This means that the very limited number of HC cabins available will fill up even faster than they did and those with an unavoidable, medical need for one will be even more unable to get one since they almost invariably book up so quickly. Worse, they are now further disadvantaged when prices drop, because they can't risk waiting for price drops and have no chance of getting an HC cabin when Getaway fares come up.
This policy doesn't work to the advanage of any category of passengers, and certainly can't be a wise move on a line that has an age profile considerably longer in the tooth than just about any other premium offering.
Let me say that as a wheelchair user, I've never found myself inconvinenced by scooters parked in corridors, (even though this should not happen). I have had to regularly and repeatedly move cleaning and laundry trolleys out of the way as well as room service storage carts and uncollected trays outside cabins. In this respect, Cunard performs rather worse than some of its main competitors.
So here's my question - why has this policy been introduced on Cunard and P&O, but not the other Carnival Group lines like Princess and Carnival itself?
Queen Victoria V525 Spain, Portugal, Morroco - Nov 2015
Celebrity Sillhouette Shakespeare Cruise - April 2016
Queen Elizabeth Q620 Portugal & Canaries - November 2016