Queen Elizabeth Review

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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Feb 2024

We picked this cruise to see New Zealand, This compete fast began on a sour note with the ship being 6 hours into the cruise and a death occurred on board, the boat returned to Sydney to remove the dead person. We set back out for New Zealand but the Capt said its a bit of a rough sea so will will cut our speed (10 knots). we were then told because of the time lost we wont be going to Dunedin,,,,,,,we ventured down south into a Sound where we parked up and wasted time, after missing land visits we went South to Wellington where we had shore leave cut in half, up and till then we had no days on land, kept on the boat for 7 days straight. Locked on board buying every thing in $US. We then moved up for a shortened stay in Auckland. followed by a an off shore anchorage in the Bay of Islands,,,,,,,,there was a delay on getting the people to shore as the Tenders had problems, after the half day delay, they realised the boat was in the position to disembark , which once again cut shore time out.In 13 days we spent 11/2 days off the boat, completely misses seeing Nth Island of NZ. when we first came on board and bought a drink our visa card was debited $174 US each for a Futurity charge to cover the cost of the ships workers, but also was to to tip the service crew, every thing bought on the boat attracted a 15% service charge, after a debate with the Admin staff the $174 charged was removed.The boat was lovely and service crew (Asians) were lovely people, but you can notice there is superiority complex (segregation) between staff and the workers, there is plenty of supervisors who stroll around with their noses in the air and stiff upper lip. The feature movie was Back to the Future 1985 Movie, the movie theater only screened 2 movies, all other TV shows were cabin TV movies. The onboard entertainers were very sub standard. This cruise should had be called of when they decided they didnt want to deliver the package

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