Of all the lines we’ve cruised with, Cunard had, by far, the most diverse passenger manifest. There were large tour groups from Japan and the USA, as well as large contingent of Germans. Of the Brits, there seemed to be a high proportion of young couples, although that may be something that’s unique to these shorter, less expensive, cruises.
Overall, the crowd were quiet, polite and friendly. There are, however, exceptions to every rule…
There were a number of, what can only be described as “golf club bores” - the sort of people you’d expect on a Cunard cruise if you were a devotee of Keeping Up Appearances. On the whole, they are easily avoided, however, beware of Cunard’s seating algorithm (if such a thing exists), which does insist on group all Brits together, as some sort of collective punishment for the vulgarity of a few. If you’re unfortunate enough to be sat next to these people at dinner, prepare to endure several hours of being talked at by an amorphous mass of badly fitting dinner suits, sequins and costume jewelry, determined to tell you all about their many, MANY, experiences on various ocean liners.