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Queen Elizabeth Review

4.0 / 5.0
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570 reviews

Beautiful Ship, Food and Service But 9 Days Was More Than Enough

Review for Queen Elizabeth to Australia & New Zealand
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Feb 2019
Cabin: Balcony (partially obstructed view)
Room 5114
The Britannia (main) Dining Room
The Verandah Restaurant
The Queens Room. Afternoon tea at 3.30pm and nightly Ballroom Dancing
The Queens Room. Afternoon tea at 3.30pm and nightly Ballroom Dancing
The Main Atrium

Since we first started cruising, about 4 years ago, we always wanted to try Cunard and see what the real difference was at this level of cruising. This was our 15th cruise so we have a few ships to compare it to.

First impressions were amazing. Gorgeous decor, lovely stateroom, beautiful rooms to relax in, we were very impressed. On sailing might, we went to the Verndah restaurant which was first class, even the following night in the Britannia dining room, the food and service were top notch as was the first couple of shows that we went to in the main theatre. At this point of the cruise this was 'best cruise ever' material.

Then we came to Sydney and 1700 people disembarked, with 1700 new people embarking and for what we could see a lot of first time cruisers, getting the chance to experience Cunard at a reasonably lower cost, given that this was only a 5 day cruise, to Tasmania and back.

Cabin Review

Balcony (partially obstructed view)

Cabin CA

We have had several obstructed view balconies on several cruise lines before and it has not been an issue, with usually just the lifeboat below the balcony, obstructing the view of the sea below. However this room ids a different matter with a large piece of lifting machinery in front, so the view is very restricted. Both rooms either side were not that restricted, so I would definitely warn against this room, unless it is cheaper than any other, which it wasn't.

Other than that the room itself was lovely. Plenty of room, great wardrobe storage, tea and coffee making facilities and UK and EU sockets with 110 volt and 220 volt outputs. The water pressure in the shower was amazing too. Our room steward kept the room immaculate every day and was really polite.

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