The balcony of my room was a delight to watch the ocean and sun bathe. although it took some time to adjust to a was llate dining option [8:30] i luckily was assigned to a dining table of mostly single voyagers who were delightful.
Favorite Parts: Panama Canal full transit, food, entertainment, general elegance, history, and ambiance of the ship
Needs Improvement: Cabin (6012) climate control very inconsistent/either too or or too cold; no Coca-cola products on board (!); Internet is too slow and way too expensive
The Queen Elizabeth design was beige and wood. It reminded me of a traditional British Club. I was disappointed with the lack of glamor.
The entertainment was wonderful and presented in a vibrant setting. The lectures were interesting. There were plenty of public rooms to spread out in. We enjoyed the wonderful service of Puma, our room steward, Louisa in the salon, Robert and Avish in the dining room and the knowledge of wine steward Cletin. The sailing into New York was fantastic!
The only down note was the immigration process in New York, where some passengers sat all afternoon in the immigration hall until all passengers got off the ship. My husband and I opted to stay in our room and then a public room until final call. We only sat in the hall about one and 1/2 hours.
we enjoyed the cruise a lot even though the weather conditions were not ideal many times. The shore excursions arranged were limited, but since weather conditions were bad, they continued with the programs. As the cruise was docked for the day, perhaps a later start for the excursion could have improved the sightseeing.
as it was a late cruise time (winter time) many of the follow passengers paid a great deal less than the early birds, those who booked earlier in the year. We found many had paid close to 50% less!
Total Passengers: 2068
Total Crew: 996
Crew to Passenger Ratio: 2.08
Built: Oct 2010
Refurbished: 3 yrs ago
Number of Decks: 12
Total Cabins: 0
Cabin Categories: 19
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If you are doing a Panama Canal Full Transit, book a cabin as far forward as you can on deck 6. The doors, normally closed to guests, are opened for the entire transit. You have a panoramic view of the Canal just steps away from your cabin. Also, this area is far less crowded than the main deck.
Room locale improves the enjoyment quotient !
Request a stateroom midship near the "B" staircase which minimizes the walking