Queen Elizabeth Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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5 out of 5

Classy and romantic holiday on QE cruise

Sail Date: August 22, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We had a group of 2 couples on this cruise, all over or near 65. We had roomy (by comparision)staterooms with balcony.  Everyday there were many land tours or on board programs. At night, we were at the 6 pm main seating, 8:30 for the theatre show, 9:30 for the Queen's Ballroom and danced until midnight with a live band. During at sea days, we were busy with choosing what and where to eat on the ship, which program to participate and sun bath on the pool side. At the ports that we visited, there were well planned boarding procedure which were systematic,orderly, hassle and worry free,  and many times, the shuttle bus to city centre, or tender (small boats that shuttle between the ship and the pier) were free, and no long waits. The staff were always there to provide help. The passengers' launderettes were very convenient. We loved the Britannia Restaurant which provided very good food and good service. Lido (Buffet casual dining) was excellent.  The food were beyond our expectations. The desserts were different everyday, and everyone was remarkable. I took a Ship's Galley tour that visted the ship's kitchen, and took a photograph with the Executive Chef to show our appreciation. All the written guides to each port were provided with maps and detail information.  In summary: I loved this cruise, and recommend it.  My husband and I have cruised over 8 times with different lines, and by far this is the best.  Entertainment, food, housekeeping, tours, all deserved the top ranking 5 stars. We definitely will go again with Cunard.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Children's Programs dont' know
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
We chose to go without joining the ship's tour.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Walking tour is the best. The Hop On Hop Off bus is rare.
Toulon, France
We did not visit Toulon. The ship visited Marseille instead. Again Marseille is good. The Hop On Hop off bus tour is recommended.
Barcelona, Spain
Recommend the Hop On Hop Off bus tour.


The food at Lido is always surprisingly bountiful and excellent. Use the Launderettes so that you need not bring too many clothings. Check the purchase tax before you make any purchase. Make sure you exercise on the ship.

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