We were completely surprised by our experiences on board Queen Victoria. After our last cruise where my husband’s gluten and corn intollerances were completely ignored and he became very ill, we had given up on cruising. Thank goodness we trusted Cunard. They came through with flying colours, from the wait staff to the head waiter and chef, they understood the problem and we felt very safe.
We have just completed the World Voyage segment from Los Angeles to New York and it didn’t disappoint. Our cabin on number 4 deck was perfect for watching the journey through the Panama Canal, you could look over the balcony and see the few inches to spare that the ship had when passing through the locks. The cabins above deck four do not reach out as far, so their view was obstructed. I am not sure if deck four cabins are a little larger because of this fact, but there was certainly enough storage space. There is ample hanging wardrobe space, three drawers in each night table and two massive drawers under the beds. If there is any complaint, it would be the bathroom space, but if you are aware, bring a collapsible small box for toiletries and keep them on the open shelf under the sink. The other useful items we brought with us were a three plug extension and a small electric clock. When you have to change time zones, it is helpful to keep up with the current time.
The morning lectures were very informative and entertaining, not to be missed. In fact, we were sorry to leave in New York as the new presenters sounded very intriguing. From Buzz Aldrin to a Red Arrow pilot they all held our attention.
Perfect for Panama Canal as your had a complete view over the ships hull. Also easy access to the elevators, no noise coming from them. Was some vibrations during rougher weather but nothing to interfere with sleep. Plenty of storage space apart from bathroom. Televisions need to be replaced, maybe this will happen. Every week they came round and steam cleaned the balconies, so they were always clear of salt etc.