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Queen Victoria Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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580 Reviews

Elegance at sea

Queen Victoria Cruise Review by ColinHanna

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2017
  • Destination: the Eastern Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony

Superlative in every respect, including food, which some other reviewers have criticized. i can't see why. The selections in the Britannia restaurant were well-varied and appealing. The Spa selections show that you could achieve the impossible if you wanted to: lose weight while eating well on a cruise! The Lido buffet was as sumptuous as you're likely ever to find in a buffet -- including such delicacies as venison.

The ship was 100% sold out for our cruise of the Adriatic and Greek Islands, yet it never felt crowded. The shore excursions (and embarkation and disembarkation) were executed flawlessly without waiting and without making you feel like cattle on a drive.

The dress code is a plus as far as I'm concerned. Two black tie nights out of seven is just right, and jackets without tie the others is dressy enough to be special without being burdensome.

Most of the entertainment -- pianist, humorist, etc. -- was very good. Only the resident company of dancers and singers was disappointing.

All in all, if you're looking for top-shelf service, food, ambiance, accommodations and general elegance, you'll love Queen Victoria. If your idea of a cruise is to stay in cutoffs and flip flops 24/7, then this ship is not for you.

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Cabin Review

Cabin BF 8026

The cabin was more spacious than I expected. There's a small sofa and desk in addition to a king-sized bed. The closets were excellent -- three of them, plus ample under-bed storage for suitcases. Only the shower was a bit small, but perfectly adequate. The balcony is well-positioned and has plenty of room for two chairs and a nice little bistro table.

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Beautiful -- went to the highest peak of the island with breathtaking views.

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Great introduction to the home of the Olympics. Very informative and not too long.

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Island Tour

What can you say about Santorini? Beauty everywhere you look -- and this tour gave you enough of the full island, not just the main town.

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Delightful, fun, with great views, but missed the monasteries.

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