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Queen Elizabeth Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Delayed mini-cruise Kiel to Southampton

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M&PGermany
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Jun 2016
Cabin: Princess Suite

What was planned as a 4-day-weekend cruise with a stop in Skagen, Denmark ended up as a 2-night-trip from Kiel to Southampton with no stop enroute due to QE being late inbound from St. Petersburg, Russia. Whilst all passengers where informed in time about the late arrival, it was was of course a major disappointment including extra costs for those booked on the mini-cruise. On board no apology was offered to the passengers (e.g. a letter from the captain, a bottle of wine, some chocolates, whatever) who had to find other forms of accomodation whllst waiting for the ship to arrive. However, Cunard announced via email that guests will receive compensation for the shortened cruise.

Embarkation in Kiel went smoothly, with very good organization by the Kiel Port employees.

Our suite in Princess Grill was very comfortable (perfect bed!), nicely laid out (nice sitting area, too) and very clean (including the balcony) BUT the shower head is something that comes from a different era. Where other cruise lines install Grohe rain showers, spa shower heads or else, all that Cunard has to offer for their premium guests is an antique wall mounted shower head where you have to crawl under and a shower curtain. I am quite sportive but I was hardly able to get a good shower. We went to the Spa change room instead, where they have a proper stand up shower.

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Princess Suite

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Our suite in Princess Grill was very comfortable (perfect bed!), nicely laid out (nice sitting area, too) and very clean (including the balcony) BUT the shower head is something that comes from a different era. Where other cruise lines install Grohe rain showers, spa shower heads or else, all that Cunard has to offer for their premium guests is an antique wall mounted shower head where you have to crawl under and a shower curtain. I am quite sportive but I was hardly able to get a good shower. We went to the Spa change room instead, where they have a proper stand up shower.

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