Amazing: Queen Elizabeth Cruise Review by Margiecruiser

Queen Elizabeth 5

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Sail Date: June 2012
Destination: Baltic Sea
Embarkation: Other
We have just had the most wonderful cruise to Norway and the North Cape on the Queen Elizabeth.Originating from Southampton,I had always wanted to start a cruise from here,it did not disappoint.We chose the cheaper option of having an obstructed view,this was not as bad as I thought,we could see a small amount above the lifeboat and the stateroom was a good size with a sofa and a kingsize bed.
We dined in the Britannia restaurant,where there were no disappointments,the food was 5 star,nothing was too much trouble,service was impeccable.It was great to be able to have a drink of coffee,or any other hot or cold drink 24 hours a day included.You could order breakfast in your cabin for no extra charge.
Entertainment on board is great and varied.The shows were of West End quality,and often it was difficult to choose where to be so as not to miss anything.
We called at mainly normal Norwegian ports,but went to Spitzbergen,where the research stations are in the Arctic More circle,although it was not on the itinerary,we went further north to Magdalena Fjord to see a glacier.It was all amazing,being on such a large ship in such narrow spaces in the fjords.The weather was very kind to us,so that was a bonus,but you would hardly know you were on a moving ship.
Tromso is not on the list of ports and is worth a mention.It also has old wooden buildings.It has a Polaria Centre which has an aquarium and a seal pool,and information about the Arctic and is worth a visit.
The views in the fjords from the ship were breathtaking. Less

Published 07/10/12

Cabin review: FA4075

Good space,two seater sofa,king sized bed,window obstructed by lifeboat,can see a small amount above lifeboat.The lifeboat is not as close to the window as you may think,there is a space in between.Bathroom has a shower,no bath.Quiet cabin,only slight air noise from air conditioning,which is constant.

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We loved Bergen,very busy with tourists,but nice atmosphere.Fantastic wooden buildings with unusual shops.Funicular railway looked worth a trip,but long queues.Feel we would like to return to see more of Bergen.
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Flam is a beautiful little place,in a lovely setting.There is a small,interesting free museum near the station.We took an excursion on the Flam railway,which is an exceptional train ride up the valley.This is well worth booking in advance to avoid disappointment.There is a stop for photographs at a fatastic waterfall.
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This is an attractive port with traditional wooden buildings.We were slightly at a disadvantage as we arrived on a Sunday,when the market and some of the shops were closed.

Trondheim has old wooden buildings on the river and is easy to see the sights on foot.There is an amazing cathedral with a tower that you can climb.

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