My friend (1st time cruiser)and I have just returned from a short cruise to Hamburg and Le Havre on Queen Victoria. Embarkation at Southampton was completed in minutes by helpful and friendly staff..a great start to a lovely holiday. What a lovely ship, very traditional with all the usual Cunard service. The Grand Lobby entrance is beautiful and sets the tone for the rest of the ship.
The food in the main restaurant and alternative dining venues was first class as was the service. Easy to find your way around not like the bigger ships. All ships personnel were exceptionally pleasant and helpful. We particularly enjoyed drinks in The Commodore Club and coffees in Cafe Corinthia. Afternoon tea in the Queens Room is an experience not to be missed. Both being football fans we were amazed to find that we did not miss any Premiership games which were showed in The Golden Lion pub or Lido and attracted a fair amount of fellow football supporters ..all good fun! We met some lovely people everyone was friendly.
It was nice to always find a quiet space to sit and read a book or have quiet drink. All in all a very enjoyable & relaxing cruise. I would recommend Queen Victoria to anyone looking for an elegant, relaxing cruise.