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Southampton to Africa Cunard Queen Elizabeth Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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BC cabin 8130 - Extra large balcony on the “hump”
Extended cabin 8130 - on the ‘hump’
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Complacent Cunard

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Fairplay
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise as an opportunity to visit some places we’d never seen and get away from a grey British winter. Cunard has a problem. They seem to be massively popular with the over 75s but leave the ‘younger pensioner’ wondering whether they really care. The entertainment is poor, comedians that have struggled to leave 1973 behind, lectures about the lives of singers my Nan adored (and ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


My Fair Ladies!

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jaxgang
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

ON the face of it not a lot seemed to have changed on the Queen Elizabeth since we last sailed on her seven years ago…and vowed never to do so again after the ship’s truly unforgettable inaugural voyage to the Caribbean. Roy Walker, star of the “Comedians” and “Catchphrase,” was still the biggest name performing in the Royal Court Theatre at night, a retired law enforcement officer was giving ...
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Sail Date: January 2019


Beautiful ship. Clean and well maintained. Crew needs to learn how to smile

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Beamerdog
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

Took easiest and most comfortable way to meet Oceania Nautica in Cape Town. Excellent port calls. Better than flying. 5* Art Deco furnishings. 3* service. Staff does not smile and does not greet guests unless guest talks first. Service seemed to be a burden on crew. Our cabin steward was the exception. Smaller than Phone booth size showers drove many to use showers in the fitness center. Balcony ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Not as good as it should be

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RobertStodel
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This cruise was a fun way to get to our holiday in South Africa as it went from Southampton to Cape Town. The cabin, public rooms, lectures and art gallery were all great. We were travelling in Queens Grill and were presented with wonderful menus but the food that came from the kitchen (as opposed to being cooked at the table) arrived dry. We complained twice but nothing changed, I suspect ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Queens Suite


Think again Cunard. You are not as good as you like to think.

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avrilnerja
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I rated the cruise good because it took us where we wanted to go; the ship itself is good; the public areas, including the pool areas not at all crowded; the restaurants and staff were good and friendly BUT all this is let down by the most abysmal administration and organisation. From first boarding nothing that required any kind of intelligent organisation was done well. Some examples ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Good but room for improvement

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geoffstravels
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The cruise was chosen as a means of picking up the Oceania Nautica in Cape Town. This review does not try to compare the small premium Oceania ship with the four/ five star QE. We have traveled with the Queen Victoria previously. Comparing our previous Cunard experience there were noticeable differences. Menus have been seriously reduced. There was always something to our liking and it was ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Inside


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