Now Voyaged: Queen Elizabeth Cruise Review by Elsieg50*

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Sail Date: August 2012
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Other
Well, we're back. Where's the waiter? Why is my bed still unmade and my bathroom draped in wet towels and no gilchrist & soames products? God I miss that boat!We were on the Mediteranean Memories 9 nights cruise from Southampton to Cittivechia (Rome). Embarkation a bit scary and we had a frosty faced old bat doing the embarkation(which she naused up but more of that later)Once on board we repaired to our designated caves, sorry inside staterooms. We were a party of Mum,Dad, Daughter age 16 and daughter aged 27 with 2 staterooms assigned to us. We were in 7137 girls in 7061. Those familiar with the deck layout on 7 will know the considerable distance between each room. Yay!!! The rooms were, of course immaculate and spotless and the welcome half bottle of fizz, although not the best vintage (paintstripper vintage '98) was nevertheless drunk and appreciated. After unpacking, we made our way to the Lido for lunch, not too impressed with quality but nonetheless adequate nad thne ventured More on deck 9 for Sailaway. A wonderful experience for 1st timers and the first of many signings for drinks began. We had a great time. A few niggles. Entertainment rather repetitive - karaoke was good fun though. Piano player in Golden Lion was very naff. Get rid Ray!

We had to visit the Purser the next morning after embarkation as my daughter's credit card had not been registered and they had no details of both her and my oter daughter being aboard! Most disconcerting. Soon sorted by Purser although did give us an anxious night. We are writing seperately to Cunard to address this and another matter.

Table allocation a bit stressful on a couple of days but Jamie the Maitre D rectified immediately each time. The Zone for teenagers was fantastic for our 16 year old daughter who is on the autistic spectrum. The staff were wonderful and she had a great time. Brittania restaurant was brilliant. Lovely food and staff at all meals were very attentive, polite and helpful. Afternoon Tea was heaven and the musicians were much appreciated. Formal nights a bit of a disappointment as no 'event' as such. All in all a good experience which we would do again but next time in a room with a view and or balcony - we'll start saving for 2015!! Less

Published 09/09/12
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Cabin review: IC7137

7137 Inside stateroom. A little noisy as aft and close to what seemed to be engine room duringthe night. We slept well though so not too bad. Tiny shower and lo area and as I am not a small lady, a bit of a squeeze!. Immaculatley clean though and steward was wonderful with fresh towels at least twice a day. No window of course which was disconcerting upon waking as disorientated to time of day without clock or phone to hand. Closet space good and good information booklet. Liked daily programme, It was very useful.

Port and Shore Excursions

What's not to like?? Fantastic visit to Camp Nou (we went independently - much cheaper than organised tour would have been) lovely tour on open topped bus. Plenty of scope for lunch and drinks. Again, would have liked more time in the Port. ship left far too early!
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Didn't like this one. None too clean and nothing to do really except shops an d go to the top of the rock which was a bit disappointing. Looked very tired. Would have preferred Cadiz which was the original Port on the itinery.

We went to Nice by train on our own independently. Easy to do and much cheaper than organised tour. We were anchored off shore so had to use Tender to get ashore. Nice day out.

Lovely trip to Pollensa and Formentor beach. Very informative and helpful tour guide. Only critiscism would be that we did not have enough time to enjoy properly as trip was from 9.00 to 13.00 with an hour travelling each way. Wonderful place though, we really enjoyed seeing it.

We went home from here. What we saw on journey to airport seemed nice the further in you went from the docks.

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