Subscribe today
Get Cruise Critic in your inbox
Your Ultimate Cruise Guide

Queen Elizabeth Cruise Review by Stewart Cusack: Very Impressed


Stewart Cusack
2 Reviews
0 Post

Member Rating

Cabin 5.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 5.0
Entertainment 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation Not Rated
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 4.0
Service 5.5
Shore Excursions 3.0
Value for Money 5.0

Compare Prices on Queen Elizabeth Europe - British Isles & Western Cruises

Very Impressed

Sail Date: April 2012
Destination: Europe - British Isles & Western
Embarkation: Other

Having travelled on and enjoyed the Queen Mary 2, decided to try the Queen Elizabeth, we were a little apprehensive after reading some of the reviews! however after some 22 nights on board, we left the ship totally satisfied!

Our Balcony stateroom was very clean, bright, and indeed very pleasant, our Steward could not have been more helpful, in fact we found all the crew and officers with just a couple of exceptions, to be most friendly and helpful, always very courteous and offered a genuine smile... The exception being the staff in the Verandah restaurant, who we found to be very surely and patronising to say the least, the food was perfectly fine but the whole service was dreadful, but we did not allow this to spoil our overall cruise experience.

We really liked the Britannia restaurant, and also enjoyed the Lido Restaurant which we used occasionally for breakfast or lunch, we enjoy a bottle of wine with our evening meals and found that the Cunard 'House Wine' was More very acceptable and represented good value (e29.75) compared to the other vast choice on offer, sadly the 15% service charge did not really please us!

The lectures were really first class, as was most of the evening entertainment, we found some of the tours on offer were a little too expensive and not value for money.

To end this review, we say - Well Done Cunard, we are looking forward to our next cruise on one of The Queens! - However, we would like a 'guarantee' that we will be assured of a table for TWO, and not just hope that one will be available, after all, if you dine in a top hotel you are not expected to share a table, and it is our choice not to do so on a ship! Less


Read more Queen Elizabeth cruise reviews >>
Read Cruise Critic's Queen Elizabeth Review >>

Cabin review: Queen Elizabeth Balcony Deck 6 6143

Cabin 6143, is a Balcony cabin on the Starboard side near the aft, we found this cabin to be bright and spacious, twin or double bed, glass fronted balcony, all in all we were satisfied with our 22 night stay.

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add news@cruisecritic.com to your address book.
We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.