Posted June 12th, 2018, 08:07 PM
We are seriously considering booking for 2019 Alaska, but are concerned by some poor recent reviews.Can anyone reassure us with an honest opinion.
We did our first cruise on QE last year and immediately booked for this year on our return. The pillows are too soft for my liking and the shower curtain is a nuisance but everything else was lovely. If you are big on entertainment QE's probably isn't the best but (as already stated) this is subjective. kohl57 is right - the decor is a bit 'beige' but we didn't have the open deck problem he experienced. We were a month later travelling than kohl57 - so maybe someone had already complained and it had been fixed?
Are there any larger shower facilities available in the gym? If so do they have shower curtains?Yes, and they have a sauna free to use also.A facility I wasn't aware of until I sailed in April.It was a pleasant surprise,cheers,Brian.
Thank you Brian for responding to my question. I am still not clear if the larger shower room in the gym will have individual showers with curtains, or is a locker room style shower with little privacy.Hi,sorry,yes they are individual cubicles with curtains,cheers,Brian.
Hi,sorry,yes they are individual cubicles with curtains,cheers,Brian.We have paid the balance on our cruise on QE today. Never cruised before. Beige or not it can't arrive soon enough.
I have been reading the reviews. Somehow get the impression most of the reviewers did part of the world cruise and their expectations were not line with the reality. For several it went downhill as they continued to criticise other matters too. Completely in contrast with for example the wonderful blogs of Safarigal.We were on most of the same sector as Safarigal and agree with all the comments on her blog.The fake news that no hot and cold canopays are no longer served on Cunard is not the case on QE.The wait staff in Commodore club were superb with one tray after another being offered.Regarding bad service in the pub and club,not true,the secret is to make yourself known as soon as you walk in.A simple smile or thumbs up goes a long way.You are then on the radar,lol,cheers,Brian.
We are seriously considering booking for 2019 Alaska, but are concerned by some poor recent reviews.Can anyone reassure us with an honest opinion.You will get different views from which class the person travelled, but from someone who last travelled in steerage my view is -
You will get different views from which class the person travelled, but from someone who last travelled in steerage my view is -Would you like to share with us what cruise Line or ship you have been happy with .Your history of posts always appear to be negative .
The ship looks good from outside, but inside there is nothing spectacular about the decoration of the ship with large parts being a naff 1970s beige. Cabin was adequate.
Food in the Britannia dining room was fine, but nothing memorable. Service in the MDR in the evenings was good, but at lunchtimes and breakfast was occasionally very poor. Buffet was slightly better than most ship's buffets, but the Golden Lion pub was sub-par. Afternoon tea was an awful factory production line affair.
Bar staff throughout were sullen and overworked, with many people complaining about the delay between ordering and receiving their drinks. Canapés frequently only appeared after you questioned where they were.
Entertainment was OK and the speakers were mostly quite interesting.