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Queen Victoria - Q4 v. Q5


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I've just looked at deck plans for location. I would not want the Q5 on Deck 8 as I think it might be noisy (under a pool - so you will hear deckchairs scraping across in the early hours when the staff put them out). The Q5 on deck 5 should be okay. Deck 4 is just above the Britannia Restaurant. I don't know how much noise you would hear through the floor.


Q4 is better if you are prone to sea-sickness as it is closer to mid-ships.

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My personal preference would be a Q5 on deck 5 with those huge wrap-around balconies. I love an aft view!


Here is a Q5 on QE.



And a Q4 on QV.




It's interesting how personal preference works, Scrapnana. We originally booked the Q5 then I saw that video online and realized that I would find the setup for the dressing table to be WAY too claustrophobic for a long haul voyage (short trip wouldn't mean as much). That's why we rebooked on a Q4, then Cunard kindly upgraded us to a Q3 from there.


That wrap around balcony *is* nice (I used to book corner cabins all the time on RCI) just... no to the dressing table in the closet for me!

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Does anyone advise me regarding the difference between Q4 and Q5 cabins on QV? Is this worth the extra money. Many thanks. Christophe.


I have sailed in all categories of QG suites on Victoria except [the old] 6/7 and the Q1s.


I love the Q5s on a scenic or sunny cruise. The Deck 4 one we had, had a smaller bathroom, no separate loo and a shower curtain instead of the 'glass' door. It had a slightly bigger balcony due to the raked stern. I prefer deck 5. We've had pretty reasonable seas when in the 5s so can't comment on motion problems.


Q4s are midship so if you have motion concerns, go for one of these but I prefer the 5s.


Q3 are the same as the 4s but have slightly bigger wardrobe space and I think are a smidgeon bigger. They are right behind the lifts but we never hear any noise from passing 'traffic'. They are 'on the bulge', as are the 2s. We prefer them to the 4s.


Q2s are PERFECT [and a TOTAL treat] and we prefer them over the Q1s [which we've never stayed in but have had many a sailaway in them.]


My choice between a 4 and a 5?


Go for the 5 [ deck 5] and if you have motion problems, hope for reasonable seas!:) If worried, the 4 is for you...the dressing table area isn't a problem by the way, in any of the QG cabins.


I've never sailed in PG but have been told by the restaurant staff there IS a difference in the availability of certain menu items PG v QG. Possibly subtle, but it is there.


Any questions and I'd be delighted to answer if I can.

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Many thanks for your answers. It helped me a lot. Personally I would have taken Q5 for the great location and the balcony but my mother I am traveling with suffers from seasickness. Another issue is that I have read that people from deck 9 can easily have a look over the balcony of those aft suites. There were no more Q5 suites available on deck 5. So I have opted for a Q4 penthouse midship (7048). I hope the size of the cabin is the same or even larger than the Q5. I will bring my mother to the Baltics and St Petersburg in August 2014 for her 80 birthday. Best regards from Switzerland. Christophe.

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Deck 4 is just above the Britannia Restaurant. I don't know how much noise you would hear through the floor.


Each night at 17:50 and 20:20 we could hear the Britannia service managers barking their orders to the "troops" before doors opened in the main restaurant. They shout this- and so it was easily audible by us on 4 deck/aft. Normal noise levels couldn't be easily overheard upstairs.


There was only one other occasion when a staff bingo game below was audible- it was around midnight and they were using a microphone to call out the numbers. A polite call to the Purser's office ended it. I hope we didn't do anyone out of a big jackpot.


Other than that, the Deck 4 Q5/6's are great- but not if motion bothers you. We hung on for dear life as we departed San Francisco. Captain Inger Olsen really put the pedal to the metal that night.

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