My husband and I booked this cruise last September after seeing this been advertised on the Cruise channel. We were a little nervous about the cruise as we had heard that the Cunard line was very different to the cruise liner we were use to cruising with over the last 8 years.
We flew from Heathrow on 3rd January to Los Angeles and stayed in a lovely hotel overnight,we were treated very well and given regular updates on the the embarkation the next day. The only complaint we have is the long queue we encountered on our arrival at the port of embarkation it took a while for us to get on the ship. However, when we did finally get on the Victoria we were so pleased that the wait in the line was quickly forgotten, she is a beautiful ship and very well maintained our cabin was spacious, well appointed and clean. The Cabin attendant was also very good and he cleaned the cabin well.
Our waiters in the Britannia dining room were very attentive and met our every need at every meal.The food was excellent in the dining room.
Some of the Ports of call were far from the main town and this was a little disappointing as it meant that we had to depend on planned excursions from the ship to get around to the main areas of the places we visited. We loved Costa Rica this Country has spectacular scenery. The Panama Canal is awesome.
The entertainment was fairly good although not as versatile as the other cruises we have gone on previously. Most of the entertainment on the Victoria happened around the Queens Room and the Theatre the latter had private boxes that you could hire for a small fee. During the sea days we spent our time listening to the many lectures on the history of the Canal and Robert Powell(actor) he spoke on the life and times of Charles Dickens other English and literary writers. We met many people from various other countries and found them to be of well to do backgrounds and mostly retirees.
All in all this will remain one of our favourite cruises. We would definitely travel with Cunard again.