Superb Grills experience : Queen Elizabeth Cruise Review by Cressnick
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Superb Grills experience
Destination: Baltic Sea
The top terrace on deck 12 and that outside the Grills Lounge were much used by both of us, the stewards were attentive bringing us iced water or orange juices from the containers and cooling fruit kebabs, even bringing the afternoon teas to us outside if we hadn't ventured into the Grills Lounge in search of some - they were faultless and we felt thoroughly spoiled.
The entertainment was good and we loved the beautiful Edwardian style Royal Court Theatre with its sumptuous boxes, of which we availed ourselves most evenings, sitting in splendour.
The ship's decor is magnificent, harking back as it does to the Art Deco grandness of the original Queens. The Grand Lobby is a spectacular initial entrance to the ship and everyone seemed to gravitate to one of its 3 decks most evenings at some time. The Yacht Club is another beautiful venue with its crystal chandeliers and Deco styling. We also loved the styling of the Grand Arcade shopping area based on London's Burlington Arcade. The shops sold good quality merchandise and even on the tables situated outside where the 'sales' and 'bargains' were to be had, the quality was generally good. I note they still have the $10 bargain day, this goes back many years to the QE2 days, and I managed to find 4 'bargains'!
Our suite was spacious with top quality bedding on the large king size bed, we had a separate sitting area with settee, chair and coffee table this also had its own TV, well stocked fridge and constantly replenished silver plated fruit bowl. The bathroom could have been larger as on the QE2, but it did have a full bath with shower over and I think they have now incorporated that extra space into the room itself, which makes sense. The balcony was of good size with chairs, footstools and a table.
Although there were many people on board, the ship never felt crowded, it was very spacious, luxurious and comfortable and I can't wait to get back! Less
Cabin review: P18080 Princess Suite
Excellent overall, nice separate sitting area and balcony, liked the fact we had two TVs. The steward was excellent - wish I could take him home! Only problem this cabin is immediately underneath the bar area of the Garden Room and consequently there was much clanging and banging of metal items above us well into the night.Read All Princess Suite (P1) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
Easy access to and from ship. We chose a Cunard trip - Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen, which included a drive around the city and points of interest which included a coffee and Danish pastry stop, we then embarked a canal boat for a canal and river cruise before disembarking close to the Queen Elizabeth. A very good trip. The port also had some nice small boutique type shops.
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