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Queen Elizabeth Review

4.0 / 5.0
595 reviews

Lovely ship, pity about...

Review for Canary Islands Cruise on Queen Elizabeth
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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Dec 2015
Cabin: Balcony

...some aspects of the cruise which let Cunard down. There were two of us. We booked two balcony cabins next door one another for single occupancy. Cunard certainly knows how to charge for these! The embarkation process was rapid and totally efficient. They mislaid one of my suitcases but hey, they found it again some time later. The balcony BB cabin on deck 7 (a deck to be recommended) was very nice but not spectacular spoilt by the tiny shower room. Wake up Cunard. People who cruise expect more. There is a huge gap between the suites and the balcony cabins. I've stayed in a Queen suite previously and it was indeed luxurious. Service was excellent.

I don't think Cunard takes time any longer to match dinner companions adequately. We asked to sit on a table for eight to meet people. Our fellow diners were OK and we generally had a laugh but we had very little in common. On previous cruises more effort seems to have been made. The worst aspect of the cruise was the so-called evening entertainment. It was patronising in the extreme; childish and amateur. Third rate, in fact. The lectures though were better. None of the other activities appealed. Food was very good indeed. No complaints there though wine was over-priced. However, Cunard gave me some champagne for my birthday which we enjoyed and shared with our fellow diners.

As for port and shore excursions, the best advice is to do it yourself. Cunard's tours are extremely overpriced offering little extra value. The excursion in Las Palmas was pathetic.

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Cabin BB

Nice room. Very very poor bathroom. Good to be able to open the door between our two cabins to share a double size balcony. Deck 7 is to be recommended. Very quiet. No noise from restaurants above.

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Embarked here. Embarkation was extremely efficient.

La Coruna

Nothing much here at all but El Cortes Ingles cannily sent a coach to pick up passengers to take them to the store for pre-Christmas shopping. Good store.

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