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We chose this particular cruise because of the itinerary plus the time of year we could go. Having whittled it down to two possible cruises we went for the cheaper option. It turned out it was probably NOT cheaper at all because we hadn't factored in the 'add-ons', as this was our first cruise and the excitement overcame the research. However it was a good choice because it's a lovely ship and the service is amazing! Finding the dock was the difficult bit but mainly because of our sat-nav abandoning us as 'within the area of your destination' about a mile and a half before we reached it. Embarkation was amazingly fast and easy - for those of us who have only ever experienced the nightmare of airports before, it was wonderful and over in minutes! We had a balcony cabin on deck 4 (BE class) It was about the size of an average hotel room but with a smaller bathroom and a larger wardrobe. The steward to this room was a hard working, helpful and considerate man and nothing was too much trouble for him. The bathroom is a bit tight but was well thought out for space (all that we use by way of toiletries and medical items fitted well. Dining in the Britannia restaurant was lovely, the waiting staff were kind, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We were pretty unimpressed by the entertainment on all but two evenings to be honest but it did not spoil our enjoyment of the cruise as a whole. The service in every area and from every staff member was second to none. There were seven ports over 17 days, we did four organised excursions. Had we realised what Cadiz would be like we would have done an excursion that day as well. Probably we should have realised that a port town is not the prettiest or most entertaining place to spend a day. Split, being a city, was one of the places we booked a trip and we were glad we did (far too busy otherwise) Dubrovnik is beautiful and we will be hoping to return one day for another look at it. Gibraltar was surprisingly much nicer than anticipated. Messina was interesting but the people who went on excursions seemed to have enjoyed it more than we did. Venice was far too busy to do an organised excursion, it was hard work keeping track of the tour guide with so many people around. Corfu is always lovely. We are a middle aged married couple travelling alone. There was a high percentage of elderly people on this trip but it was billed as the QE 50th Anniversary Cruise so maybe people booked for the romanticism of that. This was probably the most relaxing holiday we have ever had.

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Queen Elizabeth Cruise Review by NeedPeace

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2017
  • Destination: Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
We chose this particular cruise because of the itinerary plus the time of year we could go. Having whittled it down to two possible cruises we went for the cheaper option. It turned out it was probably NOT cheaper at all because we hadn't factored in the 'add-ons', as this was our first cruise and the excitement overcame the research. However it was a good choice because it's a lovely ship and the service is amazing!

Finding the dock was the difficult bit but mainly because of our sat-nav abandoning us as 'within the area of your destination' about a mile and a half before we reached it.

Embarkation was amazingly fast and easy - for those of us who have only ever experienced the nightmare of airports before, it was wonderful and over in minutes!

We had a balcony cabin on deck 4 (BE class) It was about the size of an average hotel room but with a smaller bathroom and a larger wardrobe. The steward to this room was a hard working, helpful and considerate man and nothing was too much trouble for him.

The bathroom is a bit tight but was well thought out for space (all that we use by way of toiletries and medical items fitted well.

Dining in the Britannia restaurant was lovely, the waiting staff were kind, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

We were pretty unimpressed by the entertainment on all but two evenings to be honest but it did not spoil our enjoyment of the cruise as a whole.

The service in every area and from every staff member was second to none.

There were seven ports over 17 days, we did four organised excursions. Had we realised what Cadiz would be like we would have done an excursion that day as well. Probably we should have realised that a port town is not the prettiest or most entertaining place to spend a day. Split, being a city, was one of the places we booked a trip and we were glad we did (far too busy otherwise) Dubrovnik is beautiful and we will be hoping to return one day for another look at it. Gibraltar was surprisingly much nicer than anticipated. Messina was interesting but the people who went on excursions seemed to have enjoyed it more than we did. Venice was far too busy to do an organised excursion, it was hard work keeping track of the tour guide with so many people around. Corfu is always lovely.

We are a middle aged married couple travelling alone. There was a high percentage of elderly people on this trip but it was billed as the QE 50th Anniversary Cruise so maybe people booked for the romanticism of that. This was probably the most relaxing holiday we have ever had.
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Cabin Review

Balcony
Cabin BE 4166
A lovely cabin. A little bigger than a hotel room. We opted for a king sized bed. We heard the air conditioning but little else in the night. The cabin is above the galley and we did hear some kitchen noise but it was not obtrusive, it was intermittent, over by 10.00 p.m. and only made us comment on it once. (There was a big metallic sounding crash - as though someone had dropped a large meat tray followed by the sound which lead us to wonder if he had then kicked it across the other side of the room?) It was just this once.
The light from the corridor shines in around the door a bit, not badly but if you need pitch darkness to sleep it might bother you. There was no corridor noise. The lifts are a few doors down, we didn't hear anything from there either. If you are fortunate enough to have the same room steward - Wilson, he is an absolute star.
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