A ship worthy of the royal title
Queen Elizabeth Cruise Review
7 Night Tasmania & Southern Australia (Melbourne Roundtrip)
Sail date: January 05, 2020
Ship: Queen Elizabeth
Traveled as: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 10 months ago
Review summaryA 7 night south Australia cruise with initially 3 ports but due to the fires we only docked twice in Adelaide where we stayed onboard to enjoy the ship and have it to ourself and Hobart where we enjoyed our excursions to port arthur
Food and Dining
Came here every morning for a coffee and pastry. The staff here are very attentive and helpful. The hot chocolate here is second to none - just perfection. Plenty of seating around the atrium, at the bar or by the window watching the sea go by. Gets fairly busy before dinner and at some points on sea days but always remains quiet and staff are always smiling.
The Golden Lion
THE place to be of a night. With a revolving array of Tricia's, competition and live music this place is never dull and the drinks are always amazing. Our embarkation day lunch here was delicious and uncrowded. Can get crowded when trivia or dinner is on so get there early.
Lido Pool Grill
One of everything, that's what I encourage you to try. From bison and emu sausages to Angus burgers the staff here sure know how to grill up a storm. Never a line and a great place to eat.
Lots of variety, lots of seating and the staff are fast to fill up your cups with free tea or coffee. there are a few other free drinks options but the ones included in the drinks packages are much better. For breakfast there are continental and hot options. I'd recommend the pancakes, waffles and muffins. Truly something for everyone. The lido grills is something not to be missed, a great array of amazing food. The lido restaurant also looked amazing with its revolving themes.
Spent most of my days here on sea days. The service is great once you catch the eye of a waitors, the drinks menu is vast and expansive.In the evenings a pianist plays soft music. During the days there are often tasting events held but more often than not it is a quiet place to watch the world go by, spot albatrosses and have a drink while reading a book. On scenic cruising days this is the place to be. Never too crowded.
Dining here was always a great experience - amazing staff always made sure we were having a great meal and looked after us well. The menus included lots of variety and catered well for those with requirements. Dinner starts with the waiters handing you the menus and giving you time to see what you'd like. Then after taking your order they'd come around with bread, then your appetizers (entrees or starters for everyone who isn't American) and then more bread before your entrees (mains) then desert before tea/coffee and petite fors. Definitely recommend getting the second seating as it is less busy and you have more time to enjoy the port and get ready
Afternoon tea is a must! Strongly advise you to get there at least 10 minutes early to get a good seat. The afternoon tea is a great experience of revolving tea, sandwiches, scones (with clotted cream and jam) and delicious cakes served with a smile, live music and amazing fan fare. Be careful you'll feel so full especially if your dinner is the early seating
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Enjoy yourself Smile at the staff Be kind to the staff, the other passengers and yourself