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Queen Victoria Review

4.0 / 5.0
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530 reviews
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$$$ speak, prohibitive wine costs & the perpetuation of a British class system

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almilt
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Mar 2019
Cabin: Balcony

As part of a HoA package from DRW to SIN. Embarkation in DRW was a fiasco as 3hours after boarding we had to disembark to retrieve our passports from immigration, only to be immediately taken off us by a member of crew in the terminal. The terminal was also full of people wanting tax refunds with no clear delineation of which "queue" was which ! Mind you we never needed a Chinese visa, another smart move by NT politicians!

Balcony cabin was quite good, 5124. although the tenders were directly below the balcony which obstructed the view a little. Half bottle of champers was appreciated, gave a false impression of what was to come such as paying for a nondescript bottle of Australian water.

Samsung TV was a smart TV, however, nobody on board smart enough to fully use its technology, eg., no bill display, no menu displays, no details of going ashore, nada ! In fact the secretariat generated piles of expensive heavy glossy paper, must do wonders for fuel consumption.

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Balcony

Cabin BB

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Port Reviews

Darwin

Shambles of an embarkation no welcome aboard whatsoever

Bali

Tender required, hired our own driver for 3 hours

Nha Trang

Returning to the ship a fiasco with jus one tender running & all tour busus arriving with 15 minutes

Hong Kong

Having visited many times over the last 30+years our last was 10 years ago. It has gone downhill with the invasion from over the border - see my TA reviews

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