This was only our second cruise and we picked it because we wanted to experience the "luxury" of Cunard. We were aware that the clientele would be older and were OK with that.
Embarkation in Venice was somewhat chaotic and very slow, there was not a big crowd, but it took a long time to get through the process, not really great in this automated day and age.
First impressions of the ship were favourable, it was nicely appointed, and really quite stylish. It was also easy to navigate around. The room was OK (what I expected). Décor somewhat dated, but acceptable anyway. One word of warning, Cunard's website states that the cabins have UK and Euro plugs, in fact our cabin had 4 US plugs, 2 European plugs and 1 UK plug, so take your converters if you have more that one device to charge! The 1/2 bottle of sparkling wine was a nice touch. Cabin Steward was superb.