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Queen Victoria Cruise Review by Goode: Good - but not the extra luxury we were expecting


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Cabin 5.0
Dining 3.0
Embarkation 4.0
Enrichment Activities 3.0
Entertainment 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation Not Rated
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 3.0
Service 4.0
Shore Excursions 4.0
Value for Money 3.0

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Good - but not the extra luxury we were expecting

Sail Date: March 2012
Destination: Canary Islands
Embarkation: Other

We took this cruise as a late booking spring break, having never been with Cunard before, but the price and itinerary were right for us.

The ship is still in lovely condition internally, and the decor style is quite understated and was kept immaculate by a largely inconspicuous staff. Externally, we felt sorry for the guys touching up the 'Cunard Grey' which shows every mark, a real Forth Bridge job at every port.
Whilst the food overall was good (we were in the Britannia dining room) it didn't have the extra sparkle we were hoping for, and we preferred the silver service style of P&O, with lots of veg available. It did, however, include the classic double baked souffle!

Room service was very good, quick, hot food and on time for pre-ordered breakfast.
The Lido self service was rather monotonous and the salad choices lacked imagination.
Afternoon tea is well advertised, but again it lacked flair. We gave up trying to find the cucumber in the sandwiches, More which were all of the mainly bread and minimum filling variety. I would have loved an M&S prawn mayo sandwich, but nothing like it.

Entertainment was variable. The harpist and string quartet played for over 3 hours a day and were really good. The classical pianist was good, but his programme was wrongly advertised twice with no apology. The main shows were very formulaic, and the male singer not our style.
We were looking forward to the lecture programme, which was very male oriented. P&O manage a much better mix, and also not very extensive.

We only did one trip, which was very good. Other ports we did our own thing, The courtesy busses were always free - thank you.

Main irritants - the photographers who were in your face all the time. Mistakes and poor descriptions in the entertaiment daily programme, and never an apology. Paper napkins getting in the linen napkin laundry which put paper fluff all over your clothes.

Most entertaining - watching passengers line dancing on a rolling ship. Less


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