• Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In
Queen Elizabeth Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
Cruise Critic Editor Rating
570 Reviews

Hugely overpriced on board.

Queen Elizabeth Cruise Review by nios2

10 people found this helpful
Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Mar 2019
  • Destination: Australia & New Zealand
  • Cabin Type: Oceanview (obstructed view)

Just completed the Melb-NZ cruise 18-30 March 19. Seemed like a good way to see a little of NZ in comfort.

Massive delays and chaos at boarding in Melbourne.

Burst water main leaving cabins without water until 9:30 AM one day. Casino flooded and smelling.

Long queues for shuttle bus into Dunedin with USD 8 charge each way.

Long queue for tender from ship to Akaroa even at 11:00AM.

Stale cheese board crackers in upgrade Verandah restaurant; reported to maître d' who took no action and continued serving from the same supply on the cheese cart.

Drinks overpriced in US dollars and even more expensive when converted to AUS and 15% service charge then added.

No ushers in cinema with very elderly people entering in the dark after the film started with one gentleman falling badly on the stairs near my seat.

No assistance/supervision in the gym in the early mornings with elderly people on machines.

Cabin clean and comfy. Staff very polite and efficient.

Food plentiful and good but silly corner cutting like complimentary food from room service but charging for tea/coffee delivered with food.

Evening shows too much of the same "song and dance" type routines.

Good classical music program and ballroom dancing lessons.

Overall the company are milking the Queen Elizabeth name.

nios2's Full Rating Summary
Onboard Experience
Enrichment Activities
Value For Money
Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation
Shore Excursions
Sign Up for Price Drop Alerts
Get tomorrow's price drops
250,000+ people have entered their email
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Cabin Review

Oceanview (obstructed view)

Comfy bed. Ample storage space. Small but functional bathroom. Small sofa, desk and chair.

TV, UK+USA power points.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Previous ReviewNext Review
1 Reviews Written
10 Helpful Votes
Never Miss a Deal!
Subscribe and Save
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

More Cunard Queen Elizabeth Reviews

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.