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Queen Elizabeth Review

Super Cruise but Unsatisfactory City Stay in Cape Town.

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Lacey Family
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Mar 2017
Cabin: Balcony

Chose this cruise across the Indian Ocean as it visited lots of places that we had not seen before. Also, it was in the sunshine! Great cruise, super service and everything was spot on. The food quality was OK but not 'special' as we expected from a premium cruise line. The amounts on the plate were quite modest but that was OK with us as we are not big people. However, the price of drinks was a bit 'rich' and then a further 15% added for gratuity each time was a bit too much. The bars emptied quite early!

We opted for a City stay in Cape Town, post cruise, which included a programme of tours and meals etc. However, our Hotel was changed and the new Hotel know nothing about any tours etc. We, therefore, paid for our own, including a taxi to the airport for our flight home.

Have written to Cunard, requesting recompense but no response at all! They will shortly be receiving a Small Claims Court summons!!

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Cabin BB

Cabin itself was perfectly adequate although a bit cramped. Opening the wardrobe doors meant that the bathroom was awkward to access. Balcony was very small indeed and the door was very heavy to open and close. Any sort of wind and the balcony door was virtually impossible to open, as it was a push to open out door, not sliding, as were used to.

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