Cunard Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews

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  • Aims for big-ship luxury; still has "Golden Era" feel
  • Classic transatlantic crossings as well as other itineraries
  • Afternoon tea is a white-glove affair
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153 Cunard Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews
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mariasharp
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 helpful votes
This was our first cruise - after 5 years of waffling and faffing about. Started talking about it 18 months prior to our silver wedding and finally went this August with 28th anniversary coming up in December (!) In that 5 year period ... Read more
Traveller 125
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
The itinerary was the main attraction of this Cruise. Booking had been done a previous cruise so all was seem less... The embarkation was quite simple and very rapid papers sent seemed to indicate a 1430 timing but we arrived just ... Read more
EmptyNesting
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
40 forum posts
17 helpful votes
As an introduction, we have sailed several times in the last 5 years (Seabourn x3, HAL x2 and Celebrity x1) and this was our first Cunard experience. We choose this cruise based on the itinerary and the reputation of the best ballrooms on ... Read more
Flite3
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Overall, we were thrilled with our Baltic Cruise on the Queen Elizabeth. This is my third cruise with Cunard (my husband’s 2nd) – Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Mary II and Queen Elizabeth. Embarkation was handled in very ... Read more
Nell from Troon
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We had sailed on the two other queens which we thoroughly enjoyed. and had high expectations of a cruise on Queen Elizabeth which I now wished we had not bothered. Congratulations to the hotel team, the food, restaurants, bars and ... Read more
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Rod McDermott
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
First Cunard cruise (done P&O and Fred Olsen before) but we joined up with friends who favour Cunard and who were going to the Baltic. where we wanted to go again for the second time (P&O previously). This cruise advised us we ... Read more
Peter CAP
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
13 helpful votes
Whilst the destination was what we had hoped for, the Queen Elizabeth is a hopeless shambles. We chose Cunard as we have cruised on QM2 previously and that was superb in almost every way. On the QE, waiting staff appeared demoralised, ... Read more
Cipi&Pepe
Member Since 2014
7 reviews
4 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I know, I know….sounds weird “Welcome back Cunard!”, like a grammar mistake…But is not ! And I will explain you why. In the last 3 years we travelled with Cunard couple of times on all three ships: Canary ... Read more
Mickb
Member Since 2004
4 reviews
248 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We are experienced cruisers and have travelled twice before with Cunard on the QM2 transatlantics in the Princess Grill. We loved both trips so when we saw a short post Christmas cruise on Queen Victoria to Copenhagen and Hamburg we took ... Read more
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VictorH
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Having had 2 previous cruises with Cunard on Queen Victoria,our Baltic Cruise on Queen Elizabeth was a let down. Sometimes the staff were offhand or just plain rude, the variety of food limited and fresh supplies ran out towards the end of ... Read more
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Steve Dixon
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
This is our second cruise on Cunard, the first being our first ocean cruise being 22 nights on Queen Mary 2 in 2012. In between we have been on 4 other cruises with Celebrity. Queen Elizabeth is Cunard's newest ship first entering ... Read more
Too Young for Cunard
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This voyage was a 4 night cruise from Southampton to Hamburg and back, and was my 6th cruise with Cunard and 4th aboard Queen Elizabeth; definitely my favourite ship of the fleet. Now I've experienced Britannia, Britannia Club and both ... Read more
m219399
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed December 2014
just returned from the New Year cruise on Q Victoria and had a fantastic time. We were in Amsterdam on New Years Eve and the ship remained on UK time throughout the voyage so that we could enjoy the Magnificent fireworks in Amsterdam at ... Read more
Shirley Pardon
Member Since 2014
1 review
Firstly, we are not regular cruisers but we have been on QM2, short trip around the Carribean shortly after she was commissioned and then transatlantic on QE2. Both these trips took place prior to Carnival buying Cunard. The differences ... Read more
justahobby2
Member Since 2013
1 review
I have cruised more than ten times with Celebrity, Princess, Holland America, Costa, Carnival, RCL and so on. This is the first time I tried Cunard and thought it should have been better than other cruise lines. Well, I was wrong. We chose ... Read more
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Kate.Bonney
Member Since 2014
1 review
Firstly, let me assure you that this stunning cruise ship is the epitome of traditional British elegance and exquisite floating luxury. How anyone can rate their Cruise Critic review for the beautiful Queen Victoria as only 1 or 2 stars is ... Read more
amyclare1
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed August 2014
We are fairly new to cruising having used Silversea,Celebrity and now Cunard. We sailed on the QM2 in January this year on the first leg to Capetown of her round the world voyage. I loved the QM2, so didn't expect the Queen Victoria to ... Read more
RetiredOldSnapper
Member Since 2014
1 review
This cruise was a substitute for the Black Sea and Turkish Splendors which, due to Mr Putin, hardly touched the Black Sea! As we had stops at Warnemunde [Germany] and Kristiansand [Norway] on a previous cruise to St Petersburg the decision ... Read more
kira5
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
21 forum posts
Sailed August 2014
I'm very satisfied with our cruise on Queen Victoria to the Baltic and Northern Europe. We have cruised before and this was the best experience. The food was uniformly excellent in the different venues, the entertainment was varied and ... Read more
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ROSASH
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed July 2014
We recently spent 2 fantastic nights on the QM2 . We have cruised many times before but this was our first with Cunard . I have to say that having read all the negatives on this site my expectations were not that high .We regularly stay in ... Read more
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Sirtopher
Member Since 2014
1 review
I should say that this was my first sea cruise, previously I have enjoyed two river cruises with Scenic Tours who I would rate higher. Cunard is now unfortunately an American company, so you will be subject to the American tipping ... Read more
carran99
Member Since 2014
1 review
This was a 14 night cruise to Norway, Iceland, (nearly) the Faroe Islands & Orkney Islands. It was our 3rd cruise with Cunard and our 2nd on this ship. Cabin - Deck 4 sheltered balcony - 4*, Slightly noisy due to some balcony ... Read more
cruisegermany
Member Since 2014
1 review
47 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Cunard always points out the "traditional way of cruising". Reserved tables, same dining partners every evening in the Britannia Restaurant. So, as usual, we found our reservation card in the stateroom (Deck 8, balcony) and appeared at the ... Read more
wanderbabe
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed May 2014
This was our second cruise on Queen Victoria, both in the Princess Grill. Our first trip to the Fjords was faultless on every level, apart from mislaying our luggage. This is why we came back. This time on arrival at Dock 10 we were told ... Read more
Kynance
Member Since 2010
1 review
63 forum posts
We took this “voyage” in late May and early June. It was our fourth trip on Queen Mary 2 and my fifteenth overall on various Cunard ships. Journey to Southampton and Embarkation Despite warnings about potential traffic ... Read more
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