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After reading reviews that this... by Anniegrant

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Ship: Queen Victoria

After reading reviews that this ship was boring and full of old people, we didn’t know what to expect on our 15 September cruise Rome to Rome. What we found was a beautiful ship with crew trained in service excellence, with a good balance between relaxed and formal. Yes there was ballroom dancing which was beautiful to watch (we even took a couple of classes) but there was also a DJ and reggae band and a disco. If dancing isn’t your thing, you can always have fun in the Golden Lion Pub or chill out in the cocktail bar on Deck 10 at the front of the ship. The shows were mostly excellent and designed to appeal to all ages. The girls in the entertainment crew were fun and always made us smile. Especially Laura with the quirky accent from the north of England. The food in the Britannia restaurant was excellent (good portion control) as were the meals in the Lido deck buffet. Especially good pasta made by the pasta chef - choose your own ingredients. We never made afternoon tea but we heard the scones with jam and cream were delicious. We experienced all the style of the golden age of cruising with a fantastic itinerary and plenty of time ashore. We only had 2 sea days and the rest were in ports. We went to Corfu, Dubrovnik, Montenegro, Korcula, Messina, overnight in Venice, Valletta, Naples and back to Rome. We could have done with an additional sea day before we disembarked at Rome on 29th September. Dressing up was a treat - I’ve never seen my husband in a tux and he’s never seen me in a dress. It was lovely meeting the Captain at the cocktail party and we found the entire group of officers always ready to smile and say hello throughout the cruise. Unlike P&O where they avoided eye contact at all costs. As Aussies with our low dollar, we were a bit perturbed to find prices in US$ and between Venice Croatia and Malta there was also an added Italian tax which made things like photographs and bottles of wine quite expensive. It was easier not to think about it! I found the soft drink package quite good, we bought wine etc as we needed it, the coffee card is good if you remember to take it with you and not leave it in the cabin. We chose not to go with the ship taking gratuities our at the end of the voyage, rather opting to give to those who were outstanding. I think Cunard recognises that it needs to accommodate a larger range of age groups - the crew told us that our cruise had a younger cross section of passengers. While not a lot of kids on the ship - they had fantastic facilities on board for those who were there. The Queen Victoria is probably not for those who want fast paced entertainment 24/7 - it’s not Carnival. But if you enjoy dressing up for dinner (or more relaxed dining in the Lido) good entertainment, the finer things in life, great ports and good old fashioned British service and punctuality - this is the ship for you. My only bugbear is that I wish Cunard could put a system in place to stop the deckchair hogs with their towels attached with giant plastic pegs - and no where to be seen. It was almost impossible to find 2 deck chairs together after 10am - and only one or two people in the actual pool.

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5.0

Had a fantastic 2 weeks... by racoxon

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Ship: Queen Victoria

Had a fantastic 2 weeks round the Baltic Great ship Great crew Great time Cunard are great Food was gorgeous already booked again Really can't wait

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4.5

Beautiful Fjords by GreatAdventures

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Queen Victoria / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

The Queen Victoria is a beautiful ship and the fjords were gorgeous! Waitstaff in the restaurants was outstanding. Our cabin steward was good but there were a few misses (didn't provide replacement conditioner, didn't change very wet towels). We had one mix-up with a transfer back to the airport, and onboard staff was friendly, but not helpful. Activities onboard are minimal with very small casino with only one table running, a few slots - there are a few trivia games during the day, and entertainment like harpists, string quartets, and pianists. One more lively band plays for 2 sets each day. You're there for the scenery and it is a great itinerary.

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Cabin number :1038 For an... by CaptainDylan

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Ship: Queen Victoria

Cabin number :1038 For an inside cabin it was a good deal there was lots of space food could have been better though,but all the staff were great and the food in the lido was ok

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Just got back off Queen... by Dawnehatton

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Ship: Queen Victoria

Just got back off Queen Victoria, and can't fault her at all, the whole experience was amazing. Having previously travelled with P&O the switch to Cunard has wowed us with all the little extras they offer. Food was of a very high standard, and the staff were fantastic; nothing was too much trouble for them. The sounding of the fog horn at 12 noon every day really made us chuckle (and jump), and our 6yr old was kept suitably entertained the whole cruise. Great ship, great staff, and a fab family holiday.

