have thought that we had learned our lesson. But no. Every evening, a part of the QM2’s King’s Court buffet is transformed into a specialty à la carte restaurant. The Aztec restaurant is one of these “offering regional Mexican cuisine.” Unfortunately, we discovered that the food at Aztec is not really Mexican at all, but rather tarted up mediocre Texmex. We once again fled back to the Princess Grill restaurant.
Todd English’s restaurant was lost in the recent QM2 refit, replaced by the Veranda Grill. The Veranda Grill is named after and supposed to evoke the iconic restaurants of bygone Cunard vessels from the interwar period of the 20th century. It was a disaster. What can you say about a meal where the amuse bouche is the best thing you tasted? We miss you Todd!
While there were some issues with the food at the Princess Grill, everything was far, far better than anything we have ever eaten in the Britannia Room over four crossings. Check out Morgan’s review and see all of Patti’s great photos.
This was MagoGuide’s fifth voyage on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 and it proved to be the best thanks to our Princess Grill upgrade. We missed Todd English’s restaurant, though. Its replacement, the Veranda, was a nightmare. And other eating venues (such as the Aztec restaurant) were also pretty awful. We found ourselves returning to the most excellent Princess Grill restaurant often and we were seldom disappointed.
Taking the ferry from anywhere to and from Sicily can be a bit of a challenge. This post gives you the benefit of our vast experience.
We love to answer questions about our posts. This question was sent in by a fan who wanted to know about the weather on the Seabourn Quest Atlantic crossing. It’s just that easy. Send us a question!
In 2014 familiarity finally bread enough contempt with Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 that Team Mago decided to travel by freighter again across the Atlantic. This post tells of our adventures before, during, and after the Buxcoast sailing. At the end, you’ll find out the relative cost of each of these sailing options.
Although Seabourn is one of our favorite cruise lines, we were struck by the difference between cruisers and travelers on an Atlantic crossing on the Quest.
In July of 2013, Team Mago spent seven days on the Queen Mary 2 making this our fourth crossing on the liner. We were less than pleased. Here’s our review.
Nanci Brooks is a genuine professional in a field littered with shills for mass tourism companies who are thinly disguised as “luxury travel experts.”