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Queen Elizabeth Cruise Review by sumtimecruiser

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Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth
Member Name: sumtimecruiser
Cruise Date: July 2013
Embarkation: Southampton
Destination: Baltic & Northern Europe
Cabin Category: D6
Cabin Number: 6170
Booking Method: Cruise Line
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 3.0
Service 4.0
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 5.0
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7 out of 10

Ignore check-in times provided by Cunard. 'Everyone' arrives at the check-in ASAP and are given the next available check-in tag.

Take USA & continental EU electrical socket adaptors + an extension with several sockets - if you have several items to charge.

Service in Britannia was okay. The food was only good.

I have only been on one other cruise, which was the QE2. The food and service standards on the QE were nowhere near as good as on the QE2.

Some of the food on the QE tends to be salty.

You have to ask for vegetables. The vegetables provided were good.

I have no confidence in the surcharges/tipping system.

Is the 15% surcharge on all drinks shared equally between all bar staff?

Exactly who is included for a share of the fixed daily charge?

Is it shared equally between all staff? Putting the charge to the customer on the cost of the cruise would be a sensible method to collect it.

Not everyone uses the drinks service (???), but everyone eats and sleeps in a cabin, so add the service charge to the cost of the cruise - not a retrospective charge.

Publication Date: 08/19/13
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