Queen Elizabeth®

Cunard®

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what a disappointment!!!

June

Pros: beautiful ship

Cons: food was average

Recommended: Yes

very very disappointed by the food served. We have over 400 days of sailing mainly with princess cruises where we are elite members and it is the first time in all these cruises that no lobster was served!!! The varieties of courses were minimalists:4 appetizers offered,2 varieties of soups and among these these two the same bouillon with a change of vegetables,4 main courses and 4 desserts ,one of which is always a pudding. .

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The QE lives up to its namesake’s reputation!

June

Pros: Excellent service especially in the Britannia Club.

Cons: Felt pressed for tips. Added massive percentage tip practically before we left port.

Recommended: Yes

The room was great. The staff and atmosphere in the Britannia Club was above and beyond. Fantastic. The speakers were very good on nature things and it was fun to have Bear Gills on board. Loved the photography excursions. I think you need to describe excursions better, saying what exactly you do so you can dress correct. Whale watching and wilderness made us think some off boat hike and not just on boat. Too much time in bear rescue place with massive numbers of Rolle from several ships crowded in. Glacier viewing from ship was fantastic. Good on the Captain to spin around so we all had super views. Enjoyed the tea. Was supposed to be invited to Champagne Tea but communication was poor. Veranda food good but not up to standard of Britannia Club and not sure why they turn people away when many fail to show up and restaurant is underutilized. There were only 10 there the night we went. Seems like Cunard is losing money here.

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So relaxing and luxurious!

July

Pros: Everyone on board made this a pleasant experience

Cons: None

Recommended: Yes

Vivian, our cabin steward, took fantastic care of us. The lectures were fascinating. The food was great.

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Class Act

September

Pros: Just about everything was great about the Queen Elizabeth. Stateroom was nice, slightly larger than we anticipated. Attendant excellent. Always available without being obtrusive. Friendly yet professional. Food in dining room very good, as was the service. Verandah Steakhouse very good, worth the extra money. Entertainment fine, if not spectacular. Singers/dancers better than most ships. Casino small but convivial. Excellent dealers. Excursions good. All in all, a great ship and a great travel experience.

Cons: "Shipboard Credit" only applies to things actually bought/ordered on-board. Pre-booking excursions, beverages, etc. not applicable. This is NOT made clear when pre-booking on line and defeats the purpose of pre-ordering anything! Lido buffet for breakfast/lunch fairly ordinary.

Recommended: Yes

Great ship! Great trip!

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Elegant Sailing

May

Pros: Very good entertainment, elegant atmosphere, good value.

Cons: Food and service in Britannia restaurant have slipped considerably.

Recommended: Yes

The staff's attitude seems to have shifted for the worse on this voyage, on this ship. From a surly waiter to a uncooperative cabin steward and beyond the staff seemed stressed and overworked and generally in a negative mood. The food quality has certainly gone down in the main dining restaurant and we found ourselves eating in the alternative dining venues (all with a surcharge) or dining off ship when possible. Most everything else was 4-star but certainly not a 5. I would recommend this cruise but with reservations.

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Alaska 2019

May

Pros: Comfortable

Cons: Late show

Recommended: Yes

Enjoyed our Alaska cruise. The staff were friendly and efficient. The Lido and dining room were comfortable. The food was enjoyable.

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North Pacific Crossing

May

Pros: Lovely ship, excellent service, good entertainment, alternative dinning was very good and service charge $19.50 was reasonable.

Cons: Smart attire dress code required gentlemen to wear a jacket, tie optional every night. Mixed drinks were charged out at cost for liquor and a separate charge for mix. Photos, as on most ships too expensive.

Recommended: Yes

While service was generally excellent, some of the staff rotating through the Lido at breakfast and lunch looked like they wish they were elsewhere. Some , not all, of the front desk staff were not well informed and looked annoyed that you interrupted them. Having coffee/tea making facilities in the cabin was really nice. Using only one gangway to get people ashore resulted in huge line ups. They need to use 2 security stations as getting back on the ship when the tours arrive, again caused huge lineups. They had fencing lessons, Zumba, lots of dancing classes, croquette and lawn bowling. Some unique activities.

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