This was our first fly cruise and was a bit on edge about it. We had no need to worry as Cunard were first class. We flew from Manchester airport on a chartered jet operated by Jet 2. They had a dedicated check-in just for us and Jet 2 staff were there to make our passage through with ease. Landed in Rome to be met by Cunard staff who took our cases from us only to see them again in our stateroom, bliss. Then on to the ship and off to lunch followed by unpacking. As the ship has had an upgrade since we last sailed on her we were eager to see the changes and were not disappointed. The weather was very warm but in places, the sea was just a little choppy but OK. Leaving the ship to get home was very good until we got to Manchester airport but that’s another story for trip advisor.