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Queen Victoria Cruise Review by john haywood

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Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria
Member Name: john haywood
Cruise Date: June 2011
Embarkation: Southampton
Destination: Eastern Mediterranean
Cabin Category: C1
Cabin Number: 1046
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 3.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness Not Rated
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 5.0
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Hot Water Tea!!
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.


Publication Date: 06/24/11
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