First Time on Queen Elizabeth: Queen Elizabeth Cruise Review by zak477

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First Time on Queen Elizabeth

Sail Date: January 2012
Destination: USA
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
The Queen Elizabeth is almost identical to her sister ship, the Queen Victoria. We booked the Britannia Club category that included it's own club like dining room. The dining staff helped to make the trip memorable. The stateroom was on deck 8 and appointed nicely.
The public rooms are wonderful to enjoy and sea days can be fun.
I wish Cunard would cut back on the formal & semi-formal nights. I guess if you are cruising for the first time it can be fun. But most cruise lines have eliminated the formal dress code. We are now retired and enjoy cruising around the world. Formal nights are no longer fun for us. And just add extra weight to our luggage.
Shore excursions are pricey and we have found that the Cunard tour officeadvertises each excursion as wonderful. But in reality the excursions are not as wonderful as they state in the daily programs and promos. We wonder who at Cunard has experienced the advertised excursions. Because some of them are nothing like their printed More descriptions. Book your own tours on shore and have a wonderful time at a fraction of the cost.
And just like the other Cunard ships, you get charged for everything. Water $2.00, 15% gratuity on everything, even that bottle of water. And the receipt that they ask you to sign even has a line for you to add Gratuity after their 15% automatic charge.
Cunard should have an all inclusive price. They call themselves luxury, they should act like the truly luxury companies and have all-inclusive pricing. Less

Published 03/22/12
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Cabin review:

Britannia Club category - Deck 8 good location mid-ship.

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