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Queen Victoria Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Lovely Holiday

Review for Queen Victoria to the British Isles & Western Europe
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kittenkboo
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Sep 2018
Cabin: Princess Suite
Coffee and Kettle center
Cabin looking towards front door.
Entry area and little countertop to put receipts, card key and such.
Closet sections.
Bathroom and tub.
Balcony view.
Princess grill and flambe!
Baked Alaska!

This was a celebratory trip for our 10 year wedding anniversary. We did a portion of our honeymoon on Queen Victoria, and loved it.

Stateroom: We were in 5089 Princess Grill. The room was just large enough and comfortable for two of us. The closet was spacious, but a tad dark on the floor. Found our shoes always messy. Wish we could have found a better way to store about 12 pairs. The bed and linens were very comfortable. I like having a normal bed with normal corners, unlike some other ships that like to round off the bed edge, which makes it feel smaller. It was nice having two TVs, refrigerator, hot water kettle and Illy coffee maker with pods. The balcony was comfortable with two loungers and stool. Lovely having a tub rather than some sort of space age shower tube, but prefer not having a shower curtain.

Grills: We loved having a pre-dinner drink in the Grills Lounge, prior to our Princess Grill dinner. Wait staff in both were wonderful. Tashar, our waiter, and Daryl, his assistant were very nice. Our table for two was placed in a wonderful spot in the middle section, not against the wall nor against the window. We liked being able to see the dining room without feeling compressed, and loved being able to see the horizon nearly from one end to the other. Can't necessarily do this sitting right at the window. Our sommelier was quick, efficient and helpful, not too chatty but never ignored us. The food and menus were interesting. We really didn't have a bad meal or course. We do like having our soups and salads, and the Grills didn't let us down. I did ask for mash potatoes one night and Tashar obliged without a problem. Desserts were tasty too.

Cabin Review

Princess Suite

Cabin P1

Port Reviews

Korcula

Tour was cancelled, and such a bummer as this one was most looked forward to. But inclement weather was heading towards us, and having a few hours to roam the town was fair enough.

Venice

We embarked here, so no tours.

Malta (Valletta)

This was a very interesting port. Loved visiting some special churches, getting coffee at the very old coffee house and wandering around. However, we could not find any local crafts or art pieces, which was such a disappointment.

Naples

Naples is seedy, gritty and very dirty...even more so than 10 years ago. The ship terminal is nice, but so much trash and such in the city. We walked the most in this town, and next time won't waste time here, and maybe do a tour elsewhere. We did enjoy eating pizza at Pizza Trianon, which is a must do. The Museum with all the Pompeii artifacts is also worth it, but again you need to get there right at opening, or else deal with major crowds and loud noise.

Barcelona

This is where we disembarked.

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