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Queen Victoria Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Nice week away bit average in some respects

Queen Victoria Cruise Review by tedcatuk

9 people found this helpful
Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2017
  • Destination: the Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Penthouse

We went to try Cunard again after a cruise 8 years ago .

This time we chose the much vaunted Queens grill penthouse suite .

The Flight out was ok with BA though putting people who have paid top whack in the tail of the aircraft by the toilets was a bit of a surprise.

When we arrived in Athens it was all very efficient and with a very quick transfer we were in our room in no time ,our bags arrived 10 mins later brought by our really hardworking and lovely Butler Elvie.

Elvie was our room steward on our first cruise and not only did she remember us, she made sure that everything that was needed in our room or by us was catered for seamlessly. She is a real credit to Cunard.

The Room itself was a nice space with everything that you could want well kept with plenty of storage.

There was a crooked picture above the bed though which as it is fixed in place could not be moved ,drove me mad !!

The Queens Grill had really great waiting staff Aurica our waitress was again a credit to Cunard and made our dining a nice experience, However the food in the restaurant varied sometimes great ,sometimes average many times lukewarm.

I think Oceania offer better Menus with much less pre preperation than Queens Grill and this should be looked at by Cunard.

Cunard can not choose its passengers and some of them in the Queens Grill were really nice but you also get those difficult elderly snobs who seemed to enjoy making the waiting staffs, life impossible remember the people that serve you are human too guys.

Our deck area was clean well arranged and had nice touches with tea and snacks provided it lacked a whirlpool though.

overall Queen Vic is a lovely ship with very little movement even in bad weather.

Disembarkation was well organized again for me, However the big letdown for me, is that on a B A flight charted by Cunard we got split up and we and many other Queens Grill passengers got shoved in the back of the aircraft provision of catering would also have been a nice touch.

Cunard needs to realise that when people pay top dollar thats what they expect form start to finish.

Overall a nice week some good staff but needed to be a bit more special.


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