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Review: Queen Elizabeth

Cruise - Ocean Cruise

Mini cruise on Queen Elizabeth

  • By SilverTraveller Yorkshire-Wanderer

    1 review

  • Apr 2011
  • Friend(s)
  • Regular holiday
  • Balcony

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I have cruised many times with several cruise companies, but my friends have cruised only once before this mini-cruise. My journey began with trepidation as I cruised last year with Cunard on Queen Mary 2 and didn’t have a good experience. However that was not to be the case this time.

Boarding the ship though was pretty chaotic. We had to wait quite some time to be called to embark and although we were there early, we boarded later than others whose time for boarding was one hour after ours.

But that is more or less where the negatives end. The ship was excellent, the staff first class, the food was good restaurant quality, our cabins were modern, very clean and a good size with plenty of storage space.

I always prefer to book second sitting for the evening meal, requesting a table for ten people. Everyone on the table was excellent company and we met up with all of them various times during the cruise.

Entertainment on board was average at best – and this was the same on Queen Mary 2 last year, but as with all large ships/ocean liners, there are plenty of other places to go, if one is not so good.

We visited Amsterdam, Bruges and Honfleur (from Le Havre) taking in a tour at each of the stops. These were excellent with very good tour guides and at a reasonable cost.

I usually take my disabled mother cruising and I must say that the Queen Elizabeth would be easy to get around with a wheelchair –not like the QM2 last year which we found very difficult to get around – and sailing transatlantic to New York means being on-board for six days.

Overall we got an excellent deal through our cruise agent, we stopped at three great ports and would definitely do this mini cruise again, and sail on the Queen Elizabeth. I would recommend this to all other silver travellers.

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