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The service and food were amongst the best out of the 30 or so cruises we have been on with various cruise lines from the Med to the Far East. The ship is spotless BUT we are keen ballroom dancers and overall the dance experience was very disappointing for the following reasons:- - for 12 of the 14 nights we suffered a Frank Sinatra impersonator 3 times each night. Even if you like Sinatra I believe the boredome factor would soon creep in. -the orchestra also played strict tempo jazz orientated music. The music was usually too slow and lacking in both oomph and modernity. -the floor is always packed so only social type ballroom dancing is practical. - little provision made for sequence dancing. In fact opportunity was only provided early in the evening when half the passengers were at dinner. The dance hostess was clearly out of her depth and didn't host at all (at least not as we know hosting). With a floor so crowded clearly sequence dancing, regularly interspersed with ballroom dancing would create much more opportunity for all especially if a knowledgeable host was to take control. - dance lessons were for beginners only, once per sea day, with no development lesson later in the day. There are other minor complaints but I like to retain focus for Cunard on the dance experience endured.

Dance Experience needs Root and Branch overhaul

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The service and food were amongst the best out of the 30 or so cruises we have been on with various cruise lines from the Med to the Far East. The ship is spotless BUT we are keen ballroom dancers and overall the dance experience was very disappointing for the following reasons:-

- for 12 of the 14 nights we suffered a Frank Sinatra impersonator 3 times each night. Even if you like Sinatra I believe the boredome factor would soon creep in.

-the orchestra also played strict tempo jazz orientated music. The music was usually too slow and lacking in both oomph and modernity.

-the floor is always packed so only social type ballroom dancing is practical.

- little provision made for sequence dancing. In fact opportunity was only provided early in the evening when half the passengers were at dinner. The dance hostess was clearly out of her depth and didn't host at all (at least not as we know hosting). With a floor so crowded clearly sequence dancing, regularly interspersed with ballroom dancing would create much more opportunity for all especially if a knowledgeable host was to take control.

- dance lessons were for beginners only, once per sea day, with no development lesson later in the day.

There are other minor complaints but I like to retain focus for Cunard on the dance experience endured.
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Cabin IA A7126
Great with an excellent stewardess. Shower head fixed would prefer flexible hose neck
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