Queen Victoria Review

Last time on Cunard after 20 years

Review for the British Isles & Western Europe Cruise on Queen Victoria
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Dec 2023
Cabin: Queens Suite

We chose to be in Queens Grill, in a cabin on deck 4 at the aft of the ship. Not our first time in QG but we were clearly trusting on hope over experience as our previous experience was very poor but time heals.

Our cabin vibrated when the ship was underway, and was impossible to sleep in on several nights of the cruise. I went to resolve this issue and was given a "sleeping cabin" in addition to our QG cabin. It was midships but on another deck so if we had to bale in the middle of the night, we had quite a journey. Cunard are fully aware of the issues with this set of QG cabins on decks 4 and 5 but still sell them.

The QG restaurant had a high ratio of staff to diners and was generally OK. OK? you say, isn't this supposed to be the pinnacle of dining at sea? If it is, then this makes me sad. Yes, you get some preparation at table and you can ask for anything (I tested this and it was well done), but it was, at best mediocre. When we returned home we went to a local restaurant and had a far better meal than any on QV, which, considering the cabin cost is appalling.

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Queens Suite

Could not sleep in the cabin most nights. Butler was fine but not an enhancement to our stay.

Holidays are supposed to be relaxing - this left us stressed and sleep deprived.

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