This voyage was a 4 night cruise from Southampton to Hamburg and back, and was my 6th cruise with Cunard and 4th aboard Queen Elizabeth; definitely my favourite ship of the fleet.
Now I've experienced Britannia, Britannia Club and both Grills on Queen Elizabeth I thought I should share my thoughts of the ship. This cruise was in Britannia Club.
Embarkation: Delayed, however this was due to passengers not adhering to their embarkation times and arriving 3 hours early. Passengers with embarkation times of 2pm who had arrived far too early boarded before me (my check in time was 12.30). Disappointing, however, I was reassured by the lady at check in that embarkation times are to be strictly enforced from the summer as the changes to the terminal, luggage and check in process are completed. The check in process and security checks were however efficient and quick; as I have always experienced with Cunard.
Britannia Club balcony staterooms are identical to standard Britannia balcony staterooms apart from the mid-ships, high deck location. There can be noise from the Lido and Pavilion pool above on deck 9. Most benefits of booking Britannia Club are in the single seating dining and intimate restaurant plus extra a la carte menu. The staterooms are comfortable, not huge but spacious enough for anything but the longest cruises. The large flat screen TV is a welcome new addition. Bathroom is well appointed but the shower head is quite low down and non-adjustable. In the space vacated by the old television, it would be ideal to put tea and coffee making facilities in the stateroom. There is only 1 UK plug socket yet about 4 US ones. Despite these few gripes, the staterooms are comfortable with relaxing, stylish decor and extremely comfy beds.