Cunard the best?: Queen Victoria Cruise Review by Manxie57
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Cunard the best?
Destination: Panama Canal & Central America
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Food in the restaurant was poor, steaks ordered "medium/medium rare" were presented well done on numerous occasions. L'escargot in garlic butter were served with broken shell still intact. Soups were served extremely salty. Entertainment was disappointing as there were no top line entertainers. The 4 production shows were Ok but not as good as other cruise lines I have experienced. Apart from the theatre there was no other cabaret entertainment apart from the resident singer in the ballroom. The most enjoyable place on ship for me was the Commodore Club where the cocktail pianist/singer played every evening.
The cabin was always kept very clean although we always had to wait till around 12.30 for our room to be made up. We usually went to breakfast around 9.30 in the Lido which we enjoyed.
Disembarkation was awful. We had to queue for 2 hours onboard ship for US immigration to check our documents. We wondered whether the cash inducements offered by LA harbour to ships for slowing down (using less fuel)coming into port 20 miles out was a factor in us being late docking.
In my opinion based on cruises with P & O and Royal Caribbean, whilst Cunard wins hands down on decor and fit out, the other cruise lines have better food and entertainment. Less
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