A great holiday : Queen Elizabeth Cruise Review by violetta58

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A great holiday

Sail Date: April 2013
Destination: Canary Islands
Embarkation: Other
We chose this cruise to get away from the cold weather in England and it was certainly with it as the weather was fine and sunny once we reached the Canary Islands.

Embarkation was quite quick although a bit of a scum as the microphone was not working to call by priority but we managed to get on by 12.15 in time For lunch. We were traveling in a Q5 a corner balcony at the back which we thought we would try.It was large and well set out and the corner balcony which was huge meant we could have the sun at different times of the day and could be out of the wind.Only problem with it was being at the back it rocked all the time particularly when we hit rough seas in the bay of Biscay when it really threw us about the cabin!!

Queens Grill restaurant was lovely as it is at the top of the ship and we had a nice table by the window as we had requested. Although it was a table for two we were quite close to the people next to us who we soon made friends with.Food was More great and we enjoyed seeing it being prepared at he table.We also ate outside in the sheltered courtyard which was very pleasant.

During sea days there was plenty to do ,the speakers were very interesting and we watched a coking demo. I went to the salon to have my hair done which was ok and my husband went to the spa which he enjoyed.
In the evenings we tended to go to the bar,mostly the Commodores club and watched the band and dancing in the Queens room.Twice we went to the nightclub Hemispheres which was quite lively but doesn't start until late and is rather small.

Ports of call were good, Madeira,La Palma,Tenerife ,Lanzarote,Lisbon. ,some we had been to before but enjoyed walking around.We didn't do any ships tours but took a private tour in Lisbon. Lectures about the ports were good and very informative.

The staff were all great, friendly ,helpful and professional ,some we had met 2 years ago when we were on the same ship and even remembered us,

It was a marvellous cruise with no major complaints except other passengers behaviour in the lift when people got in the lift going up when they wanted to go down therefore leaving no room for people particularly those in wheelchairs who WANTED to go up.

I recommend the Queen Elizabeth and will no doubt travel on her again Less

Published 06/21/13

Cabin review: Q5 Queens Suite

Corner cabin at the back is great with huge balcony but it rocks all the time particularly in heavy seas.

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