Subscribe today
Get Cruise Critic in your inbox

Queen Elizabeth Cruise Review by Brian Tolley

Home > Reviews > Member Reviews > Queen Elizabeth Cruise Review by Brian Tolley
Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth
Member Name: Brian Tolley
Cruise Date: May 2012
Embarkation: Southampton
Destination: Western Mediterranean
Cabin Category: A5
Cabin Number: 5050
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
See More About: Queen Elizabeth Cruise Reviews | Western Mediterranean Cruise Reviews | Cunard Cruise Deals
Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 5+
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 5+
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 4.0
Write a cruise review!

Show the Lowest Price
Departure Month
Please select at least one vendor.
Avoya Travel
LuxuryOnly.com
American Discount Cruises
LuxuryCruiseConnections
CruiseDirector.com
iCruise.com
Expedia
Cruise.com
Direct Line Cruises
Priceline.com
Sponsored Links:

red arrow
red arrow


Ship Facts: Queen Elizabeth Review (by Cruise Critic!) | Queen Elizabeth Deck Plans
QE Diamond Jubilee
Cruise started with booking in, 45 minutes from arrival to being in cabin, luggage already there. Excellent organisation. Staff are very well trained and efficient, this was especially noticeable with our friend who was disabled, he received a first clas service from all members of the crew, certainly an improvement on the previous cruise.

Cabin very clean well laid out, one gripe that we did have on the cruise was our neighbour smoked on his balcony making it virtually impossible for us to sit out on our balcony due to smoke and ash blowing in our faces. Purser stated they could not do anything as no other cabins available to move us, they did apologise but having paid extra for a cabin with a balcony we felt a bit annoyed not being able to sit out.

The Brittania Restaurant was excellent we could not fault the service or the food, this was first class.

Lido self service had a wonderful selection of food of very high quality and again could not be faulted,the staff were very helpful and friendly

The theatre had many day and evening talks and shows, the weather being good limited our attendance what we did see was adequate . There were many Australians on the ship doing the cruise on the three Queens, we were told that the comedian on the QE had been on the QV the week before and therefore the same material was heard again. Overall a very cruise and emotional return to Southampton.


One gripe that always crops up is the gratuities, the Australians I spoke to on board do not agree with the tipping system. I agree to stop tips automatically isnot in my opinion acceptable although if you visit the Purser you can stop the cabin fee. However if you buy from the bar you're charged a extra 15 per cent and if in Spanish waters a further. 8 per cent is added

I do feel that it's about time this matter is sorted out, it can add quite a sum to your holiday.

Publication Date: 06/09/12
Read the Western Mediterranean ports review by Brian Tolley
More Queen Elizabeth Cruise Reviews

Read the previous Queen Elizabeth review Read the next Queen Elizabeth review

Like This Review?



More Western Mediterranean Cruise Reviews
Cruise Critic's Queen Elizabeth Review
Cunard Cruise Deals
Cunard Message Board
Write a cruise review!
About UsAdvertisingEditorial DisclaimerPress
PrivacySite MapStoreSubscribe
X

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.