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Take a trip on the last great ocean liner
Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2013
If you like being at sea ,the QM2 is worthy of at least one voyage. It is a remarkable ship that everyone should experience once. That being said, unless you are traveling in Grill Class, it is a mass market product comparable to other cruises except for the ship itself. A crossing on the QM2 should be on your bucket list.
Travel Advisor: Kristy Adler
Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2013
Second time on Queen Elizabeth and it could not be any better. The food and service on board is excellent.
When Service Says It All
By: Ed and Steve
Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2013
It was a great cruise because of the service, cleanliness, and quality of food. We would be happy to sail on Cunard again.
Travel Advisor: Mary Ann Tiemeier
By: Jerry and Marcia
Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2013
This was a "bucket list" cruise for us. We embarked with high expectations and were not disappointed. Cunard knows how to provide the ambience that leads to an enjoyable cruise. The cruise itinerary was excellent, as were the shore excursions. The Queen Elizabeth crew was cordial and competent. The service in the Princess Grill lived up to Cunard's "White Glove" standards, and the food was truly "Five-Star" in quality.
Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2014
We were very pleased with our trip. The staff worked very hard to make our voyage a pleasant & memorable experience. I would highly recommend Cunard to my friends, as I have taken several voyages with them.
Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2015
Wonderful experience on Cunard ...she always knows what I like . Had to return early and she took great care of me ..The purser and Norma worked together to get me home Thank you Once again
Reviewed on: 15 May 2017
Had a great time and plenty of adventure. Guest ages a bit old in some segments
Food and Entertainment
Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2017
The entertainment is very good, but the food is bad.
Cunard is changing
Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2018
As a long and loyal customer, I have noticed that the Company, since it was absorbed by Princess, has become more and more like a legacy US airline, rather than the classic British steam ship line it once was. Their pricing gimmicks have become impossible to navigate, their performance with many things, even simple things seem like they just got in the business instead of 175 years at sea. We are looking for alternatives.
Travel Advisor: Rob Clabbers
By: client a
Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2018
Beautiful ship in traditional Cunard style. Smaller than QM 2, and some of facilities not as good. Some of staff was excellent, as good as we have experienced. Some of staff not as attentive, and little things were ignored. Needs some work, and I understand it is due for a refit later this year. Problems with toilets not working and a couple water pipe leaks noted by passengers. Lido (buffet area) not as well taken care of as the QM 2
Travel Advisor: Michael King
Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2018
Cunard slogan should be "for a nominal fee". We are previous travelers with Oceania and were expecting a superior experience with Cunard. Not so. Cabins, bathrooms, food, service and entertainment are adequate but not up to the standard of Oceania. Extremely disappointing.
Looking Forward to Alaska cruisr
Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2018
We will not board the QE until June 2019 when she is in Alaska.
Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2018
We loved the restaurants, the exclusivity of the Grill Suite, the service, the ship décor, the theater. All around it was fabulous. Because of the Grill Suite levels, it felt like a cruise on a very small ship.
Travel Advisor: Kevin Grubb
recommend if you like smaller ships and like cunard
By: atlanta anne
Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2018
Having sailed on the Queen Mary and the Queen Victoria, we were anxious to sail on the Queen Elizabeth. While I knew it was the sister ship to the Queen Victoria, I didn't realize how much I preferred a larger ship. That is my preference. We were in the Queens Grill and have taken maybe 30 cruises many of which were on similar levels to the Queens Grill or in the Princess Grill on Cunard. I have to say for the price, I would not pay for the Queens Grill again. Maybe the Princess Grill. The other cruise lines provide significantly more benefits for their passengers that are in those cabins or at that level - with a butler, able to dine in a private dining area at the time of their choice, etc. Cunard had the least benefits of any cruise line we have sailed on. They also tend to "nickel and dime" you about everything. Most other cruise lines (other than those owned by Carnival) provide better benefits
Travel Advisor: Linda Terrill
Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2018
everything was very excellent with the cruise - the Cunard people were fantastic. my only complaint is if we are paying $30,000 for a two week cruise we shouldn't be nickle and dimed with wi fi charges. Queens grill passengers should have unlimited wi fi access without petty charges!
Travel Advisor: Jeff Mutnick
Balkan cruise on Queen Elizabeth
By: Kim Woodard
Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2018
Ship good. Food okay not great but good. Room steward and dining room servers excellent. All good.
Travel Advisor: Kathy Rise
Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2018
QE was wonderful, although the White Star Luggage Service upon disembarking continues to be a disaster. No one in the baggage area seems to know what to do with the White Star luggage to be shipped home. I was promised all involved persons would be trained but NO. Same as 2 years ago. Why do we pay all that money for incompetent people at the Purser's office?
Travel Advisor: Debra Stern
Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2018
Food was weak. Too formal
Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2018
Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth is a lovely ship. She is reminiscent of the grand ships of yesteryear. She is formal and grand and passage on her is as well. Food is diverse beautifully presented and delicious. This particular itinerary including Norway and Iceland was very appealing to us and the Queen Elizathe delivered.
Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2018
The Queen Mary 2 is our favorite, but the QE was excellent as well. The staff were all outstanding. Glenn serviced our room and made the bed to suit me. Mariano and Rolando made a great team of dining room servers. Rawlings was outstanding at finding out what we like in a wine and was able to offer suggestions, which were 100% excellent! He is a well informed, nice, polite, and kind person. The Purser's Office was excellent. We had problems with my husband's phone not charging. They were very helpful getting us in touch with our children for arrival at the airport. What a great group of people on this ship!!!
Travel Advisor: Melissa Turpin Marcos
Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2018
Very well spent and rewarding.
