The Alaska itinerary was as we expected and included 2 days viewing glaciers at close range. We have sailed the QE before, and the food was disappointing this time. We like lamb, but it was on the dinner menu 4 times on one week, plus some lunches. The same was true of orange roughy. There was a sirloin steak once, but no other steaks in the main dining room. No filet mignon, and no New York steak. And no lobster on this cruise -- not even on one of the formal nights. The overall quality of the food in the dining room was just O.K. the full 13 days. There was a smaller selection than in the past. Some of the waiters seemed bored/disinterested. Our cabin steward was excellent.
There is not much for children, but that's fine with us. Families with children should probably chose other cruise lines.
I don't know if it was the common problem of not being able to hire experienced people, or if it is the continuing cost cutting of the "Carnivalization of Cunard." We've sailed on Cunard six times. I don't think we'll do it again.