White glove service, staff who care about your personal preferences, accurate assistance, and a crew who genuinely look out for your comfort and safety to deliver a relaxing and fulfilling journey.
Congratulations to Cunard for preserving their traditions and not bending to trendy expectations. Unwinding is not the norm for most cruise experiences yet I managed to read, recollect, reflect and actually slow down enough to realize how spectacular a holiday I was having. Queen Victoria excels in food and beverage service. Every dish served to me was exceptional. A minuscule Waldorf salad took me by surprise..the BEST bite sized salad to ever hit my taste buds. Serving sizes are to be applauded. Never too much, always just enough to satisfy considering how much food one can consume over an entire day. The wine waiter helped us find wonderful vintages that didn't break our budget.
Watching couples strut in their finery to a live orchestra awakes an era of romance rarely found elsewhere. Hearing lectures of interest from exceptional humans activates the mind and encourages vivid conversation with new friends in passing.
I love this cabin because it is at the very front and from the balcony one can see the captain through the glass panel of the overhanging bridge which shelters the balcony from weather. Peeking around the separation panel you can see where the ship is headed, brilliant. The room itself is as comfortable as any other but extra quiet, a little further to walk to but good for exercise. The staff on this floor are exceptionally good at their jobs. Two of almost everything for storage so plenty of personal space. Ironing and laundry down the hall makes for good grooming to all the wonderful formal and smart evenings. We emptied the fridge of all soft drinks to make way for our champagne of which we enjoyed immensely on the balcony. Remember to pack a champagne bottle stopper for freshness! We also took a sucker cup for the mirror in the bathroom to better rest tooth paste and brushes.
Wonderful shopping and local art. This port is a hearty walk to the city so a shuttle is best taken unless you like exploring street art and local malls which are close to the ship. My friend found the beach and had a marvelous day, even enjoying the lobster complexion that he had adorned in the hot Honolulu sun.
Stayed on board. La Haina is lovely but the ship is very relaxing when there are so few on board.