Sunday, September 18, 2011
Posted by Liza Cordero
The event was held at the Royal Salon, all the way up on the Promenade Deck, which was busier than the other decks with shops and restaurants. It was also well-lighted.
We initially got lost and ended up going to the second floor which felt more like a ship, a slightly haunted ship. The hallway going to the salon there was dark, especially the one going to the restroom, but oddly enough the restroom on this floor was better decorated and well-lighted. But because there were very few people on that deck, it felt a little creepy - as though old passengers would say hi to you at any second. But of course, it might have just been my overactive imagination. Imagine, all dressed up, walking into a dark hallway of a grand old ship with the sea breeze wafting in from the open port holes - doesn't it seem like a scene in a horror movie?
But anyway... Back to my party review, the food they served at the Royal Salon was delicious. We had a simple Caesar Salad with a well-seasoned tangy dressing that everyone at our table enjoyed. They then served filet mignon and salmon with vegetables and mashed potatoes - for the price of the event, everyone agreed we got a great deal. They served high quality filet mignon that was very tender. I didn't get to try the salmon, but my husband was quite satisfied with it. Then we had this delectable tiramisu that was divine - I even enjoyed the side of whipped cream that went with it!
The staff was very accommodating. The salon had great acoustics for the music. Everyone enjoyed the party. I think it's a great venue for an event, especially formal events. It brings you back to a time of ball gowns, smartly dressed gentlemen and the age of romance. I give the Queen Mary - two thumbs up! Plan an amazing night here for your next big event.