Queen Victoria Cruise Review by seabee22: The Queen Victoria doesn't compare to QE2 and / or QM2....
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The Queen Victoria doesn't compare to QE2 and / or QM2....
Destination: Europe - British Isles & Western
Much to our overall disappointment - my wife and I boarded the Queen Victoria for our British Isles Cruise.... having sailed on both the QE2 and the QM2 - we were amazed with the lack of Majesty of the Victoria compared to the other Curnard Queens. There is a lack of luxury one would expect for the price of the cruise, and when entering our "cabin" - we were very disappointed, as we have experienced more space, and storage area and usual complimentary items in bath area,on a smaller Carnival ship recently.
The rules are the same as QE2 & QM2 regarding dress code, etc... but why ?? the food choices in the Britannia Dining Room were less that desired... and on three occasions after reading the posted menu we decided "it" was not worth all the bother of having to Dress for Dinner...SO- Lido - here we come ... and did many , many, many more as it was packed each meal - daily. Wondering why no shrimp cocktails were offered on the menu in the dining room - we did notice "others" More with shrimp cocktails, etc., and other items not on the menu. When we asked about this, we were told that those special items had to be requested. (unknown to most) The staff in general were mostly rude and not very friendly at all, and when asked questions most acted as if we "bothered" that we asked anything of them.
The ports of call were good as we expected, however the Cunard sponsored "tours" - were a rip off as most were just bus rides through the county side. The one exception was The American Landing sites in Cherbourg / Normandy and the Museum there. The Royal Court Theatre was very nice ( stadium seating ) and some of the shows were good. Over all, --- Not what what I expected for the price I paid ..... Less
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