For those wishing to get an opinion on the new carriers one of which is now at sea, I would point you to the article by Max Hastings in the Daily Mail...
There are opinions and opinions. His was but a diabilistic diatribe, probably penned with a major shitty on merely because he failed to blag a ride on that maiden-voyage-under-the-bridge-of-thighs.
I once had a certain admiration for some of Hasting's books, but after this - his cred is shred.
Recalling a Dolphin WR Mess Dinner post Corporate, with Sandy Woodward as our Guest of Honour, the Commander gathered us in an impromptu huddle beforehand, stating "Do NOT let X (another journo, formerly RN) get even within arms length of Sandy!"
" Otherwise..." was left unstated but understood, so I'd imagine Captain Jerry Kyd and his merry Crew will now be harbouring similar sentiments about Max H.