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Queen Elizabeth Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Beautiful ship. Clean and well maintained. Crew needs to learn how to smile

Queen Elizabeth Cruise Review by Beamerdog

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2019
  • Destination: Africa
  • Cabin Type: Balcony

Took easiest and most comfortable way to meet Oceania Nautica in Cape Town. Excellent port calls. Better than flying. 5* Art Deco furnishings. 3* service. Staff does not smile and does not greet guests unless guest talks first. Service seemed to be a burden on crew. Our cabin steward was the exception. Smaller than Phone booth size showers drove many to use showers in the fitness center. Balcony ok for two. Glass and rails were cleaned twice. Entertainment and lecture series outstanding. Am now on Oceania Nautica where food quality and presentation are far superior. The Brits seemed to like and praise the food but we could not. Stewards pushed guests aside with service carts in the buffet line. They had no other path to transport clean or used tableware. Paper napkins in the buffet at night are not in step with the smart dress code requested.

Maybe the Queen is intended as transportation rather than cruising. It does that well at 22+ knots.

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Cabin Review

Cabin BE 6038

Comfy bed, bathroom very small, shower smaller than a phone booth. I served on submarines for thirty years and my shower was much larger. Everything was clean,neat and well maintained. Good exercise area. Quiet places to relax. Adequate storage for suitcases.

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Self guided walk through city. Was epiphany. Would have been nice to stay into the evening to witness festivities.

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