This was my first QV trip although I am a Diamond Cunard World Club member. In the recent past most of my Cunard trips have been on QM2. I was extremely satisfied with this QV experience and found that it was in most respects superior to QM especially is the areas of food and service. The ship is beautiful, and although full handled the crowds well with many small spaces to "get away", read etc. The decor is beautiful, mostly in a Victorian fashion, with much Cunard memorabilia etc.
On this trip Americans were a minority being outnumbered by citizens of the "British empire", along with French, Japanese, Chinese etc.
Embarkation was easy, cabins ready when we got aboard, early luggage delivery, very comfortable staterooms, with the exception of an overly small bath and limited shelf storage for belongings.