Become a Cruise Insider
Tips, deals and more in your inbox.
Your Ultimate Cruise Guide

Queen Elizabeth Cruise Review by Barrington1966: Memorable Cruise

1 Review
Member Since 2012
0 Posts

Member Rating

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

Compare Prices on Queen Elizabeth Baltic Sea Cruises

Memorable Cruise

Sail Date: June 2011
Destination: Baltic Sea
Embarkation: Southampton

Cruising in the Baltic and experiencing millpond seas in the midnight sun in St Petersberg was always going to be great despite the ship but QE is such a special ship. Initially after QM2 she seemed slightly limited-the Spa especially is rather small and the steam rooms were having teething problems and staff service was not quite as good, but as the cruise progressed service greatly improved and we fell for the ship and it's tasteful elegant style.

Excursions were well organised and entertainments good - especially the dance troupe aboard. The ports were all amazing and we had perfect weather to enjoy the ship and the excursions to the full.Food was excellent and promptly served.The ship made a first visit to Travemunde and the welcome and send off was incredible with German bands playing our National Anthem and literally thousands lining the quayside waving flags-surprisingly very moving!

Our highlights were many..Bergen is very pretty and was alive as Bruce More Springsteen(The Boss) was in town!,The Royal Family roamed freely amongst us in their Palace in Stockholm and we sat in a cafe on pontoons in the river in the city;St Petersberg is incredible and we crammed in as many tours as possible.Talinn is beautiful,Copenhagan and visiting Ypres on our last port call very moving. All on what we consider to be the best Cunard ship-so booked 2 more cruises! Less

Published 05/07/13

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

Compare Prices on Queen Elizabeth Baltic Sea Cruises

Cabin review: Queen Elizabeth

Port and Shore Excursions

Very small pretty Port that you can easily get around without an excursion. The Hanseatic League wooden fish smoking houses are gorgeous and the fernicular railway to the top is worth it to view the Port.The buzz here was electric as Bruce Springsteen was in town!A short taxi ride or longer walk to the Museum of houses is worth it to view how the town once was.
Read 175 Bergen Reviews

Gorgeous city although not sure about why The mermaid is so iconic when there are such lovely sites elsewhere-even the fountains at the port outclass it

Again not necessary to take excursion although walking to some of the places was quite a trek. Mixture of Russian and Scandanavian culture makes it very interesting and great waterside market and shops
Read 335 Helsinki Reviews

very boring architecture compared to other Scandanavian countries we visited but warm and friendly and nice around the Palace and gardens. Ibsens museum was closed but the theatre is pretty
Read 146 Oslo Reviews

You can walk around Talinn and its worth doing your own thing to soak up the atmosphere at your own pace. We kept bumping into those on tours a few of whom regretted bothering.
Read 352 Tallinn Reviews

Compare Prices on Queen Elizabeth Baltic Sea Cruises

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add 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.