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Queen Elizabeth Review

4.0 / 5.0
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538 reviews
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24 enjoyable days

Review for Queen Elizabeth to Pacific Coastal
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Springermaniac
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jun 2019
Cabin: Balcony
QE leaving for its last Alaska Voyage of the season
QE in the Miraflores Locks Panama

We live in Vancouver and one night after too much wine drinking the Cunard Ad for Queen Elizabeth is coming to Vancouver showed up on my Ipad. I remember checking the itinerary and was amazed that when it left Vancouver we could sail all the way to NYC. This seemed like a very rare opportunity to come to New York the old fashioned way aboard a Cunard Liner and sail around the North American continent while doing so. I originally booked an ocean view in Britannia but the next morning when I realized what I had done I was a bit shocked at how much I had bit off. I also read some reviews and had some misgivings that I had booked us on an Old Geezer cruise. My wife and I talked it over and she said it doesnt matter what's going on onboard as we always do our own thing and we will have a great time no matter what.

After a couple months went by I realized 24 days is a substantial cruise and with a Panama Canal transit I should have got a balcony. I phoned Cunard and the lady informed me that there was only one balcony cabin left so I grabbed it. It was right at the front with the full metal enclosure below the railing which worked out great as it had a steel reinforcing girt halfway down giving us an extra shelf for our feet and drinks when enjoying the view.

Embarkation day came and I drove our luggage to Canada Place early in the am, this went very smoothly as they were surprisingly well organized and I would recommend this for Vancouver locals. We took the bus and Skytrain in the afternoon with just our hand luggage no problem. I followed the 3:00 pm schedule and was a bit dissapointed at how much running around and up and down between US customs and boarding lounge was involved, that could give some frailer passengers a good workout.

Cabin Review

Balcony

Cabin BF

Cabin was fine, I would have enjoyed tossing the old couch overboard!

Port Reviews

San Francisco

It was great surprising anount if birds and flowers

Vancouver

Our homeport what can I say Vancouver is gorgeous!

Cabo San Lucas

Really enjoyed the cruise around the rocks

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