October 2013 - Queen Elizabeth to Europe - Mediterranean
So disappointing!Using your air connections, the layovers were horrible. We missed Venice altogether. then we found that the bulk of passengers were either Japanese or British (almost no Americans) which left us feeling " out of it". We were dismayed to find that these passengrs got much better "deals" as well.Was there no other choice for breakfast besides eggs, tomatoes, and beans?When I describe the cruise as Brown, I mean that to say that it was BORING. We have been on over 40 luding two on cunard,and never experienced such boredom. The entire ship was decorated in shades of brown. Our cabin was so brownish that I had to order a bouquet of flowers just to add some color! Cabin service was very good once we got a softer mattress to ease our hip pain. Onboard Activities reached a new level of boredom, and the shows were so poor (excepting the comedian ) that we walked out on two (singers) and fell asleep at another! Even the crew couldn't believe the lifelessness of this particular cruise.What happened?? Was it because the cruise was out of season?? We were really looking forward to sailing the Queen Elizabeth, but were so disappointed.The bars and lounges were empty or closed early. Then there were the ports. Just huge piles of rock!!The excursions were overpriced and , although we took only the EASY sightseeing ones, we found them barely interesting. Resorting to the spa for something to do, I was astounded to find that a dip in the indoor pool would cost $99.00!! On the upside, the food and service in the dining room were great. The selections at the buffet were tasty and varied.The entire staff was excellent.