Arrived at a very busy terminal on the 14th and we had to wait approx 30 minutes before being checked in, although well organised they should open more terminals during busy periods. Not a smooth embarkation.
Our cabin was spotless and our luggage was already waiting for us when we opened the cabin door. There was the usual complementary bottle of sparkling wine waiting for us, a very nice touch by Cunard. Our cabin steward soon knocked on our door and introduced herself. Tatiana did a marvellous job keeping our cabin clean and tidy throughout the voyage.
We had a rough crossing both ways but it would appear neither of us suffer from sea sickness or maybe it was the situation of our cabin which was on the fourth deck towards the middle and so not as much movement.
The ship was very comfortable, and the food was good, but we had trouble with the Kings Court which covered both sides of the ship and whichever way we went it seemed to be the wrong one because that side always seemed closed off and we had to cross over and use the other. We never got it right the whole three weeks.
When we booked Cunard sold us one three week cruise from Southampton to Southampton, unfortunately we received three one week cruises, it was very disappointing to get three Welcome aboard shows, three Appassionata shows, three cinema showings of Men in Black 3 and Madam Butterfly, along with repeats from the RADA group members and the planetarium shows. The menus in the Britannia restaurant were also repeated at least twice over the voyage. The only thing that wasn't repeated were the questions in the daily quizzes or we would have won hands down.
It was also disappointing to see that the dress code was not adhered to as we expected it to be and we saw passengers wandering round after 6 at night in jeans and t-shirts on a regular basis, these passengers were not refused service by the staff even though the daily paper mentioned that the dress code would be strictly adhered to, this was definitely not the case.
In conclusion we have decided that Cunard are living on past reputation and although we enjoyed our holiday it is doubtful we will travel with them again.