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Queen Victoria Review

4.0 / 5.0
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530 reviews
28 Awards

Not As Good As I Expected

Review for Queen Victoria to Australia & New Zealand
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judyelg
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Feb 2015
Cabin: Balcony

We sailed on a segment of the Queen Victoria's world cruise from Los Angeles to Sydney. In many small ways this was a disappointing experience. For example: This was the only cruise where we were not welcomed on board with a glass of Champaign or given a bag to use for purchases.

Although the food was good, it was difficult to find out about alternative items on the menu and ordering them required the aid of the dining room manager. Cookies were hidden behind the counter somewhere in the Lido buffet and you had to ask the correct person for them. During the first couple of formal nights, the food was nothing special and the dining room was never decorated for any occasion.

The waiters in the Golden Pub were not service oriented. We went for lunch one day and were told that all the tables were taken but we could go around and ask people if they would be willing to share their table with us. On another occasion, we were not told the kitchen was closing and sat at the table with empty plates for 20 minutes until it was too late to order dessert.

Cabin Review

Balcony

Cabin BC

Cabin was light on storage space and bathroom, was tiny with very small shower. Balcony was small but fine for sitting and reading. Bed was comfortable with a lot of pillows.

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