Queen Elizabeth Review

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Second cruise on Cunard Queen Elizabeth Barcelona to Melbourne

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6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Oct 2023
Cabin: Balcony

This is my second Queen Elizabeth review.

Cabin - This time we were in cabin next door to where we stayed last year. Everything was well maintained, clean, and plenty of space and storage for our 34 night cruise.

Service - impeccable everywhere.

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Some occasional noise from the Lido but nothing to worry about.

Port Reviews


We did the excursion Hurgrada on your own which I do not recommend. Shuttle drops at a dodgy resort where you are at the mercy of taxi drivers to direct you to the beach. US$ welcome but be prepared to be fleeced.

The Red Sea is lovely once you find it!

Ship organises visa.


Get off the coach at the port gates, where the staff are very helpful ,rather than to the government gift shop where you will be bullied by swarms of tuk tuk drivers in an organised sting. Once you escape this, Colombo is a delightful, safe, clean city and easy to navigate by yourself by tuk tuk. Don’t miss Petta Market and the waterfront.

Transit visa can be done on board - free online. US$ welcome.


The coach will take you to a sad shopping centre, best to take a tour or taxi. Ship organises visa US$ 35. Local currency or credit card.


Coach will take you to the convention centre, then you can walk or cab into the city. Go to a hotel concierge to get a cab. Local currency required.


Coach will drop you to Rundle Mall ( near Haigh Chocolates) and plenty of tourist volunteers will look after you


Cruise terminal is very swish and great duty free


We tendered here via local operator Bali Hi who were trying to cram as many people as possible on the boat. It took us 2 hours for a 3 mile round trip and some people were close to fainting as we disembarked. Captain Stephen Howarth actually apologised to passengers over the PA system.

We did the tour Nusa Dua on your own which took us to Nusa Dua Beach Resort for half a day. Don’t pay another $60 US for the longer tour which includes lunch - it was a buffet in the hot sun. The Asian restaurant at the resort was in the shade and much nicer.

Credit cards and local currency.


Very good cruise terminal about 30 to 40 minutes cab fare from the airport.

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