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Images from the 2006 Somerfield Charity Ball Weekend: a luxurious mini-cruise on the Queen Mary 2 to Guernsey. Madeline Bell (who's sets were energetic and superb) said the ship had on board Britain's finest musicians - she wasn't actually looking at us at the time, but she did listen for a while as we kicked off the whole thing at embarcation.

 

The Grand Lobby - photo courtesy of FTF Wolrdwide
 
Posing at the top of the stairs in the impressive Grand Lobby - photo by ZoŽ (FTF)
 
This set had a nautical hue as we left harbour.
 
Now why aren't the audience looking at us?
 
Queen Mary 2 is well proportioned and from a distance the scale is not obvious
Anchored off St Peter Port, that's Herm in the background
 
Get in closer and you get the idea this is currently the world's biggest liner
(OK the new, wider Freedom of the Seas reached the UK for the first time after our mini-cruise
but QM2 is 6m longer and more elegant for it, and also significantly faster)
 
Looking out to the QM2 from a sunny St Peter Port
 
 
The last tender from St Peter Port - its looks smaller against the side of the ship
 
Jamie Cullum and band, hugely talented and entertaining, in QM2's Royal Court Theatre which seats over 1,000
He did a lovely rendition of 'How Deep is the Ocean': we did it first the night before, albeit in a very different style
 
Acker Bilk - still great - and his superb band, in the Chart Room
 
 

Thanks to organisers FTF Worldwide who were ever helpful and friendly whatever the circumstances, and also to the efficient, positive and professional Cunard staff