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4.0

Good cruise destinations by ffurb

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Queen Victoria / Destination: Scandinavia

Cabin was shabby, Handrails in corridors were sticky underneath to touch. Food was varied some good some bad.

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4.5

Would go again by MickRobey

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Queen Victoria / Destination: Europe - Western Europe

My wife is disabled so at La Rochelle we had to pay for a taxi Euros 42 round trip, fit people went free on coach.

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4.9

Fabulous Fjiords by raylynq10

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Queen Victoria / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

The cruise lived up to our expectations. Cabin & restaurant staff very attentive & the food just right. Ports of call were spectacular.

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4.4

Stunning Landscapes Expensive Towns! by maffoor

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Ship: Queen Victoria / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

Lovely time on Queen Victoria which looks great after the refit, and the scenery around Norway is just breathtaking every day

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4.5

Great cruise by dougal

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Queen Victoria / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

We had a great relaxing time, entertainment in the evening could have had more variety

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4.7

Fabulous trip by Sandysailings

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Ship: Queen Victoria / Destination: Transatlantic

Great ship, great ports, great food, great people...lots to do on sea days.

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4.7

Very nice upper class feel cruise by natnat2212

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Queen Victoria / Destination: Europe

Love Cunard ships and service do welcoming such high level of service and quality. Feel like a king on board. Get dressed up if you want to day or night. Only small criticism this time we both felt there could more to do through the day and the entertainment could be better and more consistent good in the theatre. But I understand this is just my opinion

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4.5

Queen Victoria Christmas by Di678

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (young children)
Ship: Queen Victoria / Destination: Europe

We feel as others said that there was hardly any xmas entertainment we are very disappointed

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3.5

The Big Band Special Event was really terrific, the food was so below par. by poshfrocksmuma

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Ship: Queen Victoria / Destination: Europe

Exceptional Band, really enjoyed the music, the pub musician good too. Again I was disappointed with port days and oh the inferior food served. But, on the good side the ship was immaculate the staff lovely.

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4.4

A short but special cruise! by cunardier

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Queen Victoria / Destination: Europe

First time on queen Victoria and impressed by the elegance and decor as well as the service and facilities on board. We have booked cruises of longer duration on this ship for both 2018 and 2019.

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3.0

It was ok but I... by milobmanxnet

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Ship: Queen Victoria

It was ok but I will never do it again it was boring . If you don’t like dancing or don’t know how don’t go on it or if you what to have fun don’t go on it

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Wonderful Trip to Greece on Queen Victoria by ElizeLotz

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (young children)
Ship: Queen Victoria / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

It was more than what we expected. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Will definitely want to go again. Entertainment is wonderful. keeps you busy. All ports a must see. Excellent food. Overall the best ship ever. Our first time on Cunard

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4.9

Cunard comes up trumps again by Wombatwills

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Ship: Queen Victoria / Destination: Europe

Great cruise overall. The ship was at capacity but didn't feel like it except by the pools. Staff were all exemplary and customer focused. The shows by the singers and dancers we have seen often time for a change I think.

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4.5

Cunard on top form by Wombatwills

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Ship: Queen Victoria / Destination: Europe

Great Greek island cruise but traveling from Newcastle to the ship and back via Gatwick was awful as there are now no flights Newcastle to Gatwick and trains took for ever then dragging cases.... ugh. Loved the Queen Victoria especially the dress code which most people adhered to.

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4.1

Great cruise on wonderful ship by Rebelkev

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Queen Victoria / Destination: Europe

Lovely cruise on a beautiful ship good service itinerary very good wonderful meals only minus points are that drinks are very expensive but wine can be bought on ship to be drunk in cabin

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