London to London
Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2018
While not our first trip with Cunard, we were reminded of the negatives of cruising with Cunard. Namely having set sittings for dinner, ie same time, same table and same people for the duration of the trip. As a result more than half the dinners were eaten away from the dining room Having cruised with Oceania, we prefer the freedom they offer. However, the ship itself is quite beautiful!
By: Diana Jeffs
Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2019
This ship offered everything one could possibly want on a cruise. The ports were fabulous. Enjoyed everything about this cruise.
Reviewed on: 17 May 2019
We loved our cruise and the comfort it offered. The staff are very friendly and professional. Meals were plentiful and good quality. We met lovely people and enjoyed the entertainment OB.
Queen Elizabeth is a comfortable size ship.
By: tired traveler
Reviewed on: 07 May 2019
not too big nor too small, just right.
Travel Advisor: Brad Hatry
QE II to Alaska
Reviewed on: 21 Jun 2019
The ship is our favourite and we had a fabulous time. The naturalist provided additional useful information that enhanced the experience. The weather was great and the wildlife amazing.
Reviewed on: 16 Aug 2019
This was our first time on the Queen Elizabeth and with Cunard. This is an elegant ship with lovely accommodations and amenities. You will never feel crowded on board ship, except maybe at meals at the buffet. Crew is friendly and genuinely happy to serve you. We upgraded to the grill level and that level offered us even more customized service. Food is generally very good to excellent. Would highly recommend a drinks package. Would also recommend planning excursions in advance. If going to Alaska, be sure to include a nature view trip - whales, bears etc and on flight trip, especially over the glaciers. Pricey but also priceless.
Travel Advisor: Marci Oakley
Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2019
Excellent in every respect. Great room and the service in every respect was first class. Good food well served.
Travel Advisor: Shawn Kilner
QE2 to Alaska
By: Mary Jane
Reviewed on: 16 Jun 2019
The cruise was excellent. I felt staff was focused on providing excellent service. The dining room and buffet both addressed my intolerance to gluten; I really appreciated that. I do think the ship could provide a better wifi service, and by doing that, save on paper announcements and daily information distribution to passengers who can receive these by email.
Travel Advisor: Chere Nawroth
Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2019
Everything about the ship is excellent
Travel Advisor: Deanna Sutherland - Rigby
Alaska QE cruise
Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2019
Always enjoy sailing on the QE. Was a bit disappointed in the quality and quantity of the food in the Britannia. Staff and crew were as usual top notch.
Cruising with Cunard
Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2019
This was our fourth cruise with Cunard and the third on Queen Elizabeth. On our first cruise we unexpectedly were upgraded to a princess level cabin with dining in the Grill restaurant. Subsequentally all other cruises have had to be at the same level. The degree of entertainment is up to the individual traveler and is very varied and caters for all levels of activity. Good range of shore activities that also cater for older travelers who are not fit or active. It was good to see so many handicapped passengers in wheel chairs or electric carts on board all treated with respect and care. Cabins are first class with excellent tea and coffee facilities, excellent king size beds and ample lounge space. Grill service is outstanding and caters for all tastes we were spoil't. Very good staff, who pride themselves on their excellent service. Ship is well maintained very clean and very relaxing to travel in no matter what the seas are doing. We hope to be on board again.
The Perfect Cruise
Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2019
The perfect cruise line for mature folks who prefer to spend their days at sea in a sophisticated atmosphere. . Never, ever boring. Always civilized.
Travel Advisor: Sheilah Benoit
Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2019
Without any problems. We know our way a round by now and we feel at home on any of the CUNARD ships and meet friends from other trips we have taken.
QE to Canary Islands
Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2019
Ship is clean, with a good select of activities. Library and bridge lessons were fabulous.Service is good and food is excellent. Having to wear a jacket every evening is a pain as are 4 gala evenings in 12 days. Drinks are a bit expensive, especially the extensive wine list, but excursions are well worth the money/ Embarkation and disembarking were the best I have experienced.
Travel Advisor: Christina Chysyk
Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2020
Absolutely lovely as we expected. It's such a pleasure to dine in elegant surroundings and we appreciate the fact the the dress code is adhered to. Enjoyed meeting the Captain at the formal dinners. The food was excellent as usual and it's an enlightening experience to be able to tour the galley and chat with some of the many talented chefs. The staff are very friendly and a lot of fun. The weather wasn't the best this trip but there's always informative and interesting activities to participate in when we couldn't get outdoors. Cunard has set the benchmark very high as far as we are concerned. We hope you always maintain the British factor!
Reviewed on: 27 Dec 2019
Excellent, living up the Cunard reputation
Great Food & Great Service
By: Jack & Faye
Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2020
We have been on at least 20 cruises. The food on the QE 11 was by far the best we have ever experienced- deserving of a Michelin star or two. The service we received from the staff was also at a very high level - comparable to what we have experienced on cruise lines such at Regent, Oceania and Silver Seas. Staff were well trained and went to extremes to make sure we received above expectations service.
Travel Advisor: Pam McKay
Cruising with Cunard
Reviewed on: 19 Jan 2020
It was a pleasant voyage. Amenities were excellent. Too many days at sea thanks to the fires on Kangaroo Island, but life on board made up for it. The catering was excellent, helped by an attentive staff.
Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2020
excellent in all aspects
New Zealand & Australia
Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2020
Cunard is the best. We've sailing mostly transatlantic on the Queen Mary 2 and love it. The cruise around New Zealand and Australia on the Queen Elizabeth was outstanding. Cunard is the best.
Travel Advisor: Roz Gibel