We had sailed with Cunard a couple of year's ago on QM2, however this was our first voyage on Queen Victoria, or with an infant!
My husband and I booked this cruise with our 8 month old daughter for a short winter break and to try out Cunard with children.
We drove to Southampton to meet the ship and used the port's valet parking service which was incredibly well organised and smooth. This made it so easy to embark, despite all our luggage and baby kit.
Larger than average with an extended, slightly strangely shaped, balcony.
We took the Cunard shuttle bus to the city centre and then hopped on the Metro opposite out to the aquarium. A nice family day out with good local fresh food served in the aquarium restaurant. We did not have the chance to see any more of the city.
Easily accessible port for us with great service and organisation. We did not visit the city on this trip.
We took the Cunard shuttle bus to the city centre, explored on foot a little and visited a department store and shopping arcade where we had a great coffee. We also found an excellent traditional German restaurant and bar for lunch where the waitress was very welcoming despite speaking no English.