On-board activities are one area where there is a clear difference between Cunard and some of the other large-ship lines we’ve cruised with before.
Yes, there are still the dreadful sales presentations dressed up as “nutrition seminars” or “back care information”, but there were also more genteel daytime pastimes.
Cunard has a reputation for staging excellent factual lectures. While, on this short cruise, the lectures seemed to be focused on the history of Cunard itself, the were well attended and, clearly, well thought out.
When not being used for lectures or afternoon tea, The Queens Room also hosts ballroom dancing lessons during the day, preparing those who want to participate for the night ahead.
Trivia quizzes also seem to take place in both the day and night - the latter in The Golden Lion pub and, in our experience, excellent fun.