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We are retired in our 60-70's. Have cruised for 30+ years - elite on Princess, Celebrity and 3 star on HAL. We had been looking for a Cunard cruise for a few years to try. The recent Transatlantic with a stop in Cobh Ireland caught our attention, so we booked it thru a local travel agent in 2009. At the time we were very surprised that we received an on board credit of $600. We have had on board credits on other lines but not that much. We were not sure we would like Cunard because we generally special order with the Head Waiter in the dining room on other lines. Inquiries before we went on the cruise about the opportunity to do so on Cunard were mixed. Some folks suggested this was only possible in the suite categories and others suggested that doing so was inappropriate. Regardless, we decided to give it a try. Much to our surprise this was no problem at all in the MDR and for Room Service in our cabin. Cunard was most responsive to our requests. We had a table for 2 in the MDR. I also noticed others around us special ordering as well. We booked a A-4 category cabin, balcony on deck 5. Very pleasant and comfortable cabin, comparable to what we would have on other lines. Lots of closest space, drawer space is limited. Bathroom is adequate, shower only. We loved the entertainment options on the ship. Having dancing available both before and after dinner every night til midnight in the Queen's Room was most enjoyable. The singers and dancers and production shows on board were outstanding, better than we have seen on any line. We felt the Lido area which we did use for breakfast was spacious and comfortable. We had eggs to order and egg white omelets most mornings. The short order cook in the Lido making eggs was outstanding. He remembered everyone and what they wanted and did special things for many folks. The only negative on this cruise was the weather, quiet windy, crossing was more northerly then we have done in the past. Ship rocked a lot at night making sleeping soundly impossible. Crossing are like that, sometimes the weather does not cooperate. Regardless, we enjoyed the cruise so much that we decided to book the Queen Victoria again in October, next time in the Mediterranean out of Rome to the Holy Land. We booked on board and received another healthy on board credit. I am writing this review for anyone wishing to try Cunard. If you like dressing for dinner, dancing and good quality entertainment and very good service you will enjoy Cunard's Queen Victoria. Cobh Ireland was the only new port of us on this cruise. We enjoyed our visit there. Stayed in Cobh, visited the Irish Immigration Museum right there and walked and shopped in town. Charming peaceful place, wonderfully quiet. We enjoyed lunch on our balcony the day in port.

Very Satisfied Cruiser - New to Cunard

Queen Victoria Cruise Review by pris993

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2011
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
We are retired in our 60-70's. Have cruised for 30+ years - elite on Princess, Celebrity and 3 star on HAL. We had been looking for a Cunard cruise for a few years to try. The recent Transatlantic with a stop in Cobh Ireland caught our attention, so we booked it thru a local travel agent in 2009. At the time we were very surprised that we received an on board credit of $600. We have had on board credits on other lines but not that much. We were not sure we would like Cunard because we generally special order with the Head Waiter in the dining room on other lines. Inquiries before we went on the cruise about the opportunity to do so on Cunard were mixed. Some folks suggested this was only possible in the suite categories and others suggested that doing so was inappropriate. Regardless, we decided to give it a try. Much to our surprise this was no problem at all in the MDR and for Room Service in our cabin. Cunard was most responsive to our requests. We had a table for 2 in the MDR. I also noticed others around us special ordering as well. We booked a A-4 category cabin, balcony on deck 5. Very pleasant and comfortable cabin, comparable to what we would have on other lines. Lots of closest space, drawer space is limited. Bathroom is adequate, shower only. We loved the entertainment options on the ship. Having dancing available both before and after dinner every night til midnight in the Queen's Room was most enjoyable. The singers and dancers and production shows on board were outstanding, better than we have seen on any line. We felt the Lido area which we did use for breakfast was spacious and comfortable. We had eggs to order and egg white omelets most mornings. The short order cook in the Lido making eggs was outstanding. He remembered everyone and what they wanted and did special things for many folks. The only negative on this cruise was the weather, quiet windy, crossing was more northerly then we have done in the past. Ship rocked a lot at night making sleeping soundly impossible. Crossing are like that, sometimes the weather does not cooperate. Regardless, we enjoyed the cruise so much that we decided to book the Queen Victoria again in October, next time in the Mediterranean out of Rome to the Holy Land. We booked on board and received another healthy on board credit. I am writing this review for anyone wishing to try Cunard. If you like dressing for dinner, dancing and good quality entertainment and very good service you will enjoy Cunard's Queen Victoria. Cobh Ireland was the only new port of us on this cruise. We enjoyed our visit there. Stayed in Cobh, visited the Irish Immigration Museum right there and walked and shopped in town. Charming peaceful place, wonderfully quiet. We enjoyed lunch on our balcony the day in port.
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Balcony
Cabin BA 5054
Cabin 5054, A-4, Deck 5 forward. Lots of closets, great balcony, quiet -- limited drawer space.
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