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Queen Victoria Review

4.0 / 5.0
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527 reviews
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Stately Ship With Excellent Entertainment

Review for Queen Victoria to the Baltic Sea
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jul 2019
Cabin: Penthouse
Queens Grill tableside preparation
Balcony view in Visby, Sweden
There were two gala costume parties on board, We rocked 20s night!
There is a dress code on board. Especially on Gala (formal) nights. It is e

Queen Victoria is a wonderful ship offering excellent entertainment options and an amazing dining experience. It does have some problems, as does every ship I've sailed on, but overall I think you'll enjoy your experience.

First of all, it is not a young person's cruise. The average passenger on my cruise was 70+ years old. If you have trouble with elderly people walking very slowly in front of you and stopping suddenly for no apparent reason, you may be frustrated at times. At the height of the summer cruise season for families, there were hardly any children on board.

Secondly, It is largely a British clientele, which I found charming. The average cruiser was well educated and well mannered. No line jumpers of chair hogs, which was refreshing. I could strike up a conversation with almost anyone I met and found most of them interesting. However, if you want to shoot the breeze about NASCAR, baseball and the NFL, you may be disappointed.

Cabin Review

Penthouse

Cabin Q4

The suite has a weird configuration which made the room seem much smaller than it was. The closet and bathroom take up the middle of the room, rather than the side, as I've found in most suites. The TV was awkwardly placed so you couldn't easily watch TV in bed. There is a DVD player with loads of movie options to borrow, if tht's your thing.

There were plenty of electrical outlets with both American and British sockets. We had no problem keeping two cell phones, two tablets and two fitbits charged.

The balcony was large enough for a table and three chairs plus two loungers.

The bed was very comfortable, however they do not use typical American sheets, on board, but rather European duvets. Very comfortable, but not what I'm used to. There are two night tables with drawers and bed side lamps.

The bathroom was functional, with a private toilet room and a private room for showering and bathing, The tub was jetted and offered a very relaxing bath with bubbles.

The towels were not soft at all, The teri cloth material made for the worst towels I've experienced in 25 cruises.

The suite's bar was stocked with loads of teas, coffee and cookies. My wife and I each chose a brand of alcohol. I requested Crown Royal, even though it was not on the list offered by Cunard. The butler made it happen! The fridge was stocked with Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, 7-Up, tonic nd soda water, Carlsberg Beer and plenty of water, Again, our butler replenished our bar twice a day! If you finish a bottle of booze, your butler will replace it!

Port Reviews

Hamburg

Hmburg is a wondeful city, although the weather can be whacky! Average July temperature is 74 degrees. Pre cruise, we had a high one day of 54. Post cruise the high was 98 degree. That does average out to 72 degrees, but we didn't plan on either extreme!

Copenhagen

We took a two hour segway tour from a company located on the dock. It rocked!

Visby

Our favorite port on the tour. The old city is beautiful, quaint and filled with history, There is a free walking tour offered at 10:00 and 1:00. Book early!

St. Petersburg

We did a private tour with TJ Travel. I cannot recommend them highly enough. They were superb! Private touring is the best way to see St. Petersburg.

Tallinn

Lots of steep hills to negotiate and very crowded. We did find two cool things. The KGB museum (see Trip Advisor) was an amazing peek at the Soviet past for only 5 euros each.

Three Sisters Inn had a garden retaurant that is absolutely beautiful!

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