This was our second Cruise on the Queen Elizabeth, our first being a 3 night one which we enjoyed so much we decided to take longer cruise. Embarkation was easy one of the pleasures of cruising especially as we live so near the port of Southampton. However we were surprised at the average age of our fellow passengers which must have been around the 78 mark, and the number of mobility scooters though we understand and appreciate that some passengers need to use them it would be nice just once for some show of manners when you stand aside to let them pass.
We were dining in the Princess Grill which was very good with excellent service, we shared a Lounge and Deck with the Queens Grill passengers and there was definitely a feeling of them and us. The Princess Suites are comfortable and spacious with plenty of storage, and our Cabin Steward was good. In fact all the Crew were very friendly and helpful. The ship is kept very clean with a strong emphasis on hand washing.
Entertainment was good, some of the entertainers who came on board for just a few days were brilliant but given the average age not sure they went down as well as perhaps on a P&O cruise. The Lectures were also good, the John McCarthy one was so good standing room only which caused a few moans, people were asked not to save seats but l saw plenty who did.
Easy embarkation and disembarkation
Very walkable don't bother with excursions
Walkable didn't bother with excursion.
Achilleion Palace well worth the trip forget Mon Repos nothing there.
If it wasn't for the Duke of Edinburgh this place was not get a look in. Not worth the trip.
Beautiful you can walk the city walls yourself but need a head for heights
We took a one way taxi trip you can walk into Venice easily, the trip into and out down the grand canal is amazing.
Tenders used for this trip nothing there but chance to get free wi fi at the café, beautiful setting though.