A tale of two continents

Queen Elizabeth Cruise Review

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Reviews: 7
Helpful Votes: 131

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
Queen Elizabeth

16 Night Indian Ocean Odyssey (Cape Town To Perth)

Sail date: November 20, 2019

Ship: Queen Elizabeth

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Temperature dropped between Mauritius and Australia- but always warned to keep hydrated and use sun cream as the sun is stronger here

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Checked in at the convention centre, bags taken off you as you arrived there and given a coach number sticker. Plenty of seats available- tea, coffee, water and biscuits at distribution points both sides of the room. Then taken by coach to the ship ... took longer than expected as traffic was a little gnarled up

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
We were in second sitting (only about half full) had wonderful waitress Leila and Ferdinand Some desserts needed to have their descriptions revised.... a lemon Swiss roll is not a roulade! Whopping portions of meat (delicious lamb and beef)

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Pools, fitness centres, games area, all onboard Line dancing, Zumba, chair aerobics, ballroom classes (Dan and Alyona ❤️) Did as much or as little as I wanted

Entertainment

4 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
A little slow getting drinks at times and in buffet (food finished before drinks arrived) Britannia waiters for our table excellent Room steward supplied ice throughout the voyage and noted our chocolate preferences

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Some flaky paint on our balcony every day, always seeing wet varnish/paint signs

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ports of call

Port Louis, Mauritius

5 out of 5
Linda arranged a tour of the island for us with lunch at rum factory Amazing time

St. Denis, Reunion Island

5 out of 5
Lush green island, deep gorges Visit vanilla plantation and Salazie Fellow passenger organised a small group for us to enjoy

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

5 out of 5
Private excursion arranged from roll call chat with Peter Giddy Did Daniel cheetah project (about 1 hour in an a/c car) then Kragga Kamma. Marvellous time, only animal not seen was elephant - but the reserves are species allocated and we didn’t expect one in amongst the cats

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Australian officials boarded us in Mauritius so we were cleared onboard along with our declaration cards ... we had vanilla from Mauritius and visited a wildlife area so we had a Q placed on our cards At Freemantle you couldn’t self disembark so we waited for our floor to be allowed off in the theatre - at 8.20 we joined a queue to walk off into the terminal collecting our bags and walked to the red channel - we were out in about 2 minutes

Traveler Photos

Kragga Kamma Daniel cheetah project Kragga Kamma Christmas tree
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