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Cunard Queen Elizabeth Cruise Reviews

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52 Cunard Queen Elizabeth Cruise Reviews


ubu62 avatar

ubu62

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Glad I was on for only 6 days

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Booked this on board QM2 when the QE's Asian itineraries were all scrapped. Crazy cheap price made this unmissable. Compared to the QM2 this is the inferior ship in almost every single area. The vaunted ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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KNF

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Thought it would be better!

This is the second cruise our family of 4 have taken. The first being a 10 day cruise with the Carnival Spirit in July 2017. We thought our Carnival cruise was great, fantastic staff, good food and lovely ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Anne Harrington

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Misleading Information in brochures and web, staff no better, gratuities bad,

Husbands special birthday and cunard was always on his bucket list. First 5 days food was rubbish, dry and not as described on menu. The Lido was no better Bar prices out of this world. Buy a drinks package, ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Unhappy-one

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Princess grill very good, however cruise let down by poor cabin hygiene aboard

This was our first Cunard cruise, having been on more than 10 cruises with Celebrity and Princess. The Cunard cache lured us into trying them. We were impressed by the Princes grill, we liked the restaurant and ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Tigerlilyoz

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Disappointed doesn't begin to describe how I feel about Cunard right now.

I'd previously been on the QE2 which was a beautiful ship that oozed class and was an amazing experience. Last year my husband mentioned he'd love to see New Zealand from a cruise ship. A short while later, after ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Nola Cordell

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

I selected POOR only because of Cunard's appalling administration

Two years ago, my friend and I arranged a 'cake decorating cruise' with Princess cruises which was successful in every way. (We held cake decorating demonstrations on board on the 'at sea' days) For these ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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trijamis

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Boring cruise and food. Ice cream machine was the highlight..

Ship was top notch but passenger atmosphere was lacking. Cruise dedicated to older seniors and ship was more like a retirement village with the entertainment to suit this demographic. Definitely not suited to a ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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P.O.S.H

5 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Missing a trick

Whilst this was a short cruise to Belgium I do wonder if Cunard are even bothered about missed opportunities with "new to the brand" cruisers. We are 'suite' cruisers 2-3 times a year and in our 40's, surely a ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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chanyu1

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

They Advertised Service But Where Was It?

This is the first time we (a group of 20 seniors) cruised on one of the "Queen" ships and after hearing our friend's positive ratings on the Queen Mary, we were really looking forward to some good times on the QE. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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lesrob2

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

1st time on Cunard and probably the last.

We chose this cruise for its itinerary and that it sailed from Southampton so no flying. Embarkation was seamless and our bags arrived promptly. The Cabin was fine (7090 balcony). On deck seven midship. The bathroom ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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ByeByeCunard

3 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

Cunard brochure describes an era long gone

Whilst this ship - like its sister ship Queen Victoria - is well-designed and its public areas spacious and artistically decorated, Cunard’s failings are the way it treats its passengers both on board and at ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Simon.Starkie

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

February 2018 voyage from San Francisco to Sydney aboard the Queen Elizabeth

Summary: Beautiful ship. Disappointing experience. Details: Just got back from 22 day cruise on Cunard's Queen Elizabeth from San Francisco to Hawaii, Bora Bora, Tahiti, New Zealand, Sydney, returning ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Chimneys13

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Extremely underwhelmed

We chose this cruise having previously travelled with celebrity and expecting the Cunard name to be synonymous with quality. It seems that the name Cunard was acquired but most of the quality of service and cache ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Harry456

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

BELOW AVERAGE FOR 5 STAR CRUISE LINER.

This was our first cruise with Cunard after 14 years cruising with P&O. We were expecting a much better standard but were very disappointed. The Britannia Restaurant was not of the standard we were expecting in ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Martin Doyle

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Everything but a welcome and smile!

Queen Elizabeth offers beautiful surroundings, great cruise destinations, good value, an outstanding lecture component, stunning public spaces and a feeling of elegance and comfort throughout, but in my opinion ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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ByeByeCunard

3 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

Passengers banned from viewing deck

Passengers not allowed on observation deck; poor food quality, quantity and choice in Grills’ restaurants; fitness centre not up to UK safety standards; and rip-off prices for shore trips. All these on a ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Within temptation

3 Reviews Written

49 Helpful Votes

Queen Elizabeth has turned us off Cunard.

We chose Cunard and Queen Elizabeth to celebrate our 41st wedding anniversary. We wanted to have a few days away on a luxury cruise-liner. Regrettably Queen Elizabeth and its staff just did not live up to our ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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ushers

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Heavy doors shame about the issues

this cruise was very disappointing as it was difficult to get around due to the heavy doors on the ship I unable to get out of my cabin my husband had open the door. The garden room was difficult to leave there ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Peter T

2 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Voyage of the Damned

We had heard how wonderful Cunard were and how much better than all their rivals. We should have seen a red light when our first two encounters were being told to board a few hours later than planned due to ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Hayden19

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Let down

We boarded QE In Sydney for a trip of a lifetime visiting mostly Japan on a leg of their World Voyage with some trepidation after a bad experience on QM2 last year. Worst cabin on the ship allocated to us in the ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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naata

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

This is Premium Cruising?

We decided to take a short voyage to sample a Cunard product and a larger ship. As a background, we have taken four cruises with Seabourn in recent years, and thought this mini voyage with Cunard would be an ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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PRINTERATSEA

4 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Not up to its Previous Standards, the bean counters have won.

Booked what was our 16th Cruise with Cunard and I have to say this was the one we enjoyed the least and will likely be our last. A new menu was imposed in the Grills which was a real retrograde step. What was once ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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VictorH

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

So Disappointing

Having had 2 previous cruises with Cunard on Queen Victoria,our Baltic Cruise on Queen Elizabeth was a let down. Sometimes the staff were offhand or just plain rude, the variety of food limited and fresh supplies ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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M&PGermany

3 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

QE Kiel to Southampton

We sailed on QE on a 3 day mini-cruise from Kiel to Southampton and our experience can be summed up like this: + Cabins and public areas are kept clean and appear well maintained although the outside of the ship ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Marchcruise

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cunard, you need to up your game.

The ship was cold 18-19 degrees - staff didn't respond until the last few days of cruise and then temperature rose to other extreme 28 degrees. Passengers all developed illness whilst on board. Some staff were ...
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Sail Date March 2015


Queen Elizabeth Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.3
Dining4.03.9
Entertainment4.03.5
Public Rooms5.04.4
Fitness Recreation4.03.8
Family3.52.9
Enrichment5.03.6
Service4.04
Value For Money4.03.5
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