This was our first time on Queen Elizabeth having cruised with Cunard five times in the past three years. Our inside cabin on Deck 4 (Aft) was fine, as was the service from Edgar, our Room Steward. The entertainment programme was nowhere near as good as that previously experienced, particularly the Theatre shows. The first nights show was particularly poor-no headline act, and the Royal Cunard singers and dancers were on for three nights out of the first five. Also, there seemed to be a shortage of musicians at first, for example, Synergy; who we really rated, missed performances on the first two days. We were informed that this was due to group members being deployed elsewhere on the ship. This also happened in the Golden Lion, where the regular entertainer missed performances to play with the Queens Room Orchestra.
Service generally was not as good as previously experienced, both in the Britannia Restaurant and in the entertainment venues such as the Golden Lion and the Yacht Club. We went to the bar and ordered drinks on several occasions due to the absence of waiters.
We cruised with P&O for the first time in early November and felt the the Entertainment Programme was better, whilst the service and food matched that of Cunard in every respect.
We were in Room 4176-an inside cabin on Deck 4 Aft. We found this perfectly adequate for our needs and we had really good room service.