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Queen Elizabeth Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Queen Elizabeth 10 night round trip to Alaska

Review for Queen Elizabeth to Alaska
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kmerlin14
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jun 2019
Cabin: Balcony

We chose this cruise because it was a ten day round trip itinerary that left and returned to Vancouver. It didn't' go to Glacier Bay, but the times in port were good and the ten day itinerary allowed us to visit extra ports. We were also hoping to get some dancing in because we'd found the dance floor on our previous cruise was far too small.

The cruise more than met our expectations. We had some lovely table mates in the main dining room and the food was excellent. We usually ate in the Lido for lunch and tea and very much enjoyed the food there as well. It had some great views . The tea in the Queen's Ballroom was also fantastic.

The ports were great. We did a private tour with Wild Wolf Tours in Ketchikan and very much enjoyed it. In Juno, we took the shuttle to the Mendenhall Glacier and were glad we'd chosen the tour that gave us the most time there. In Skagway, we took the train to Bennett Lake and the bus back. It was a great experience, but next time I might go for a smaller tour so that we'd have more flexibility. In Icy Strait, I went whale watching while my husband stayed on shore and watched the whales breaching behind our boat. Luckily we some some on the boat as well as eagles, sea otters, and sea lions.

Cabin Review

Balcony

Cabin BA

We were right across from the laundry room but it closed to passengers at 9 pm. The convenience of being close to the laundry room outweighed any "noise" issues. The Captain also opened the forward deck for scenic viewing at times. However, we often found it nice to just view the scenery from our cabin because it was sheltered from the rain by the cabin above. The sofa was also right next to the window so we could sit inside and still see if we wanted to warm up. Being able to make a cup of tea was a bonus.

Our cabin steward Arthur did a great job keeping the cabin clean and tidy and he even noticed that a light had burnt out and sent someone to fix it without our asking.

Port Reviews

Vancouver

We flew in two days before and explored Stanley Park, the aquarium, and English Bay Beach on our own.

Sitka

This was a lovely port to explore on your own. It was raining, but we started in the museum where the free shuttle dropped us off and then went to the cathedral, graveyard, and blockhouse before taking the sea walk to the nature park. I loved the huge trees in the Nature Park and it was interesting seeing the site where the fort had been.

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