We thought we would try the Cunard line after recent trips on the Sapphire and Diamond Princess.
Although this was a section of the first World World cruise of the QM2 it probably did not live up to the hype this ship had had.
It appears that for the extra money it does not offer anything extra than its sister companies i.e. princess cruises.
As they say this ship has only been built to do the Atlantic run and is not set up for cruising. Although like the QE2 it is faster and has more room than any other Ship currently sailing I don't no whether in the long term it is going to have much attraction.
The build quality of this ship is not up to the standard of the last ships we went on. It is short on Bars and food areas on the decks and the retractable roof pool on deck 13 is too small.There is also not enough wind breaks on the top deck either.I don't know what they were thinking when they designed this ship.
Having said all of this the food was excellent as we have found on all the cruise lines.The crew was good and helpful on most occasions. The accommodation was as good as you would expect on this ship. However, the entertainment was extremely disappointing and far from the standard expected.
Despite all this we still had a great time and enjoyed the evening meal times with the dressing up. We did walk some 15ks a day around the ship to walk of the great food that we indulged in.
In final we would probably not sail on the Cunard line again as there are better value for money cruise's of high standards available.