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Queen Elizabeth Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Sailing up & down & round & round the English Channel.

Queen Elizabeth Cruise Review by stevetoogos

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2014
  • Destination: the British Isles & Western Europe
  • Cabin Type: Balcony

Just got off Cunards Queen Elizabeth with 5 Family members I have traveled with 5 different Cruise companies This was my first cruise with Cunard that I thought would be a bit highbrow for my taste

. How wrong was I. The service was very slow the quickest I got a drink order to our table was 20 mins the slowest just under hour and I am not making this up the food in the Brittania restaurant was good but no way near as good as other ships I have been on

The entertainment was alright but no where near enough different varieties of music you will like it if you like listening to one man piano players they had several bars with piano players no Jazz or nightclub venues.

I found most of the serving staff to be OK but no were near the standards of say Celebrity.

Our trip was to go to Amsterdam and dock for 2 days we were told on first day at sea that we could not dock at Amsterdam because of high winds, no alternative port could be found so we sailed up & down The English Channel

Because of some EU ruling we were told that vat would be added to all ship shops purchases and there would be no duty free sales

I sailed with P& O last January to Amsterdam where there was no vat added and you could buy duty free on board?

But worst of all this short cruise to the Amsterdam Christmas markets to do some last minute Christmas Shopping and buy our duty free drinks for Christmas did not happen

Maybe I will try Cunard again when I reach 80 years of age but of the five cruise companies I have used Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, NCL, P&O and Cunard. Cunard would not get in my top 5 cruises and this nothing to do with our cruise not reaching its destination. Just on Poor service not enough to do generally not a well run ship.

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Cabin BA 6014

Room OK clean , shower too small you have to bend down to wash hair no complimentary water in your room

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