“Queen Victoria - didn't live up to the hype.”
Cruise review of Cunard Queen Victoria

P Chapman Queen Victoria 2 Queen Victoria - didn't live up to the hype.
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We knew that Cunard appealed to older clientele but surprised at just how old the vast majority of passengers were. Not many of the activities on board would appeal to anyone below their seventies - enrichment lectures very dull and unimaginative. Theatre really beautiful but shows very poor - a bit end of the pier. Shopping on board not good, quite tacky in fact.

Excellent embarkation and disembarkation at all times. The ship new and very tidy but lacking in any real atmosphere or wow factor.

Food and services in restaurants OK but not outstanding. Food quite similar every night in Queens grill quite hard to find something really wanted to eat by the end of the cruise. Lido restaurant was good and staff very efficient.

Cabin supposedly 3rd best on ship and although comfortable and not cramped by any means did not have the wow factor we were expecting.

Would not book with Cunard again but would choose Crystal or Oceania much less stuffy, much more mixed clientele and real luxury..

Queen Victoria Cruises to the Eastern Mediterranean
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Cabin review: Penthouse

Q36104
6104 and 6106Midships cabins and so avoided the very worst effects of rough weather. Nicely decorated but not spacious. Poor design means a lot of wasted space. Bathrooms good sized but only one basin for penthosue suite. Bed very hard. Balcony good sized.
Published 12/20/09
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