Day 14 – March 17th 2014.
“Arrival in Yokohama – Queen Elizabeth disembarkation”
Disembarkation day is always a very sad one on any cruise and again no exception here. We have met some great people and made some new friends.
It has to be said that the ship was awesome and without her none of this could happen. People often say it’s not the destination it’s the journey and that is so true. Queen Elizabeth has lived up to the reputation and in many areas gone over and above what the Cunard line portray.
Without a doubt we will return to cruise with Cunard again.
We were both up early and eating breakfast before the rush. Our carry off bags ready to go. I go for my usual last minute photo shoot around the ship and manage to take a look in one of the biggest suites on board. It takes up half of the back of the ship!!
“I take the opportunity to look inside QE Suite 7150”
As I walked through the deck above ours I was hoping to get a glimpse of one of the suites. Just my luck, one of the aft suites was being cleaned so in I sneaked… WOW lots of space, a massive entrance, dining table, office, bar, lounge TV area, bedroom with walk in robe, ensuite including spa bath, shower, his and her sinks, powder room and toilet with yet another sink. Then outside on the balcony it has a table and chairs, two sun loungers, and two normal chairs as it spans across half the back and down the side.
Back at the cabin Moni is irritably waiting and we soon head to the Golden Lion at 8.30am ready to be called to disembark. Not long after waiting, we are asked to disembark. We have to hand in our cruise cards (lucky we made a second) and then walked off…
No dramas with customs as this was already cleared in Kagoshima so we just had to collect our bags and exit the terminal. All the bags are lined up in the time and colour zone of your bag tags and are easy to locate. Plenty of people helping and a bag man collects ours with haste, he is running and packs them on a trolly and wheels them to passport control, one last check and Japan here we are. Out of the terminal into a taxi and off to the hotel… just like that.
At the hotel…