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Queen Elizabeth Review

4.0 / 5.0
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539 reviews
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Best Cruise Ever!!

Review for Queen Elizabeth to Canary Islands
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RaceGirlA2
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Dec 2017
Cabin: Balcony

I had heard about Cunard for a few years but figured it was out of reach for me. Finally, after 45 cruises, we did the 15 night Canary Islands cruise over Christmas and New Years. I cannot believe how amazing it was! We could tell immediately that this wasn't Princess or Royal Caribbean! We were blown away by the elegance of the ship and the feeling that this was a step back in time to how cruising is meant to be. We absolutely loved dressing for dinner each evening - what a wonderful change to see all the men in their suit coats each evening and women dressed so elegantly. And fornal nights were in a totally different league than any other cruise we've been on! The guests were just stunning. The food in the Britannia restaurant was delicious - hot, varied, just the right portion size. We also really liked Cunard's afternoon tea service - we never missed one!

I know there have been some unflattering reviews about QE and Cunard and I was a bit nervous. How fantastic it was that we didn't experience any of these. We had the best cruise ever and it exceeded our expectations in every way. Embarkation and debarkation out of Southamption was a breeze. We were on the ship enjoyng lunch in the Golden Lion Pub by noon.

We purchased a couple future cruise certificates so we are now excitedly looking for our next adventures.

Cabin Review

Balcony

Cabin BD

Tyrpical balcony cabin. Plenty of closet space and shelving. Wish the bathroom shower had a door instead of the curtain.

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