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Queen Elizabeth Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Review for Queen Elizabeth to Australia & New Zealand
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Feb 2020
Cabin: Balcony

Those paying an ultra-premium price in Queens/Princess Grill will receive high quality dining and service in their private part of the ship. The rest(majority) of us will receive an experience far inferior to lines competing in this price tier(Celebrity,HAL,Princess). This Q. Elizabeth cruise displayed cost-cutting everywhere...even the limited floral displays were tiny! Quality and quantity of MDR food is sub-par at best and served in either an efficient or borderline brusque style by waiters assigned too many tables.A small piece of browned broccoli showed up on my "Gala Dinner" plate. The Lido buffet, laid out in the old-timey "alley" traffic style with decidedly underwhelming selections, is not a pretty sight at lunch, One evening,within a space of 20 minutes, I witnessed 6 guests (me included)trying to listen to a bar harpist "deseated" by the bar waiter as they didn't order a drink or requested ice water('we don't have any"}. Brought this to ship's attention and they said: "yep,it happened. we told waiter not to do it again." Never witnessed this in over 40 years of cruising. There is definitely something "off kilter" re the service culture on this ship. Q Elizabeth sports the tiniest cabin showers and public whirlpools on the seven seas. On a positive note,glassed balconies are spacious and comfortable and cabin attendant service is superb.

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