THE OPEN-AIRE VIEW FORWARD OVER THE BOW
From an old QE2 review by Richard Schmidt:
The teak deck promenade includes a spectacular open-air view forward over the bow, a feature missing on the new Queen Mary 2 (you can look forward, but are confined behind glass windows, shut away from the salt air and the sound of the sea).
I remember standing alone one evening at twilight looking out at the Atlantic as it rolled under the ship, watching the fog slowly envelop the bow and listening to the fog horn sound.
The experience was transcendent.
For a few moments I felt as though I could have been on any ocean liner at any time in the last century.
That one experience alone was worth the price of the passage.