It's a mercy that this voyage was only two days long, otherwise we may have come down with some mild liver failure; Cunard know how to serve a drink.
Throughout the ship, drinks service is fast, efficient and well-informed - even in the buffet, care was taken by waiters to discuss wine options.
Queen Elizabeth's Commodore club has to be one of the finest watering holes afloat. In addition to great views a excellent martinis, there is a really imaginative cocktail menu, themed around the favourite tipples of past Cunard captains - some of which look potent enough to stop a horse. Even better, before dinner, cocktails are accompanied with complimentary, and substantial, hot canapes.
Other venues on the ship are well thought out, from the airy Garden Lounge to the Golden Lion Pub, which hosts an excellent pub quiz and just about manages to stay on the right side of twee.