The cruise was chosen as a means of picking up the Oceania Nautica in Cape Town. This review does not try to compare the small premium Oceania ship with the four/ five star QE.
We have traveled with the Queen Victoria previously.
Comparing our previous Cunard experience there were noticeable differences. Menus have been seriously reduced. There was always something to our liking and it was well cooked and presented. We were definitely not spoilt for choice. What happened to the cheese trolley?
A couple of times we had lunch in the Golden Lion pub. The food served there was very good pub grub worthy of the best country pub.
Well done Cunard for maintaining the formal nights. Four were about correct for this length of cruise.
There were ample day time activities but the evenings were dire. String ensembles, light opera and a comedian who has been using the same material for years. Oh and a juggler. Make your own mind up about that. The big, big problem with the theatre was the volume of the music/ performance. It truly did hurt at times.
Summing up. If Cunard wish to continue calling themselves a five star experience they need to start getting it all right all of the time.
Bring back a proper cheese board in the main dining room, please, it's what good restaurants do.
The cabin was as expected from Cunard.