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Queen Elizabeth Review

4.0 / 5.0
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543 reviews
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Very good cruise and excellent ports of call

Review for Queen Elizabeth to the Mediterranean
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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2017
Cabin: Balcony

We went to Greece for the first time last year on the Queen Elizabeth. We wanted to visit the Acropolis and other sights in Pireaus and I found a super taxi firm (Michael Sterianos Taxi Tours). Michael gave us a fantastic day out. He was on time, such a gentleman, a fountain of knowledge, gave such good rates that there was no contest in booking him again when Queen Elizabeth toured the Greek Isles again this year. Michael was there to meet us again in Pireaus and this time we visited the Olympic Stadium, Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth and we finished up having lunch in a local restaurant in the village which was excellent value at 7 euros per head including food and drinks!

We also visited Rhodes. The ship docked within walking distance of the walled city and it was so picturesque walking through the streets and bartering in the shops for leather bags, clothes, jewellery and belts etc. We then went up the cobbled streets, passed the museum and church on the outskirts and then passed some time away in a local bar/restaurant.

Katakolon was another lovely port. We ambled through the shops bartering for goods and then strolled along the restaurants and bars on the seafront. I had to congratulate the Greek people here for their skill in speaking the English language so perfectly with no trace of an accent.

Cabin Review

Balcony

Cabin BA

Good cabin, plenty of space, shower a bit cramped, balcony good size. The bonus this year was we had a kettle in our room to make an early morning cuppa! It would be nice to have coat hangers that just have a hook to hang over the rail instead of the current ones that hook into a fitting as these are very fiddly.

Port Reviews

Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Been there so many times so we only stretched our legs round the streets.

Taormina (Messina)

Taormina is a lovely place to visit but as we had done it last year we went into the town on foot and watched the clock in the square at 12 noon and then took the hop on hop off bus round Messina.

Katakolon (Olympia)

Beautiful little port. We love going here and it is so convenient to walk off the ship onto the waterfront and while away some time.

Mykonos

Loved wandering the streets and seafront and spending time in a bar watching the world go by.

Rhodes

Again within walking distance of ship. Lots of streets within the ancient walls. A shopper's paradise. Lots of bars and restaurants. Cobbled streets outside the walls leading to the museum and church.

Gibraltar

Been here so many times. The first time I visited it was exciting because I wanted to see where my father spent his childhood on Gibraltar.

Southampton

We live in England so we only use port for arrival and disembarkation. Both are done efficiently.

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