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This was our first time on Queen Victoria although we have been on Queen Elizabeth many times so finding our way around the ship was easy as they are almost identical. There appeared to be congestion at the docks as we had to wait in a queue in the car park for about 20 minutes before being directed to the terminal for unloading the car. We had booked the car in with CPS who whisked the car away and we were on board within 30 mins. The cabin was as expected. We had booked the Princess Grill and our table was near to the entrance as requested. Service throughout the ship was very good, particularly so in the restaurant where nothing was a problem. I have a special diet and ordering off menu was never problem. For the first couple of days service was slow but then it settled down. My only complaint is that the food was never hot. Entertainment was varied - Walk like a Man were excellent, guest lectures were good, production shows not to our liking. Bearing in mind the average age group why the don’t include music by Cole Porter, Irvin Berlin, Richard Rogers etc is a mystery to me. There have been some cut backs - no olives with drinks in the Grills lounge and where petit fours used to be served on a little stand now you get about four on a plate. They’re chipping away at little things all of the time. Overall a very enjoyable cruise and look forward to another.

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Queen Victoria Cruise Review by Hoveto

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This was our first time on Queen Victoria although we have been on Queen Elizabeth many times so finding our way around the ship was easy as they are almost identical. There appeared to be congestion at the docks as we had to wait in a queue in the car park for about 20 minutes before being directed to the terminal for unloading the car. We had booked the car in with CPS who whisked the car away and we were on board within 30 mins. The cabin was as expected. We had booked the Princess Grill and our table was near to the entrance as requested. Service throughout the ship was very good, particularly so in the restaurant where nothing was a problem. I have a special diet and ordering off menu was never problem. For the first couple of days service was slow but then it settled down. My only complaint is that the food was never hot. Entertainment was varied - Walk like a Man were excellent, guest lectures were good, production shows not to our liking. Bearing in mind the average age group why the don’t include music by Cole Porter, Irvin Berlin, Richard Rogers etc is a mystery to me. There have been some cut backs - no olives with drinks in the Grills lounge and where petit fours used to be served on a little stand now you get about four on a plate. They’re chipping away at little things all of the time. Overall a very enjoyable cruise and look forward to another.
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