Queen Victoria Review

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A bit of a rough ride in November 2017

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paja49
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Nov 2017
Cabin: Princess Suite

A customary trip to the Caribbean in Princess grill, the suite was fine with a very efficient cabin attendant, the kitchens made a good efforts with the food and the service in the Princess Grill was commendable. The Concierge Seltran Ebillo was personable and efficient. The evenings entertainment was good particularly from the group called the Rewind Project.

However the trip itself encountered bad weather and in particular on the return trip there was storm force 11 and if you have ever been in that you would know. There was little respite at night or day for around 48 hours. Waves hit like torpedos, and everything rocked and creaked.

If I had a complaint it was the tannoy system. the Captain clearly liked to speak for far to long and repeat himself( - must have come from a holiday ship or something, experienced captains don't do that) and often announcements were made through the cabin speakers when they needn't have been, ie crew exercises etc. Not great when you are trying to catch up on sleep.

Cabin Review

Princess Suite

Cabin P1

very clean and laid out well. Excellent service from the steward Bryan. I was happy with things. The cabin creaked badly and had lots of rattles in bad weather, something I hadn't experienced before in 30 cruises. Nice Illy coffee machine and pods. Decent balcony furniture. Shower and Bath

Port Reviews

Ponta Delgada

Ordinary place with a few tourist shops for souveniers, the good side is it is an easy walk to the shops

St. Kitts (Port Zante)

nice place to visit, loads of touristy stuff and junk in the shops, the secret is always to haggle.The downside is that you are always hassled wherever you go to either buy something or go on a dubious tour or taxi. it does spoil it

Martinique

You need to walk the gauntlet to avoid the touts, taxis and tours. The good bit about it is that you can use your mobile phone since it is classed as france and thus eu roaming

St. Lucia

A little more sophisticated as a port, but the same hassles trying to walk around avoiding the dozens of men who want to make a living out of selling tours taxis and tat

Barbados

Not much difference between one port and another , touts everywhere and you need to stick close to main areas, lots of men trying to sell tours taxis and tat

Antigua

Nice port well laid out for the tourist, but you still have to walk the gauntlet of taxis sellers tour operators and Caribbean shirt vendors. lots of high end shops etc

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