Glorious weather, good experience with Cunard again
rachel horner | June 14, 2014 | Cunard | Queen Victoria
This was our second Cunard trip having previously been on the QE. We were on a guarantee cabin, obstructed view and that’s exactly what we got, so no upgrade but that was fine. We were dead opposite the launderette, very handy, no noise or problems with it.
As last time embarkation was very quick and Cunard still hold the record for us for fastest embarkation. The cabin was as expected, we were on a table for 6 late seating for dinner – the seating time was fine table size not with the maitre’d making no promises about being able to switch to a table for two. However when we went in for dinner on the first night and asked again they found us a nice table immediately.
The weather really made this trip, it was our second fjords cruise (last time we were on Eclipse) and we enjoyed it much better which I put down to the sunshine and being on a smaller ship which we prefer. Blue sky and sunshine every day, we had all packed wrong but it meant the pool and other outside areas onboard were perhaps less busy than they might’ve been if everyone had packed their shorts so we never had a problem finding a seat!
Food was very good though disappointingly there was no lobster in the main restaurant all week. Staff very good and we never had to wait for waiter service. Having been on a drinks package last time we worried a bit about a bill onboard bill but it was fine despite the poor exchange rate at the moment with the dollar. For what we paid I can’t fault anything and we would definitely do a guarantee booking again.
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