“Hot Water Tea!!”
Cruise review of Cunard Queen Victoria

john haywood Queen Victoria 5 Hot Water Tea!!
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Compared with QM2, QV is a smaller but elegant vessel with emphasis on the darker Victorian decor, which is perhaps a shade to dark in places.

The Crew and Staff were as wonderful as ever under their new elegant Lady First Master.

Two minor criticisms:

1.The whole day stop at Palermo was a disaster, one traffic jam after another so we saw little of the City,which in itself was not inspiring, I would not visit again. Whereas Valencia was an inspiring and lovely City with just a half day stay! Likewise Gibraltar, which needs much more than a rushed half day.

Now about the Tea- without doubt the worst WARM tea in the Lido restaurant I have ever tasted made with "Warm Water"- surely Cunard know you can only brew tea with boiling water-the coffee was not much better.

One major worry,as always, the exorbitant cost of drinks- how about a 2 gr glass of Cognac at only $120! No wonder very few were ordering wine at meals.

Overall though a lovely cruise with glorious weather.

John Haywood,Amesbury.

Queen Victoria Cruises to the Eastern Mediterranean
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Cabin review: Oceanview

Ocean View 5 was very good.The drawer under the bed,though a useful addition very difficult to get at Beds very comfortable.

Port and Shore Excursions

Been there a few time but half a day does not really give you enough time to buy your Duty Frees, and this is the place to get them cheaper than ALL OTHER PORTS VISITED
Published 06/24/11
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