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We have sailed several times on both the Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Victoria. There is very little difference from one to the other and we feel completely at home on each of them. However, if we did not like Cunard's itineraries we would find another line. While we had visited Baltic States before what whet our appetite were stops at three new countries; Riga in Latvia, Klepedia in Lithuania and lastly, Gdynia in Poland. In addition the ship was stopping at a little known Swedish island, Visby. ( This port was perhaps the highlight of the cruise in that it was such a complete surprise; dating from Medieval times it has a tiny walled village which delighted us) Generally the cruise was a pleasure as is every Cunard cruise for us. There are some little things that we would change if we could but, as always, we booked another cruise while on this one and we will look forward to it. One drawback for us was the shore excursions. My husband has limited mobility and there are not enough tours geared toward easy activity. I realize that this could be due to the ports that we visited. There were narrow cobblestone streets in most of them. A plus for me on Cunard is that in the past there has always been someone from the crew backing up the tour guide so that if one has any problems one can fall back on that person. I would have thought that this was especially needed in ports that Cunard had not visited before but, unfortunately, this did not seem to be the case in one of our ports, Gdansk Our tour to Gdansk was a disaster and there was no backup person. We almost got separated from the group. Part of the problem was a very young child who cried continually into the city ( about an hour) so that it was hard to hear the tour guide's instructions for the meet up after doing Gdansk on our own

Sailing on the Queen Elizabeth is like Home (but with lots of amenities)

Queen Elizabeth Cruise Review by Molly2010

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2018
  • Destination: Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Oceanview (obstructed view)
We have sailed several times on both the Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Victoria. There is very little difference from one to the other and we feel completely at home on each of them. However, if we did not like Cunard's itineraries we would find another line.

While we had visited Baltic States before what whet our appetite were stops at three new countries; Riga in Latvia, Klepedia in Lithuania and lastly, Gdynia in Poland.

In addition the ship was stopping at a little known Swedish island, Visby. ( This port was perhaps the highlight of the cruise in that it was such a complete surprise; dating from Medieval times it has a tiny walled village which delighted us)

Generally the cruise was a pleasure as is every Cunard cruise for us. There are some little things that we would change if we could but, as always, we booked another cruise while on this one and we will look forward to it.

One drawback for us was the shore excursions. My husband has limited mobility and there are not enough tours geared toward easy activity. I realize that this could be due to the ports that we visited. There were narrow cobblestone streets in most of them.

A plus for me on Cunard is that in the past there has always been someone from the crew backing up the tour guide so that if one has any problems one can fall back on that person. I would have thought that this was especially needed in ports that Cunard had not visited before but, unfortunately, this did not seem to be the case in one of our ports, Gdansk

Our tour to Gdansk was a disaster and there was no backup person. We almost got separated from the group. Part of the problem was a very young child who cried continually into the city ( about an hour) so that it was hard to hear the tour guide's instructions for the meet up after doing Gdansk on our own
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Cabin Review

Oceanview (obstructed view)
Cabin FB 4110
Our cabin was very good as we expected. We did choose an obstructed view because of the value but we were not sorry that we did. The cabin was spacious enough to feel comfortable occasionally having room service. In addition to our king bed we did have a love seat with a little table in fromt of it and a desk as well as closets.
One of the things that I especially like about Cunard is the abundance of closet and storage space.
The bathroom on Cunard is the biggest drawback. They are small with no storage space, The showers have curtains on them rather than glass doors
We really "lucked out" because our room stewardess (Rowena) was the best we have ever had on any ship ( other than on Silversea where you actually have your own butler)
She anticipated every request we made but was never obsequious.
If we could have her again next summer we would request her
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