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Queen Elizabeth Cruise Review by david arthur: Hamburg horror


david arthur
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Cabin 5.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 5.0
Entertainment 1.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Rates 5.5
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 1.0
Value for Money 5.0

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Hamburg horror

Sail Date: July 2011
Destination: Baltic & Northern Europe
Embarkation: Southampton

we sailed on the queen elizabeth on 1st july expecting as part of the cruise to have TWO DAYS in ST PETERSBURG. Imagine our horror when we only had one full day,and had another day in hamburg instead,but this was only to pick up some germans who were having a MINI-CRUISE of 2 days to southampton.

This effectedly turned the queen elizabeth into a FERRY.

The entertainment was GRIM,with only STUART GILLIES as the only highpoint.

The entertainment director was patronising in the extreme.

The food was good,with a few exceptions,and the staff worked very hard in the circumstances-given that the ship was full.

The shore tours were ULTRA EXPENSIVE and the two tours we did were informative.

The ship DID break down in st petersburg for about 2-3 hours,with no power for the toilets or showers.as a consequence of which the dinner menu had to be amended.

It is true about the cheese board in that you are just presented with 3 or 4 bits More of cheese.

I would recommend the cruise,but it needs 2 DAYS in ST PETERSBURG to fully appreciate the beauty of this city.

IT DOES NOT NEED TWO DAYS IN HAMBURG-ESPECIALLY WHEN ONE OF THEM IS A SUNDAY,AND ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IS OPEN APART FROM THE RAILWAY STATION.. Less


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cabin 7110-glass balcony on deck 7 was very good.next to lift but NOT noisy.more noise from cabin next door dragging furniture across deck.

Port and Shore Excursions


SO SO EXPENSIVE AT LEAST IT IS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF TOWN.


absolute pit in the middle of a container port.

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miles outside town,and you have to pay for the shuttle bus.

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mooring miles outside town,and immigration staff are so BLOODY MISERABLE. very pretty town with many sights of great interest -hermitage,catherine palace,cruiser aurora,many cathedrals.


very pretty,and could have done with more time.

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