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Queen Victoria Review

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Pearls of the Black Sea

Review for Queen Victoria to the Eastern Mediterranean
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Lynnewob
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Aug 2011
Cabin: Princess Suite

Booked this cruise for our wedding anniversary as Cunard do a free package of extras, although this has now been removed if booked after April 2011.

We flew BA from LHR and had 1 night in Venice which was independently arranged. Caught the bus to Piazza Roma and an easy walk to our nearby hotel on the grand canal. BA is cramped for short haul and offers a sub roll type sandwich and 1 drink by way of catering - even charter airlines offer a hot meal so a very poor show by BA.

From Piazza Roma we caught the people mover for 1 Euro and a 10 min walk from there to the ship. Embarkation was quick and we were on board by 12.15 with luggage arriving soon after. The P grade cabin is just a longer version of the standard balcony cabin (with a bigger sofa) which is a shame as the balcony is quite small whereas the P grades on QM2 have a much better sized balcony. We arrived to find the usual Pol Acker waiting in an ice bucket and our anniversary champagne, together with a bottle of Prosecco (no idea why that was there). The luggage arrived quickly and unpacked. There are no wardrobes in this type of cabin, just a walk in closet area for hanging items and shelf space (incorporating the safe) behind wardrobe doors. The major disappointment was the size of the bathroom. It is really tiny. Having a bath in there didn't help as it took up the space. It would have been better having just a shower cubicle with a glass door to save room and also enabling you not to have to scramble in and out of the bath to take a shower. Also, once the shower curtain was drawn (what is this? I thought all showers had screens nowadays!( it was extremely dark, so you had to leave the curtain partially open to be able to see.

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Princess Suite

Cabin P1

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