what a stunner: Queen Elizabeth Cruise Review by david brady
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what a stunner
Destination: Europe - British Isles & Western
The ship's decor is very subdued, compared say to NCL or Costa, we liked it very much. An interesting point for ship lovers, Cunard commissioned a series of beautiful oil paintings of current and past Cunarders, these can be found on the forward staircases and also in the Commodore Club lounge.
Dining: Lido self serve on deck 10 aft was very satisfactory, my only gripe would be that at certain times traffic can be heavy, we avoided simply by having an early breakfast (before 8 am) Dining in the Britannia restaurant was delightful, we had a first More sitting at 6 pm, we shared a table for eight but 4 of our table companions invariably used the Lido instead, but they did join us for the formal night. Cunard had said in their literature that tables for two were not available, however we saw many tables for two, but for variety and interest we prefer the larger tables. The food was excellent every meal, I just can't understand some of the reviews complaining about choice and portion size.
A very important note for Gluten Free devotees: Mrs Brady is a Coeliac and this can present problems when eating away for home. Full marks to Cunard for taking very good care of her. For example they bake fresh bread every day including gluten free, also the menu can be adjusted each day to provide for her tastes, she was delighted with the dining experience.
Cabin: quite spacious, however the bathroom is small, and yes the shower curtain can get a bit friendly, however do not be put off by this.
Overall we had a lovely 5 day cruise, no gripes at all, we found the staff from dining to bars to bedroom quite excellent. Would we travel on Queen Elizabeth again? You bet Less
Cabin review: FA4120
Good size, although restricted view from window, bathroom tiny.