we have taken many cruises. 20+. ourr first cruise was on cunards carmania. WE have made 2 crossings on Q.E.2 and a Christmas cruise with our children (6) AND THEIR SPOUSES..WE ARE SEASONED CRUISERS. this cruise was the worst we have ever been on. t he ship was just out of drydock, it was not ready.to sail. furniture in the room was missing. phone did not work for 2 days. no remote for t.v. for 2 days our balcony was not useable for two days because they were washing the boat.water was pouring down and splashing all over the balcony.when they finished the wash down they then started painting the boat,the paint fumes made it impossible to use the balcony. that lasted for another 2 days. when painting was completed they discovered the painters had spilled white paint all over the varnished railing and everything else.they then had to sand the varnish and revarnish all the wood that smell was 10 times worse than the paint.the food was second rate. they could not even make a soft boiled egg.even though we tried for that every morning.omlets were rubbery and chewy,fruit cup full of unripe fruit. dover sole was horrible. I could go on forever,it never got any better,even after speaking to general manager Mr Davor Josipovic. our stateroom was lovely,the balcony was also large,our butler was good. bad experience top tp bottom
large stateroom,large balcony, lovely room. OUR BUTLER WAS VERY HELPFUL.