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Queen Elizabeth Cruise Review

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Reviews: 7
Helpful Votes: 108

Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
Queen Elizabeth

12 Night Norwegian Explorer (Southampton Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 25, 2019

Ship: Queen Elizabeth

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

A mix of glorious views and sunshine; damped opinions of soggy ports

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Allowed on board to have lunch at midday Case delivered 2 hours later Slight delay as ships computers were updated for appropriate tier

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Breakfast in Lido , perfectly cooked omelette.... slight delay with tea and coffee being served at the tables Britannia first sitting for dinner - a little early at 6pm especially if you wanted to sample the wonderful afternoon tea

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Dance lessons, lectures, watercolour classes done No climbing walls or ice rinks Croquet, short paddle tennis and short bowls courts available and tournaments to play in

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Loved Lana and Glenn - Queens room singers and the live orchestra Had seen “be our guest” show 6 months prior Fantastic comedy from Kev and Motown sound from the Flyrights

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
If you have been on Victoria you’ll have no problems getting around Elizabeth Walk through queens room to go from restaurant to Theatre

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Directly opposite the launderette which serves all lower decks ... busy Letter sent out twice during a 12 day voyage for maintenance on the lifeboat which obscures the view from the window. Comfy cabin big screen tv on wall. Curtained shower cubicle

Ship tip

Don’t use a prepaid currency card - pre approval reduces your available balance for 4/5 weeks

Ports of call

Bergen, Norway

3 out of 5
Wet wet wet; Got soaked walked up to funicular 95 nok for adult return: briefly saw a pale view before the rain cloud descended and then it was just searching for shelter ☔️

Olden, Norway

5 out of 5
Booked with Norway Excursions to the Glacier wonderful guide Iga Colour of the lake, views, power of the waterfalls ❤️❤️

Stavanger, Norway

4 out of 5
Prior out of season experience of this port left a negative feeling; but this time the tropical flora Norway excursion to flor & Fjære island was fantastic- small corner of an island rioting in colour and whisking you to the Mediterranean ❤️

Andalsnes, Norway

4 out of 5
Took the shore excursion ‘Atlantic Ocean Road’ sat on the wrong side of the coach (left is best for all views first 4 hours) fishy lunch in the village Bud Overcast wet day and a long time spent on the coach

Leknes, Norway

3 out of 5
Tender into Leknes , hike into local high spot - shuttle slight delay as all drivers decided to lunch together

Trondheim, Norway

5 out of 5
Self exploration using the Midtbyrunden ..... lots of deckchairs by the waterfront. Port next to the main railway station Beautiful place

Tromso, Norway

3 out of 5
Shuttle into town A very wet visit unfortunately a late cancellation meant I didn’t get to have a polar adventure with freshly cooked salmon soup

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Self disembarked - drink and pastries available in assembly area which was on the same deck that we left the ship from
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