Queen Victoria - East Med & Adriatic Cruise: Queen Victoria Cruise Review by canonterry
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Queen Victoria - East Med & Adriatic Cruise
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
As regards the pricing of drinks, maybe we have grown a little immune to this after several cruises, but we didn't think they were priced any more excessively than many pubs in the UK (before the 15% gratuity). What we did react to was the ridiculous pricing of on-board photos at $25 each, with no apparent discounts for multiple purchases. Perhaps Cunard could explore more favourable business models such as exploring how business might increase when they are priced at $15. Another pricing issue was the Cunard water shuttle to St Mark's Square in Venice at $24, given that there's a monorail from the port to the Railway station, where the sightseeing action starts, for 1 euro and, as we discovered on our return, a free transfer bus from the port round to the Railway station (saving 10 mins walk). Cunard didn't mention those, so we happily walked both ways and saw more of Venice!
We thought the previous reviewer was a bit hard on Argostoli in Cephalonia. We enjoyed it! One highlight was seeing huge water turtles swimming around the fishing boats by the quayside. We also relied on euros in Croatia with no problem, but don't forget than any change will come in Krona.
Other posts have mentioned the strict dress code on Cunard. We found that there was a high compliance to this. If its not your thing, then the Lido Buffet offers a very good 'dress-down' dining alternative, which we sampled often. It may be that in restaurant changeover mid-evening slot (8pm ish - 9pm ish) casual dressers might feel conspicuous in certain parts of the ship on formal nights, but they might be dining then anyway, so it's no big issue.
Overall, we felt blown away by everything this cruise offered and wouldn't hesitate to book with Cunard again. Less
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