Queen Elizabeth to the Baltic: Queen Elizabeth Cruise Review by Geordie Cruiser
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Queen Elizabeth to the Baltic
Destination: Baltic Sea
The port guides issued on board are also well out of date. They genarally tell you things like the name of the street the best shops are in, and where the shuttle bus will drop you off etc., then you look at the map provided to find these places, and of course they are not named on the map??? One of the better moments was the amazing send off we had from the people of Hamburg, as this was the ships maiden visit there. We got the full monty, tug shooting water high into the air, mississipi stern wheeler alonside, along with a myriad of other small craft, and what must have been a few thousand people along the river bank to wave the ship off, quite moving. On the down side, the ship called at Hamburg twice, proving a 2 nights cruise from Southampton to Hamburg out, and Hamburg to Southampton on the return; these legs proved to be nothing more than a glorified ferry trip in both directions, with the majority showing no intentions of complying with the required dress for the day. Cunard clearly state in their brochures and on board ship that ypu are required to meet the dress codes on these ships, but no-one bats and eye when they just stroll in to the dining roomin jeans and a tee shirt ??., these are YOUR rules Cunard, not mine, how about enforcing them?? In the main, I feel that they are prcing themselves out of the market on all the additional things involved such as photo's, drinks, shore excursions etc, and with the apparent could' care less approach to dress code, thay will eventually lower all the standards. We sat one night and made a list of around 15 points where Celebrity are better then Cunard. Less
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