Breakfast done, we’re told we can leave Sky Princess immediately, rather than wait for our group to be called. There’s a long queue to disembark. Then there’s a long trek through the Queen Elizabeth II terminal – sadly it is not as opulent or pleasant as its namesake.
In fact, the QE2 terminal is a bit of a dump.
Once we’ve collected our suitcases, things go from bad to worse. Large crowds of people have arrived for the next sailing long before their embarkation time and they are clogging up the entrance. People leaving cannot get past other people arriving and the whole place is a mess.
Top tip: DO NOT arrive at the Queen Elizabeth II terminal before the embarkation time specified in the Medallion App and in your email confirmation. You just screw up the boarding AND disembarkation process for everyone else. And you waste your day sitting in an over-glorified shed.
And if the disembarkation process wasn’t bad enough, a series of accidents means it takes more than five hours to get home.
Next stop, Norway.