This was our first time with Cunard havinng cruised with P&O twice in recent years. We joined the cruse in Venice and left in Rome two weeks later. Flights, transfers and embarkation went very smoothly.
We had a BA balcony cabin mid ships on deck 6. The cabin was well appointed with plenty of storage space, the balcony was larger than we have had previously and had decent chairs and tables making this a nice place to relax. The new flat screen TVs have an added bonus in that there are HDMI and USB ports that we connected our cameras to and reviewed our photos when we left each port. There is only one British 13 amp plug socket and we bought a 4 way extension lead that proved very useful. The electric shaver charge socket in the bathroom only accepts thin two pin leads, if you have a larger two pin lead you can borrow an adapter from the Pursers desk at no charge. Our cabin was very close to a laundrette. Laundrettes are small but have very good washing and drying machines and soap powder sachets are provided free. Overall the cabin was very good and the bed was comfortable.
We ate in the Britannia dining room first sitting at 6pm. Our waiting staff, Visham and Claire were excellent and the food was also excellent, very tasty, well presented with sensible portions. We did not eat in any speciality restaurants as the food in the Britannia was so good. We did eat in the Lido one night due to a late return from a shore excursion, this was also very good.