We love QM2 so thought we would try QV. Embarkation, with priority boarding was a breeze,from drop off to on board about 20 minutes. Cabin 8040 is A-1 fwd with balcony. Very clean BUT the bathroom is so small one can brush teeth, pee, and shower all in one place...if you are tall..well, mind your head. Did manage to stow all of our stuff however..suitcases fit nicely under the bed.
Our cabin steward, Rick, did a super job taking care of us.
We liked the lay-out of the ship, nice feel in all the areas,even tho the ship was full did not feel crowded...we found the staff and passengers extremely friendly, did not encounter and grumps!
Cabin 8040 very quiet even tho the Lido was above, could not hear the neighbors on either side at all! The self service laundry was down the passageway we did not hear the giggles and laughter except when we stepped in the hall...location was nearest to stairway A but we walked back to B being more central....
the cabin was ok with the exception of the tiny bathroom.