If you were to tell us that we were departing on another Cunard cruise tomorrow, we would be genuinely pleased - that’s not something we can really say about any of the other lines we’ve sampled (with the possible exception of Carnival). Indeed, we’re more than a little intrigued by the notion of a seven day crossing to New York, with nothing but the endless expanse of ocean to keep us distracted from the ship itself.
Well, as we’ve said before, both the food and drinks were excellent and there were things to do that didn’t seem as if they’d been lifted directly from an episode of Hi-Dee-Hi. On top of that, every staff member we encountered was enthusiastic, keen to help and, it has to be noted, remarkably well turned out.
In contrast to other ships we’ve been on, Queen Elizabeth felt very spacious and quiet, even on the, usually manic, embarkation day.
Overall, both Cunard and Queen Elizabeth receive a ringing endorsement from us, for all that’s worth.